Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Conductor's watch with 24 hours face

From: "St. Germain Pat" PSt.Germain@cr.k12.ia.us

I have seen a picture of a 19th century railroad conductor's watch. What were the 24 letters for on the face? How was the decision made to drop the letters J and V? I'm sure the 24 letters are for the 24 military hours, but why?