Why on the left wrist?
Why do right handed people wear their watch on their
Nick first wrote us this:
Right handed people wear their watch on their left
wrist because that way it wont get in the way when they try to do
things with their right hands and so they can check the time when
they are doing something else with their right hand.
Roxy shared what she was taught:
My mommy has always told me not to wear
it on my active hand so to speak. Since im right handed I do wear it
on my left but I never really noticed. I think it is because I use
my right hand a whole lot more of course so I don't want it getting
scratched or anything.
i know all shared this:
they where it on their left wrist so it does not get
in the way. at least most people do that I know some that don't
(like me) but for most people that is how it is the most comfy
amr shalakani shared his beliefs:
cause it's so annoying have a watch around the wrist
of the dominant hand.....try putting your watch around your right
wrist and write or eat for-example...it's not a pleasant sensation.
But some do wear them on the right...
Catt observed this:
As a kid i wore my watch on my right
hand and ponderd the same question, untill i was holding a cup full
of juice and looked at the time.... resulting in a telling off and
TB faithfully wrote this:
Because it is easier to do things with your right
hand like set your watch and buckle your watch.
pavolka responded with this:
Because their right arms get a lot more exercise and
their left ones can atrophy. Carrying the weight of the watch and
the twisting movements needed to check the time even things out.
Keith came up with this answers:
Could be several reasons:
- Old wristwatches needed to be wound and have the time set quite
frequently. It would be easier for right handed people to do this
with their right hand so they would need to wear the watch on their
left wrist (unless they took it off). Working the buttons on a
digital watch would also be easier with the right hand (for right
handed people) but the precedent was set long ago.
- Right handed people would use their right arm more. Chances of
banging/breaking the watch would be greater on the right wrist.
Watch may get in the way as you're writing with the right hand.
- It may just be a fashion/etiquette thing - early wristwatches were
created left or right handed at the whim of the watchmaker.
Sarah mumbled this:
right handed people wear their watch on their left
hand so that they can still see it while performing tasks with their
right hand. like writing for example.
Smartie rattled this:
Because if they are writing or eating, they need to
be able to check the time! It's all about double tasking.
KRDF7 concluded with this:
So the watch does not get in the way of
writing (this starts at an early age), same goes with left handers
wearing the watch on the right wrist. OR due to society and how we
were brought up, i'm left handed for awhile there my parents would
correct me on wearing the watch on the left wrist(both parents are
right handed). BONUS you can usually tell if a person is left or
right handed, depending on how they wear the watch.
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