A GUIDE TO “DESTRO”: WATCHES FROM SINN, MÜHLE, CITIZEN, AND MORE

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The vast majority of watches on the market feature a crown at 3 o’clock. Some manufacturers play around with the positioning of the crown, though most generally stick to the right side of the case. A small number of watches, however, have crowns on the left side of the case; these watches are called “destro.” It’s something that’s relatively uncommon, despite the obvious advantages of this configuration. Beyond being a natural fit for left-handed people or those who prefer to wear a watch on their right wrist, a destro watch is arguably more comfortable. The crown will never dig into your wrist, nor will it snag on anything. It is precisely this reason that brands producing real-world tool watches tend to lean toward destro designs.  Below, we’ve rounded up seven of our favorite destro watches, most of which are unsurprisingly tactical. Enjoy, and let us know which destro watch is your favorite in the comments section below.

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