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Two watches

The two watchesI started two watches at the same time and found that one went two minutes an hour too slow and the other one minute an hour too fast, so that when I looked at them again the faster one was exactly one hour ahead. Can you figure out from from the picture at what time before noon the watches must have started?

This problem was first posted by American puzzle genius Sam Loyd. It was incorporated into his Cyclopedia of Puzzles on page 30.

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You are welcome to remark on the quirks in the puzzle, and i especially welcome your solution times. The solutions itself will be published after one week.