How to wear a wrist watch

What’s the proper way to wear a wristwatch?

When wearing a coat, jacket, or dress shirt with long sleeves, do not wear your wristwatch over your sleeves or cuffs. Additionally, always make sure your watch blends well with the rest of your outfit. If you’re wearing dark-colored attire, such as a tuxedo, make sure your watch is dark-colored as well. In the same way, light-colored clothing will look better with a watch that’s also a lighter color.

If your watch is made of a certain kind of metal like gold or silver, make sure it matches other metals you’re wearing as well, like your belt buckle or cufflinks. Typically, dress watches look simple, usually made with gold or silver casings and an elegant metal band. Sport watches are, however, becoming increasingly fashionable nowadays with complex features and a more robust look.

A good rule of thumb is to wear your watch on your non-dominant wrist. This means that if you’re right-handed, you wear it on the left side, and if you’re left-handed, then you wear it on the right. That’s how most people go about it, but in general, you can wear it on either side, whichever feels more natural to you.

What is a wristwatch?

A wristwatch is a small clock worn around either wrist, with a band, strap, or any form of belt attached, which can be made of leather, metal, or some other material fashioned into a bracelet. Clocks were originally spring-powered when they first appeared in the 14th century. It was only in the 17th century when they evolved into mechanical watches, which were eventually replaced by electronic quartz watches in the 1960s.

Modern watches usually display the day, month and year. And most electronic quartz watches have common features such as timers, stopwatches, and alarm functions. Additional functions like moon phases are sometimes available as extra features in mechanical watches.

Whether you’re wearing a mechanical watch or an electronic one, style and confidence is what matters no matter which side you wear it on. If you’re thinking of getting one for yourself, make sure you know the proper way to wear it, how to pair it with other clothing, and how to behave when wearing it.

How do I choose a wristwatch?

When wearing a wristwatch, make sure it’s not too tight nor too loose. You’ll know it’s too tight when it leaves a mark when you take it off. Alternatively, if it moves too much around your wrist, it’s far too loose. To avoid this, make sure to get a wristwatch that’s the right size for you. Don’t choose one that’s too heavy, too large, or too small.

To know if a watch is the right size, a good rule is to make sure the watch dial (the main part of the watch that displays the time) does not cover more than two-third of your wrist. On the other hand, a watch dial that covers less than half of your wrist is probably too small. Make sure the watch band isn’t too small or too large either. In general, the width should only be slightly smaller than the watch’s diameter.

Some people might opt for large dials to catch people’s attention, but if you want to be taken seriously, don’t be one of them. Choose a watch that suits your wrist.

How do I behave when wearing a wristwatch?

When you’re on a date or a meeting with someone, don’t check your watch too much. Better yet, refrain from checking it at all. Or if you must check the time, do it discreetly.

Some people might consider it rude if you look at your watch while they’re talking. It signals to them that you’re bored or can’t wait for the meeting to end. Some black tie events might even ban the wearing of watches altogether, so keep that in mind when you’re invited to participate in a formal event.


The majority of people wear watches on their non-dominant wrist. However, a wristwatch can be worn on either wrist with the aid of a bracelet, strap, or any type of small belt. Choose a watch that is the appropriate size for you-avoid selecting one that’s too big, too bulky, or too small. When wearing a watch, make sure it’s not too tight or too loose. Whether you wear it on your right or left, a watch that’s disproportional to your wrist won’t look good in any outfit.

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