Wristwatches

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Goliath, Sep 24, 2010.

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I wear my wristwatch...

  1. With the watch facing outward.

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  2. With the watch facing inward.

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  3. I don't wear a wristwatch.

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  1. scotpens

    scotpens scotpens Premium Member

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    This page gives some other reasons for wearing a watch that way.
     
  2. ShamelessMcBundy

    ShamelessMcBundy Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    OK i may be generalizing/stereotyping, but it seems to me that mostly women wear their watches on their right hand and mostly men wear them on the left hand. At least, this has been my experiences.
     
  3. Canadave

    Canadave Vice Admiral Admiral

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    A lot of people don't wear them anymore. Personally, I think it's silly—if I forget my watch at home, I find it really annoying to have to dig my cell out of my pocket just to check the time.
     
  4. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I have only ever worn my watch on my left hand.
     
  5. ShamelessMcBundy

    ShamelessMcBundy Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I'm sure. All i'm saying is that my mom has always worn her watch on her right hand and it's always seemed like that's normal for women. Again, just from what i've seen.
     
  6. Amaris

    Amaris Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Thank you. To this day, I still don't know who makes the watch, as the "Captain" symbol (with the anchor for a "t") on the face of the watch has no connection to anything I can find on Google. I can't even find another watch like it. All I know is I got it for $8 at a Dollar General, and that Japan movement is decent quality.

    You should start carrying around "The Origin of Species" and casually refer to it as your most recent work.
     
  7. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I know my mother wears her watch on her left hand. I will have to look to see if other Australian women do as I have never given it any thought before.
     
  8. ShamelessMcBundy

    ShamelessMcBundy Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    It may end up being a cultural thing.
     
  9. Mr. B

    Mr. B Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I wear one on the outside, it would be pretty annoying to have one on inward while typing and doing any number of other things.

    I used to wear my watch on the right wrist but I broke that habit with the last one I bought.

    [​IMG]

    My current wristwatch is nothing special. When I have the money to burn I might get an Omega Speedmaster, the "Moonwatch."
     
  10. scotpens

    scotpens scotpens Premium Member

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    :lol: :guffaw: :lol:

    I'm left-handed and have always worn my watch on my right hand. I always assumed most people wear their watch on their non-dominant hand, regardless of gender.
     
  11. Vulcan Princess

    Vulcan Princess Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm right-handed and I wear my watch on my left hand. I've noticed the same thing - right handed people tend to wear their watch on the left hand, and left handed people tend to wear it on the right. I've tried wearing it on my right hand on occasion, such as when my left wrist is in a brace, but it feels so unnatural to have it on my right hand and it keeps getting in the way.
     
  12. Tribbles

    Tribbles Commander Red Shirt

    My wrists are tiny and any watch I've ever had either rolls around my arm as I move, or I've had to have links taken out. I don't wear watches anymore and hardly ever wear bracelets because of it. I just use my cell phone for the time.

    My husband, however, always wears his watch, even when sleeping. It's a velcro band, so it must not be too uncomfortable. He wears it on the outside of his left wrist (and he is left-handed).
     
  13. Q2UnME

    Q2UnME Commodore Commodore

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    I've worn some type of wrist watch everyday of my adult life. Left wrist, facing outward. Now I'm working at a facility that has a "no jewelry" rule that includes wrist watches (and wedding rings, don't get me started on that one) so I've had to shift to a pocket watch for work days and my normal wrist watch on weekends. Feel naked with out it on my wrist.

    Q2UnME
     
  14. Amaris

    Amaris Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Lately, I have discovered that most teens can't read my watch (they ask for the time and I hold up my wrist so they can see). That won't change, because I don't like digital watches, I'm all about the analog.
     
  15. ShamelessMcBundy

    ShamelessMcBundy Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    That saddens me but at the same time, doesn't surprise me. It's sad that with the rise of cell phones, people can't even tell time anymore. :(

    [​IMG]

    The Casio Waveceptor, my "going-about-town" watch. I love it. Yay atomic watches!
     
  16. Jan

    Jan Commodore Commodore

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    I wear a watch any time I leave my house. Around the house, there's always a clock in sight regardless of what room I'm in.

    I wear mine facing out and on my left wrist. I was actually taught that you wear the watch on the wrist of your non-primary hand but I don't know why.

    I can only wear cheap watches, nothing better than a Timex. Anything better and something about my metabolism causes them to run fast - doesn't matter if it's battery-run or wind-up.

    I've got a quirk that causes me to even carry a spare watch with me for the rare times I forget it when I leave the house. On my first long-term job a pen was necessary but our uniforms had no pockets. So I got in the habit of tucking my pen into my watchband so I always had it with me no matter what end of the counter I was on. After 5 years on that job it was so much a habit that I'm still doing it 30 years later. If I forget my watch and pull out my pen for something, I'm likely to throw it across the room when I forgetfully try to tuck it in my watchband. Yeah, I write on the skin of my arm a lot but, fortunately, I'm highly washable. :)

    It would seem to be going the way of knowing how to make change without a computer telling you.

    Jan
     
  17. GMac

    GMac Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Outwards, and yes I'm none of those who wears an analogue one with hands most of the time (I do have an 80s-retro style Casio digital one also). Have worn one since I was a kid, so I don't feel right without it.

    GM
     
  18. Amaris

    Amaris Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Well, in fairness, that's just technology moving forward. There will always be a place for analogue time pieces, though. If not for the practicality, then for the simple beauty.

    Oh, I really like that watch.
     
  19. propita

    propita Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I wear it with the face more in line with my thumb, so I don't have to turn my arm so much to read it.

    Have I mentioned that I'm pretty lazy?
     
  20. ShamelessMcBundy

    ShamelessMcBundy Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    That's true re: the beauty of watches. I am a big watch fanatic and if i had the money, i would have a lot more watches than the ones i currently have.

    I like that watch too. I got it about 3 years ago, give or take, and it was only around $30 on Amazon. It was a great deal.