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Thread: What wrist do you wear your watch (and why)

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    What wrist do you wear your watch (and why)

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    Quote Originally Posted by M. Montaigne View Post
    I wear my watch on my right wrist.
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    I rest my case.
    Quote Originally Posted by gnuyork View Post
    That explains some things...
    I am right handed, but I think I just started wearing it on the other wrist to be contrarian in middle school, and now it's just became a habit.

    Over the years, I have found it pretty helpful to have it on my right, as opposed to my left. What about you guys?
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    I'm right-handed. Watch goes on my left wrist. Non-dominant hand, which means (slightly) less likely to get banged around.

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    left, but I'm a righty. This just seems to be the standard I guess. Also with digital watches, it's easier to set and use with my dominant hand, with the watch on the non dominant.

    I also talk with my phone in my left hand contrary to what seems to be the norm. This is out of habit of being able to hold the phone in my left, while writing with my right hand (or dialing back in the day).
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    Interesting. I am right handed as well, but never considered the fact that the watch would get banged up more (or less) on any one hand.

    Although I do think that when I am writing, I am careful not to let the watch bang against the desk. Which I suppose wouldn't happen if it were on my left hand.

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    If you wear it on the right, pushers and crowns don't dig into your hand and are easier to operate. Makes total sense. I can't do it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnuyork View Post
    left, but I'm a righty. This just seems to be the standard I guess. Also with digital watches, it's easier to set and use with my dominant hand, with the watch on the non dominant.

    I also talk with my phone in my left hand contrary to what seems to be the norm. This is out of habit of being able to hold the phone in my left, while writing with my right hand (or dialing back in the day).
    My phone technique is the same. And watch on the left wrist, where it belongs
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    Oops, hit the wrong button. Actually wear 'em on my left, not my right. Why? Force of habit mostly. But if you want to know the real reason it has to do with a sacred oath I took many years ago. This was part of a secret ceremony involving a drop of blood from my fingertip, sacrificing of a goat, incantations in Pali, ritual deflowering of Maltese virgins, ingestion of a secret decoction containing vile porky unmentionables and thimblewort, howling at the quartered moon, invoking the spirit of Gadiolinus, kneeling before an altar of skulls, and vowing to never, on pain of death, wear a watch on any wrist other than my left.
    She said I was the apple of her eye so I told her she was the rutabaga of my duodenum.

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    Dude, what were you smoking and where can I get some?

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    Right. Just to be different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M. Montaigne View Post
    Dude, what were you smoking and where can I get some?
    Given the time frame it was most likely black Nepali hash. That stuff was exquisite. Then again it could've been Thai stick. Wouldn't have a clue where to source either these days. <sigh>
    She said I was the apple of her eye so I told her she was the rutabaga of my duodenum.

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