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    Question Any symbolism involved in wearing a watch on the right hand?

    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.

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    Re: Any symbolism involved in wearing a watch on the right hand?

    Quote Originally Posted by PiPPoI View Post
    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.
    Sorry, the old "Left is right and right is wrong" dogma does not apply to watches

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    Re: Any symbolism involved in wearing a watch on the right hand?

    A lot of people wear the watch on their weaker arm to keep it out of the way. The simplest answer is always the best one.

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    Re: Any symbolism involved in wearing a watch on the right hand?

    I notice that more often than not if someone wears a watch on the right hand it tends to be a big watch, often expensive. However, I never asked if they were right or left handed and why they would wear it on the right. If they are left handed it makes perfect sense to wear especially a big watch on the passive hand so it stays out of the way.

    Otherwise wearing a watch on the right is a sure fire way to get it noticed because that's the usually more exposed wrist and the one you shake hands with.

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    Re: Any symbolism involved in wearing a watch on the right hand?

    As long as it's on the wrist, nowhere else, it's OK
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    Re: Any symbolism involved in wearing a watch on the right hand?

    Some people wear it on the right because they don't like the crown digging into the back of their hand.

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    Re: Any symbolism involved in wearing a watch on the right hand?

    I wear mine on my left wrist because of the gang I'm in. The Scary Dinosaurs.
    Straight thuggin.
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    Re: Any symbolism involved in wearing a watch on the right hand?

    Plenty of things said about guys that wear their watch on the right wrist but some are being polite.

    gay ... not that there is anything wrong with that.

    Well, that's all that really matters isn't it... unless you're a gay.

    I hear watch crown digging problems said and well, if you can't handle a watch crown.

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    Re: Any symbolism involved in wearing a watch on the right hand?

    I heard that for a single ear ring on the right lobe but never for watches. Must be a deduction of sorts. Refraining strictly from pulling jokes on digging of watch crown. ;)

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    Re: Any symbolism involved in wearing a watch on the right hand?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray MacDonald View Post
    A lot of people wear the watch on their weaker arm to keep it out of the way. The simplest answer is always the best one.
    +1 I tried wearing a watch on the other wrist once I didn't even make it out of the house before knocking it a couple of times.
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