Ever wondered why people wear Watches on the left hand? Here’s the reason why
Have you noticed that people usually wear their watches on the left hand? Why is this so, why not the right. Is there a logical explanation to this habit or is it just a slight of the hand. It turns out that yes! There is a reason why people wear their watches on the left hand.
Prior to the smart watch, the common quartz and wind up watches went out of fashion. Smartphones took over telling you the time and keeping your alarms. But now that the smartwatch has made an entry into fashion, the days of the watch are back and once again, people are wearing them on the left hand. Read on to find out why.
1 In earlier times watches were a fashion statement worn in the breast pocket
Today a smart watch cost a tidy sum of $300, but don’t be fooled, those antique timepieces where people of the 18th and 19th century kept them in their breast pocket of a waistcoat. Can well fetch a handsome price as antiques today.
In those times, timepieces were fashionable too and some were really elegant. It was the trend of the times to keep the watch in the left breast pocket attached to a chain which according to status could also be of gold. The habit of keeping the watch on the left remained making it convenient to access the watch. The pocket watch then gave way to the wrist watch and that too was manufactured to be made compatible with the left hand.