24 hour

Limited edition watches from the No Watch company

United Kingdom brand “No-Watch” release a new collection on March 1st, 2016. This new collection of unusual watches also contains five 24-hour models, including two one-hand watches. All models are Limited Edition, and only 500 numbered watches are made.

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Specifications

  • Hard steel case

  • Stainless steel back cover with engraved serial number

  • Case size 42x49x9.5mm / 1.65×1.93×0.37in

  • Scratch-proof mineral glass

  • Swiss quartz Ronda 515.24H movement

  • Battery type SR920SW (Renata 371)

  • Luminous hands, digits and markers (model CM1-2711 only)

  • Date calendar at “6” hours position (model CM1-2711 only)

  • 3 ATM (100 feet) water resistant

  • 22mm black leather band (premium Italian leather)

  • Max. wrist size 225mm

  • Weight 50gm / 1.77oz

Retail price is US$120 (VAT incl.) or US$99 (Tax-Free)

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An additional 7% discount is available for 24hourtime.info visitors using coupon code “FD3RAS703SVV”. Visit the official No-Watch website and snap them up!

The new 2000 Series from the AAA Watch Club

The AAA watch club have released a new series of 24 hour watches:

We’d like to introduce you to our new 2000 Series of 24 Hour Dial Watches. Our 2000 Series has a larger 38mm case and a date window based upon feedback from our customers, who can make suggestions as to what they would like to see in a 24 Hour dial watch. We keep those suggestions in mind when designing our 24 hour watches.

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The watches are of the same look as our popular, original 1000 Series except that the 2000 Series case is larger and now has a date window. These features were added when our customers requested it via the Popular Request feature.

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Features:

  • twenty-four hour dial with 24 numbers
  • stainless steel case
  • stainless steel screw-down case back
  • luminous (glow-in-dark) white numbers (some models)
  • luminous (glow-in-dark) hour and minute hands (some models)
  • sturdy black soft rubber strap with mini compass, or
  • superior quality Italian leather strap
  • stainless-steel buckle
  • Swiss quartz movement with date
  • 5 ATM (165 feet) water resistant
  • scratch-resistant mineral glass
  • 1 year warranty

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Dimensions:

  • case width: 38mm
  • case thickness: 9mm
  • dial width: 29.5mm
  • upper strap length: 85mm
  • lower strap length: 123mm

They are of excellent quality with precision Swiss 24 Hour Movement – very reliable indeed.

Todd & Marlon: #YOURTIME

From the Todd & Marlon website:

Two Italian Swiss gentlemen questioned the belief that luxury should be inherited or gained over time. They then decided to develop luxury products for young people and this is how Todd & Marlon was born. Todd & Marlon leverage old craftsmanship to create modern pieces of art; being Italians they appreciate beauty and have an innate sense of style and their Swiss heritage injects precision and attention to details in all their works.

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We believe that a watch should reflect the natural day/night division hence have a 2×12 hour dial. #YOURTIME dial clearly shows the 2×12 hours with the am hours on the left hand side and the pm hours in the right hand side.

#YOURTIME has been carefully crafted for the people who want to seize the day no matter what. With a 24 hours dial this unique timepiece allows you enjoying every moment of the day. Every second counts and having an accurate view of the time is a must, hence the reason for a Swiss Made Movement custom modified to fit the dial design.

Enjoying the day might take many different angles and a robust and solid watch is paramount. #YOURTIME is made of Titanium, a material more resistant and lighter than standard stainless steel, it is treated with Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) technique for a super resistant black matte finish, it has the most resistant crystal made of Sapphire and just to make sure every moment is viable the watch is also resistant to water (10atm/100m). #YOURTIME is the perfect timeless companion for sizing the day.

Fiery and intense: the first Todd & Marlon timepiece showcases Italian Design and Swiss Precision. Handsomely crafted, #YOURTIME iconic shape has been designed to suit sport, casual and business situations. The case shows a sophisticated and elegant silhouette yet it is boldly shaped to resist extreme activities. The dial is made of two layers brushed in different contrasting directions to underline the difference between day and night hours that are emphasized also by the sleek silver sun and moon icons applied at noon and midnight positions respectively. The Diamond Like Carbon treated Titanium custom made bracelet subtly reminds the brand logo.

No sign of pricing or availability yet, but their informative site will no doubt add details when they’re available.

Greenwich Shepherd Gate Clock – now available as a watch

The famous Shepherd Gate Clock at the Greenwich Observatory has been featured frequently on these pages, but at last you can wear this iconic design as a watch, courtesy of the folks at gtgwatch.com.

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At present you can still join in their Kickstarter Campaign, but hurry — the 24 hour models are selling out fast (there is a 12 hour version for the less adventurous).

If you have a Mac computer, you can download my old Greenwich Observatory Shepherd Clock screensaver (halfway down this page). Surprisingly, it still runs OK after nearly 10 years:

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Designing for the 24 hour dial, and for the Apple Watch

In a fascinating article, Alex Komarov shares the design process that went into the development of his iPhone (and potential Apple Watch) app called “24 Hours”, a combined time zone calculator and 24 hour clock.

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The app is available on the App store now, priced between 1 and 2 dollars/pounds/euros.

The problem:

our team and our clients are distributed across five continents. We have to deal with a half-dozen time zones on a daily basis, which can be a nightmarish experience: calls in the middle of the night, frustration, missed deadlines, broken communication, lost opportunities.

The solution (obvious, of course, to frequent visitors to this site):

We decided that using a 24 hour face is a fair trade-off: it’s not as familiar as a 12-hour clock face. People would have to get used to it, but they’d have a much easier way of telling and converting times once they do. We decided this was a fair trade-off.

The resulting app works well and looks good.

As for their Apple Watch app, it was rejected, because Apple don’t currently allow third-party watch faces:

Long story short: after a bunch of back and forth with the review team we decided to put Apple Watch version of our app on hold and released iOS-only version for the time being.

Although most of the built-in watch displays on the Apple Watch are either digital or analog 12-hour, there is in fact one 24 hour time display built-in — it’s the setting dial for the alarm clock:

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It’s a well-known problem with the 12 hour dial that setting an alarm can be confusing and error-prone, particularly if you’re trying to set an alarm for a time more than 12 hours in the future.