Why is 10:10 usually the Default Setting for Clocks

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  1. Sonera_group

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    Why is 10:10 usually the Default Setting for Clocks and Watches in most advertisements and showrooms.
    please share with me
    what is the actual reason behind it...???
     
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    There were once rumors that this was the time that Abraham Lincoln, or John F. Kennedy, or Martin Luther King, was shot. These rumors were false, as none of these men were shot at that time. On an analog clock face, the manufacturer's name/logo is placed underneath the number 12 at the top. Setting the clock at 10:10 provides a symmetrical "frame" for the name/logo. Some also say the clock is "smiling".
    So why are digital clocks/watches set at 10:10? Because by the time digital clocks were invented, clock and watch manufacturers had been doing it for years, so why not keep doing it?
     

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