cpeck12, on 15 January 2013 - 09:24 AM, said:
Most people wear their watch opposite the hand they write with. The majority of watches are made to be worn on your left hand, which is why the crown is the right side of the watch. This way you can wind/change the time while it's on your wrist. I'm a lefty and wear watches on my right hand, thus I need to take it off if it needs to be wound or the time needs to be changed. Some companies make "lefty" watches with the crown on the left side, but they can be hard to come by.
With the trend of watches being bigger these days, many people prefer wearing watches on the opposite hand because the crown doesn't dig into the back of their hand like you mentioned.
This is spot on. I write with my left hand (do basically everything else with my right) and I always wear my watch on my right wrist. I have quite a few watches and all but one of them are made to be the left wrist. So, as you say, I have to take the watch off to change it and have to take it off to wind it.
I have one automatic watch which is made to be worn on the right left wrist (its a lefty's watch). I actually can't stand it. I have worn watches with the bezel pointing up my arm for so long that the bezel being on hand makes it uncomfortable at times. The watch is a huge face (57mm) with a canteen bezel so it exaggerates the bezel... here's the watch:
For normal, everyday watches, its easier to wear them on the correct wrist as you dont have to take it off to change the time