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Which side to wear your watch on?

Wearing your watch on the left side has become the norm, but is it justified? Many of you wear your Made in France watch Charlie on the wrist, but not on any side! Very often the left. But why ? There are various explanations for this, but for you, and just for you, the Team Charlie Paris has chosen three.

  1. 90% right-handed
  2. More practical for winding your watch
  3. Wear your watch on the left side to better protect it
  4. A little anecdote to finish


1. 90% Right-handed

Only 10% of the population is left-handed. Since it is easier for a right-hander to putting your watch on the left, we could simply explain that most people naturally put it on the left wrist. That said, some lefties wear éalso their watchto the left. So, what other explanations are behind this strange custom?


2. More practical for winding your watch

Often the winder of a watch is located to the right of the case. Therefore, left-handed and right-handed people find it more practical to wear their Charlie Paris watch.on the sideleft to handle their winder with ease, precision, dexterity, finesse and love. You had to think about it!

    Did you know ?
Winders are only present on mechanical watches. If the difference between mechanical watch and battery watch is unknown to you, discover our article detailing the specificities of each.


3. Wear your watch on the left side to better protect it

In the old days, the watches were much more fragile. These were cylinder watches with a total absence of shock absorbers. Also, the work was much harder and we frequently use hammers, agricultural tools, which would have put the watches to too much strain. The left arm being much less used, the watch was worn on the left.While watches are more resistant today, the habit has remained. If you wear your watch on the arm that works the least, you are less likely to damage it. Also, for right-handed people, when holding a glass, it is done naturally with the right hand. It would therefore be difficult to wear your watch on that side.


4. Come on, a little anecdote to finish!

It is also mentioned that the inventor of the wristwatch is Mr. Watch and that he was amputated on the right and therefore put his watch on the left. To find out who invented the watches, Team Charlie Paris will enlighten you in another of our articles!

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