ONE-HAND WATCH MARKS TIME IN FIVE-MINUTE INTERVALS (Mar, 1924)

ONE-HAND WATCH MARKS TIME IN FIVE-MINUTE INTERVALS

Time of day can be learned in a glance at the dial of a one-hand watch, designed by an eastern manufacturer, which shows the hours marked in five-minute intervals. Because of its simple mechanism, it does not easily get out of order. It is especially suited to outdoor use and serves all practical purposes of the two-hand timepiece where periods of less than five minutes are not important to the user. It is easy to set, less confusing, and can be plainly read at night or by nearsighted persons.

6 comments
  1. Don says: February 8, 20085:53 am

    Eastern manufacturer? A Japanese or Chinese import?? Hmmmm . . . I guess not.

  2. albear says: February 8, 20088:02 am

    That’s actually pretty clever. I like the simplification.

  3. vse says: February 8, 20088:21 am

    For a contemporary interpretation see
    http://www.meistersinge…

  4. jayessell says: February 8, 200810:29 am

    “The watch for people who don’t care what time it is.”
    Did they offer a 24 hour version?

  5. Neil Russell says: February 8, 200812:11 pm

    I thought near sighted meant you could see up close, hence the name.
    Unfortunately I’m far sighted so I can see road signs in the next county, but my watch is a blurry fuzz. And fewer hands doesn’t make a difference, the second hand fell off of mine and it’s still blurry!

  6. Bill Thompson says: February 7, 20139:09 pm

    It depends on how nearsighted you are. Some nearsighted people can’t see more than a few inches without correction. This kind of thing would be very handy… if I was camping… without my glasses. Hmm…

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