something I've been thinking about for some time, regarding my Swiss mechanical watches. when setting the time, say 10:10, do you run the minute hand up to 10 or down to 10?
In my mind, I think the gears are normally running the hands clockwise. So it would be more accurate to set the hands this way. If I ran the hand down to the number, I think the gears/ hands connections would have to 'catch up' slightly before continuing on.