How to Choose the Right Size Watch for Your Wrist Size
Friday - 06 July 2018
Do right by your wrist and opt for a set of hands that compliments your physique effortlessly. With so many irresistible designs on offer in all shapes and sizes, it can become quite confusing. However, it is important to carefully select a timepiece that works with your proportions creating the perfect balance.
The good news is, it’s not rocket science; smaller, slender wrists should opt for a slimmer, modest design whereas a larger cuff measurement would be more suited to an oversized, statement piece – otherwise it can become quite comical.
Still confused? You’re in good hands; we’ve got your wrist game sorted!
Measure Your Wrist
First things first, it’s time to find out your wrist circumference. If you fall into the 6 to 7 inches category you have a small to medium wrist size and anything above this is on the larger scale.
Think About the Diameter
After measuring your wrist, it’s worthwhile considering what diameter is right for you. Men’s watches typically start at 38mm and finish at 46mm. Slender to medium wrists should remain in the 38-42mm bracket whereas chunky wrists will suit a 44-46mm.
The diameter is one of the most noticeable elements of a wristwatch that needs to be just right. It can be tempting to choose a bigger size to show off your new wrist trophy however, considering proportion will definitely still turn heads.
The Case Thickness
Typically the thickness will correlate to the diameter of the watch. A smaller diameter results in a slimmer thickness and vice versa. Therefore, opting for the right diameter first time will guarantee the correct thickness for your wrist. Also, thicker cases become much heavier, which for smaller wrists is a definite no.
The width and style of your watch strap comes into play too. It makes common sense that the width compliments the diameter as a too small strap will look out of place on a larger watch face and a small diameter will not accommodate a chunky strap. Typically, the watch band is half the size of the diameter.
It is also worthwhile considering the type of strap. A leather strap is naturally more slimming whereas a bracelet is much heavier. This is significant if you have a small wrist but in the end it does predominantly depend on your personal taste and style. Do not let these facts put you off. If you love the strap and feel it works for you then wear your new arm candy with pride.
Also, ensure that the strap fits perfectly, Check that it is not sliding up and down your wrist or is too tight cutting off circulation. Both are uncomfortable and annoying!
It’s All in the Details
The size of the lugs, pushers, numbers, hands and crown all take a part in the size of a watch. If these components are oversized and statement features a larger size wrist would be more appropriate. Subtle, understated versions are much more suited to a slender wrist.