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Old 17 October 2016, 16:14   #1
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Hi,

I've just started wearing a watch after about 20 years of not wearing one. My son generously bought me an Omega Seamaster professional coaxial planet ocean edition watch.

My question is, I've tried wearing it on my left wrist, but it doesn't feel right. So I've taken to wearing it on my right wrist.

Am I comitting some fashion faux pas or is it purely a matter of choice?
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Its choice - I've always been a righty..
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Old 17 October 2016, 16:52   #3
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It is choice.....convention has left wrist as it doesn't the get int the way of stuff most people's dominant hand does e.g.writing so you can check the time whilst doing something else / less likely to damage it??

If you remember the old days when you had to wind the watch up, it was far easier to do on left wrist as the winder / adjustment button is on the right side of the watch as standard.

I'm left handed, and tried wearing my watch on the right - that felt wrong, so I wear on the left wrist.

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I stopped wearing a watch as soon as I left the UK, with the exception of my dive watch computer which goes on my left hand. I would of thought most right handed people would wear a watch on the left so they can operate those small buttons with thier right hand.

By the way I stopped wearing one as I didn't need so much stress in my life trying to work out which side it should be on

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By the way I stopped wearing one as I didn't need so much stress in my life trying to work out which side it should be on
There's always a pocket watch...

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Wear mine left hand, right handed always thought that was the correct way as the winder is on the wrong side if I swap hands and carnt be operated.not double jointed either
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I'm a lefty when it comes to watches. I only wear a watch for occasions, not everyday.

May I say your son has exceedingly good taste. I've got an Ocean Seamaster Plant Ocean Pro.

Got my eye on a Breitling Avenger Seawolf. Missus might have something to say about it though.
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Left wrist, if you care what traditionalists think, as already said, wonder is set up to be worn on the left.

If you care what the footballers think, go big, go flash, go right. Bit like a stereo and boom box on a rib in a beautiful bay, or a jet ski at all for that matter.
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Left wrist, if you care what traditionalists think, as already said, wonder is set up to be worn on the left.

If you care what the footballers think, go big, go flash, go right. Bit like a stereo and boom box on a rib in a beautiful bay, or a jet ski at all for that matter.

It's winder not wonder
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I did wonder...
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