Swatch Internet Time - Wikipedia


15 bookmarks. First posted by stilist january 2013.


"Instead of hours and minutes, the mean solar day is divided into 1000 parts called ".beats". Each .beat is equal to one decimal minute in the French Revolutionary decimal time system and lasts 1 minute and 26.4 seconds (86.4 seconds) in standard time. Times are notated as a 3-digit number out of 1000 after midnight. So, @248 would indicate a time 248 .beats after midnight representing 248/1000 of a day, just over 5 hours and 57 minutes.

"There are no time zones in Swatch Internet Time; instead, the new time scale of Biel Meantime (BMT) is used, based on Swatch's headquarters in Biel, Switzerland and equivalent to Central European Time, West Africa Time, and UTC+01. Unlike civil time in Switzerland and many other countries, Swatch Internet Time does not observe daylight saving time."
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17 days ago by cluebucket
Thanks to for the breadcrumb leading to "Swatch Internet Time": If I had known…
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july 2018 by skybondsor
Anyone remember "Swatch Internet Time"?
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march 2018 by auchenberg
i been on swatch time
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february 2018 by streetlamp
Besides, why do we need that when we have Swatch time?
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january 2018 by WickedGood
Coolest thing I learned this week: Swatch once tried to mass-market metric time as "Internet Time"
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march 2017 by gojomo
Everyone laughed then, but if we’d adopted it, how much easier would our lives be now?
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november 2015 by zigg
whenever I have to deal with timezone code, I dream of a world where Swatch Internet Time actually caught on
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june 2015 by tednaleid
RT : Ha, I forgot that Swatch actually did create its own timezone: (via )
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march 2015 by brokenbottleboy
I liked Swatch's Internet Time idea. Too bad it failed.
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january 2015 by sickill
Swatch Internet Time
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march 2014 by slogger
Swatch Internet Time
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march 2014 by edan