THE time is coming to wind clocks forward by an hour as daylight saving returns to Victoria from tomorrow.
It means participants of Run Ballarat will rise an hour earlier, with the first event scheduled for 7.40am shortly after sunrise.
For Thomas Jewellers Ballarat staff, there will no problem remembering to set their clocks.
Manager Trevor Ryan said with 1000 watches and more than 100 clocks to reset, daylight saving had been at the front of his mind for weeks.
“It means a fair bit of work,” he said,
“With September being only 30 days, we had to change the date on every watch and with daylight saving we have to change the time.
“We cheated – we started yesterday.”
Mr Ryan said the load was slightly eased this year, thanks to the delivery of four new high-tech Seiko watches.
“They’re wired to four GPS satellites so they do it themselves,” he said.
Minister for Innovation Louise Asher reminded all Victorians that daylight saving would start at 2am tomorrow.
She said it was also a good time for householders to change the batteries in their smoke detectors.
Daylight saving will end on Sunday, April 6.