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    A question for lefties. Or anyone with an opinion.

    Ok I'm about to buy my first mechanical chronograph. Currently deciding between two watches. I wont post pics at this point because I don't want to get caught up in aesthetics. I wear my watches on my right wrist. One of the watches has left handed crown and pushers. Ideal for me I thought, though I slightly prefer the look of the other.

    Question is, is it a distinct advantage practically, for operating the pushers? Any lefties out there with normal chronos who wish they had a left handed one?

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    Re: A question for lefties. Or anyone with an opinion.

    I'm also a lefty, but I haven't owned any chronos as of yet. I'm an odd one, though, as I wear my watches on my left wrist. I also play guitar and bat and golf 'right-handed'. I work in retail, so I tend to notice other lefties, and there are a few like me that 'watch left'.

    I hear we're only about 11% of the population, so it's always cool to meet other lefties.

    Ever tried rightie scissors??? Downright discrimination, heheh. Our 'store' scissors are rightie... Perhaps I should sue my boss for it? Heheh.

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    Re: A question for lefties. Or anyone with an opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by GlennO View Post
    Ok I'm about to buy my first mechanical chronograph. Currently deciding between two watches. I wont post pics at this point because I don't want to get caught up in aesthetics. I wear my watches on my right wrist. One of the watches has left handed crown and pushers. Ideal for me I thought, though I slightly prefer the look of the other.

    Question is, is it a distinct advantage practically, for operating the pushers? Any lefties out there with normal chronos who wish they had a left handed one?
    I am a lefty as well wearing watches on my right wrist. Never ever faced a problem in handling the chronos on the right wirst.
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    Re: A question for lefties. Or anyone with an opinion.

    I don't think it would make much difference; with a standard chrono on the left wrist you would support the watch with your thumb and operate the pushers with your fingers; if you have the watch on your right wrist, then it is fingers to support and thumb to operate...or just rotate your (left)hand around and support with the thumb again.


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    Re: A question for lefties. Or anyone with an opinion.

    I am a rightie but wear my watch on my right wrist and I never have problems and I use my "worst" hand to press the buttons, so you should have no problems.
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    Re: A question for lefties. Or anyone with an opinion.

    I'm right-handed for the most part (both my folks are left-handed, so I can do most things well left-handed -- including golf). And I wear my watch on my right hand, without any problem. In fact, I'm wearing the Seagull 1963 Chronograph on my right hand as I type now...

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    Re: A question for lefties. Or anyone with an opinion.

    I'm a lefty, and used to wear my watches on my right wrist. Then I met my future wife and she thought it looked weird so I switched to wearing them on my left wrist. I will say from prior experience that I don't think it will matter much. Go with whichever chrono you like better!

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    Re: A question for lefties. Or anyone with an opinion.

    Ok well it appears there's no real advantage. Might still go for it, just for something different. Hell I dunno..too many damn watches out there . Cheers!

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    Re: A question for lefties. Or anyone with an opinion.

    I'm not a lefty, but when I wear a chronograph I very rarely find an occasion to use the pushers. As a matter of fact, I don't think I have ever legitimately timed something with my mechanical chrono. I do occasionally play with it, but imagining the pushers on the other side of the case (away from my hand) I think it would be just as easy. What would bother me is if the crown were on the other side so I had to set the watch with my awkward hand. That is where lefties have my sympathy.

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    Re: A question for lefties. Or anyone with an opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by peakay View Post
    I don't think it would make much difference; with a standard chrono on the left wrist you would support the watch with your thumb and operate the pushers with your fingers; if you have the watch on your right wrist, then it is fingers to support and thumb to operate...or just rotate your (left)hand around and support with the thumb again.
    I'm a lefty and that's what I do, no problem. I actually prefer the pushers facing the "wrong" way (towards the elbow) because there's no chance of them irritating my wrist when I bend it or whatever.

    Setting the watch with my awkward hand isn't a big deal at all for me, but then again, there are some things I do right handed anyway (fortunately, using scissors is one of them--I don't think I've seen a pair of lefty scissors since 1st grade).
    Last edited by Lufelia; June 23rd, 2011 at 22:30. Reason: Bolded the wrong part of the quote. Derp.

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