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3rd May '16 2:32:53 AM PaulA
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* Prez Rickard in ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' is the perfect American president who fixes all the nation's problems and inspires everyone he meets. He also happens to be a watchmaking prodigy, and later refers to God as "the Watchmaker". In the original ''Prez'' comics, he was first elected mayor by fixing all the clocks in his city. The metaphor was absent, however.

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* Prez Rickard in ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' is the perfect American president who fixes all the nation's problems and inspires everyone he meets. He also happens to be a watchmaking prodigy, and later refers to God as "the Watchmaker". In the original ''Prez'' ''ComicBook/{{Prez}}'' comics, he was first elected mayor became a public figure (and attracted the attention of the person who suggested a future in politics) by fixing all the clocks in his city. The metaphor was absent, however.
24th Mar '16 10:30:06 AM DaibhidC
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** Nanny Ogg kind of makes a roundabout reference to this trope in Discworld/WitchesAbroad; as she thinks "When you know about clockwork, you know about everything. I wish I bloddy well knew about clockwork."

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** Nanny Ogg kind of makes a roundabout reference to this trope in Discworld/WitchesAbroad; as she thinks "When you know about clockwork, you know about everything. I wish I bloddy bloody well knew about clockwork."
24th Mar '16 10:29:13 AM DaibhidC
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* Prez Rickard in ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' is the perfect American president who fixes all the nation's problems and inspires everyone he meets. He also happens to be a watchmaking prodigy. In the original ''Prez'' comics, he was first elected mayor by fixing all the clocks in his city. The metaphor was absent, however.

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* Prez Rickard in ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' is the perfect American president who fixes all the nation's problems and inspires everyone he meets. He also happens to be a watchmaking prodigy.prodigy, and later refers to God as "the Watchmaker". In the original ''Prez'' comics, he was first elected mayor by fixing all the clocks in his city. The metaphor was absent, however.
24th Mar '16 10:28:30 AM DaibhidC
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* Prez Rickard in ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' is the perfect American president who fixes all the nation's problems and inspires everyone he meets. He also happens to be a watchmaking prodigy. He was a DCComics character before that, but I'm not sure whether Gaiman added the clock thing or not. In the original Prez comics, he was first elected mayor by fixing all the watches in his city. The metaphor was absent, however.

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* Prez Rickard in ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' is the perfect American president who fixes all the nation's problems and inspires everyone he meets. He also happens to be a watchmaking prodigy. He was a DCComics character before that, but I'm not sure whether Gaiman added the clock thing or not. In the original Prez ''Prez'' comics, he was first elected mayor by fixing all the watches clocks in his city. The metaphor was absent, however.
4th Feb '16 6:47:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* The MagicalNegro Moses in ''TheHudsuckerProxy'' is a clock worker who is only ever seen inside the clock tower, and seems to have some deep knowledge of the world, as well as more than natural powers.

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* The MagicalNegro Moses in ''TheHudsuckerProxy'' ''Film/TheHudsuckerProxy'' is a clock worker who is only ever seen inside the clock tower, and seems to have some deep knowledge of the world, as well as more than natural powers.



* In the WW II movie "The Enemy Below" the crew of a destroyer is trying to launch their depth charges faster and faster. A crewman leaves his hand on the rail and it is run over by the charges, causing him to lose his fingers. When the captain visits him in sick bay and assures him that he'll be back at his civilian job soon enough, the crewman tells him he was a watchmaker. Becomes a Moment of Heartwarming when the kid adds "But I'll be OK", to which the Captain responds "I'd bet on that."

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* In the WW II movie "The Enemy Below" ''Film/TheEnemyBelow'' the crew of a destroyer is trying to launch their depth charges faster and faster. A crewman leaves his hand on the rail and it is run over by the charges, causing him to lose his fingers. When the captain visits him in sick bay and assures him that he'll be back at his civilian job soon enough, the crewman tells him he was a watchmaker. Becomes a Moment of Heartwarming when the kid adds "But I'll be OK", to which the Captain responds "I'd bet on that."



* In ''TheWatchmakerOfFiligreeStreet'', the titular watchmaker seems to have a preternatural ability to anticipate events.

