There are not too many ways for a watch to show the time, but the main ones are either going to be digital or an analog display. The watch display is another way to say a watch dial type. An analog display is the traditional way a watch looks, which is the way a traditional clock face is. A digital display is one that tells you exactly what time it is digitally. Which watch display you choose could depend on a few different factors. What kind of watch style do you want? A dress watch or a sports watch? Something casual or something more luxurious? The dial type and display will change depending on the watch style of your choice.