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# Pocket Watch

## Question

A pocket watch without numbers was rotated..

What is the time if the colored dials are the
hour,second & minute hands of the watch??

It is afternoon..

Note: Idea from BMAD & Bonanova

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## 4 answers to this question

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3:36

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1:32:50?

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8:24

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There are 60 marks, so each represents a minute.

The hour hand is on a mark when the minute hand is on {0, 12, 24, 36, 48}.

When the minute hand is on a mark, the second hand is on noon.

Blue cannot be the second hand. (It would be on noon and it would be 18 minutes past/before a full hour.)

1) Yellow is on 12. Mauve indicates 24 minutes. Blue indicates 42 [minutes] = 8 + 2/5 [hours] = 8:24
2) Yellow is on 12. Mauve indicates 36 minutes. Blue indicates 18 [minutes] = 3 + 3/5 [hours] = 3:36

3) Mauve is on 12 ... -> 3:36

4) Mauve is on 12 ... -> 8:24.

The watch could be rotated upside down, too.

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