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  • Wear it on whatever hand you feel comfortable with, I won't tell anyone! I think the reason people say to wear your watch on the opposite hand is so that it doesn't get in the way.
  • Yes, I'm one of them! The idea behind it is that you need your best hand to fasten the watch (so need to wear it on the opposite wrist). I find I prefer mine on my writing hand because I instinctively tilt my wrist when writing to check the time. You should just wear it on the wrist that makes most sense to you. If you don't you'll just keep looking at the wrong wrist.
  • I suspect that this began in "the old days" when most watches were relatively expensive and fragile mechanical devices. You put it on your non-dominant hand to prevent damaging it while doing all of those active and reflexive things you are more likely to do with your dominant hand. Now that you can get completely non-mechanical, cheap, damage-tolerant watches at any corner store I'd recommend personal preference, convenience, fashion statement or whatever criteria you care to choose for which wrist you put your watch on.
  • On your non-dominant hand so you can use your dominant hand to put it on and take it off. i.e. If you're right handed you should wear you watch on your left hand and vice versa.
  • I wear mine on my left. I've researched this at school and everyone wears it on the left. But if you prefer right wrist, go ahead.
  • i wear it on the hand i write with and do eveything with.
  • It is said to wear it on the left, which I do. But whatever is more comfortable for you is what matters.
  • The proper way to wear a watch depends on which hand you write with. You are supposed to wear it on the left if you write with your right hand, and on the right if you write with your left hand. The hand you use for writing is your common use appendage, and thusly wearing your watch on the opposite appendage lessens the likelyhood of the watch becoming damaged. My dad taught me this.
  • Your watch is less likely to be damaged if it is on your non-dominant hand It is also less likely that it will get in your way. However, I believe that the main reason is that in the old days, you had to wind up your watch, which is much easier to do with your DOMINANT hand if the watch is on your NON-DOMINANT hand.
  • I don't know but i always wear it on my left wrist so it wont get damaged to soon cause I'm right handed.
  • Since I am righthanded I wear mine on my left wrist.
  • People made rules, that dont work for some people. The difference between the cultures makes us do thinks in a different ways. As long as you feel comfortable wearing your watch on a hand that is comfortable for you thats what you should do. Its all about how you feel.
  • Neither I use a pocket watch.
  • On my left, or a pocket watch in my watch pocket.
  • I wear mine on my right hand and write with my right hand. Not sure when or how that started but I feel comfortable with it on my right and very uncomfortable with it on my left hand.
  • people who wear wrist watch on the right wrist have a leadership attitude....
  • On the non dominate hand so you have a less chance in damaging it through usage.
  • The proper way to wear a watch depends on which hand you write with. You are supposed to wear it on the left if you write with your right hand, and on the right if you write with your left hand. The hand you use for writing is your common use appendage, and thusly wearing your watch on the opposite appendage lessens the likelyhood of the watch becoming damaged. Some people practising witchcraft or those prone to superstition believe that a watch should only be worn on the right hand. This bears no logic and is generally followed by those that are easily influenced by superstition or live their life guided by unfounded claims. As a professor of science, I can assure there is no scientific or logical reason why a watch cannot be worn on either hand as preferred by its wearer.
  • if you are right handed the left, and if left handed the right.
  • Ok, this might get confusing. :D I am left-handed but I wear my watch on my left-hand even though I write with my left hand. Most people wear their watch on the hand they do not write with. Most kids, when I was in elementary school wore their watch on their left hand since they were right-handed. I began to do the same thing. In middle school, when I finally realized that my watch should be on my right hand, I switched. That lasted maybe two days. I still wear my watch on my left hand. Lefty is me! :)
  • ON the hand you don't use to write or do things with.
  • I've always worn my watch on my left hand. The thing is that I write with my left hand but my right hand is my dominant hand in sports (throwing, etc). So I would say that in a case like mine I simply where it on the hand I'm most comfortable with because the watch would have about the same chance of being damaged or worn out no matter whivh hand I choose to wear it on.
  • Well... from my first watch on, I have always worn mine on my right hand, and I am right-handed. I am an architecture student, so the whole drawing answer is bogus to me. You should never touch any part of your hand on your drawing, especially if you are using graphite!!! Even when I draw for fun (well... I always draw for fun.. sometimes it's assigned fun) I do not touch my hand to the paper. Even hanging drywall, my watch never gets in the way. I simply cannot find any satisfying reason to wear it on either hand unless you're left-hand retarded and can't fasten your watch with your non-dominant (submissive?) hand.
  • Once upon a time, before batteries were invented, watches worked by a spring mechanism, called "wind up", or "clock work". The winder was on the right side of the watch, so it made sense to wear the watch on the left wrist so you could easily wind up your watch without taking it off your arm. So, back then, everyone wore the watch on their left arm. So perhaps it's more related to the idea that most people are right handed and wanted to wind up their watch with their right hand. Yes, these days we have battery operated watches with buttons on them, but you may just find the position of those buttons were decided by keeping in mind that most people are right handed. The proper wrist is your left one. But if you prefer it on your right, go for it. It's not so important anymore (unless you're wearing a wind-up).
  • What I know from a watch seller is that you had to wear it on right hand. because if it is on left hand, the winding mill may disturb your hand as you move your hand. But other comments are reasonable as well
  • My Analysis about choosing which wrist to wear a watch depends on the attitude of the person. If you look at the right hand wrist watch wearers, they have a bit more esteem than the opposit ones. Right hand watch wearers dont get offended by my statement, but you need to self analyse the difference.
  • I wear a wrist watch on my left hand, but when I don't wear it, I always use my cellphone to look at the time!
  • On your ankle
  • On your ankle
  • Generally, right handed people wear it on the left wrist and vice versa. But wear it however it's comfortable for you.

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