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Kaylyn Belcourt

Fergus, Ontario, Canada

Designer (Product Design)

Member since July 20, 2007

  • Its all in the marketing

    Communication


    In response to 10 past 10 ???, posted by Cristina Serban,
    in the thread 10 past 10 ???

    I have noticed this trend as well, of setting clocks to 10:10, and I looked into it. From Google Answer:

    ""Q: WHEN YOU SEE AN AD WITH A CLOCK IN IT THE HANDS ARE ALWAYS POSITIONED AT 10:10?

    A: WE CALLED TIMEX FOR YOUR ANSWER AND IT SAYS THE HANDS ON A CLOCK ARE PLACED AT TEN-TEN BECAUSE IT'S A CREATIVE STANDARD INDUSTRY.

    TIMEX SAYS THE HANDS ON TIMEPIECES ARE PLACED AT TEN-TEN SO THE COMPANY LOGO ON THE FACE WILL BE FRAMED AND NOT BLOCKED BY THE HANDS. TIMEX SAYS THE INDUSTRY STANDARD USED TO BE EIGHT-TWENTY BUT THAT LOOKED TOO MUCH LIKE A FROWN AND CREATED AN UNHAPPY LOOK.

    TIMEX SAYS IN ITS ADS, THE CLOCK HANDS ARE PLACED AT TEN-NINE AND THIRTY SIX SECONDS, EXACTLY."

    This seems to be a common explanation, and one that makes sense based on the knowledge that a company always wants to be recognized for its products!

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  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design