The word " to clock" is used in a sense of "to measure or record the time or speed that someone or something is travelling at". However, I would like to use it in a more casual context as in the following if possible or how can I say it with different verbs?
A: How long did your journey take?
Should I say ?
B : I "clocked the time/it". It took about half an hour.
B : I forgot to look at the clock so I did not "clock it" but it was about half an hour.
A: How long did it take you to read and understand a research paper?
B: I "clocked the time/it". I took about half an hour.
What I mean is here that I looked at the clock when the process started and I looked the clock again when the process finished. However I did not measure time in a scientific way using millisecond unit like in a spring.