Some aren't! It's just easier for the degrees to be seen and more even.
Square clocks would have short second and minute hands as to not hit the sides. But they wouldn't reach the corner, so telling time might become hard.
Asked in Geometry, Math and Arithmetic
Why are clocks circle?
Unfortunately, not all clocks are circular. The reason that most clocks are circular is because of convenience. As clocks rely on the rotation of the hands to tell time, it is simply easier for the numbers to be arranged in a circular formation around it. ...
Asked in Clocks and Watches
What types of clocks are there?
See the Web Link to the left for information on the various clock types. Scroll down within the page to the section 'Specific Types of Clocks.' Analogue, Atomic clocks, wind up clocks, digital clocks, sundials, solar powered clocks. ...
Asked in Authors, Poets, and Playwrights
What has the author Tran Duy Ly written?
Tran Duy Ly has written: 'Ansonia Clock & Watches' 'Gilbert Clocks' 'Price Up-Date to American Clocks (vol 2) 2000' 'Welch clocks' 'F. Kroeber clocks' -- subject(s): Catalogs, Clocks and watches, Collectors and collecting, F. Kroeber Clock Co 'Ansonia Clocks' 'French Clocks & Bronzes' 'Calendar Clocks/With Price Update' '1995 Price Up-Date to American Clocks' 'Kroeber Clocks' ...
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Units of Measure, Time
What time is it if it is a quarter passed three?
It is 3:15. This way of telling time is very easy for those of us who learned about time when the circular analog clocks were all we had. For those whose experience extends mostly or only to digital clocks, phrases like 'quarter passed', 'half passed', and 'a quarter to' have virtually no meaning. ...
Asked in Inventions, Technology, Clocks and Watches
How is a clock defined?
A clock is any machine used for measuring and indicating time. Clocks are stationary machines which cannot be carried or worn like watches. Clocks typically consist of escapement wheels, a circular numbered dial with hands, and sometimes may also consist of bells, alarms, and pendulums providing synchronous movement. ...
Are there any clocks that are designed for those who don't see very good?
There are many styles of clocks that can be purchased specifically for those with poor eyesight. Designs such as clocks with magnified glass casings and clocks that talk are both very good examples of such products. Other clocks which are more popular include grandfather clocks or clocks that ring or make noise on the hour. ...
When were the first mantel clocks made?
The first mantel clocks were made in the 1750's. They were first made in France. Mantel clocks are smaller clocks usually placed on a shelf or a mantel. ...