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Difference Between Analog and Digital Watches

Aug 30, 2008
Watch is one of the most significant inventions for mankind. It is basically a timepiece that is made to be worn on a person. Everyone needs a watch as everyone wants to be punctual. Generally, people have a number of tasks to be taken care of. To make sure they complete their tasks on time, they need to keep track of time. Using a wristwatch is probably the best way to keep track of time.

Over the past few decades, watches have evolved significantly. The development in the technology has resulted in the development of different types of watches. Different people have different requirements and this is the reason why different people prefer different types of watches. Some people prefer watches with basic features whereas some people prefer watches with advanced features. Analog watches and digital watches are two different types of watches that are very popular among users. They use different technologies to display time.

Analog Watches
In analog watches, the display is not digital as a series of digits is not used to indicate the time. Instead of a series of digits to indicate the time, two or three rotating hands are used to indicate the time. Analog watch faces have Roman numerals, numbers or tick marks to indicate the intervals of time. The rotating hands point to numbers arrayed on the circular dial of the watch so as to indicate the time.

The rotating hands are of different lengths and they also rotate at different speeds. Each hand indicates a part of the actual time and so, the hands are used together to indicate the time. Design wise, analog watches are very simple. However, it's also possible to design watches with complex designs for the dial and the hands. Analog watches are also easy to use and this is the reason why they are so popular among users. Some analog watches are cheap whereas as some are expensive. The cost of an analog watch depends on the finishing and the details of the parts that make up the watch.

Digital Watches
In digital watches, the display is digital as a series of digits is used to indicate the time. Unlike analog watches, the rotating hands are not used to indicate the time. The time is displayed as a number. For example, 5:30 AM is displayed on a digital watch to indicate the time whereas in an analog watch, the short hand pointing to five on the dial and the long hand pointing to six on the dial represents the 5:30 AM.

Along with information about hours and minutes, digital watches display information about number of seconds precisely. This is the reason why digital watches are widely used by people who need to know time very precisely. Over the past few decades, digital watch technology has improved significantly. A number of advanced features have been introduced. Digital watches with advanced features like calculator, thermometer and compass are now available. Some digital watches even have the built-in system to determine the location.

Also, some digital watches allow users to download and upload data from their computers to their watches. With the development in digital watch technology, the cost of digital watches has decreased significantly. The price of a digital watch depends on the features and the quality of the parts that make up the watch. Complex digital watches with a number of advanced features are usually more expensive than simple digital watches with basic features.
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