Frequently Asked Questions on How to Properly Wear a Watch


As a watch aficionado, I cannot count how many times people have asked me this question: How does one properly wear a watch? You might think that this question is absurd, but there really is some credence in making this question a legitimate one.

You see, for far too long, many people are accustomed to wearing a watch on the left wrist, but ask any people why they are doing so and they are most likely not going to be able to give you a definitive answer.

In today’s article, I will go over some of the frequently asked questions on this matter so that you can finally know how to wear your newly purchased automatic watch the right way.

Which Side Should I Put My Watch on?

This is probably the most popularly asked question in watch forums nowadays. Where should you wear your watch? Truth be told, there is no right or wrong way to wear a watch which means that you’d just want to go with where it is comfortable for you.

Now, I want to spew out some truth here. The main reason why people think that you should be wearing your watch on the left wrist is that the vast majority of people all over the world are right-handed and since their right hands are their dominant ones, it just makes sense (at that time) to be putting your watch on the non-dominant side so that you won’t get distracted or annoyed by that piece of (useful) accessory.

That being said, conventional wisdom would have you wear a watch wherever it is the most comfortable for you.

I, for one, sometimes wear my watch on the right hand just because I can.

How Tight Should Your Watch Be?

To answer this question, you must first be getting a watch that perfectly fits your wrist. An oversized watch may look cool, but it might also be too loose for you. A small watch might also look appealing, but it might be too tight on your wrists.

Having said all of those things, the answer to this question is ‘just tight enough’. You want your watch to be somewhat loose in the sense that it won’t leave any imprints on your wrist but you also want it to be somewhat tight in that it won’t move about when you are on the go.

Can a Man Wear a Woman’s Watch and Vice Versa?

Honestly, this question can be answered by looking at what I’ve said above. It boils down to how the watch will fit on your wrist. However, if you asked this question solely to find out if it is socially acceptable to do so, I really do not see anything wrong with this.

In fact, watchmaking companies are making unisex watches now which means that they’ve designed their watches to look great on both men and women.

How to Properly Wear a Bracelet Watch?

You can wear your bracelet watch just like you would any other watch. If you want to pair it with other accessories, it is important that you consider the color of the bracelet as well.

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