Watches lend themselves well to repetition of their circular shape in photographic compositions. I find this to be a useful compositional tool to tie the elements of an image together. Here are some example images.

Below you can see that the major shapes in this image are all circular, the watch itself, (and as subsets, the round bow and subseconds dial), the plate, and the coin. Additional circular elements are created by the white decoration on the plate and the shadow formed by the depression in the plate.

Here are some more watch images in which circular elements have been used to strengthen the composition.

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