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  • J. J..
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    With analogue watches (with hands) there are two main reasons.

    Firstly the manufacturer's logo is usually located in the centre top of the watch. The hands frame the logo emphasising it. The last thing that the manufacturer wants is for the logo to be obscured which it would be if the hands were in many other positions.

    Of course the same could be said if the logo was placed centre bottom and the hands were set at 4:40 or 8 : 20. This the leads to the second reason.

    With the hands set at 10 : 10 the image is of a smiling face whilst at 8 : 20 it resembles a frowning face. Manufacturers noticed that sales were higher with a smiling face rather than a frowning one and therefore placed their logos at the top centre rather than the bottom centre of the watch and framed it by setting the hands at 10 :10

    Because of this tradition of 10 :10 with analogue watches I presume that with digital watches they just followed the traditional ways, although there is no need to do so.

  • 5 years ago

    Watch enthusiasts are extremely passionate about watches and notice and scrutinize every little aspect of a luxury watch. One thing that a true watch enthusiast picks up on is how the hands of a watch are always set to 10:10 in an advertisement. There are many rumors as to why watch brands do this, some make more sense than others.

    One rumor that has circulated has been that the watch hands are placed at 10:10 because that was the time Abraham Lincoln died. However, Lincoln was actually shot at 10:15 pm and died the next morning at 7:00 am.

    Another story states that the hands read 10:10 in honor of victims of the atomic bomb that was dropped in Japan. However, neither of the atomic bombs were dropped at 10:10, which disputes this theory.

    However, the most realistic and practical reason as to why the hands are placed at 10:10 is for aesthetic purposes. When the hands read 10:10, the hands to do not overlap and can be viewed in their entirety. Also, if a watch has a date or any subdials, they are most likely located at 3, 6, or 9. If the hands read 10:10, then they will not cover up any of these complications. The hands at 10:10 also frame the brand name that is most likely stamped beneath 12 o’clock. It also provides more symmetry, which many people find to be more aesthetically pleasing in an advertisement. Plus, many people feel that it gives the illusion of a smiling face. Who doesn’t love a smile? So, although this reason is not nearly as exciting as the other rumors, this seems to be the most logical.

  • Rayal
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    The clock at 10:10:35 has a symmetry that is pleasing to the eye. Draw a circle and the hands on a clock you will see what I mean. It looks like a Y

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Write in English.

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  • 9 years ago

    no comprendo?? please clear up your question. no one understands what u are asking

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