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90% Of Viewers Couldn’t Spot The Mistake In 10 Seconds! But Can You?

We love a good challenge at Tiffy Taffy, and this one sure is a doozy. This picture puzzle has got 90% of the people who attempt to spot the mistake completely stumped. Have a look and see if you can figure it out or not.

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Can You Spot The Mistake In This Picture Puzzle?

Below, we are going to place a picture of what appears to be a hand wearing a watch. The hand is quite graceful looking, with long delicate fingers reaching outward. The nails are painted a lovely purple color and the owner of the hand is wearing two beautiful rings. One ring has a diamond on it, the other does not. On the wrist attached to the hand, there is a very simple yet elegant watch.

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It is a very well-done piece of art, by all means. However, outside of the obvious talent of the artist, something about this piece is amiss. Can you spot the mistake that the artist made when making this picture? Check out the photo below and give it a shot.

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illustration of hand with watch on wrist
Image Credit: GPuzzles

What do you think? Is there something wrong, perhaps, with the way the artist drew the hand? Hmm… it doesn’t look like it. How about the fingernails? Again, unless you have something against lavender purple this is likely not the culprit. Is it the rings? Again, it is not unusual for someone to wear two rings on one finger, and they are both perfectly normal-looking pieces of jewelry. This only leaves the watch to be the source of the error.

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The Solution

Okay, so we’ve narrowed it down to the watch. What do you think the problem might be? Is it the band? Likely not, it looks like a pretty standard brown leather watchband. How about the watch’s face – is that where the mistake is hidden? It has a long hour hand, a shorter minute hand, and even the thin red hand to tell the seconds. All seems normal there.

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No, to spot this mistake you need to know how a regular watch is built quite well. Have a look at the adjustment pin. More importantly, look at where it is positioned. This is the problem. It is located on the top of the watch, rather than the sides so that it coincides with the side of the wrist.

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illustration of hand with watch on wrist
Image Credit: GPuzzles

If you’re sitting there saying “Wait – what?!” then go grab a face watch (not a digital one) and have a look to see where the adjustment pin is. If the pin was positioned where it is shown in this photo, you’d be touching it every time you bent your wrist. Not only would this be uncomfortable for you, but you’d likely end up inadvertently changing the time on your watch. So there you have it – were you able to spot the mistake that was driving people crazy?

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More Games

If you enjoyed that puzzle and are warmed up and ready to go for more, check out these puzzles, games, and riddles below. There’s sure to be at least one in this list that will stump you.

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Don’t forget to share this with your friends and family so that they can join in the fun, too!

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Julie Hambleton
Freelance Writer
Julie Hambleton has a BSc in Food and Nutrition from the Western University, Canada, is a former certified personal trainer and a competitive runner. Julie loves food, culture, and health, and enjoys sharing her knowledge to help others make positive changes and live healthier lives.
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