24hr or 12hr?

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    24hr or 12hr?

    Which time mode does your G prefer? 24 (military) or 12 hour time?

    As far as me, even though I grew up in a military family, I get a little confused after 1300 hours so I prefer 12 hour time.

    Sometimes in the morning, I will put my watch in 12 hour time just to add the extra little 24hr icon in the display. I just realized how much that last line made me sound like the watch nerd that I am.

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    Re: 24hr or 12hr?

    Isn't there already a thread/poll on this?

    BTW, I'm ex-military so I always go with 24hr when available.
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    Re: 24hr or 12hr?

    I always go with 12 now that I have been out of the military for awhile. I started going back to 12 hour when people kept asking me to translate for them what I meant when I said 1700, or ask me to interpret my watch that they just read the time off of.
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    Re: 24hr or 12hr?

    Ive always preferred the 24hr format...
    Even more so now that I work with a bunch of ex-militarys.
    Last edited by 1540; June 16th, 2008 at 07:21. Reason: word choice
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    Re: 24hr or 12hr?

    Also ex-military and I think the 24h format is more common in Europe.
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    Re: 24hr or 12hr?

    I'm ex-military too (conscription), so I'm more comfortable with the 24-hr format.
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    Re: 24hr or 12hr?

    I think I started using 24 hour when I got my first digital watch that supported it. Now I use it on all my digitals. Obviously, not on the analogues. Not sure why. Way back then it may have been different/neat/cool/etc. Now it is habbit.

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    Re: 24hr or 12hr?

    In the U.K., we have generally stuck to the 12 hour system, a habit that dates from way back. The services and Trafic Control use Zulu time, presumably to avoid problems with both friend and foe when it comes to timing but otherwise a lot of civilians would rarely use the 24 hour format, unless they do a lot of traveling abroad.
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    Re: 24hr or 12hr?

    I've been using the "24" time for many years--I am not military, but in my area of interest/education, this system, like the metric system, makes more sense. It is not that hard to get used to--we Americans seem so afraid of change!

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