It's just a matter of curiosity, but I find hard to justify why every single watch keep the hour hand below the minute one; from a user perspective, it seems a poorly design decision for those times when they overlap the hands.
Some manufacturers – notably Rolex with its Mercedes-like symbol – even added larger stuffs to the hour hand to be seen when such occurrences happen.
I suppose it may be done to simplify the internal gears, but I also suppose that by placing the hour-minute-seconds hands in a reverse order shouldn't be a problem…
IMO, a more reasonable user experience should show from top-to-bottom: seconds, hour, [GMT], minute hands. Isn't this achievable ?
Can someone satisfy my curiosity ? :)
Thanks in advance!