For information on the operation of wrist watches, please visit our Winding & Setting Instructions page.

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Wrist watches are properly worn with the crown roughly in-line with the wrist bones, not higher (on the forearm), or lower (against the hand). The watch band should be snug around the arm, but not overly tight (a bit of twisting is preferable to any pinching).

As most wrist watches have the crown on the right side of the movement, they are traditionally worn on the left wrist to allow for winding and setting with the right hand. Some left-handed wearers, however, prefer the watch on their right arm.

The following photos show examples of a metal-banded men's wrist watch, a leather-banded men's wrist watch, and a women's wrist watch.