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View Poll Results: Which hand do you wear your watch on?

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  • I'm Right-Handed- left hand

    86 54.43%
  • I'm Right Handed- right hand

    12 7.59%
  • I'm Left Handed- left hand

    11 6.96%
  • I'm Left Handed- right hand

    14 8.86%
  • I'm Left Handed - I don't wear a watch

    6 3.80%
  • I'm Right Handed - I don't wear a watch

    29 18.35%
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    I am left handed, and therefore wear my watch on my right hand. In doing this I have received a lot of odd looks and people telling me that 'my watch is on the wrong hand'.

    Is there some kind of stigma involved in wearing a watch on ones right hand?

    Also, another interesting fact is the ratio of left-handers= intelligence

    On average, 1/10 people are left handed. However, in an unmentioned high level math class at an unmentioned school, 7 people out of 26 are left handed, and only 2 out of 31 are left handed in the bottom class at the school in question. Coincidence?

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    i have almost equal "strength" in right and left hand, but do defult to the right for writing and left for pretty well everything else..
    i only wear a watch when im going out or something, and it goes on wichever is the opisite hand to the one i pick it up with..

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    I have no idea how it developed, but the stem (I think thats what its called) to wind/adjust an analogue watch is always on the right. So its natural to wear the watch on the left hand.

    But what came first, the stem or the right hand tradition?!

    Of course, its not such a big deal now we have digital watches.

    Just taking a stab in the dark. But I may be wrong, Im right handed! Of course, if left handed people were so clever they wouldnt need to ask the question...they'd just make the logical connection themselves :P
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    Left-handedness is also a sign of the devil.

    I used to wear my watch on my right arm. But then somebody showed me that it's easier to put it on the laft arm. Because I'm right handed. It's been there ever since.

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    The Romans used the terms which are in their Anglicised form, sinister and dexter, to refer to left and right handedness. Dexter, referring to the right hand, obviously is the basis of words such as dextrous, whereas sinister...
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    i have no arms so i wear it around my neck, public enemy style

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    I don't wear my watch on either hand. I do wear it on my left wrist however
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    I got my first watch about 5 years ago as a gift.
    Happily strapped it my right hand, about five minutes later, dad strolled in *mouth drops to the floor* "What are you doing with that on your right hand, boy".
    I quickly swapped to the left.. and havnt changed..
    so i suppose for me, its how i was brought up as a kid.. it wasnt so much as if it was 'my choice'.
    hehe.

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(wilba &#064; Oct 17 2006, 09&#58;18 PM) [snapback]225781[/snapback]</div>
    Also, another interesting fact is the ratio of left-handers= intelligence

    On average, 1/10 people are left handed. However, in an unmentioned high level math class at an unmentioned school, 7 people out of 26 are left handed, and only 2 out of 31 are left handed in the bottom class at the school in question. Coincidence?

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    interesting. I&#39;ve noticed that all the left handed people i know are very creative/artistic.

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(macsyd &#064; Oct 17 2006, 09&#58;32 PM) [snapback]225786[/snapback]</div>
    I have no idea how it developed, but the stem (I think thats what its called) to wind/adjust an analogue watch is always on the right. So its natural to wear the watch on the left hand.

    But what came first, the stem or the right hand tradition?&#33;
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    I had a teacher who was left handed that in his youth was forced to write right handed. So I am guessing the right handed tradition&#33;
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    obviously there is no option for pocket watches. luckily i wear my regular watch on my left wrist

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    What would be interesting is finding out the ratio of right:left handers in cultures that write from right to left, such as Arabic and Chinese...

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    It&#39;s been so long since I&#39;ve owned a wristwatch, I forget which arm it was on.

    I have a fobwatch, though, but that rarely gets used ... I don&#39;t pay much attention to the time anyway, much to the annoyance of Sydney people :P


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    I read some time ago that being left handed was the result of a brain malfunction&#33; I&#39;m right handed but I wear my watch on my left hand, and I operate my mouse from my left hand. Does this prove that I have half of my brain malfunctioning?
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    I am also left handed but still wear my genuine solid gold diamond encrusted Rolex on my left wrist&#33;&#33;

    I have also heard that us lefties use the creative side of our brain, I have been looking for mine for the past 40 years and can&#39;t seem to locate it&#33;
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    im pretty ambidexterous but am generally right handed, mainly cos when i was young i was encouraged to be right handed instead of left cos things are often easier that way..

    i wear my watch on the left cos if im writing it gets in the way, and also like someone else mentioned - the time-changer-thingy is on the right side, therefore easier to change when on my left hand.

    the real question is, do you take it off to go to bed? i always get people telling me im crazy when i say i never take my watch off.. iv just always been like that... anyone else?

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    Naturally, I wear my solid gold, diamond encrusted, platinum coated watch on my penis and thus I can only tell the time when I&#39;m both naked and aroused.

    I&#39;m certain that I am not in the minority and that this will soon catch on as a popular trend, especially when you other males out there realize the distinct advantage this holds should an attractive woman ask you the time.

    Other profits will naturally flood in, just as the day follows the night, when this concept can be sold to Viagra and increase sales when they promise you that not only your sex life will improve, but you&#39;ll also always be on time and punctual, everytime.

    I&#39;d give my right arm to be ambidextroius.
    (and my left arm to be able to spell it...)

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    I used to wear it on the right and switch to the left about 15 years ago.

    for about 7 years i haven&#39;t worn a watch, it gets in the way, and i have that many clocks i don&#39;t need one (phone, pc, Mac etc have clocks)

    You also get used to guessing time when you don&#39;t have a watch. you can guage time quite easily.

    I too am left handed that does a lot of things right handed.


    I write badly, so in school they thought i was using the wrong han to write, so i went right handed for 12 months. End result. i could equally write badly with both hands.

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(ClockWork &#064; Oct 18 2006, 12&#58;33 AM) [snapback]225852[/snapback]</div>
    Naturally, I wear my solid gold, diamond encrusted, platinum coated watch on my penis and thus I can only tell the time when I&#39;m both naked and aroused.


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    I was going to do this too but the watch maker couldn&#39;t get enough EXTRA links for it to fit without cutting off the circulation&#33;

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    HI... I am a lefty, .... yep, sporn of the devil(so proud of it). I would wear a watch on my right arm if i did wear one. Fell out of the habit of wearing pretty much anything obtrusive on my hands/arms. Rings, etc. Only wear a Livestrong band round my left arm, .. that&#39;s it. Yep, i can also tell time pretty accurately using the sun etc..... or my mobile. Anyhow, people who need to know the time are often late and bad at keeping appointment etc. As for the gold Rolex, ... i&#39;d rather strap something uselfuly to my arm like a GPS unit o something ;-)
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