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    Deck / Marine watch dials

    When the dials of ships' chronometers didn't have roman numerals they weren't afraid of having interesting numerals:

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    Presumably taking their cue from Naval issue watches such as this one from the 40s

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    the general trend in modern marine watches, as with pilot watches, is to have rather plain numerals:

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    There are some which try to be different to one degree or another

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    It's nice to see that they were allowed to give a little character to the numerals given the criticality of their time-keeping mission.

    In many ways, the dials of the ship's chronometers mirror the standard railroad watches. The standard for railroad watches required bold, Arabic numerals, but did not specify a font or style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyB View Post
    It's nice to see that they were allowed to give a little character to the numerals given the criticality of their time-keeping mission.

    In many ways, the dials of the ship's chronometers mirror the standard railroad watches. The standard for railroad watches required bold, Arabic numerals, but did not specify a font or style.
    That's a good comparison, I wonder if there is a common heritage there? If the designers of RR watches looked at ships chronometers for inspiration on simple elegant legibility

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