January 27 of every year is Punch the Clock Day. Who would have thought such a day would be classified as a "holiday"? This could be a way to celebrate the "timekeeping chronograph system" or it could be a way to enrich the greeting card industry.
History of Punch the Clock Day
Today glorifies punching watches, also known as chronographs, chronographs, or clock card machines. Mechanical chronographs typically use heavy paper cards known as time cards, which are placed into a time slot and "punched" by a craftsman before they begin work. The first chronograph was invented by Willard Le Grand Bundy, a jeweler, from Auburn, New York. He invented it in 1888 and filed a patent in 1890. The patent suggests chronographs may have existed, but he just improved them. His brother, Harlow Bundy, founded the Bundy Manufacturing Company and began mass-producing them soon after. At the end of the 20th century, there was a shift from mechanical clocks to computer-based clocks. There are now time clocks using the technology of smartphones and tablets.
How to celebrate Punch the Clock Day
Celebrate a day by pressing the clock at work which is to record your working time. If you're the boss, it's a good idea to have plenty of delicious food in your break room or by the punch-hole clock, so everyone can relax for a moment and celebrate the clock. If you don't have to go to work today, celebrate the fact that you don't press the clock.
ObservedPunch the Clock Day has been observed annually on January 27th.
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