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Which Watch Wrist?!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Garrick, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. Garrick

    Garrick Member

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    On which wrist do you gents wear your watches??

    I'm right-handed but have always worn my watch on my right wrist, something of which, recently I have become quite conscious because obviously, this isn't the 'norm'.

    A friend of mine does the same as does President Putin of Russia!

    Other than them, am I alone in this world?![​IMG]

    Anyway, here's a poll to get a feeling for just how common or unusual this is!

    Cheers!

    Edit - The poll has a maximum of ten options so there was no room for "I don't wear a watch at all" and "I use a pocket watch"...pehaps a mod/admin can add them for me?! Thanks!
     


  2. LabelKing

    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    I also wear my watch on the right wrist and I am right-handed.

    I believe this so called "norm" of wearing the watch on the opposite hand began when the first wristwatches were being made and the companies were debating to put the crown on the left or the right side. Of course, pocketwatches are very egalitarian.

    Or you can emulate Peter O'Toole for his very practical measure of wearing watches on both wrists.
     


  3. stach

    stach Senior Member

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    Switch arms to avoid a tan line.
     


  4. Aureus

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    Right handed, watch on left wrist.

    I've always thought the norm was the norm because it had more to do with that you use your 'primary' hand for a lot more things than your 'secondary' hand. Wearing your watch on your secondary hand means its far less likely to get in the way, and less likely to be damaged.
     


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    I'm ambidextrous, but it's on my left hand, when I wear it.
     


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    Or you can emulate Peter O'Toole for his very practical measure of wearing watches on both wrists.


    Just don't let it get out of hand.


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