I do admit to scrutinizing the way people wear their watches. I don’t always understand people that wear watches too loose. My immediate thought is, “don’t they know they can get it sized?” Perhaps people like the loose bracelet feel. You don’t often see people who wear watches fitted with a strap wearing them loose. But they they are also those people that wear their watches upside down, and a few other positions that this readable blurb from Esquire magazine depicts.
One of the best parts of the article are the drawings by illustration artist Alan Witschonke. He is a masterful artist and does justice to the watch in illustration form. I would love to see more watch drawings by him.
One things lacking from the article is mention of what is means to just wear a watch normally, with a properly fitted bracelet. No anecdote about that? No mention of meticulously and enjoyment of comfort. Come on Esquire, think of something witty to say to the vast majority of watch lovers who brandish watches the way wearing them was intended.
Again, what is the deal with people who wear their watches upside down? Are they trying to scratch the face? Ashamed of it and want to hide it? Maybe someone can explain this to me. I once came across an Andy Rooney segment on 60 minutes a long time ago where he happened to discuss this. Apparently he wears his watch in this manner and people kept writing him letters asking him why. In response he simply suggested, “because that’s how I like it and have always done it.” Talk about a creature of habit. Mystery unsolved.