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    A friend of mine just noticed that if you look at
    Watch Ads in magazines or newspapers
    youll notice that 9 / 10 times the time is set to 10:10am

    i guess there is some weird psychological explanation that 10:10am is the perfect time - not tooo early &not to late - before lunch - and from a distance
    looks like a .... ?????

    evidence from google - but look in ay magazine at home and youll see it

    weird









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    I guess you could ask clocker.

    I think it's just to make it have "balanced" look.

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    Just found this
    suddenly it becomes logical -

    First of all, the 10:10 position does not block out the watch company’s name or logo. In this position the hands act as a frame for the name or logo.

    Some watches have the model name or some lettering such as the chronometer rating at the bottom section of the dial. There are watches that have a subdial for the seconds hand at the 6:00 o’clock position and indicating the time as 10:10 does not interfere with any of these.

    Some companies have started using 10:08 or 10:12 as the time shown on the watch in their ads. This stops the longer minute hand from blocking out the numeral or marker at the 2:00 o’clock position.

    On a chronograph with subdials at 3:00 o'clock and/or 9:00 o'clock 5:08 or 6:53 may be used to frame one of the subdials without blocking the watch company's name or logo.

    In addition, when the hands are in the 10:10 position they form a “smiley” face instead of a “frown” that would be portrayed if the time is set at 8:20.

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    hmm, makes sense.

    If i had a watch ad though i'd just have the watch set to whatever the time was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco_2004
    hmm, makes sense.

    If i had a watch ad though i'd just have the watch set to whatever the time was.
    Good point. I think you're right! They should show the actual time of whenever you look at the ad. That way you could know what time it was and isn't that the purpose of a watch?

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    True true
    it would make life easier
    but maybe all ad photographs of watches get taken at 10.10?

    at least the british havent gone commercial


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    subliminal messages telling us to kill our family and have sex with animals maybe....no

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    abductees lose nine minutes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234
    Good point. I think you're right!They should show the actual time of whenever you look at the ad. That way you could know what time it was and isn't that the purpose of a watch?


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    OMG! The time just 15 minutes ago was 10:10 ...pretty spooky

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