Timepieces come in all sorts and shapes. Just think for example about the differences between analog watches and wall clocks. In addition, there are all kinds of variations within those two categories. There is, however, one thing that is the same for almost all timepieces. Especially for the more luxurious brands, the clock is usually at ten past ten.
Sometimes we are asked why the hands of our watches are positioned like that. There is a number of reasons for this. Some are based on myths, but of course, we also know the real reasons. But first, let me get rid of some myths and untruths about this.
The first myth states that the arms are at ten past ten because that represents an important moment in time. “To commemorate the time Abraham Lincoln’s, J.F. Kennedy’s or Martin Luther King’s death”. Though it’s a nice thought, these men respectively died at 10:15, 12:30 and 6:01 hour.
The second myth is also based on a so-called important moment. “At 10 past 10, the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. The watches on 10:10 hour are a tribute to the victims who died in the bomb attack”. I say so-called important moment, because the time the bomb fell actually was 11:02 hour. It also isn’t to remember the victims of the Hiroshima bombing, because this took place at 8:15 hour.
The real reason that watches and many other clocks are almost always at ten past ten is a lot less exciting than the myths. It is purely aesthetic and functional.
At Royal Coster we have, besides diamonds, the most beautiful watches. In addition to our own brand Coster Watches, we also sell brands like Omega, Piaget, Chopard and Frederique Constant. Let our trained consultants advise you on our watches or visit the store.
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