When do you set your watch while traveling?

Now that I’m done with my Hawai’i vacation, I have to set my watch time back from HST to PDT. Question is, when to switch my time? Jumping hour makes it easier, but anyone flying across time zones has the same dilemma: when do you change your watch to your destination time?

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Just got back from Oahu Wednesday morning - I change my time when we reach cruising altitude

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I typically change the time on my watch when the captain gives the arrival announcement and tells you the time difference between the origin and destination.

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GMT bitches! GMT hand set to home. Hour hand set to time you are leaving from. Bezel set to time you are arriving at.

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Sometimes on the flight the pilot will announce the time at the destination and I ponder doing it then, but usually don't. Typically it's when I'm waiting for baggage, as that's the first time I've stopped since landing.

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I put B, but the reality is I change it shortly after takeoff to more easily track the arrival time at the destination.

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Great question and I am very curious what people think of this. personally I wear a GMT or a Wordtimer when I travel across timezones, and I always set the time as soon as we land a the destination. Last job I did 12yrs of 4 w/mo, 45+ countries.

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I want to get over my jet lag as soon as possible, so I set my watch to destination time as soon as the airplane doors close, and act accordingly… I.e. sleep if it’s sleeping time, or try to stay awake if it’s day time at destination.

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Now that I’m back in California, I have to admit that I set the time multiple times during my last flight. Spoiled by my GMT, I set the time to destination about an hour into the flight. Played some more about the half way point by setting it back to HST, and then about 30 minutes later set it to PDT for the remaining 2 hours of the flight. If my wife wasn’t watching me, probably would have fidgeted and reset the time twice more. 😅