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How to Properly Wear a Watch

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How to Properly Wear a Watch

Lucy Smith February 10, 2020
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When choosing a watch, there are some people that would focus on the watch movement such as an automatic watch versus a quartz watch. There are also some that would choose one based on its appearance and there are people that would focus on the watch’s features more than anything else.

Be that as it may, have you ever stopped to wonder how to best wear a watch? I mean, where should you put it on: Your left or right hand?

In this article, I will cover all the necessary information regarding this topic so that you will be aware.

Wearing a Watch: The Left or the Right?

As a watch enthusiast, I’ve been asked quite often about this one particular question: Where should I wear my watch? Well, as history would put it, your watch should always be placed on your non-dominant hand. That means that if you are right-handed (which the majority of us are), then it is generally a good idea to put your timepiece on your left wrist.

The reason why this is usually the case is so that your dominant hand is devoid of anything that can obstruct its movement. Depending on the make and model of your watch, it can either be too distracting or too heavy for your dominant hand to maneuver really well.

Now, this is just traditional knowledge. At the end of the day, it is still up to you whether or not you want to wear your watch on your dominant hand or your non-dominant one.

I’ve known some people that actually love wearing their timepieces on their dominant hands simply because it allows them to know exactly what time it is while they are doing the usual stuff they’re doing.

Consider the Watch Crown

Most watches would often have a crown on them. The crown is that small knob usually located on the side of the watch that would allow you to set the time, as well as tinker with the other functions of the watch (if any).

That being said, the watch crown is usually located on the right side of the watch and is meant to be manipulated by your dominant hand. That means that since the crown is situated on the right, that also means that it should be worn on your left wrist so that your right hand can easily tinker with the knob when necessary.

Of course, there are also some watches with additional buttons as well, but the thing that you have to look at more is the crown. If you want your watch to look good, it would be best that you put your watch depending on where the crown is placed.

What About Left-Handed People?



Companies like Rolex, Zenith, and Tudor are actually creating watches specifically made for lefties. That means that the crown is situated on the ‘9-olock’ position which means that the watch can be safely be placed on the person’s right wrist.

At the end of the day, there are things that you have to consider. Do you want to consider comfort or do you want to consider style? In most cases, wearing your watch on the non-dominant hand does make sense, but do consider the other things that I’ve mentioned in this article as well.