Have you ever imagined that if you have a watch in hand, do you prefer to wear it on your left wrist or right wrist? Perhaps you have never considered this problem, just wear it unconscious. I think this topic is very interesting, so let’s come and have a look at different opinions.
One opinion I have heard of is, it’s a custom that men will wear it on left hand and women will wear it on right hand; same is the case with clothing. Men’s shirt and women shirt’s have buttons in opposite way. When watches came into existence with belts so that rich people can tie it on their hand, it was a status symbol. Once men started wearing, rich women products came after it. Usually, rich women used to had servants( lady servants may be !) Who will dress them. Rich English women used to have hand fan with them as well which they used to keep it in their left hand mostly. Hence, either the servants decided this trend or those ladies must have.
Some hold the view that the vast majority of people choose their non-dominant hand, that is to say people tend to wear a watch on the opposite hand they use, because in this way the watch doesn’t get in the way. So, for right handed people it would be their left hand and vice versa, regardless if they were male or female, it is all up to the wearer. One notable exception case is that EMTs on duty tend to wear their watch “upside down” on the palm side of the right wrist; this is because this place the watch face up when they’re reading a patient’s wrist pulse while patients are lying down on a gurney.
Some people choose to wear a timepiece on the left wrist. They suppose that the reason become evident if you look at any watch. The crown for adjusting the time is on the right side, and it’s simply much easier to change the time if you wear it on your left hand, rather than right. Apart from this reason, the wearing of watch on the left wrist has other practical advantages. For most right-handed people, the time in the watch on the left wrist can be easily seen. Moreover, because of the lesser movement of the left hand, damage to the watch is also minimized.
Actually, a ton of people seem to wear a watch on their off-hand wrist just because it will prevent them from injuring themselves and damaging during activities. Furthermore, the watches meant to be worn on the right wrist have their screw thing (used to set the time) on the left of dial to make it an easy task. In case of watches for the left wrist, you’ll find that screw on the right of the dial.
Particular culture also affects the phenomenon of wearing a watch. For example, in Vietnam, women used to wear watch with its face on the lower wrist, and men wear it with the surface on the upper wrist.
There is also one point that can not be ignored, the habit. One said that he wore the watch on his right just because when he was a child he saw everyone else had it on the left and he was trying to be different. And then its just a habit.
Despite the custom, gender specifics, habit, convenience, given that a watch is a personal lifestyle, I do hope people wear it according to their personal preference. One can totally breakthrough conventional thought, just show his own fashion statement.