The Single-Hand Watch
The watch as the primordial measuring instrument
First watches had only one pointer. An example in this context is the sundial or the hourglass, which represent simple and primordial forms of time measurement. MeisterSinger watches are modelled on the same principle.
Early watches were measuring instruments - as speedometers are still today. As it is generally accepted that measuring instruments have only a pointer, the same should apply to a watch, which is a chronometer or a time measuring device.
The hierarchy of markers makes the watches really easy to read. The bold indexes are hour markers. The half hour and quarter hour indexes become progressively thinner, and the remaining markers are very thin.
The marker hierarchy is reminiscent of a millimetre scale. The prominent needle pointer and leading zeros complete the look of a measuring instrument that gives you a feeling of déjà vu, as the watch seems strangely familiar.