How to sign watch in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 3)

Definition:

Observe attentively

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of you with your palms oriented down and your index and middle fingers pointing forward. Then, slightly move your hands forward a couple of times.

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Sequential Breakdown of watch

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of watch

End of Sign

Final Frame of watch

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for watch
Extend your index and middle fingers straight up, folding the thumb and the other fingers into the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for watch
Extend your index and middle fingers straight up, folding the thumb and the other fingers into the palm.

Sign #2 (2 of 3)

Definition:

TV observation

Sign Instructions:

Begin with you palm oriented toward yourself, your hand just below your chin, and your thumb and index fingers touching the sides of your chin. Then, move your hand forward.

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Sequential Breakdown of watch

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of watch

End of Sign

Final Frame of watch

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for watch
Extend your thumb out and curl your index finger, with the other fingers curled into your palm.

Sign #3 (3 of 3)

Definition:

Timepiece

Sign Instructions:

With both hands oriented down, move the circular area created in between the thumb and index fingers of your dominant hand onto the back of the wrist of your non-dominant hand 2 times.

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of watch

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of watch

End of Sign

Final Frame of watch

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for watch
Touch your thumb to the index finger, creating a circle, with the other fingers extended straight up.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for watch
Touch your thumb to the index finger, creating a circle, with the other fingers extended straight up.

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