Analog Clock - MatsClock 1082

Analog Clock

I designed MatsClock 1082 to display time in both 24 hour and 12 hour format on the same analog clock dial. This analog clock is as accurate as your computer clock or the time maintained in your phone and other electronic equipment where you may be running MatsClock 1082 analog clock.

Analog Clock - 24/12 Hour Display?

The analog clock MatsClock 1082 displays time in both 12 hour format. The analog clock uses hour minute and seconds needles to display time in the traditional 12 hour format which most human being is used to when reading time. To display the 24 hour time format this analog clock MatsClock 1082 uses a clever method. There are 24 digits marked all around the clock dial rim at 15 deg intervals. A small red arrow inside and near the outter edge of the analog clock dial points towards the correct time along the clock dial rim.

Analog Clock Day/Night Display

MatsClock 1082 analog clock displays day and night along its rim. You can see a difference in the shades of black and white on the rim where the 24 hour time format is displayed. Towards the top of the analog clock rim you will see the dark shade of grey with black at the 12'O clock position indicating midnight and on the bottom of the rim you will see the brighest shade of grey to indicating the mid day with other shades of grey indicating appropriate time of the day or night.

Analog Clock AM/PM Display

MatsClock 1082 analog clock uses a much clever idea to show AM and PM inside the analog clock dial. Immediately past midnight AM is displayed on the left side of the analog clock dial and immediately after 12' O clock in the noon, the clock dial displays PM on the right hand side. The left for AM is chosen because normally you relate AM for morning hours which on an analog clock dial happens to be on the left where the hour needle in a 12 hour format indicates. Similarly you take PM to be after 12' O clock in the noon which happens to be on the right side of the 12 hour format analog clock dial. You can actually see the time change from AM to PM and PM to AM alternately every time the time crosses 12' O clock in this analog clock.

Digital or Analog Clock Better?

Analog clock is any day better because just one glance of less than one second will be enough to find the time accurately looking at the hour, minutes and seconds needle of the analog clock because the angles of these needles are the actual time indicators. But when compared to an analog clock, a digital clock read in the same one second may not be accurate because each digit on the display is made up of 7 bars (3 horizontal bars and 4 vertical bars) which are constantly changing every second. This means the time is difficult to read using 7 black bars in a dull white or grey background. Some digital clocks use red bars in a dark red background to make it readable at night as well. Thus analog clock wins this round with accuracy and least time required to read time when compared to a digital clock.

Analog Clock - Rate of Time

The rate of passing of time can be fairly accurately predicted based on the angles of needles on an analog clock. But in a digital clock, it is very difficult or rather impossible to estimate the rate at which time is passing even if you keep glancing at the digital display for a long time. In case of the analog clock, just look at the clock dial once and then look at it once more after a few seconds or minutes and you can almost accurately predict as to how much timee will it take the analog clock needle to reach a certain angle. You may not believe this argument, but just try it. Science is all about proof and I am sure you will get the proof.

Railway Station Analog Clock

I am sure you may have noticed that even in this digital age, the railway stations world over, still use analog clocks to show you time. The railway clock shows 24 hour format also in addition to the 12 hour format on the clock dial. The reason is simple which has already been explained in the preceeding paragraph which is to make you read the time accurately. If you were to read a digital clock then you are likely to make an error in reading time and you may quite possibly miss your train. Analog clocks in the railway station helps you never to miss your train because you cannot make a mistake in reading time using hour, minutes and seconds needles in analog clock.

Analog Clocks in Airports?

If you have been carefully observing, then you would find that even airports are still displaying time in analog clocks projected on screen of a TV or a monitor. I am sure you can understand the importance of analog clock and the reason is similar to the railway station analog clock concept.

Analog Clock in Ship is Good or Bad?

Ships also use analog clock. One reason is that as the ship moves slowly past the longitudes in the sea they either gain time or lose time. It is easier to set or change time by half an hour every 15.04 degrees longitude change in ships location on the globe. If the ship is travelling west to east at sea then the day will be shorter because they are going towards the sun or the sun moves faster over the ship and they have to add one hour to the analog clock every 15.04 deg longitude position change eastwards. And when sailing west from east the sun lags behind and the ship's clocks will have to be reset back wards or slowed down by one hour every 15.04 deg longitude change westwards. Travelling on a westerly heading the sailors on a ship will get their meals at longer gap of time and they may be hungry because they have to work many hours more than a normal day. But when their ship is travelling easterly heading, then the sailors are happy as working hours are less. But the bad part is that sleeping hours will also be less and meals will be served earlier than a normal day. Less work, less sleep and less hungry at meal time. Analog clocks are the best suited even today in the shipping world.

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