The analog clock is a clock that have moving hands that point to different numbers, from one to 12, to tell what time it is. The little hand on an analog clock shows what the hour is and the big hand shows what the minute is, in case you’ve forgotten since most people have grown accustomed to digital clocks.
The Invention of the Analog Clock
All technology starts somewhere small, with just an idea. One day, someone decided there was a better way to keep track of the time through the day and they invented a clock. The first mechanical clocks and watches were powered by water and didn’t look a whole lot like today’s clocks.
Around the 13th and 14th century mechanical clocks made in Europe that weren’t powered through the use of water were introduced. However, they were too complex for general use and weren’t of a convenient weight. There were many people that built upon the creation of the clock, but the first person to invent what would be our modern day analog clock was a German by the name of Peter Henlein. He made the first clock that was spring-driven, sometime around 1511. It would take some more work in order to create a timepiece that would keep time, as this first one would lose hours over just one day.
Clocks of Today
From the basic analog clock, there was the follow of the pendulum clock, like that in grandfather clocks. There would also be the electric clock and the quartz clock. Watches give you choices like windup and battery operated.
The clocks of today, unlike that one in the 1500s, keep time quite well and most don’t seem to even lose minutes as the day or week passes. You can choose from the lovely analog clock, with regular numbers or Roman numerals, or you can go with the even more technologically advanced digital clock.
Many people couldn’t function without knowing the exact time. In the busy human life of the world of technology it’s important to always know what time it is so you can make it to work, appointments and meetings on time. No matter what kind of clock you use, whether it’s an analog clock in the kitchen, a digital alarm clock in your bedroom or the clock attached to your trusty smartphone, because of the drive of inventors, you can tell the time without determining where the sun is in the sky.