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For Arabs, the use of the right hand for greeting has less to do with religion than with the fact that they use the left hand to wipe themselves after sitting on the toilet. To greet someone with the left hand is to symbolically give them s--t.

As for me: Despite being a rightie, I wear my watches on the right because it feels weird to wear anything on my left. Been like this since I played volleyball in high school and wore bracelets on my right hand. Which is one reason why I'll never likely buy a fitness tracker: A watch will always be on my right wrist, and there's no place for anything else.

In some cultures people tend to wear a watch or ring on the right hand/wrist. I have met a few Muslims who tend to do this especially in the Gulf as the right hand is used for greeting, eating etc you walk into a house with your right foot and leave with your left. I have noticed on quite a few Arab programmes people wear their watch on the right wrist.

That of course is not everyone far from it, I have also met folk who just wear it on the left for the same reason most of us do, the right hand is the dominant hand so wearing a watch on it would be more likely to get in the way or get damaged.

Thats the only symbolism I can think of, possibly a religious one. Other than that perhaps left handed?
 

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For Arabs, the use of the right hand for greeting has less to do with religion than with the fact that they use the left hand to wipe themselves after sitting on the toilet. To greet someone with the left hand is to symbolically give them s--t.
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I heard about that too. But as in many times in Islam, different scholars have different opinions.
One is “It doesn’t matter”
Right is preferd
And even its not allowed to wear it on the left. (I don’t find the source anymore)
As I mentioned in older posts. Sometimes you just are a couple of friends and suddenly wear it all right.
 

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I'm lefthanded but generally wear the watch left. IMO it stems from tradition when watches needed to be winded, ever tried to wind a watch on your right arm? You've seen it like this as a kid so you just copy...
Occasionally I do wear it right and there is nothing wrong with that, although I know people that have issues in reading the time "at a glance" when the watch is on their right arm, possibly something to do with peripheral vision? Any doctor in the room?

When I was sailing I wore the watch underarms left, that way I could read the time without changing my hand position when taking a starfix with a sextant. You hold a sextant in your left hand and do the adjustments with your right, your watch is then facing you and can be read instantly. I guess the same reasoning goes for drivers who wear their watch underarms.
I stopped doing so when doing Starfixes were replaced by computer keyboard work as a main daily activity.

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no but ive answered this question before...you can do whatever you want, but opposite of your favored hand works smoother for me with regards to "cleaning up" after "using" the rest room!! think about it, especially for those 15mm high watches!! yikes! :)
 

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I'm right handed but have two metal plates in my left wrist, it hurts to wear a watch on that wrist so I wear it on my right.
I actually have a similar story why I wear my watch on my right. When I was a teenager and growing fast I wore my watch 24/7, never talking it off. Resulted in the spot where the ulna, radius and carpus meet flattening out. Switched over to my right arm and got used to it so never switched back
 

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The crown is on the right for the simple reason that you can wind it with your right hand. While it is on your left arm.

Lefties might be excused.


Wearing the watch on the right is like using the fork in your right hand. Shows that nobody taught you how to do it correctly. Not that I care, each to his own!
 

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Had another question to add. I’m a lefty and wear my watch on the right. Was curious if any fellow lefty’s who wear their watches the same way, who fold their arms over their arm where they wear their watchand does it bother them that the watch is hidden?
 

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I'm a lefty. In university and school in general, I wore my watch on my right hand so it was easier to see when writing, ie during exams etc, but during that era I wore it on right all the time, often with the face on the inside of my arm.

These days, (and a long time since school) I find that if I were to do that, because I use my right hand for computer mouse, I don't like having my watch on that hand anymore. It interferes with my wrist, ergonomics, and I suppose could scratch the watch bracelet due to all the movement.

Personally I don't find crowns that convenient to work with while wearing the watch, so I just take it off if I need to do any big setting adjustments.

Either way, lefty wearing on my left.




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It's up to you!!!
I travel to South-America on a regular basis and if I'm driving a car, I prefer to wear my watch in my right hand so I can avoid any car-window breaking to snatch the watch or so.
When I come back to the USA I put it on my left wrist (As usual) and I'm good to go!!!
 

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I'm also a lefty who wears his watch on the right, but I'm not sure I get the question. You're saying that when you cross your arms, it's left over top of right, so your watch on your right wrist is covered? I think (yes, I just sat here crossing my arms to see what felt more natural) that I cross my right arm over my left.

Isn't this a question about how you cross your arms rather than which wrist you wear your watch on? Wouldn't it apply equally to left wristers?

Had another question to add. I’m a lefty and wear my watch on the right. Was curious if any fellow lefty’s who wear their watches the same way, who fold their arms over their arm where they wear their watchand does it bother them that the watch is hidden?
 

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Right handed. Worn my watch on my right wrist since about middle school. Can't remember if I did it to be contrarian and being an iconoclast or just for comfort, but it's now become a habit and part of who I am.
 

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I switch it up when I feel like it. Take earlier this week for instance, I had some kind of poison ivy or something get under my watch and irritate my left wrist. A quick washing and onto the right wrist it went.
 

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For me it's because I'm left handed.....


I`ve always wondered if there was any hidden meaning to wearing your watch on your right? I know that some people are left-handed and thus are more liable of doing it. But for some person who is right-handed it looks a bit out of the ordinary. A bit like a "rebellion against society" or a secret organization`s code. I know that most people would say they wear their watches the way they feel better. But it would be nice to hear the more bizarre opinions on this topic.

Feel free to call me a paranoid, conspiracy-seeking idiot. :-!
 

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I’ve been told since childhood that men wear watches on the left wrist and women on the right, so I’ve always worn my watches on the left wrist. That said, I’m a lefty, but as I’ve always hated needing special products for lefties, I’ve trained myself to do everything better with my right hand, so I don’t bang my watch. The only traces of left handedness on me are writing with my left hand and that rings and watches just feel better on my left hand/wrist.
 
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