The Short hand on a clock or watch is the Hour hand.
The Long hand on a clock or watch is the Minute hand .
There are 60 minutes in one hour.
* The short hand on a clock tells the hour. Always use the last number that the
hour hand has passed.
* The long hand tells the minutes. Always count by 5s when reading the long
Example: In this clock the hour hand is on 7, and the minute hand is on 12. The time is Seven o'clock.
In this clock the hour hand is on 8, and the minute hand is on 6. The time is Eight- thirty .
8 : 30
Eight − thirty
Half past eight
Analog and Digital clock
An analog clock is one that tells time through the use of a fixed numbered dial
or dials with moving hand or hands. It usually has a circular scale of 12 hours,
which also serves as a scale of 60 minutes, and also as a scale of 60 seconds.
A digital clock typically displays a numerical hour range of 0-23, or 1-12 (with
an indication of AM or PM) using an LCD or LED display.
In digital clock colon separates hours and minutes. The number left to colon
represents hours and the number right to colon represents minutes.