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    Interesting exercise

    So I just came across this article on Ablogtowatch and I don't think its been posted here. Its an article about watch hands design illustrated with just the hands belonging to several well known watch models. I recognised 11 out of the 17 posted (didn't get 1,8,10,12,14 and 17; really ought to have gotten 12.)

    Answers at bottom of the article. How did you guys do? (I suspect many would get 100%).

    How The Most Popular Watches Can Be Recognized By Just Their Hands | aBlogtoWatch
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    Re: Interesting exercise

    I got 'em all except 1, 13 and 14, and I thought both 12 and 16 were from a royal oak.

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    Interesting exercise

    got em all except 14. Wonder what that is.

    12 is patek nautilus. 16 Royal oak.

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    13 - Urwerk
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    Re: Interesting exercise

    here's the pic
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    i didn't get the Zenith, IWC and swatch..
    hmm..


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    Re: Interesting exercise

    Ah I see 14 is swatch.
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    Re: Interesting exercise

    Fun - thanks. I got em all except 12,14,16. The brand, that is, not the model in all cases.

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    Re: Interesting exercise

    I guess the Breguet hands are the most iconic here. I mean they are even part of the company logo now. Followed by the Sub mercedes hands I would think.

    Thinking of iconic hands missing from this article my thoughts turned to Tudor snowflake hands as seen on Vintage tudor subs and today's Black Bay and Pelagos, and of course the Speedmaster Pro handset.
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    Re: Interesting exercise

    Interesting article (and I posted this over on the affordables forum) - I'd be interesting to see if a slightly different demographic (Affordables, Public, Dive, Omega, Rolex, etc.) would score higher for some and not get others.
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    Re: Interesting exercise

    Fun and interesting, it just shows how important the hands are. The hands can make a watch iconic. I got 15/17, I thought no.12 was AP Royal Oak 15300 and had no idea about no.14 as I thought it was too generic, I've seen many vintage Seikos' hands similar with no.14.

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    Re: Interesting exercise

    Quote Originally Posted by watchgeekwatchnut View Post
    Fun and interesting, it just shows how important the hands are. The hands can make a watch iconic. I got 15/17, I thought no.12 was AP Royal Oak 15300 and had no idea about no.14 as I thought it was too generic, I've seen many vintage Seikos' hands similar with no.14.
    The author makes an interesting point too that in his opinion, starting watch design with the hands before moving onto the dial may help in avoiding common pitfalls of watch design especially with regard to legibility etc.

    Whilst that may be debatable, the point about how watch hands help establish an almost subconscious but impactful brand and design identity is very true I think.


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