Watch brands differ in their view of the smiling watch face, it seems
This is certainly a topic for the detail obsessed - so I reckon it will fit right in.
I remember reading a while ago about Grand Seiko having changed their policy on the smiley face of watches used for official photography from 10:08:42 to 10:08:43 or the other way around and decided to have a quick look at what differing brands are doing in this respect.
It seems there is consistency within a brand - generally - but none between. Let’s see what’s out there.
Chopard generally goes for 10:08:37, for instance.
Picture from: Chopard
JLC often seems to go for 10:08:34... At the same time the website does feature different settings for different watches for a more spontaneous look, I guess.
Picture from: JLC
Omega is different yet again with perhaps the largest deviation of them all - 10:07:37.
Picture from: Omega
And finally, as initially stated - the Grand Seiko setting of 10:08:42.
Picture from: Grand Seiko
Any other observations you have made? The differences coming from the eye of the respective watch industry beholder or is there more behind it?
Have a great weekend! This message has been edited by MTF on 2018-04-21 03:12:35