My kids are now in their early 20s and we are being blessed with grand kids. No so many years ago, I came to understand that the schools were not teaching kids to, among other things, read an analog watch/clock. It is not like they were not concerned with time, it was just that with so many digital time sources available, reading an "old fashion" clock/watch was not important. Since that time I have paid attention and noted that there are a good many youngsters who cannot read an analog watch/clock regardless of the annotations on the dial.
My rule for my kids, long before I learned about the schools position, was that their first watch had to have an analog face and they had to learn to read it. After that, I did not care what they did, but they had to be able to read a clock. I also made sure their first car was a stick shift so that they knew how to drive one if they ever had to. Both have migrated to automatics, mostly to have room in the car/van for kids.
Have you noted that folks in the "digital generation" are not concerned with reading an analog clock? What are your thoughts on this?