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Old 04-10-2018, 09:16 PM   #1
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What-ho Boxster Pundits!

My first post, so be kind.

Has anybody else noticed that the knob that changes the clock time in our beloved mode is a bit unusual?

It could be just me noticing this, but every clock graphic or logo you will see just about anywhere shows the time of 10 to 2 (or perhaps 10 past 10). Just about any watch ad will show this time in photos too - it's kind of a "done thing". A friend who trained as a window dresser (yes, really) says it's so the clock is smiling. Just naturally appealing I guess...

So why did Porsche designers who know their eggs (and watches) go with a logo that shows the time as 5 to 3? Does it memorialise the time of Ferdinand's death perhaps?

I have commemorated this oddity in my avatar.
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Old 04-10-2018, 10:42 PM   #2
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It's less common than 10:10 or 1:50, but more common than random positions. It comes up in ads, too.

I don't think there's any special meaning to it, but you never know...looks kind of like a comfortable seat...?
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Old 04-10-2018, 11:27 PM   #3
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Thanks, That makes some sense - a comfy seat appeals just as much as a fetching smile. Do you keep a catalog of watch ads handy or is Google Images your friend?
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Old 04-10-2018, 11:36 PM   #4
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Google Images. I found a few
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