Watch Rules! (Everything You Should Know)

Watch Rules! (Everything You Should Know) by

There are quite a few unwritten watch rules that go without saying. So today we decided to look into them so you are aware of the best ways to roam around with your watch!

Checking Your Watch!

Checking your watch at the incorrect time can be related with a variety of negative characteristics and can put you in danger. There are several reasons why this is a core rule of watch wearing; allow me to list a couple now:

  • In a Meeting – checking your watch can be interpreted as impolite or as disinterested in what is going on; this can be a’make or break’ situation if you are meeting with a client or new customer.

Similar to the preceding, you can appear at an interview as if you don’t care and that the job is beneath you. If you are constantly checking your watch, it may appear as though you are disinterested.

  • In the Car – this can be unsafe and unneeded depending on your location. Even my first automobile, which was a banger, came equipped with a small clock, so there is no excuse for not using it.
  • On the Street – this may not be an issue if you are dressed simply, but if you are wearing your finest Breitling timepiece, you may attract unwelcome attention.
  • On Vacation — If you are a tourist unfamiliar with the area, it is a good idea to wear a ‘day watch,’ something simple and unobtrusive.
  • On a Date — this seems self-evident, but if it were, we would not be writing it. Avoid checking your watch throughout a date, as this may appear as though you are attempting to flee or longing for it to finish.

This is not an exhaustive list of conditions to consider when checking your watch, but it may shed some light on items you had overlooked.

It can be as straightforward as saying, ‘I’m just checking the time because I have X at Y.’ By providing an explanation for why you’re checking your watch, you may make the activity appear far more polite and less about the people you’re with.

Another option is to keep your watch in a position where you can see it without moving or straining; if you’re wearing a jacket, remove it to reveal your wrist naturally.

A Video Elaborating Some Watch-Wearing Rules

Match Your Watch to Your Attire

There are numerous unwritten watch laws, ranging from not wearing two watches concurrently (looking at you, Chris Pratt) to not wearing a diving watch with a suit.

Whatever guidelines you’ve heard, it’s always critical to match your watch to the event. While wearing a bright-coloured watch with a tuxedo may seem like a smart idea, even rappers cannot pull this look off.

Just like you should coordinate your belt with your shoes, you should coordinate your watch with your ensemble. We are not suggesting that you should have a different watch for each outfit you wear. It is usual practice to wear a separate watch for different formalities and situations.

You should have a casual watch, a formal watch, and a sports watch at the very least. This way, you’ll have something to wear for both formal and informal occasions, as well as a more sturdy watch for the gym or sports (ideally with some form of fitness tracking).

While you can wear your watch on any side, the non-dominant side is preferable. If you are right-handed, wear your watch on your left wrist; if you are left-handed, wear it on your right wrist.

Case And Strap

When wearing a watch, make sure the case and strap are appropriate for the occasion and outfit.

Wear a dress watch when you’re dressed up. Some sleek dive watches also work.

You can wear a dive, chronograph, pilot, or nice field watch for everything else.

Also, make sure your metals are all the same. Wear a belt with a silver buckle if you’re wearing a silver watch. Wear a belt with a gold buckle with your gold watches. It’s also critical to consider the strap.

Watches with a rubber strap are casual and have a sporty appearance. Stainless steel is an excellent all-purpose material, and leather can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the case and design.

When you want to match your watch to your outfit, you can change the strap. This isn’t something that can only be done by smart watches. The strap on most watches can be changed.

The only thing you need to know is the lug width. Then you can buy a strap that will fit.

The ability to change your strap allows you to get the most out of each case. You won’t have to buy a bunch of different watches this way.

High-quality watches can be costly, which is why changing the strap is a great way to save money if you don’t plan on purchasing another watch

Fit It It Like It Should! : Your watch, like any other garment or accessory, should fit you properly in two key ways. The dial should be proportional to the size of your wrist, and the band should fit snugly but comfortably. A sloppy band looks bad, so take it to your jeweller and have it sized to your wrist.


It should be worn on your non-dominant side.

It’s more about functionality than appearance. Wearing a watch on your dominant side while going about your daily activities makes it vulnerable to damage.

It may collide with something or be scratched. The watch can also get in the way, which is inconvenient. That is why you should wear it on your non-dominant hand.

Place it in front of your wrist bone.

There is a proper place for your watch. It should be directly above your wrist bone, not below it.

Prior to realising this, I, like the majority of people, assumed that a watch was supposed to be worn on the wrist bone.

As a result, I stopped wearing a watch because it restricted my range of motion and dug into my hand, causing pain.

That is why it is preferable to wear a watch before the wrist bone. You’ll be able to move your hand freely, and it won’t hurt or get in the way.

Furthermore, as you begin to properly wear your watch, you will notice that it looks better at that location on your wrist.

Not too big or too small

The correct watch size is critical. The correct case size is determined by the circumference of your wrist.

Extremely large watches were popular for a time. Avoid it unless you adore the look of a large watch. It’s the same as wearing big and baggy clothes. It simply does not look good.

There are well-fitting and ill-fitting watches, just as there are well-fitting and ill-fitting clothes. It’s critical to wear one that fits you properly because it ensures you look your best.

When it comes to the size of a watch, there are three main factors to consider. Take note of the case diameter, case thickness, and lug to lug measurement.

Typically, the case diameter is the first thing mentioned. It’s also the measurement that the majority of people are already familiar with and understand.

When it comes to case diameter, whether your watch has a bezel or not makes a difference.

Take two watches with the same case diameter, one with a bezel and the other without, and you’ll notice that they look completely different. So, while case diameter is important, it is not the only factor to consider.

Wear dark colours with dark colours and light colours with light colours.

Consider a lighter-coloured face, such as white or cream, if you’re going out during the day. At night, however, concentrate on darker dials such as black, grey, or brown.

A dark watch dial should be on your wrist at night, not during your 9 a.m. tee time at the country club, just like a tuxedo is for evening wear and you wouldn’t wear it to brunch.

That’s about it for this article, if you have any clock/watches-related questions, feel free to use the comment section below. And if you want to read an interesting article on why clocks don’t appear in dreams, we have a great article on just that so do give it a click if you are interested “Why don’t clocks appear in dreams? Clocks and dreams!“. Here is also a link about the history of clocks if you want to give that a look “History of timekeeping devices

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