Left Handed Watches As A Gift
Giving a watch as a gift is always a good idea. It’s a very personal gift, and it will be used many times in the course of a day. Personally, whenever I check the time on my watch, I always think of the person who gave it to me – so, as gift choices go, it’s definitely one of the best.
I think it’s an especially nice, and thoughtful, gift for anyone who is left handed. Left handed people make up about 10% of the population, so you’re bound to know a few of them fairly well.
When it comes to watches, left handed users have a few options.
Standard Watches For Left Handed Wearers
Wear a standard watch on their left wrist. That’s fine, but it means that their watch is now associated with their “business hand”. If they are writing, drinking coffee or engaged in some other manual activity, they basically need to stop what they’re doing momentarily in order to check the time. It may be acceptable for them, but many people will find it tiresome.
It also means that they will have to access the controls of the watch using their right hand. Whether that’s a problem or not will depend upon just how high a level of dexterity the individual has in their weaker hand. Some will be ok with it, other will not.
Standard Watch On The Right Hand Wrist
Wear a standard watch on their right wrist. Whilst this will certainly get over the problem of having to stop using their hand to check the time, the trouble is that the controls for the watch will be on the right hand side – pointing up their arm instead of down at their wrist. As you can imagine, that will definitely make it a little awkward, if not impossible, to access the controls with the left hand when required.
Specially Designed Lefthand Watches
The final option, and far and away the best one, is to get a specially designed left handed watch, which has the controls located on the left hand side of the face. That way, the watch can be worn on the right hand wrist and the wearer will be able to access the buttons easily using their left hand.
Needless to say, such watches are a little bit rarer than the more standard watches for righties. Nevertheless, they definitely are available and, for the reasons discussed above, they make a great gift for the lefty in your life.