Why not give a watch. The origins of this belief
Mar 04, 2018
Despite the fact that we live in the XXI century, in the era of high technology and the peak of the development of science, many of us still believe in people's perceptions and various superstitions. The most common superstition is the belief in the gift of watches: it is believed that they can not be given. Let's look at this article: why not give a watch.
Why not give a wristwatch
Why not give a clock, what's this for? Many say that you can not give a wristwatch, but if you study this issue deeper, it turns out that the belief says: you can not give any watch, including wrist, wall, desktop and others. This sign, according to most sources, originates from China, where it was believed that giving a man a watch, you wish him a speedy death. This belief has migrated to our country.
We also believe that giving a person a watch, they will count down the time before his death( funeral), or while the watches are working and the gifts are not broken - a person will live. Thus, this gift hints at the speedy death of a person. That's why you can not give a watch for Birthday and another holiday to relatives, acquaintances, friends, etc.
So it or not - you can see from the examples and stories, but on the Internet we have not found those that are not found by themselves to confirm this feature, but it does not refute it either.
Why it is impossible to give a watch to a loved one
A watch is a very good gift, because, firstly, it can be an expensive gift, and expensive watches are a very valuable accessory, and secondly, watches, especially wrist watches, will always remind of a person whothem gave. That's why a watch for a loved one is a good gift, but is it possible to give a watch to a guy or a girl, or to a husband or wife!?
You can not give a watch to your husband or wife, based on popular beliefs. If the clock given to a relative, friend and acquaintance have their meaning, then a gift in the form of hours to a guy or a girl - may precede your fast parting.
You can find a large number of examples that when a guy a girl or a girl gave a guy a watch, then they broke up, but there are quite a few examples when couples part without it. Also, there are many examples when a guy or a girl gave their second half a watch and their relationship lasts a long time, and continues to this day. Therefore, believe it or not - decide for yourself.
To give a watch or not?
Why you can not give a watch - we looked at, but how to be if a person really wants to give him a watch? In this case, there is a people's council that recommends that a person who gives a watch take a symbolic fee for a gift, for example 1 ruble, in which case it will be considered that you sold this watch, and did not give it. Another way is to give money and for a person to buy a watch for them. Yes, on the one hand these are interesting ways to get out of the situation, but if you are a very superstitious person, then do not take any risks.
If you are not a superstitious person, and the person to whom you give the watch is not superstitious either, then do not pay attention to all these superstitions, the main thing is to give the clock with a pure heart and with good intentions. By the way, according to psychologists, people who believe in superstition - they often come true, and those who do not believe in them - they are not forgotten. If you have your own stories about this, then be sure to share it with us in the comments with other visitors to our site.