Sometimes all that digital stuff is just too bland.
A bug undocumented feature of the original analog clock was that the markers on the scale were at intervals of 1.25 seconds, a consequence of LabVIEW preferring to use 4 intervals per major tick, when we silly humans use 5. As a result, it looked a bit odd. As I said then, if we’re going for an analog, then let’s go for the analog.
Attempts to coerce LabVIEW into making the scale the way we wanted were not successful; it has a long habit of thinking that four is a nice number and five is just an odd number, so I could not make it work.
So how do we improve it? Simply disregard the built-in scale and substitute a picture. After all, we all know where the numbers are on a clock face, if we’ve lined up the 0 and the 12 on our LabVIEW scales at the top of the circle, then all else has to fall into place.