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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.
    Perhaps because "most" people are right handed it is easier to strap it on the left wrist with one's right hand. I would have a tough time putting a watch on my right wrist with my left hand. And it would just feel weird.
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    Re: Any symbolism involved in wearing a watch on the right hand?

    Late to the party here...

    I'm left handed so I SHOULD be wearing it on the right, according to popular convention. I tried, and never was able to really get used to it, so left it is.
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    Re: Any symbolism involved in wearing a watch on the right hand?

    It all comes down to personal preference. But the rule is you wear your watch on your non-dominant arm.


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

    In some cultures people tend to wear a watch or ring on the right hand/wrist. I have met a few Muslims who tend to do this especially in the Gulf as the right hand is used for greeting, eating etc you walk into a house with your right foot and leave with your left. I have noticed on quite a few Arab programmes people wear their watch on the right wrist.

    That of course is not everyone far from it, I have also met folk who just wear it on the left for the same reason most of us do, the right hand is the dominant hand so wearing a watch on it would be more likely to get in the way or get damaged.

    Thats the only symbolism I can think of, possibly a religious one. Other than that perhaps left handed?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby75 View Post
    In some cultures people tend to wear a watch or ring on the right hand/wrist. I have met a few Muslims who tend to do this especially in the Gulf as the right hand is used for greeting, eating etc you walk into a house with your right foot and leave with your left. I have noticed on quite a few Arab programmes people wear their watch on the right wrist.

    That of course is not everyone far from it, I have also met folk who just wear it on the left for the same reason most of us do, the right hand is the dominant hand so wearing a watch on it would be more likely to get in the way or get damaged.

    Thats the only symbolism I can think of, possibly a religious one. Other than that perhaps left handed?
    No, it has nothing to do with religion. It's personal preference. I am from the Gulf and I live here. I wear rings on both my left and right hand and I wear my watch on my left wrist. I have yet to meet a person who wears their watch on their right hand. And if they do, it's because he/she is a lefty. It has nothing to do with religion. What makes you even think that? Also, entering a house with the right foot and leaving with the left? Lol. What??


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gazella View Post
    No, it has nothing to do with religion. It's personal preference. I am from the Gulf and I live here. I wear rings on both my left and right hand and I wear my watch on my left wrist. I have yet to meet a person who wears their watch on their right hand. And if they do, it's because he/she is a lefty. It has nothing to do with religion. What makes you even think that? Also, entering a house with the right foot and leaving with the left? Lol. What??


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    Quite simply my observations having lived there for several years so having first hand experience of seeing it and also asking people who I know/knew who wore a watch on their right hand their reason for doing so. Furthermore my own personal observation of numerous Arab programmes where it is mostly common on religious channels and those from the Gulf.

    I did wonder when posting this it would take for someone to come along and state it's categorically not true because they say so. You appear to be confusing your own personal experience with fact.

    As for entering the house with the right foot you only need look at any book on Islamic customs to see that what I wrote is correct. This however is a watch forum not a theology forum.
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    I'm completely guessing but it probably has historical reasoning in the sense that winding the watch was most convenient if it was on the left arm (for right handed people).

    I actually alternate which have I wear my watch every day (even and odd dates) but I prefer to wear it on my right hand actually.

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

    I'm one of the outliers who although being right-handed, wears his watch on his right wrist. I'm not sure what caused me to do so but at this point it feels extremely odd and uncomfortable to wear anything on my left wrist.
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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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    I wear my watch on the right wrist. This is primarily because I am left-handed. Like a fair amount of left handed people, I throw with my right hand. As a result, I never have to take my watch off for increased precision.

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