Without a prosthesis:
First the traditional buckle style watchband:
Positioning is important for my success. I wear my watch on my left wrist and will typically support my left forearm on my left thigh to stabilize the area so that I can best maneuver my residual limb. I 'grasp' the watch with the crook of my right elbow and position the watch on my wrist.
And now the double hinge metallic strap:
Again, positioning is a key to sucess. I drape the watch over my wrist using my residual limb. My left forearm is supported on my thigh to stabilize my arm during the task.
With a prosthesis:
The traditional buckle watchstrap:
I drape the watch on my wrist, pinch the strap, push and then pinch and pull it to get it through the buckle.
And finally the double hinge watchstrap:
I grasp the watch with the terminal device and position it on my wrist.
I line up the hooks on the clasp and then pinch
Then I fold over the second hinge and repeat the process
And the watch is on.
I must confess that photographs give the appearance of simplicity. I have spent many hours practicing these techniques, beginning when I was very young. Don't be discouraged... any skill worth acquiring is worth working toward with diligence! And being maximally functionally independent is a worthy goal.
Next to be published will be buttoning the cuff button ... Check back next week!!
In the meantime, be well, be blessed.