( I’m not sure that TokyoFlash is the good place for a concept like this, but I’m happy they post it )

]]>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).

]]>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.

]]>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.

]]>If this is the idea behind the concept then the time gets very complicated very quickly.

For example;

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.

]]>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! ]]>