Abstract: A timepiece includes a conventional circular analog display surrounded by one or more data entry dials. Data selection means such as a pointer or a window are utilized to select one of a plurality of uncoded characters on the data entry dial thereby enabling an associated coded character formed on the periphery of a rotatable wheel to be read. A stem is coupled to drive the wheel and also functions to enable the reading head to generate a data entry input signal. The signal from the reading head is an input to one or more memories associated with an alphanumeric display for visually indicating the entered information, and/or stored information and/or calculated information.
Abstract: In an electronic device having an function of displaying time in an optical analog display with pointers, the information on the position of the pointers on the analog display can be stored as digital information in a memory of the electronic device. The electronic device is multi-functional since it is capable of inputting or displaying time information for time schedules of buses, planes, and trains at the positions of the analog display.