[time-nuts] NOVELTY CLOCK

Azelio Boriani azelio.boriani at screen.it
Sat Nov 12 09:20:00 EST 2011


OK, my fault: better googling around before replying. There are mechanical
24-hour wristwatches too.

On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 1:59 PM, Magnus Danielson <
magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org> wrote:

> On 11/12/2011 01:08 PM, Azelio Boriani wrote:
>
>> Yes for 12-hour display but here in Europe we usually have 24-hour
>> displays. Of course analog clocks are always 12-hour.
>>
>
> Since I am in Europe I described a 24 hour display, that why both 0, 1 and
> 2 on the first digit was needed. Of these the 0 requires 12 guys, 1
> requires 8 guys and 2 require 11 guys, so there is no savement in removing
> 2 from the first digit.
>
> A further reducement of additional guys would be 1 each for the third and
> fifth digit, since 8 never needs to be represented. Still allowing full
> 24-hour representation including leap seconds (i.e. 24:59:60).
>
> Cheers,
> Magnus
>
>  On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 11:39 AM, Magnus Danielson<
>> magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org>  wrote:
>>
>>  On 11/12/2011 10:46 AM, Robin Kimberley wrote:
>>>
>>>  http://lovedbdb.com/nudemenClock/index2.html
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I found this one rather amusing. Click on the clock anywhere to change
>>>> from
>>>> analogue to digital.
>>>>
>>>>
>>> When switching you find one guy walking on and off the field. However,
>>> that the analogue clock take 93 guys is obvious, but I fail to see that
>>> 94
>>> guys is needed for the digital clock, since the maxium guys used for a
>>> digit is 13 and not 15, and the first digit can only have the numbers 0,
>>> 1
>>> and 2 so only 12 guys would be needed there. Hence, instead of one guy
>>> coming in we could send 13 guys of to drink beer when switching to
>>> digital
>>> display. Hence, digital is more effective.
>>>
>>> Cheers.
>>> Magnus
>>>
>>>
>>>
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