Can I Wear my Watch on my Right or Left Wrist?

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Most people in society (including SuitUpp guys) write with their right hands. In order to keep one’s wrist-watch out of the way, it has become a custom for the watch to be worn on the left wrist. As a result of this norm, you’ll notice that the dial to configure the watch above is also on the right side (making it easy to use with your right hand – only when you wear the watch on your left wrist).

If you’re left handed, then you’ll have a legitimate excuse for wearing the watch on your right wrist – however, it will still look weird. I happen to be left handed myself but still wear my watch on my left hand. When it comes to writing, I simply take off my watch to keep it out of harm’s way. This, of course, isn’t the most ideal solution – but, it works. The good news, though, is that there are some left handed watches out there. Check out the watch below and note how the dial is on the left side (provisioning the wearing of this watch on one’s right wrist):

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4 Comments

  1. 1

    Bill Cremins

    March 7, 2010

    5:30 am

    Is there a time for a black watch dial, as opposed to a white one?

    Yes, it is a bad pun, but I wanted to know if a black dial is more appropriately worn during the night.

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    Emmanuel Zachariadis

    July 10, 2011

    1:40 am

    The reason some watches have their crown on the left side is NOT because they are for left handed people.Its mainly because such watches,usually diver or army watches are better suitable if someone is wearing gloves so it wont get caught by the crown.
    While it is indeed custom to wear a watch on the left wrist ,there are many who wear them on the right side for various reasons e.g a large crown pinching and hurting the dorsal handside.

  3. 3

    Vishal Sathyan

    October 10, 2011

    5:42 am

    The first one is for a right handed person, to wear it on the left and the second one is for a left handed person, to wear it on the right.

  4. 4

    Lesmos

    February 18, 2012

    2:34 am

    I just feel more comfortable with my watch on my right wrist. I’m right handed and it feels right to me.

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