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The Fibonacci sequence is a numeric series in which the first two numbers are 0-1, and each successive number is the sum of the previous two: 0-1-1-2-3-5-8….  The zero is often omitted.

How the Whatch Works (example at left): The top sector consists of 5 boxes, and indicate hours (1-1-2-3-5). The bottom 2 sectors indicate minutes, with the left sector the tens column (1-1-2-3), and the right sector the units column (1-1-2-3-5). In all sectors, a gray box represents zero, a green box represents the value at that spot in the Fibonacci sequence. The values then add. (Hour: 0-0-0-3-5 = 8;  Minutes–tens column: 0-0-0-3 = 3;   Minutes–units column: 0-0-0-0-5 = 5     Time: 8: 35

 

Other Examples of Fibonacci Time: (GN=Green, GY=Gray)

 

Top Row (TP)

Bottom Left (BL)

Bottom Right (BR)

Time

GY-GY-GY-GNGN GY-GY-GNGN GN-GY-GN-GY-GY TP=0+1+2+0+5=8

BL=0+0+2+3=5

BR=1+0+2+0+0=3

Time: 8:53

GNGNGNGNGN GY-GY-GY-GN GN-GY-GNGN-GY TP = 1+1+2+3+5 =12

BL=0+0+0+3 = 3

BR=1+0+2+3+0 = 6

Time: 12:36

More on Fibonacci Numbers:

The Fibonacci series, rather than being a curiosity, is incredibly interesting.   This article from Wikipedia gives an informative and interesting overview of the series and this article shows how the Fibonacci series shows up in the natural world.  It is really fascinating.

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