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Take a look at David's photo

December 26 2010 at 1:33 PM
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mel 
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Response to Nice! Can you explain how the am/pm marker works?

- - again, there's a wee black dot above the date figure. happy.gif

Timex models with this feature have a date wheel that advances twice in 24 hours, once at 12 noon, once at midnight. (by a "3/4" advance at midnight, if you can imagine the same, and a "1/4" of an advance at noon). The date wheels are printed with the date number, and a dot just above, and just below the number itself. The date aperture is just big enough to show the date and the dot in either the above or below positions, but not both.

So when the dot is below the date, it's AM, when it's above, it's PM. The watch in David's piccie is showing PM. These movements are also interesting in that they have an almost instantaneous change-over at noon and midnight, unlike other watches that can take up to two hours to changeover.

The date wheel is printed as .1.2.3.4. - and so on up to 31 so the dot below the number is also the dot above the next number in the sequence ~ is your head hurting yet? happy.gif

When you see a date wheel laid flat on the bench for one of these, it all becomes clear!

e~gards

Mel

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