Clock dials might act as ordinary backgrounds to clock hands in order to promote a quick telling of the moment by observers, yet past that functionality is something either stylistically prosaic or a beautiful work of art. Dials influence the clock to make a particular declaration that ranges someplace between bold and also small. In picking as well as constructing these elements, the clockmaker works out different stylistic options, and thus develops a watch that is either forgettable or something people remember. Can features of clock dials and other parts be plugged into a formula that will predict how remarkable they are? Maybe, but relying on a formula indicates an abdication of inspiration, which might quite possibly ruin the job to failure first. We think a better method is to open up one's mind to new ideas and merely to allow the creative juices flow. This boils down to recognizing the roles of feature and also type, and also to finding a proper balance between them. The clock has to provide the viewer the capacity to inform the time at a glance, else it stops working on the feature front. So the presentation should not interfere with this standard role (by being excessively ornate, e.g.), but if it is simply standard the observer has no reason to appreciate your work.