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* In ''TheWatchmakerOfFiligreeStreet'', ''Literature/TheWatchmakerOfFiligreeStreet'', the titular watchmaker seems to have a preternatural ability to anticipate events.
11th Sep '15 10:21:44 AM Willbyr
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Compare with TheChessmaster

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Compare with TheChessmasterTheChessmaster.



* Miki from ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' carries a pocket watch-like stopwatch and, during student council meetings, spontaneously clicks it. He seems to click it a lot before speaking himself, taking control of the conversation, and he also clicks it to note important narrative points about to be delivered (such as the first time Nemura Hall is explained). During the last episodes, while the whole of the student council sits around idly waiting for the revolution to occur, Miki is seen just gazing at the watch as it spins.

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* Miki from ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' carries a pocket watch-like stopwatch and, during student council meetings, spontaneously clicks it. He seems to click it a lot before speaking himself, taking control of the conversation, and he also clicks it to note important narrative points about to be delivered (such as the first time Nemura Hall is explained). During the last episodes, while the whole of the student council sits around idly waiting for the revolution to occur, Miki is seen just gazing at the watch as it spins.



* The ''{{Spider-Man}}'' villain Big-Time is a slightly cheesy use of this trope - he seems to be good at setting up [[GambitIndex gambits,]] but at the same TIME, he can't stop TICKING people off with his [[PungeonMaster really bad clock-puns]].

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* The ''{{Spider-Man}}'' ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' villain Big-Time is a slightly cheesy use of this trope - he seems to be good at setting up [[GambitIndex gambits,]] but at the same TIME, he can't stop TICKING people off with his [[PungeonMaster really bad clock-puns]].



* Julius in ''HeartNoKuniNoAlice'' and its sequels, and it's barely even metaphorical. As everybody in the Country of Hearts thinks DeathIsCheap, it's up to him to repair all their broken clocks (or "hearts"). This leads him to become a {{Workaholic}} as a result. Speculation has it he's the story's standin for Father Time.

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* Julius in ''HeartNoKuniNoAlice'' ''VideoGame/HeartNoKuniNoAlice'' and its sequels, and it's barely even metaphorical. As everybody in the Country of Hearts thinks DeathIsCheap, it's up to him to repair all their broken clocks (or "hearts"). This leads him to become a {{Workaholic}} as a result. Speculation has it he's the story's standin for Father Time.
26th Aug '15 6:15:23 AM Polaris
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* In ''The Watchmaker of Filigree Street'', the titular watchmaker seems to have a preternatural ability to anticipate disaster.

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* In ''The Watchmaker of Filigree Street'', ''TheWatchmakerOfFiligreeStreet'', the titular watchmaker seems to have a preternatural ability to anticipate disaster.events.
25th Aug '15 8:27:27 AM Polaris
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* In ''The Watchmaker of Filigree Street'', the titular watchmaker seems to have a preternatural ability to anticipate disaster.
24th Aug '15 6:16:44 PM RustyBill
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* In the WW II movie "The Enemy Below" the crew of a destroyer is trying to launch their depth charges faster and faster. A crewman leaves his hand on the rail and it is run over by the charges, causing him to lose his fingers. When the captain visits him in sick bay and assures him that he'll be back at his civilian job soon enough, the crewman tells him he was a watchmaker.

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* In the WW II movie "The Enemy Below" the crew of a destroyer is trying to launch their depth charges faster and faster. A crewman leaves his hand on the rail and it is run over by the charges, causing him to lose his fingers. When the captain visits him in sick bay and assures him that he'll be back at his civilian job soon enough, the crewman tells him he was a watchmaker. Becomes a Moment of Heartwarming when the kid adds "But I'll be OK", to which the Captain responds "I'd bet on that."
24th Aug '15 5:58:32 PM DeisTheAlcano
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-->''"If you can understand the complexities of a watch you can understand anything. Everything. Cause, effect, action, reaction. How to change the future."''
-->-- '''[[Series/{{Heroes}} Sylar]]'''

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you can understand the complexities of a watch you can understand anything. Everything. Cause, effect, action, reaction. How to change the future."''
-->-- '''[[Series/{{Heroes}} Sylar]]'''
'''Sylar''', ''Series/{{Heroes}}''



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