[LEAPSECS] Leap second on analog watch

Gerard Ashton ashtongj at comcast.net
Tue Jan 24 21:25:40 EST 2012

If one were designing "analog" watch which was accurate enough to make
the display of leap
seconds worthwhile, and if it stepped quickly from one second to the
next, I think
the right approach would be to (1) provide a separate scale for the
second hand,
which has 61 seconds and (2) for the vast majority of minutes, jump suddenly
from second 59 to second 0 without stopping on second 60.

Of course, such a watch would not really be analog, it would be digital
with the display
being by means of hands rather than Arabic numerals.

Gerard Ashton

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