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Which side? Left hand or right

Discussion in 'Watches' started by webley445, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. Juststeve

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    I'm a righty.

    90% of the time my watch is on my right, on top.

    I wore watches on the left until I had a crown/stem that jabbed me funny, switched to the right 20 years ago and never went back.

    I wear the watch above my wrist bone (closer to the hand) unless I am hammering or doing something else with a lot of active flex, and then I just push the watch up my arm a bit whcih frees-up my complete range of motion.
     
  2. goingyard

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    I have always wore my watch on my left hand. When I was younger I broke my left wrist and I tried to wear a watch on my right hand and I couldn't.
     
  3. STHFNGLD

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    I always wear a watch on my left hand (off hand). Much more comfortable to me. Having it on my dominant hand (right) seems too awkward. :shrug:
     
  4. Elduke

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    I am right handed so I wear my watch on my left hand. I haven't worn a watch in a while since I have relied on my cell phone telling me what time it is. It will feel weird wearing a watch again.
     
  5. Jeff

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    Left handed, watch on right wrist.
     
  6. BeerGuy

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    Mine's always on the left, AND, my crown is offset @ 10 o'clock on the right hand side. ;D

    [img width=640 height=480]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y233/markdoogue/SinnUXGSG-9.jpg[/img]
     
  7. jethro42

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    Top left. Always have. I'm right-handed, and not even sure that I could manage to get a watch strapped onto my right wrist with my left hand. Seems like it would get in the way while writing in that position as well.

    Oh, and BeerGuy - Nice Sinn.
     
  8. vic6384

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    Righty here, and when I was a kid I wore it on my right hand, but I switched to left- on top, a long time ago. I like my Seiko monster with a 4 o'clock crown, but my eco-zilla with the 9 o'clock crown is much more comfortable, and hardly ever needs to be adjusted.
     
  9. Mr. Henk

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    Left, right is just very annoying.
     
  10. Mister Scribble

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    Interesting--was thinking about this the other day. For a long time I used
    an electronic timer/clock that clipped to my keys. I had gotten out of the
    habit of wearing a wristwatch after several of them died on me.

    I'm right handed, and am wearing my new watch face up on my left
    arm. I suppose it's just easier to buckle it with my dominant right hand.
    Sometimes I'd wear it inside the wrist years ago. I think that's actually easier
    to view.

    I think it would take a real battering if I wore it on my right wrist.

    I actually feel better without anything on my wrists, and don't wear
    jewelry either. Now that I'm wearing a wristwatch again I have to
    be careful I don't bang it on doors and walls as I pass by.

    If I had a watch pocket I'd probably use a pocket watch. But
    during the winter it's more difficult to fish it out from under layers
    of clothing and check the time.

    Our society is very time-obsessed, and it's inconvenient not to
    have a watch. But I think this constant attention to time makes
    us nervous.

    :woohoo:
     
  11. BeerGuy

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    The cool thing about the watch pictured above is that it is completely filled with oil. Because of that the hands actually appear to be stuck to the surface of the glass. You can read the time on that watch from virtually any angle.
     
  12. Mister Scribble

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    Amazing. Who makes it?
     
  13. BeerGuy

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    Sinn. It's their UX model, specifically the GSG-9 edition.
     
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    I wear my watch on the right top side and I am a righty. It started back in high school english class. When writing stuff, I am able to easily see what time it is.
     
  15. DiabloSc(+)pe

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    Right Handed , watch Left Wrist Face-up !
     
  16. BeerGuy

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    Here are some shots from another forum. Try this with the watch you're wearing.

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    Please see “What is Hot Linking, and why isn't it allowed?” in THIS thread.
    Also, please see "How to and Where to host pictures" in "THIS" thread.
    Ray

    :dabird:
     
  17. tmedina

    tmedina EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Right-handed. Left wrist, face down.

    Honestly don't know when or where I picked up the habit, but it feels natural.

    -Trevor
     
  18. Slomo26

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    Right handed, watch on top of Left wrist.....
     
  19. Mister Scribble

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    Looks solidly built. I can't tell the time from the picture, though...I need to
    read numerals. I'm not good that way; that's why all my watches have
    numerals. It's too easy for me to misread a watch with slash marks
    only if I have it aligned wrong. Guess I'm a bit watch-dyslexic.
     
  20. zcout

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    well here is a twist, in what direction do you got your watch?

    with the dail facing you when you got your palm up,
    like johh MacClane
    [​IMG]

    or the most common way with the dail up when your knuckles are