A palindrome is a sequence of letters or numbers that reads the same forward and backward (ex. madam I’m adam).
How the Whatch Works (example at left): Blue numbers indicate hours. These numbers are the first half of a numeric palindrome. (They represent hours.) The second half is not displayed, but must be completed mentally: 08 has the palindrome 08:80. (The “:80” represent minutes.) The red (or green) numbers indicate the minutes that must be added (green) or subtracted (red) to get the time. {Zero on the bottom would be colored blue.}
Time computation: 80 blue with 45 red translates as 80-45 = 35. The time is 08:35
Other Examples of Palindrome Time:
Top |
Bottom |
Time |
12 |
13 |
Full Palindrome: 12:21
Minutes Adjustment: 21-13 = 8 Time: 12:08 |
04 |
19 |
Full Palindrome: 04:40
Minutes Adjustment: 40+19=59 Time: 4:59 |
09 |
52 |
Full Palindrome: 09:90
Minutes Adjustment: 90-52 = 38 Time: 9:38 |
More on Palindromes:
Palindromic Number in Wikipedia for interesting facts about these numbers.