As one thoroughly afflicted with the travel bug, I particularly enjoy the effect of timepieces arranged to show the various timezones around the planet. Whether it is simply functional (to allow business to be more easily conducted across time-zones) or it is social (to help one know when not to call home), I always like it.
However, when one makes no attempt to keep the clocks in sync, I find it rather sad.
It is no longer any help to anyone, and just shows the result of a once upon a time good idea that was implemented, but which no longer enjoys enough support to be updated. Better, I think, to just show an accurate local time and leave it at that.
I certainly appreciate the fact that keeping seven clocks in snyc isn’t easy, especially when they are likely battery powered, but if you’re not going to put in the effort to keep them in sync, why keep them up at all? Perhaps just inertia? Too much effort to take them down?