46 thoughts on “This is simply the better way to wear a watch.

      • Anonymous says:

        well i just flipped my F-91W around and it seems annoying. will get in my way drawing/painting and typing due to the stupid way i now type by keeping my laptop at a weird level on my drafting table. seems like pretty annoying for most tasks unless you’re a soldier tbh.

      • Anonymous says:

        Thanks to this thread I will now proceed to check the time as dramatically as possible whenever I’m in public

      • Anonymous says:

        i would also want to check the time in the most inconspicuous manner possible if i’d be wearing a casio on my wrist
        i know the permaonline "watch community" has descended deep into post-irony with casio and would have you believe it’s totally fine, but it would be kind of embarrassing to be seen wearing that

  1. Anonymous says:

    I associate this with Asian women. Outside of military or medical personnel, I’ve only seen Asian women doing this, so I assume it’s considered feminine.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’m not a watch guy but I imagine guys with some $20,000 piece of glossy metal and glass don’t want to rub it directly against their clothing for 12 hours a day

  3. Anonymous says:

    i used to have a cheap digital watch that I used to wear like that. I did find it more comfortable and practical than the conventional way. For one, you bump into less shit which means less scratches on the case. Also, the case doesn’t get in the way when during long extension of the wrist unlike the conventional way in which you might have the crown dig into the back of you hand. I’ve also discovered that most tasks I do, the forearm would be in supination so wearing the watch in reverse style means you don’t have to move your arm very much to actually look at the time.

    I got away from it mostly because I started wearing nicer watches and it kind of looked stupid to wear them in the reverse style.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I had the same reasoning as you, but the conclusion I reached was that the best way to use a watch is to not wear one and use my smartphone or the clocks around me to tell time instead.

        • Anonymous says:

          By not being a slave to the smartphone that actually wants to control your entire life? Imagine letting a bunch of apps and corporations decide how you live your life. If you want to check the time, then use a cheap $20 watch. That would be much better than constantly pulling your phone out.

          • Anonymous says:

            just ungoogle it bro, install a bootloader, whatever
            if you cant install a new OS you can still remove like 99% of the datamining with just removing or disabling shit with ADB and avoiding Google-owned apps and using FOSS alternatives

          • Anonymous says:

            >lets his phone tell him the time
            Do you also get your news from your always online toaster connected to bluetooth speakers?

          • Anonymous says:

            I have a samsung watch and a 1980 digital seiko that is so old it doesn’t have blacklight. I just use the samsung watch because I like the sleep and step and heartrate tracking.

  5. Anonymous says:

    It makes some sense in the context of not wanting people to see your crystal flash light around and spot you, and it makes sone sense if you’re going to be actively using a rifle because you can easily look down and see the time while your rifle is shouldered without looking away. Just walking around like that for no other reason is kinda silly though.

  6. Anonymous says:

    why does my grandpa wear it like that? he has never been in the military like those muhrines from teh usa. was it the fashion back in the days?

    • Anonymous says:

      Way back in grandpa’s day a lot of watches had acrylic crystals that scratched easily and some people worried about that tried to protect them from walls and door knobs and stuff by keeping them on the inside. Sapphire crystals are pretty standard now so that’s generally not as much of a problem.

  7. Anonymous says:

    elite marksman do this, the dominant eye watches the seconds ticking and the other eye tracks the mark, its the most effective way to hit a target moving 3mph at 5 minutes of angle.
    t. coriolis effect

  8. Anonymous says:

    My dad was in the 2nd ranger bat, he always wore his watch like this… I asked him why, and he said "if I’m carrying coffee and someone asks me for the time, I spill the coffee on them instead of myself…" I now know he wore it like this to keep track of time and position while carrying a rifle dropping heckers left and right.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sounds like he was just trying to telegraph that he was in the military. Basically saying "thank me for my service" like a bumper sticker or hat. Sounds like a insecure little man

  9. Anonymous says:

    I do this for playing guitar, gaming (with a controller) and running. This way it only takes a glance. It just makes more sense for these activities.

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