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Our Future Clocks and Watches

Nature volume 31, pages 241242 | Download Citation

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IT is to be hoped that the absurd dial of which you give a drawing will not come into general use. Why not adopt the convenient shape which for more than a century has been in use on the continent for some jewelled watches?:—A is the shape of the visible dial; c is the minute hand; D is the second-hand (sometimes dispensed with); E is an aperture in the dial through which is seen the hour, brought there by the hourly revolution of the wheel B; B is a wheel (and in watches of the size of a shilling a series of wheels or a metallic band rolling round a drum of special construction for those tiny watches) immediately under the dial, set in motion once every hour, and bringing the corresponding numbers under the aperture E.

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