Watch Wiki

The Best Watches and Watch Brands

User Tools

Site Tools


day_night_indicator

Day/night indicator

Local and home day/night indicators are visible at 6:00 on this Patek Philippe Nautilus 5990
© Patek Philippe

A day/night indicator shows which half of the day corresponds to, typically, a 12-hour time display.

Day/night indicators are often paired with a 12-hour second timezone display, making it more clear which hour is shown. They are sometimes used on single-timezone watches as well, and often are paired with, or similar to, a moon phase indicator. Some day/night indicators are paired with a 24 hour display or are simply constructed as a disc replacing a 24-hour hand. Another popular day/night indicator is a two-sided hand with sun and moon ends which travels over a hemispherical 12-hour scale.

Many simple day/night indicators are a two-color disc. These often begin to “show” the next segment during the day or night Many show “day” only from midnight to 6 AM and “night” only from noon to 6 PM, with a half-day or half-night display the rest of the time.

We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on this website and for data collection for personalized ads.More information
day_night_indicator.txt · Last modified: 11.10.2021 17:01 (external edit)

Copyright © Watch Wiki: The Best Watches and Watch Brands | Impressum | Privacy Policy