Wristwatches: where do you wear yours?

Discussion in 'The Good Life' started by gorgo2, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    When I was a little girl, I had no end of trouble telling left from right, but knew that I wrote with my left hand. The easiest way for me to be sure was to pick up a pen or pencil. If it felt comfortable, I knew it was in my left hand. So, once I was old enough to wear a watch, I started wearing it on my left hand, just to identify it.
    I still wear it on my left, just past the wrist bones. This also came in handy when I was teaching, because I could check it easily, while writing on the board. (A teacher needs to be aware of the time, to pace the lesson properly.)
  2. preidy

    preidy Just call me Dino

    Back in the day when I had to wear a suit everyday I felt naked without it. If I forgot to put it on and got to work it drove me crazy not to have that appendage. Now 15 years later it would drive me nuts to have one on. Of course back then it was the only way to tell time.
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  3. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

    IMG_0144.JPG Left wrist. Band is as tight as the jeweler can make it an' it's still loose. I DO NOT wear this baby to work!
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  4. Carbide Mike

    Carbide Mike 9 Lives

    Left arm, just above the wristband. I have to use the chronograph and tachymeter constantly. .
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  5. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    Left arm, above the wrist, but I keep them somewhat loose.
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  6. Eeyore

    Eeyore Well-Known Member

    AFAIK he used a pocket watch (not joking). Remember that he grew up in the first half of the 20th century.
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  7. Edsland

    Edsland Active Member

    Just above the wrist joint , loose enough to move some but not loose enough to move up or down.
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  8. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    That's how he made the trains run on time.
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  9. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Probably, but wristwatches started to become popular in the '40s. So, maybe he had one. And, according to google, he gave one to Eva for her 27th birthday.
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  10. RockyNomad

    RockyNomad Member

    I'm a lefty and wear mine on my left wrist. It's a right handed world and I was just following the crowd when I started wearing it back in grade school.
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  11. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    always been on the left wrist for me.
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  12. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Brian, Doc Ezlovan needs to see that watch(Stuhrling):).
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  13. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I'm one of those elderly gents. HA! Before I retired, I wore it on the left wrist. Now it sits in the top drawer of my high-boy. I pulled it out and put it on to see where I wear it. I know when I was young I liked the Speidel twist-o-flex band, and I was skinny. So, I took out the links to make it snug for the south side of the joint. I don't like loose bracelet fit. I like it snug. When I discovered velcro bands, I started wearing it just north of the joint and snug.
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  14. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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  15. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Awhile back I found a jubilee band that fit my old Citizen dive watch and attached it. I gave myself a couple weeks to get used to it but just couldn't. The multiple little links we're just too distracting.

    Then a couple weeks ago I found a cheap Target type dive watch with a decent stainless oyster band. I put that band on my watch. I've been wearing it now for a couple weeks and I am very pleasantly suprised how comfortable it is once you get it sized right and used to it.
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  16. Carbide Mike

    Carbide Mike 9 Lives

    Believe it or not, cave divers who routinely dive 700+ ft use a cheap Casio watch available in Target and Wal-Mart, and They hold up better than the most expensive dive watches.
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  17. Eeyore

    Eeyore Well-Known Member

    That might be the case indeed, since wristwatches rapidly became popular in the military due to their small size and their convenience.

    To be fair; I am not that interested in Hitler's watch(es). And no brand would want to be associated with him (or Nazi Germany) anyway.

    For the record, I have my wristwatch on my right wrist, as I am left-handed.
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  18. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    That doesn't surprise me.

    Another "strange but true," is Italian men often wear their watch over their shirt sleeve. It's for convenience rather than fashion, from what I understand. Or at least that is how it started.
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  19. Right handed on my right wrist, above the joint. 30ish years ago, I broke my left arm, and had to move my watch to my right wrist, and have been wearing it there ever since.
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  20. stream26

    stream26 Member

    My daily wear watch is a Nixon quatro on a bracelet that fits just above the wrist bone.
    So, too, does another favorite, a Sturhling http://jonsguide.org/best-top-stuhrling-watches-reviews/. I have a couple of more subdued, vintage watches for evening cultural and social affairs, an IWC and a Hamilton, both on leather bands that I adjust to fit below the wrist bone, to see the time without turning back a cuff. For robust outdoor activities, I put a Casio GShock, below the wrist bone to be easily visible among parka cuffs, gloves, ski pole straps, etc.
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