Why Do You Wear Watches on Your Left Wrist?

Why Do You Wear Watches on Your Left Wrist?

Why Do You Wear Watches on Your Left Wrist?

Watches are typically worn on the left wrist because the majority of people are right-handed and prefer to wear watches on the arm they use less frequently. There is no cultural significance associated how a watch is worn.

When most watches worked by wind-up clockwork mechanisms, wearing watches on the left hand made it easier for right-handed wearers to wind their watches. In contemporary times, wearing watches on the left hand is more of a personal preference. Watches are now worn on whichever wrist the user finds more comfortable, whether right-handed or left-handed. There is no particular benefit to wearing a watch either way.