One of the most common questions people ask before buying a watch is that how do you perfectly wear one? The question is usually raised simply because a lot of people are wearing watches in so many different ways. Is there really only one way to wear a watch?
Whether it is an automatic watch or a digital one, it is important that you know exactly how to wear one properly.
In this article, I will provide you with some basic guidelines for you to follow.
Buy a Watch that Conforms to Your Wrist
First and foremost, it is important that you buy a watch that perfectly fits your wrist. Oftentimes, I see people buying watches that are either too small or too big for their hands (think about oversized watches).
The reason why you want a watch that perfectly conforms to your wrist is that you want the watch to be as comfortable as possible. That is because a timepiece should be worn from the moment you wake up until you go to bed at night.
That being said, let’s talk about tightness. How tight should your watch be? Ideally, just the right fit. You will know if your watch is put too tight if it hurts when you are wearing it or if it leaves visible marks when you remove it. Although you can see watch marks every time you put on your timepiece, if it is too noticeable, then the fit is just too tight.
Conversely, you also do not want your watch to be too loose. Not only is it too distracting but it could potentially get damaged or worse, leave your wrist and fall to the ground.
Left or Right?
This is another common question being asked in the watch community: Where should you wear your watch? Most people would tell you to put the watch on your left wrist and this idea was borne out of the concept that people are mostly right-handed and that you should be wearing your watch on the non-dominant hand. This is actually adopted for so many decades that it has become customary, to say the least.
However, watch purists also understand the importance of functionality as well and for some people, that is the main reason why they bought watches in the first place.
So for me, just place the watch wherever it suits you. If you like wearing it on the right and you can utilize the watch better, then, by all means, do so.
What Type of Watch Should You Wear?
As much as we want to wear our favorite watch all the time, there are some style guidelines that you should adhere to if you want to maximize your timepiece to suit your taste.
Dress watches are always ideal for formal events mainly because of their subtle appearance and they are often subdued when you wear a suit.
For casual occasions, pretty much any watch would do, provided that you match the color of the strap with the color of the outfit you are wearing.