Tags: Analog, decaminute, Mechanical, unisex, Watch Design Submission
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What an elegant way to make metric time convert flawlessly to standard. Killer idea!
Yes! Yes! Yes!
Very nice and simple way to make a traditional looking time piece new and interesting.
For me it looks a little too traditional (in the context of this blog anyway) if I saw it in a shop and compared it to regular watches it would certainly stand out! Very cool idea and definately support worthy 5/Y Best of luck Logan!
this works for me in all black, kinda like an altimeter if rear illuminated
I’m not 100% sure I understand the concept, but if I got it right six o’clock standard time (half way between 0 and twelve) would be five o’clock decaminute time? Six thirty standard time would be 5.50 (half of twelve + half of one hour)
If this is the idea behind the concept then the time gets very complicated very quickly.
Three o’clock standard time would be 2.50 (one quarter of 10.00).
Three fifteen = 2.75 or 2.50 (one quarter of 10.00) + .25 (one quarter of an hour).
I don’t think this is a ‘simple’ way of converting twelve hour clock to the decimal system, but it is a fascinating idea for math geeks and people who are good at doing quick arithmetic in thier heads.
Even though its just a concept you have certainly gotten my attention already.
I wonder if I can convince my colleagues to start talking about time using your new decaminute standard.
Our ten o’clock meeting would be renamed (8.3333333 recurring) meeting.
I just studied the clock face more closely and saw that the hours counter goes all the way up to twelve.
so it’s just the minutes that become decimals. Still interesting, but also as you said simple and easy to understand.
Although I am still fascinated by the idea of using a decimal base ten system for telling the time.
Ok I totally missed the point of this one.
The watch doesn’t actually change the hours and minutes to a base ten decimal system, it just changes the way we read the digits in the time.
far more simple and elegant concept and completely different to the assumption I first jumped to.
I’m happy I’ve read all your comments before explaining it to you.
Thanks for the feedback, everyone.
Guy, I like the idea of a fully decimal watch, too, but it just wouldn’t be practical. This, I think, is practical — even useful — while still being partly decimal. For me, it would be easier to think about 0.2 minutes than 12 seconds. I did earlier submit a decimalized hours concept (also not full decimal), which you might like: http://www.tokyoflash.com/blog/2011/05/decimal-hours-analog-watch-design
Incidentally, various base-10 forms of time-telling have a long history (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_time).
I don’t normally go after analog type watches but this is one I’d definitely have. 5/Y
I like almost everything about this concept, except that the straps should be closer to the case. I love one-hand watches. I wouldn’t hesitate a second to buy one, either the black & orange or black & gray. ( I don’t like the cream-colored dial & white or gray dial with black marker would also be nice ) 5*
( I’m not sure that TokyoFlash is the good place for a concept like this, but I’m happy they post it )