Where to wear you watch, left or right?

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@eprado (1473)
Philippines
August 18, 2007 6:52am CST
When I was still young I was always taught to wear my watch on my left hand, but I was never told why, but I see some people wear it on their right. I was wondering if anyone knows if there is some kind of watch protocol, or why the left is where the watch is normally worn? I think its because I am right handed and the watch is less likely to get either in the way of what I'm doing or be damaged. And those who wears a watch on their right wrist are left handed. What do you thinks? Pls share it with us.
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@vijay1wdv (357)
• India
20 Aug 07
i think what you told must be the apt answer but all those who wear watches in right hand need not be left handers. I know many left handers and none of them wear watches on their right. To tell about me. I was wearing my watch in my right hand when i was very young and now only on the left.
@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
22 Aug 07
Yup I do agree with you, I know left-handed people who wears their watch on their left wrist. Thanks!
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• Philippines
19 Aug 07
When I was young I used to wear my watch on my left wrist. But I came to realize that I should have been wearing my watch on my right wrist because I am left-handed so I changed its place from my left wrist to my right wrist. Since I do all my stuff using my left hand, my watch is prone to damage. Now, my problem comes back everytime I walk beside a fellow whose watch is placed in his left wrist.
@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
20 Aug 07
Better watch out there's a lot of right handed people. Lols :)) Thanks!
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@MisterPlus (1917)
• Philippines
19 Aug 07
Wearing your watch to your right hand may be accident prone. You may spill a glass of water to yourself if you happen to look aat the time and your handling a glass of water. Better wear a watch to a hand you don't normally use everyday.
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@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
20 Aug 07
That's funny. :-) You've got a point there. Thanks!
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• India
19 Aug 07
According to me,we should wear it in the left hand side.I normally wear my watch in the left hand side.I wont even remove when i sleep also.I also wonder seeing some people who wear their watch on the right hand side too. So,i thought it all depends upon their personal interest.Sometimes wearing it in the right hand side is becoming fashion now a days too. Whatever the case,wearing watch is there or not.That one we should see. What u say friend...
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@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
20 Aug 07
Ok, thanks. I agree fashion may and can influence us, I did tried before wearing it on my right. I forgot how long it lasted It felt unnatural to me, eventually I want back to wearing it on the left.
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• India
18 Aug 07
Watch - Watch in the left hand
I wear my watch on the left hand. It is easy to see the time when i wear the watch in my left hand
@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
20 Aug 07
Yup, I think so too.
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@puchapox (583)
• Philippines
18 Aug 07
I think it has something to do with being right or left handed, since I am right handed it would be convinient and easier for me to wear the watch on my left wrist, and vice versa for lefties.
• United States
15 Sep 07
That's only a thing of habit. Even if you are a right handed, if you were told to wear it no the other wrist and kept to wear it that way for a long time, you will also find it's ok.
@Daelin (683)
• Brazil
18 Aug 07
I just stopped using a watch since I began to use a cell phone. When I used a watch usually it went in my left arm. There is no protocol to watch it.
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@Daelin (683)
• Brazil
18 Aug 07
I meant there is no protocol about how to use the watch. Sorry.
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• India
20 Aug 07
thats a good question. i wear my watch on the right hand , some how its like keeping time on your right side. apple.
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@andrejuly84 (1047)
• Romania
19 Aug 07
i don't wear a watch right now but when i wear it,i wear it on the left hand.my partner wears it on the right hand cause he likes that more.don't have an expalnation for this.but i guess i would feel a little bit uncomfortable wearing it on the right
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@nonokid (20)
• Philippines
19 Aug 07
I agree with you on the premise that left-handed people wear their watches on their right and right-handed people wear their watch on the left. I am left-handed and I wear my watch on my right so as not to bother with my writing or whatever else i'm doing with my left hand. I wondered about that when I was young but later on as I grew up it dawned on me that there are a lot more right-handed people and so it's more common to see people wear their watch on the left.
@kkittu (426)
• India
19 Aug 07
yes you are right i too have tat question in my mind, but i think you are right tast is te reason, i always wear my watch in my left because i am right handed person.....thanx for post++ rated
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• United States
19 Aug 07
I am right handed and I wear it on my right. I find that I carry more things in my left arm, and I can't see my watch when I do that.
@lingli_78 (12846)
• Australia
19 Aug 07
i wear my watch in my right wrist even though i am right handed... i think it is just my habit since i am a child to wear my watch in the right wrist...
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
18 Aug 07
Hi eprado! I am right handed but I wear my watch on my left. Just like you, no one told me where I should be wearing it. I just find it convenient for me to wear it on my left and probably because I have seen my mom wearing it on her left wrist. Also because I always wear a bracelet on my right wrist since I was very,very young. I never heard of any protocol on where one should wear his or her watch.
@tinamwhite (3255)
• United States
18 Aug 07
I agree that the reason for wearing your watchon the left hand is probabaly because the watch is less likely to be hit or damaged....well, that is why I wear mine on my left wrist.
• China
18 Aug 07
My mother tell me that because i'm a man ,so i should wear the watch in the left ,that is if you are a woman you should wear it in the right ,i think this is my country's tradition
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• India
18 Aug 07
I am having bangle watch, i always wear watch on my left hand
@lani0529 (1726)
• Philippines
14 Sep 07
Hello eprado!(",) What others said may be true and in that case I'm a rule breaker. Ever since I learned to wear watch, it's always placed in my left wrist even if I'm left handed. I really thought hard why I'm wearing it in my left hand when in fact I'm a left handed. I traced the reason to the person who taught me where to place my watch. Since my parents are right handed they had their watches in the left and they taught me that it should be placed in the left and I carried that behavior until now. I'm fine with it actually. I don't really have any problem with it. For the record: I will continue wearing it in my left wrist because I'm used to it. Great day and God bless!(",)
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@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
Hello Lani0529, Yes I agree, most of us learned to do thing like where to wear our watch from our parents. Thanks and have a great day. :-)
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@lani0529 (1726)
• Philippines
16 Sep 07
Welcome!(",) I just drop by to let you know that I read your reply. Great day!
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
14 Sep 07
I am right handed. While I agree that watches and bracelets feel more natural on my right arm, I have always worn a watch on my left arm. My husband is left handed and wears his watch on his right arm. I guess because we write and do so many other things with our dominant hand that it just seems to kind of be in the way.
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@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
21 Sep 07
Hello makingpots, Thank you. :-)
• Philippines
22 Aug 07
Well, I am left-handed. I used to wear my watch on my left wrist until I changed it from the left wrist to the right wrist about two to three years ago. And lo, I really felt more comfortable now than when I'm wearing it on my left wrist. The only problem is when I'm walking beside another person whose watch is worn on his/her left wrist - our watch always bumps each other. That's why I always stay at the right side when we walk together.
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• Philippines
22 Aug 07
Oops, I just repeated my response...
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