We often confuse what we wish for with what is.
― Neil Gaiman, MirrorMask
First off, I have to say that my participation on WUS is the only reason why this sort of thing even entered my mind. So y'all are to blame for this foolishness. This is not the kind of pointless stuff I think about on my own; I have other pointless stuff I wonder about absent y'all's intervention.
Well, last weekend as I was waiting for a flight to depart, I got bored and started counting the clicks to the bezel on one of my dive watches. I did it once and it was 23 clicks for 15 minutes. I did the math and that meant 92 around the whole dial. I thought to myself, "Self, that sure is bizarre. Why in the name of little green men would 'they' make a 92 click bezel? What could possibly be the point of 1.53 clicks per minute?"
I recognized right off that 1, 5 and 3 add to 9, so I knew that 1.53 is a multiple of .3, .03, .003, .9, .09, .009, and so on, and that the corresponding easy division/multiplication (3s and 9s) would involve variations of 17 and 51. Cool for arithmetic games, but for a diver underwater I doubted that'd be of any use at all. So I figured "it must be me" and clicked all the way round the whole bezel...It was indeed 92 clicks all the way around the dial; it was not "just me." LOL I even did it a second time to make sure.
At that point, I began thinking "well this is just f*ckin' stupid! WTF??? Ninety clicks -- 3 minutes for every two clicks -- is weird, but I can see where the easy math of it could make it manageable, if not necessarily sensible or as easy as it could be. I couldn't think of any reason for 92 clicks around a bezel. Maybe I'm looking for a rational explanation where none exists? I don't know.
My Questions to You:
-- What is the point of 92 clicks around a bezel?
-- Do you have any watch related "silliness" that you discovered by chance?
All the best.
Never hide things from hardcore thinkers. They get more aggravated, more provoked by confusion than the most painful truths.
― Criss Jami