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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.

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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.

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That is a beautiful clock!

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

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love the 2 on that clock :)

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

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[[http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup/concepts-and-ideas/time/6302326-...|Here's]] a pic that my father took of his antique clock.