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* The song "My grandfather's clock" references this.
--> Ninety years without slumbering, tick tock, tick tock,
--> His life seconds numbering, tick tock, tick tock,
--> It stopped short, never to go again,
--> When the old man died.
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* In ''Film/TheConjuring'', one of the first signs that something is wrong is that the clocks keep stopping at 3:07.


** Also, in "The Visitation", Tegan has the following to say when the Doctor's latest attempt to get her to Heathrow Airport ends with the TARDIS landing in the right place, but in 1666:

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** Also, in In "The Visitation", Tegan has the following to say when the Doctor's latest attempt to get her to Heathrow Airport ends with the TARDIS landing in the right place, but in 1666:



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* In the Creator/BigFinish ''U.N.I.T.'' drama ''Time Heals'', all the watches on a crashed train stopped at 11:30, even though the crash happened at eleven o'clock ... because the train was half an hour further up the track than it should have been. This is the first clue that someone is mucking around with time.


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* In the Creator/BigFinish ''U.N.I.T.'' drama ''Time Heals'', all the watches on a crashed train stopped at 11:30, even though the crash happened at eleven o'clock ... because the train was half an hour further up the track than it should have been. This is the first clue that someone is mucking around with time.
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* In ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'', the eponymous apartment building's clock tower always reads 10:25.

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* ''WebVideo/FiveSecondFilms'': [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e-sCFZlM1s Come on down to Broken Clocks...]]
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** In "The Unicorn and the Wasp," the murder victim's watch broke as he fell, putting the time of death at exactly 4:15 pm.

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* ''Film/GoldenEye'': As they first meet, Natalya Simonova tries to deny that she survived the [=GoldenEye=]'s {{EMP}} attack at the Severnya Station where she worked, but Film/JamesBond points out how her watch is frozen on the time the attack took place.

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* In ''Film/{{Picnic at Hanging Rock}}'' the teacherís and coach driverís pocket watches stop shortly before Miranda and the other students disappear.

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* Muldoon notices one in ''Literature/JurassicPark'' when he conducts a SherlockScan of the scene of the first TyrannosaurusRex attack. The fact that he finds a child's watch with a smashed face but an intact strap means that it was damaged during the attack and Tim (the child wearing it) removed it afterwards, meaning that he's still alive. The footprints leading away from the scene confirm Muldoon's hunch.


* A minor plot point in ''Series/AshesToAshes''. [[spoiler:Whenever Drake asks Keats for the time, he gives her the same time: the minute Drake died.]]

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* A minor plot point in ''Series/AshesToAshes''.''Series/AshesToAshes2008''. [[spoiler:Whenever Drake asks Keats for the time, he gives her the same time: the minute Drake died.]]

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* In ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc'', after [[spoiler:Kiyotaka's]] murder, the victim is found with their watch broken at the time the murder occurred.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. Played with in "The End". Dean goes to sleep in a hotel room, setting the alarm clock to wake him four hours later. Cut to a smashed clock and Dean waking up in broad daylight in the room which is now a burnt-out wreck, as he's awoken in a BadFuture.

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