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Why is his watch on the left ?

Many of you wear your watch Charlie on the wrist, but not from any side! Very often the left. But why ?Where does the habit of wearing your watch on your left wrist come from? Hethere are various explanations for this. For you, Charlie Paris has chosen three.

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

 

1. Watch left: 90% Right-handed

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

 

2. Watch on the left: More practical for winding your watch

Often the crown 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 watch on the left side to easily handle their crown.

 

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

In the past, 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 this wrist.

 

4. Watch on the left: A little anecdote to finish!

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

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