the watch

United States
January 18, 2007 3:54pm CST
i wonder why we are used to wear the watch in left hand? what will happen if we wear it in right hand?
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• United States
18 Jan 07
Most watch dials and buttons are more user friendly for wearing on the left wrist and usign your right hand for buttons, winding, setting, etc. Not sure why, best guess is that watch makers realized more people wore them on the left. As to the reason its on teh left, I would say because more people are right handed.
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@rachelcaron (1681)
• United States
18 Jan 07
I think the reason it started on the left is because most people are right handed. It is harder to wear a watch on your right hand if you are right handed because the watch gets in the way when you write and gets uncomfortable. I have seen some people wear their watches on their right. I guess maybe they are left handed?
@cuterose (1698)
• India
18 Jan 07
:) i wear it on my right hand only. my brother, sister also wear it on right hand only. my dad alone wears it on left. i feel wearing it on right hand is only comfortable for me.
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@bsabers (668)
• United States
18 Jan 07
I wear my watch on my left hand just because it feels a lot more comfortable and "normal" on that wrist. I know my Dad wears his on his right hand. I guess it all depends if you're left handed or right handed.
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@cherhost (1073)
• United States
18 Jan 07
I wear my watch on my right arm. That is because I am a lefty and I do not like the way it feels when I write. But it is more common to wear it on your right arm because most people are righty.
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@howard96h (11645)
• New York, New York
30 Jan 07
I think it's because before we got batteries in our watches we had to wind them up and the button is on the right side of the watch.
@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
18 Jan 07
I dont know why most people wear their watches on their left hands. but i have never done it. i always wear a watch on my right arm. its uncomfortable on my left. my husband is the same way a right watch arm wearer.