Before you can find the right watch for your wrist, you need first to know your wrist size. Whether your wrist is very thin, slender, medium, or thick will impact which timepieces look best on you. As such, deciphering which of these categories you fall into is an integral part of choosing the right watch for your wrist. Once you know your wrist size, you’ll then be able to pick a perfect timepiece that looks great and feels comfortable. Knowing your size will also be incredibly helpful if you like to shop online as you’ll be able to purchase a style that fits right without trying it on. It may also help you narrow down your choice of designs. For example, if your wrist is thin, you may want to choose a sophisticated dress watch. Whereas, if your wrist is thick, a sports watch may make a more flattering choice.
How to Measure Your Wrist.
- Take a flexible measuring tape or strip of paper.
- Wrap it around your arm so that it’s where your watch band would usually sit, which should be just below the wrist bone.
- If you are using a strip of paper, take a pen and mark the point where the end meets itself.
- Unwrap the paper and lay it flat next to a ruler, noting the measurement.
- If your wrist is 14-16cm, it is very thin. 16-17cm is a slender wrist. 17cm-18cm is a medium wrist and above 18cm is a thick wrist.
How to Choose a Watch for Your Wrist Size.
- If you have a thin or slender wrist, pick a watch with a small case and a slim band.
- If you have a thick wrist, select a watch with a large case and a broad band.
- Thin bands and bracelets, such as Milanese and leather styles, suit slender wrists best while thicker metal clasp styles look good on larger frames.
- Choose a watch with a minimal design if you have a small wrist or one with a busier face and more functions if your wrist is large.
- Remember, when it comes to case thickness, 6-8mm is ideal for thin wrists, 8-12mm is suitable for medium wrists, and 14-18mm will appear best on thick wrists.
What is a good size for a men’s watch?
The best size for a men’s watch will be the one that suits your wrists and general frame. Generally, the thicker your wrists, the bigger (in both thickness and case size) you’ll want the watch to be. Most case sizes for men’s watches range from 38mm-46mm, while case thickness can vary from 6mm-18mm. Of course, the style of the watch should still be considered. For example, dress watches should generally be smaller and slimmer than your everyday watch.