The Poker Player

“Antes up.”  “I call.” “I”m all in.”  “I know the time!”  Yes, you can know the time, with the Poker Player. The design layout is reminiscent of the Fibonacci, with four sections to the dial that add to give the time or date.  But the numeric codes are entirely different.  Understanding the game of poker–not the Fibonacci sequence–is essential here.  I will make the assumption that the reader–you!–understands the value of the various poker “hands,” and will not spend time reviewing it.

Each of the four sections of the rectangular dial contains a 5-card poker hand.  (An example is offered at the bottom of the page)  Each hand represents a code for numbers 0-9.  (The code for each number is given in the series of boxes below.)

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Inside each box the “generic” poker hand for that number is provided, not a specific hand.  In the actual watch, a specific hand will be given. (See example to the right, below.)  As the time and/or date change, that hand can and should vary within the parameters of the generic hand coded for that number.  It makes the dial changeable, and more interesting.Scan 123390002

As with the Fibonacci, the top two sections of the dial represent hour (or month of the year in the date mode);  the bottom two sections represent minutes (or day of the month in the date mode).  Sections on the left represent the tens column; sections on the right represent the units column.  Pusher A is the time/date display; pusher B is the time/date set.  There is no AM/PM function.

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