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    Question Exactly where on the wrist should you wear a watch?

    Just curious if there's a preferred way to wear a watch.

    1) Right wrist or Left wrist? Should it be opposite of your handedness?

    2) How high do you wear the watch? Just after where you bend the wrist, or further up?

    3) Exactly centered on the flat of the wrist curvature, or tilted toward you to make it easier to see the face?

    4) How much slack do you give the bracelet, loose that it could rotate somewhat, or tight enough to turn blue?
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    Re: Exactly where on the wrist should you wear a watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Seikosha View Post
    Just curious if there's a preferred way to wear a watch.

    1) Right wrist or Left wrist? Should it be opposite of your handedness?

    2) How high do you wear the watch? Just after where you bend the wrist, or further up?

    3) Exactly centered on the flat of the wrist curvature, or tilted toward you to make it easier to see the face?

    4) How much slack do you give the bracelet, loose that it could rotate somewhat, or tight enough to turn blue?

    1) opposite of handedness

    2) just above the wrist "knuckle" (the bone that sticks up like an ankle)

    3) exactly centered on the flat to of the wrist

    4) just enough slack to get the tip of my pinky finger under/between it and wrist (at the bottom of the strap/bracelet

    This is the way I wear my watches, but I'm sure there will be many different answers...


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    Re: Exactly where on the wrist should you wear a watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2BATTRANGER View Post
    1) opposite of handedness

    2) just above the wrist "knuckle" (the bone that sticks up like an ankle)

    3) exactly centered on the flat to of the wrist

    4) just enough slack to get the tip of my pinky finger under/between it and wrist (at the bottom of the strap/bracelet

    This is the way I wear my watches, but I'm sure there will be many different answers...

    +1 Exactly how I wear mine.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2BATTRANGER View Post
    2) just above the wrist "knuckle" (the bone that sticks up like an ankle)
    Above, meaning towards the hand. Not on the forearm. I just wanted to clarify that, if I may.
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    Re: Exactly where on the wrist should you wear a watch?

    1) What, you don't wear them on BOTH wrists?

    2) I wear mine between the bone and the heel of my palm.

    3) Ever so slightly tilted towards me, but barely noticeable to anyone else.

    4) Pinky rule applies with me too.

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    Re: Exactly where on the wrist should you wear a watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by ulackfocus View Post
    1) What, you don't wear them on BOTH wrists?

    2) I wear mine between the bone and the heel of my palm.

    3) Ever so slightly tilted towards me, but barely noticeable to anyone else.
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    Re: Exactly where on the wrist should you wear a watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2BATTRANGER View Post
    1) opposite of handedness

    2) just above the wrist "knuckle" (the bone that sticks up like an ankle)

    3) exactly centered on the flat to of the wrist

    4) just enough slack to get the tip of my pinky finger under/between it and wrist (at the bottom of the strap/bracelet

    This is the way I wear my watches, but I'm sure there will be many different answers...

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    Re: Exactly where on the wrist should you wear a watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2BATTRANGER View Post
    1) opposite of handedness

    2) just above the wrist "knuckle" (the bone that sticks up like an ankle)

    3) exactly centered on the flat to of the wrist

    4) just enough slack to get the tip of my pinky finger under/between it and wrist (at the bottom of the strap/bracelet

    This is the way I wear my watches, but I'm sure there will be many different answers...

    YEP for number 2 though i wear it on the left of the bone towards my elbow bur just above. and for number 3 i try to keep it flat or sometimes facing a little towards me.

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    Re: Exactly where on the wrist should you wear a watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Seikosha View Post
    Just curious if there's a preferred way to wear a watch.

    1) Right wrist or Left wrist? Should it be opposite of your handedness?

    2) How high do you wear the watch? Just after where you bend the wrist, or further up?

    3) Exactly centered on the flat of the wrist curvature, or tilted toward you to make it easier to see the face?

    4) How much slack do you give the bracelet, loose that it could rotate somewhat, or tight enough to turn blue?
    I wear my watches just tight enough that they don't rotate around the wrist. Gravity and arm placement determine where the watch is perched at any given moment. Unless one cinches watches up pretty tight they won't stay in one place.

    Virtually all watches are designed to be worn on the left hand so that's where they reside on my wrist.

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    Re: Exactly where on the wrist should you wear a watch?

    Left wrist, over the bone basically where my wrist meets my hand, and loose enough it moves, but not near enough to spin around. If I was to wear it above the bone I feel it would look pretty bad, and definitely not stay there unless I resized it to a point it would not be comfortable.
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    Re: Exactly where on the wrist should you wear a watch?

    1. Opposite of handedness, so left for me.

    2. Watch is pretty loose, like a bracelet. It's floating over where my wrist bends.

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