Swansea manager can't wait to clock off this shift!
TIME waits for no man — as one Swansea worker will find out this weekend.
Having to change the time on clocks and watches twice a year can be annoying for all of us.
But spare a thought for Chrys James who will have to change the times on more than 1,000 watches.
Chrys, from Godre'r Graig, is the watch executive at the Ernest Jones store in the Quadrant Shopping Centre in Swansea city centre.
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And he said he has already been having nightmares about next weekend, as the end of British Summertime draws near.
Following the hour change when the clocks go back on Sunday, Chrys will have to get to work on adjusting the time on the jewellery store's stock — which totals more than 1,000 watches and clocks.
Chrys, who has been working at the Quadrant shop for 21 years, said he was dreading the mammoth task of correcting the time on the store's huge collection of time pieces. The watch executive said many people underestimated just how much work was involved in the readjustment — which Chrys must undertake twice a year.
"All our watches are set to the correct time and all will need adjusting," he said.
"It's actually more difficult than you'd imagine as each manufacturer has different movements and differing ways of changing the time."
He said certain brands of watches posed more of a problem than others.
"Citizen watches are potentially the most difficult as they tend to have more features than most," he said.
"But as we sell a wide range they are all different and, of course, you have to keep checking the time because it waits for no man and the clock has moved on since you started."
But luckily for Chrys, not all of the watches in the store will require his attention.
"It's certainly going to be a long shift," he said.
"Thankfully, not all those on display are set to be working.
"Can you image if we had 50 or so cuckoo clocks all going off together at the top of every hour?"
Ian Kirkpatrick, manager of the Quadrant Shopping Centre, paid tribute to Chrys's hard work at the store — which underwent a refit earlier this year.
Mr Kirkpatrick said: "I don't envy Chrys clocking on for that job, he will certainly have plenty of time on his hands."
But he pointed out there was one extra bonus to the October time change — unlike when the clocks go forward as they do each year at the March equinox. "Still, he'll have an extra hour in bed to get over it," added Mr Kirkpatrick.