"human's fascination to keep time accurately"<quoted text>There is a consortium of official international atomic clocks
that time is averaged between them , which are far more accurate than any calendar. These give us a mean time in every region for us to define exactly what time it is. So stopping one of them, would not stop the count.
But beyond the human's fascination to keep time accurately to plot
the positions of planets and all things that orbit the sun, the concept is virtually meaningless. Do you think the stars and galaxies themselves are counting? What use is time to anything but the humans , who count it? Your fascination with it is profound, but mistaken. Because time is only an illusion and it's passing doesn't mean anything, except to us.
Do you mean to hold on to? Lock up?
Or do you mean count?
One never knows with the likes of you.
So before the atomic clock time was wildly all over the place. You might say your atomic clock tamed time and held it to a ridged standard. LOL