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Rolex watches are widely considered the best of all wristwatches. They are stylish, luxurious, and the perfect accessory for any occasion. However, a lot of people wear them incorrectly, which can result in discomfort. If you do not wear the watch correctly, it may even slide off your wrist. The following tips will help ensure that your vintage or modern Rolex watch is properly fitted.
Wear The Rolex Watch On Your Lower Forearm
There are vintage Rolex watches with leather straps that come in a variety of sizes to accommodate people of different sizes. However, many people still wear these watches incorrectly.
Wristwatches are not technically meant to be worn directly on your wrist. The watch should sit just above your wrist on the lower part of your forearm. This is the area just before the small bone that protrudes from the outer part of the wrist. That small bone is called the pisiform bone and is part of the carpal bones. When you put too much weight or pressure on this bone, you may experience discomfort or pain when moving your wrist.
When wearing a Rolex, remember to place the Rolex just before the wrist and the pisiform bone. Along with preventing extra weight and pressure on your wrist, this will keep the winding crown from digging into your hand.
Adjust The Clasps Or Extension System Of The Watch
The next step in wearing your Rolex correctly is to adjust the clasps. There are Rolex watches with adjustable clasps or adjustable extension systems. However, not all Rolexes include these adjustable features. In fact, most of the vintage watches feature a leather strap.
If the watch does have an adjustable clasp, you can typically adjust the length of the Rolex metal bracelet in two-millimetre increments. With an extension system, the watch will typically adjust in five-millimetre increments.
Rolex watches with metal bracelets provide another way to adjust the fit. Whether the watch has adjustable clasps or an extension system, you should be able to remove or add one or more bracelet links. If you do not feel comfortable completing this step yourself, you may need to take your Rolex to a watch expert.
Ensure That The Watch Is Neither Too Tight Nor Loose
If you prefer a watch with a leather strap, Kalmar Antiques has vintage Rolex watches to suit your needs. However, you still need to pay attention to how tightly you position the strap.
When adjusting the length of the watch, make sure that it is neither too tight nor too loose against your skin. While the watch should be loose enough to slide an inch or two when you raise your arm, it should not be loose enough to slide off your hand.
Rolex watches look great and may last a lifetime with proper care. If you want to enjoy wearing your watch, remember to position it just before the wrist and avoid making it too tight or too loose. You may also be able to adjust the bracelets or leather strap.