Basics for choosing the right watch size for your wrist
What should you consider when choosing a watch? In a word, dimensions – watch case; Your wrist, your entire frame and the strap/bracelet! When placed in four, wearing a watch becomes an unbridled joy that not only enhances your appearance but also your mood.
Please note: You can’t stay away from each other. This messes up the balance and proportion and the end result doesn’t turn out as good as you think. It is our humble endeavor to acquaint you with these few points so that you may maintain this ratio throughout. Stick to them and your every watch purchase will turn into a wonderful wearing experience.
- outer diameter: This is first and foremost! The correct watch for your wrist size must sit flush and the lugs should not protrude. From lug to lug, it should sit perfectly on your wrist. In short, there should be no visible gap between:
a.Watch back and wrist. This is for both bracelets and straps/bands.
- Between the skin and the strap/band and the buckles/clasps. Metal bracelets can fit loosely or tightly, depending on the wearer’s preference.
- Lug and Band Width:Lugs are projections from the watch case that have pins that go through the loops of the watch straps. Therefore, lugs are what hold the watch straps and are important factors if you are replacing the current strap for your watch.
The lug width, on average, usually varies in the region of 18mm to 26mm, with the most common size being 20mm (for men’s watches). The width of the lug must be equal to the width of the strap. Always remember that lugs are not included with the case diameter. This means that some very large watches may have lugs that extend over the wrist, which is, at best, very, very uncomfortable. In that case choose the smaller case size.
- Band materials: How your watch sits on your wrist – and therefore, affects the way it looks. Stainless steel, titanium or Liquid metalor for that matter, any metal or alloy of metal greater and thicker; The leather and fabric are rich, solid. Other materials can include rubber, silicone, carbon-fiber composites, and ceramics — which are generally better suited for medium to thin wrists. Can be played by everything from medium to large wrists and they are metal friendly!
- Special details of the watch: Markers, hands, sub-dials and crowns come in different sizes depending on the size of the watch. These make the clock look smaller or larger; Therefore, for larger wrists, larger dial elements are welcome. On the other hand, medium or thin wrists must stick to minimal features, avoiding complicated and distracting looks.
A bit on watch sizes
Watches are available in many different sizes, but what is considered too small or too big? The secret answer to the question, my friend, is mainly the wrist. This will tell you initially – and to some extent, eventually – the exact size of the watch that fits you best!
Aside from case width, case thickness also plays a big role. This is a great determinant of the material, type, width and thickness of the watch strap/bracelet.
Men’s watches typically measure between 38mm and 46mm. Above 46 mm, they are marked as oversized. Heavy watches are essential for sports and professions such as sailing, flying and diving. On the other hand, anything smaller than 38mm is a good fit for women.
Overall, wrist sizes between 5.85 inches and 7.1 inches are very comfortable with case sizes between 34 mm and 43 mm. 7.1 inches to 8.65 inches are most comfortable between 42 mm and 46mm, but 46 mm+ watches are larger wrist sizes.
This does not mean that you are not allowed to wear a heavy watch on a medium or average wrist. Often, work (and even more so, mood or preference) demands that one be worn; This is where strap/bracelet adjustments, sizes, type and thickness come in. But, before that, let’s take a look at the maximum size that is ideally allowed for each wrist size.
See Size Comparisons – Men’s
|Wrist circumference||small||medium||big||in large quantities|
|5.9 inches||32 mm or less||37 mm||41 mm||42 mm or more|
|6.3 inches||34 mm||39 mm||43 mm||45 mm or more|
|6.7 inches||36 mm||41 mm||45 mm||46 mm or more|
|7.1 inch||36 mm||42 mm||45 mm||48 mm or more|
|7.5 inches||37 mm||43 mm||46 mm||48 mm or more|
|7.9 inches||38 mm||44 mm||47 mm||50 mm or more|
|8.3 inches||39 mm||44 mm||47 mm||Above 55 mm|
|8.7 inches||40 mm||45 mm||48 mm||Above 55 mm|
|9.1 inch||41 mm||45 mm||48 mm||Above 58 mm|
|9.5 inches||42 mm||46 mm||49 mm||Above 60 mm|