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    Ani-Digi: 20 Sec Ahead or Behind

    I just started wearing a couple of ani-digi watches a couple months ago. This might seem like a silly question, but I'm heartened that there some silly people here who will take it in the right spirit.

    On Casio anologue/digital watches the minutes hand advances in 20 second increments. There is a choice of either having the minute hand "fast", i.e. it advances to the full minutes when the digital seconds reach :40.

    The other option is to have it advance to the next full minute at :00 seconds.

    I go for the first option since even though the difference is only a third of a minute, I'd rather have it appear slightly ahead than behind.

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    Re: Ani-Digi: 20 Sec Ahead or Behind

    I prefer to have it hit the exact minute at :00, because the other way seems inaccurate to me.

    That is interesting, though. When I got my Waveceptor, I think out of the box it was set up the way you prefer. I found in the manual how to "fix" it, but I never considered that it could be that way deliberately because people like it that way.

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    Re: Ani-Digi: 20 Sec Ahead or Behind

    Hi Kenorian,

    I wasn't aware of this feature. I am very digital minded, so I can live with the analogue minutehand 20 seconds off I rather have the minute hand jumping to the right position as the time is reached, so 00" at 00", 20" at 20", etc.

    Note I have a Mondaine "Stop to go". Here the minute hands moves in 1 minute increments, like European station clocks.



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    Re: Ani-Digi: 20 Sec Ahead or Behind

    I have the minute hand change when seconds hit :00. Otherwise, it's wrong. The hand isn't 'behind', it's indicating which minute it's in. You can see the seconds either in a digital display, or if you have a second hand.

    My belief and preference is that minute hands should be used to count minutes, and seconds hands or digital displays to count seconds.

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    Re: Ani-Digi: 20 Sec Ahead or Behind

    i set it so the minute changes when the seconds reach 00, why would you set a watch that is wrong? by this i dont mean all my watches are synched perfectly (this would take too long for little satisfaction) i just mean the minute should change when the seconds reach 00.

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    Re: Ani-Digi: 20 Sec Ahead or Behind

    Quote Originally Posted by lee172 View Post
    i set it so the minute changes when the seconds reach 00, why would you set a watch that is wrong? by this i dont mean all my watches are synched perfectly (this would take too long for little satisfaction) i just mean the minute should change when the seconds reach 00.
    Lee, my rationale is that.... at any given point it can be as much as a third of a minute off. When the minute hand hits the full minute at :40 it gets closer and closer as it approaches :00 - then jumps ahead.

    The other way, it's exactly accurate at :00, then becomes a third of a minute slow until :20. Again, not a biggy, just curius.
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    Re: Ani-Digi: 20 Sec Ahead or Behind

    It's "off" exactly half the time either way. The "normal" way it's off from 10-20 seconds, and kenorian's way it's off from 0-10 seconds ("off" meaning it's more than 10 seconds away from the best position).

    It would be closer if the minute hand moved at 10/30/50 seconds instead of 0/20/40 (then it would always be within 10 seconds), but that would be really confusing...

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    Re: Ani-Digi: 20 Sec Ahead or Behind

    i understand you better now, but still, as long as the seconds move on 00 then i'm happy

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    Re: Ani-Digi: 20 Sec Ahead or Behind

    Quote Originally Posted by kenorian View Post
    Lee, my rationale is that.... at any given point it can be as much as a third of a minute off. When the minute hand hits the full minute at :40 it gets closer and closer as it approaches :00 - then jumps ahead.

    The other way, it's exactly accurate at :00, then becomes a third of a minute slow until :20. Again, not a biggy, just curius.
    Interesting.

    I've often thought that if you have a digital clock without seconds, it would be better to set it half a minute fast, so you're never more than 30 seconds from the right time. If you set the clock accurately, you can be anywhere between 0 and 60 seconds out.

    Your suggestion is based on a similar idea, though as incandenza says, you need to offset by 10 seconds to get the 20-second minute hand jump to achieve your aim.

    I wouldn't ever do this myself, because I would find it annoying to know that the clock is 'wrong'. But it's interesting to think about.

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    Re: Ani-Digi: 20 Sec Ahead or Behind

    I would have the minute hand advance at 00 seconds as well.

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