Hi! Why do some watches have fixed minute markers around the outer rim? I understand why they would be on a movable bezel, but what's the purpose when they're just painted on? Please explain, there are some Seiko 5s, Citizen BM8081-03E, mostly black dials with white numbers, that I like but I do not know what to think of this, it seems redundant, unlike (for example) military time being painted around outer rim. Is there some tradition involved?
Thanks for explaining :)