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    I was in a meeting yesterday and I looked around and noticed that 3 of the 7 guys in that meeting were wearing their watches with the dial on the inside of their wrist (opposite the normal way of wearing a watch). Besides the fact that this drives me absolutely crazy when someone wears their watch like this, I wondered if more and more men are starting to think this is the "proper" or maybe "cool" way to wear their watches. Anyone else notice a rise in this?

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    I thought only girls wear it this way
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    i've seen it a few times. i'm sure someone will come on here and tell you the reason he wears it this way, and it's good for him. but, in my opinion, it looks kind of feminine.
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    Re: What the ?

    I know that sometimes guys in the military wear their watches this wear, but it's for reasons that have nothing to do with fashion.

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    If my clasp has a bunch of desk diving swirls I can only imagine how my bezel would look if i wore my watch like that.
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    I've seen some people wearing their watch like this.

    From what I've seen, there are 2 characteristics with this: older men (around 40-50 y/o) and a slightly smaller watch (less than 40mm d).
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    Re: What the ?

    I tried it with the Panerai. Man, it just feels (and looks) so wrong...




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    Re: What the ?

    Quote Originally Posted by gdaniel View Post
    I was in a meeting yesterday and I looked around and noticed that 3 of the 7 guys in that meeting were wearing their watches with the dial on the inside of their wrist (opposite the normal way of wearing a watch). Besides the fact that this drives me absolutely crazy when someone wears their watch like this, I wondered if more and more men are starting to think this is the "proper" or maybe "cool" way to wear their watches. Anyone else notice a rise in this?

    Greg
    It looks not so much feminine as a bit silly in most settings. I've heard a couple of guys say it protects the crystal and face when in a work environment. It might make reading the dial a bit easier when driving if your hands are at 9:00 and 3:00 or thereabout.

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    Re: What the ?

    I usually wear my watch normally on my left wrist, but if you were to wear it upside down on the bottom it is easier to check the time without giving away that your looking at your watch. So if you are at the board meeting and bored [no pun intended] you can check out the time without offending the boss

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    For the most part, ppl wear it that way to reduce the chances of the crystal getting scratches.

    During my short military training stint, some of us wore it that way so that we could still keep track of time when gripping the hand-guard of the rifle at an alert position.

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