"I would argue that the reason we have analogue displays is that they are easier to comprehend."
This was the argument in car circles once digital readouts started to become popular. Some enthusiasts, apparently looking at Sopwith Camels and P51 Mustangs pointed out that these high performance aircraft used analog, so that must be best.
The argument fell apart when it was pointed out that the latest aircraft both commercial and military all used digital readout because it got information to the pilot faster.
The argument pretty much ended. I *prefer* analog gauges, but I realize they're not better, they simply look more elegant to my 20th century brain,
Personally, I find digital gauges (including clocks / watches) require more "thinking" for me to interpret. If someone asks me, "How fast are we driving?" a digital gauge will allow me to quickly answer, "110 km/h." However, it will take me a second or two to "internalise" how fast I'm driving.
With an analogue gauge, if someone asks me the same question, it'll take me the additional second or two to convert the needle position into "110 km/h", but I instantly will be able to see, "Oh, I'm going a few km/h above 100 km/h."
I have the same issues with watches. With a digital watch, I easily can figure out the current time. To figure out how long I have, say, until I need to get out the door to go to work, it'll take me longer to figure out with a digital watch. With an analogue watch, I find it easier to figure out I have, "about a quarter of an hour" until I need to leave.