Typefaces for special applications

loremipsum's picture

Recently I have seen some interesting numerals on dials of timepieces. Two questions here:

1) Have you seen some extraordinarily nice (custom) numbers on clocks/watches?

2) What other unusual sources of fine custom numbers or alphabets come to your mind (besides those H&FJ Numbers)?

Thanks for your input.

eliason's picture

Have you seen some extraordinarily nice (custom) numbers on clocks/watches?

I've been waiting for this thread to motivate me to snap pics of our grandfather clock to post!

What do you make of these? (Apologies for the blurriness of the closeups.)

I love the 9-like 2 and the long hairline bits.

Sharon Van Lieu's picture

That is a beautiful clock!

loremipsum's picture

2, 3, 6, 7... Spectacular.

beejay's picture

love the 2 on that clock :)

AGL's picture

That's what I am talking about. This clock would never caused all these Uhhhhs and Ahhhhs if it was set in helvetica.

eliason's picture

Here's a pic that my father took of his antique clock.

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