When looking at the watch on your wrist, do you translate the position of the hands into numbers? Or do you just look at the hands and know the time with out translating it into digits in your head?I have been wearing an analog watch for a while now, and for the longest time I would look at the hands and think to myself the time in "digital format". But lately I have stopped doing that and just "feel" the time, and am realizing it is much quicker. Of course if someone asks me what time it is I still have to translate it into digits to verbalize it, but if I am just checking for myself, the physical position of the hands is enough for me to know the time, even if I don't say the corresponding numbers to myself in my own head.
Not having to "read" the time, but just "seeing" is usually me reason for choosing an analog watch. I've noticed people in their forties and older take this for granted, while many younger people, never having started with analog, don't know how much more efficient analog is.