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    Question The problem of telling 24 hour time with a 12 hour analogue dial

    Since almost all analogue watch/clock dials tell time in a 12 hour format. Is this a problem for people such as those in airline industries, who always traveling through multiple time zones across the globe? Or those work in places shielded from sunlight? Assuming they're waring analogue watches with no complication to tell night from day.

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    Re: The problem of telling 24 hour time with a 12 hour analogue dial

    If they're working on an airplane then they're likely referencing time to the origin or destination location only, with a single timezone adjustment at the start or end of the flight. They'd know whether it's AM or PM at that location. Or they'd ignore their wristwatch during the flight and instead use the onboard clock. A digital watch or a 24-hour analog watch likely wouldn't be any more useful than a 12-hour analog watch.

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    Re: The problem of telling 24 hour time with a 12 hour analogue dial

    Glycine Airman.

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    Re: The problem of telling 24 hour time with a 12 hour analogue dial

    Quote Originally Posted by Stirling Moss View Post
    Glycine Airman.
    https://www.casio-intl.com/in/en/wat...tail/A158WA-1/

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    Re: The problem of telling 24 hour time with a 12 hour analogue dial

    Quote Originally Posted by vatin View Post
    Since almost all analogue watch/clock dials tell time in a 12 hour format. Is this a problem for people such as those in airline industries, who always traveling through multiple time zones across the globe? Or those work in places shielded from sunlight? Assuming they're waring analogue watches with no complication to tell night from day.
    This is why we have 24-hour watches. If you really need to tell 24-hour time you'll get one.

    I've always thought it strange that the people who most typically may not be able to immediately tell night from day - the blind - are expected to be satisfied with 12-hour braille watches. I've yet to find a true 24-hour braille watch (other than, perhaps, the recently released Dot Watch).

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    Re: The problem of telling 24 hour time with a 12 hour analogue dial

    Surely folks must have an idea what half of the day they’re in so it’s just a matter of knowing the time in that half.
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    Re: The problem of telling 24 hour time with a 12 hour analogue dial

    Do not see the issue here unless you have brain damage.

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    Re: The problem of telling 24 hour time with a 12 hour analogue dial

    The Rolex Explorer II is a 12 hour watch made for environments where it is impossible to tell night from day such as cave
    and polar exploration. The Breitling Cosmonaut is an example of a true 24 hour watch. It was developed at the request of US astronaut Scott Carpenter. Pretty extreme conditions are required before these watches capabilities are actually needed.

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    Re: The problem of telling 24 hour time with a 12 hour analogue dial

    Quote Originally Posted by 14060 View Post
    The Rolex Explorer II is a 12 hour watch made for environments where it is impossible to tell night from day such as cave
    and polar exploration.
    was going to say this. I think the original just had a 24-hour hand (not independently adjustable) for use in areas where you need to know AM vs. PM.

    These days any GMT can also be set with the GMT hand to local time if you need this info.

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    Re: The problem of telling 24 hour time with a 12 hour analogue dial

    When I was in the military I found the conversation natural after a few weeks. These days, I find it a great excuse to buy a 24 hour Glycene Airman.

    https://www.jomashop.com/glycine-watch-gl0163.html

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