Those who wear the watch on the right wrist

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by edsel12, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. edsel12 macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2010
    Hello all,
    I am thinking of getting a watch and since I am left handed I like to wear my watches on my right wrist. I went to Best Buy to try one on and it seemed like it will take some getting used to having the knob and button where it is.

    Do you guys/gals who wear it on your right wrist like the button placement and get used to it?

    Thanks all !
  2. bizzy045 macrumors 6502


    Oct 5, 2011
    I set it to left handed and the crown is facing my fingers (right hand). Only difference than a right handed person is the crown is at the bottom instead of top. Works very well for me. No issues.
  3. JennyG1000 macrumors newbie


    Nov 16, 2016
    I am right handed, but cannot wear a watch on my left. Initially I was wearing the AW with the crown facing my elbow, not optimal for operating the crown. Flipped it to have the crown towards the wrist and down and it works well even for a right handed person. Learning to scribble left handed is fun.
  4. K Anderson macrumors newbie

    K Anderson

    Oct 2, 2017
    I am left handed too and that is how I wear it. I set it up that way and have worn it that way from the start so there was nothing really to get used to other then wearing and using the watch itself.
  5. edsel12 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2010
  6. TravisPNW macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2017
    Renton, WA

    I'm left handed... and wear it on my left wrist... buttons on right side.

    I also batted right handed in high school.
  7. newellj macrumors 604

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    Ha...I am partially right, partially left handed. Confused-dextrous is how I describe myself. Anyway...

    I have been a mechanical watch aficionado for decades and wear my watch on my left wrist. I am not willing to give up my mechanical watch habit, so I'm wearing my Apple Watch on my right wrist. It looks a little geeky to some people, probably, but I view it as a fitness wearable and I wouldn't have any trouble wearing a FitBit or Mio or Garmin or whatever on my other wrist, so I'm cool with this and that's what matters. Anyway, to answer your question, I've left the watch totally as shipped - crown facing my right elbow rather than my right wrist - and it works for me. But I may be an extremely poor data point, given my semi-ambi preferences.

    One advantage of having the crown facing "up" your arm is that all the haters who are posting in the thread here about the horrific red crown on the LTE version won't ever see the red dot!!! :D
  8. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    I'm left handed and have my AW on my right wrist and have had no issues with the placement of the button and crown. I also have the crown facing "up" if that makes a difference.
  9. ericg301 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    leftie here. watch on right wrist. no issues
  10. M-5 macrumors 65816


    Jan 4, 2008
    Same here! Also strum guitar right-handed. And bowl with either hand lol. Wearing the Apple Watch on my left wrist feels better, but I’ll admit that scribbling would be easier if it was on my right wrist.
  11. ZebraDude macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2014
    Naperville, IL
    I wear my watches on my Right Wrist and have the digital crown on the left.
  12. DougFNJ macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2008
    Im lefty and wear all my watches on my right wrist. I wish I had the choice like I do with my Apple Watch to wear my watches on my right wrist with the ability to switch the crown.

    So the setting I entered and was so happy for the option is wearing the watch on the right wrist and crown on the left side.

  13. swarlos macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2015
    I’m a lefty too but I just can’t get used to wearing my watch on my right wrist. Feels really weird.
  14. hlfway2anywhere macrumors 65816

    Jul 15, 2006
    I wear mine just like this, no problems at all. Tried putting the crown on the other side but I hated it.
  15. phillyboy82 macrumors regular


    Oct 27, 2015
    Not from Philly
    Up until I got my Apple Watch I was the same way, now I wear it on my right wrist exclusively without issue. Apparently you put a watch on your non-dominant hand so it helps lessen the chance of you smacking it into things, like door frames and whatever else I can manage to hit.
  16. douglasf13 macrumors 68000

    Jul 2, 2010
    I'm right handed, wear my Watch on my left wrist...but I wear it with the crown/button on the left side of the watch. It's better for phone calls, especially when wearing a coat, and I think it protects the crown more. I use my thumb to control the crown.
  17. Bballrob macrumors regular


    Jul 11, 2017
    I’m a lefty. Watch in right wrist. Crown on the right side on top. No issues.
  18. Mikeeee macrumors 6502


    Sep 27, 2017
    Left handed. Crown on right side. I tried to wear it with the crown facing out but the crown being on the bottom was very stressful. LOL
  19. mtneer macrumors 68030


    Sep 15, 2012
    I'm right handed, but have always worn all watches, even before smartwatches, on my right arm. My Apple watch has the crown towards the elbow. I cradle my left arm around the top of the watch to operate it and I don't think its any worse or better than any other motion.
  20. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Due to a wrist problem I recently had to move my AW to my right wrist. Button and crown facing fingers.

    Took a few days but am now getting used to it.
  21. dragon671556 macrumors member


    Dec 29, 2013
    I'm a lefty and have been wearing watches on my right wrist for about 20 years since the beginnings of carpal tunnel in my left hand. It's no problem for me. I have the crown facing elbow. Of course I've only had the watch for 24 hours too.
  22. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    I often feel uncomfortable if I wear my Watch in one wrist for too long, unless I am sleeping. So I often swap between right and left wrist to relax the other one. Writing using left hand has a lot of fun indeed.
  23. flehman macrumors 6502


    Feb 21, 2015
    I'm right handed, but have always worn watches on my right arm (30+ years). Started as a kid and now it’s a habit, no changing it at this point.

    I was so happy that Apple Watches can be customized to any orientation. Apple has always been great about accessibility features in general. I wear a S3 on my right wrist, crown on the bottom left. It works great for me.
  24. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Carpel tunnel caused me to move my watch to my right arm. Took a few days but you get used to it.
  25. Donfor39 macrumors 65816


    Jul 26, 2012
    Lanarkshire Scotland
    I’m left handed with m.s. illness

    I haven’t yet decided which wrist will be used for se1 delivery tomorrow

    Think i’ll Manage possibly either wrist though time will tell

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