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"Even a broken clock is right twice a day. " Is it really right?

So I posted this quote as my google statues and my friend had an Idea:
"Unless you don't have a reliable standard to compare that clock with, it is useless to consider this fact that the clock might be right 2 times. Clock is a measurement instrument with which you measure something else, so if you wan't to verify it you need another clock which works 100% correct"
What do you think? Shouldn't we consider that maybe others can be right sometimes? How can we define this "standard" that my friend mentioned?

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    Jul 10 2013: Great question Reza, we measure time by the movements of the Sun and such. But really time is a forward motion never to be the same again. So, for me that saying lies within the "you can't teach an old dog new tricks" category.

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