how do I read the 4th hand (the one with the "V") of the 856

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    Confused how do I read the 4th hand (the one with the "V") of the 856

    the forth hand of this watch has a "V" imprinted on it

    how do I read the 4th hand (the one with the "V") of the 856




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    Re: how do I read the 4th hand (the one with the "V") of the 856

    That is the 24-hour hand. In the picture it is a little after 8 in the morning.
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    Re: how do I read the 4th hand (the one with the "V") of the 856

    Quote Originally Posted by a-Tom-ic View Post
    That is the 24-hour hand. In the picture it is a little after 8 in the morning.
    so I have to use this 1 hand alone to estimate the hours of the day?

    I take it that I can set this 1 hand to be the time of another country while the main hours and minutes is another country? Meaning I can have the time of 2 countries on 1 watch?

    Is that how it works?

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    24-hour time

    Hello,

    Expanding on that, it seems most likely the 24-hour hand, which reads 08:00
    or 8 AM in the photo you posted, refers to the time in the UTC time zone,
    while the white 12-hour hand reads 10:00 or 10 AM in German summer time.

    There is more information about 24-hour time here and here.

    The 24-hour hand can be set to a different time zone or your own time zone.
    For example, if the 24-hour hand were set to your own time zone it could
    help you with this time table.

    Otherwise, that 24-hour can display the time in another time zone if you wish
    to coordinate with someone. Aviation pretty much uses one time zone, for
    example to avoid confusion over matching weather forecasts with arrival times
    at a destination in a different time zone.

    Watches using 24-hour time are discussed on the watchuseek forum
    "24 Hour watches".

    Thanks,
    rationaltime

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    Re: 24-hour time

    Quote Originally Posted by rationaltime View Post
    Hello,

    Expanding on that, it seems most likely the 24-hour hand, which reads 08:00
    or 8 AM in the photo you posted, refers to the time in the UTC time zone,
    while the white 12-hour hand reads 10:00 or 10 AM in German summer time.

    There is more information about 24-hour time here and here.

    The 24-hour hand can be set to a different time zone or your own time zone.
    For example, if the 24-hour hand were set to your own time zone it could
    help you with this time table.

    Otherwise, that 24-hour can display the time in another time zone if you wish
    to coordinate with someone. Aviation pretty much uses one time zone, for
    example to avoid confusion over matching weather forecasts with arrival times
    at a destination in a different time zone.

    Watches using 24-hour time are discussed on the watchuseek forum
    "24 Hour watches".

    Thanks,
    rationaltime
    thanks for the info

    :)

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