Poll for 24 hour clock fans:
A) Midnight at the top
B) Noon at the top
X) Midnight as 24 (or XXIV)
Y) Midnight as 00
@th B: feels more natural because it somewhat follows the location of the sun.
Also Y because of UTC & co.
@th clocks for energy utilities run from 00:00:01–24:00:00 and the first hour is designated 1, so I'm here for this.
@scruss some transit systems use hours greater than 24 for trains that run after midnight on the same "service day". https://developers.google.com/transit/gtfs/reference
@th the lovely old printed DB timetables had those all over the place.
Military watches that went over midnight used 24+ time too, in order to simplify pay accounting. Simplifying accounting is also why utility time does it too: the hour reading at 24:00 "belongs" with the current day, not the next. Avoids off-by-ones entirely
@mhoye I wrote a clock for the Pebble a few years ago that rotated a polar-projected map counter-clockwise to keep local noon at the top. Southern hemisphere was a compile time option.
@th Midnight at the bottom has the nice property that the hour hand points in a direction symbolic of (even if often not corresponding to) the sun's position.