wristwatch size guide
Buying Guide

A well-fitting watch enhances both style and comfort. To ensure a perfect fit, it’s crucial to measure your wrist size accurately. Whether you’re purchasing a new timepiece or resizing an existing one, this wristwatch size guide will walk you through the simple steps to measure your wrist size correctly. Additionally, we’ll provide a helpful table summarizing recommended watch sizes based on wrist measurements.

The Right Fit: Wristwatch Size Guide

By measuring your wrist, you can understand which watch size will suit you best. Whether you’re looking for a dress watch or something more sporty, knowing your wrist size is mandatory. Check out the following steps on how you can measure your wrist.

  • Step 1: Gather the necessary tools
  • Step 2: Measure your wrist
  • Step 3: Determine the watch size
  • Step 4: Additional considerations

Step 1: Gather the necessary tools

Before proceeding to take your measurement, make sure you have the following tools:

  • Flexible measuring tape or a strip of paper
  • Ruler or a tape measure
  • Pen and paper to record measurements

Step 2: Measure your wrist

wrist watch size guide

There are two different ways you can measure your wrist depending on the tools you have at hand. You can also try out both methods to see if you can get the most accurate measurement.

Method 1: Using a flexible measuring tape

  • Wrap the measuring tape around your wrist just above the wrist bone.
  • Make sure the tape is snug but not too tight.
  • Read the measurement in inches or centimeters.

Method 2: Using a strip of paper

  • Cut a strip of paper about 1 inch wide and 8 inches long.
  • Wrap the paper around your wrist just above the wrist bone.
  • Mark the point where the paper overlaps.
  • Lay the paper flat and measure the distance between the end and the marked point with a ruler or tape measure.
  • Record the measurement in inches or centimeters.

Step 3: Determine the watch size

wrist watch size guide

Once you have your wrist measurement, you can use the following table as a guideline to determine the suitable watch size:

Wrist Size (inches/cm) Recommended Watch Size (mm)
5.5-6.0 inches (14-15 cm) 34-36 mm
6.0-6.5 inches (15-16.5 cm) 36-38 mm
6.5-7.0 inches (16.5-18 cm) 38-42 mm
7.0-7.5 inches (18-19 cm) 42-44 mm
7.5-8.0 inches (19-20.5 cm) 44-46 mm
8.0-8.5 inches (20.5-21.5 cm) 46-48 mm
8.5+ inches (21.5+ cm) 48+ mm

Refer to your wrist measurement and select a watch size from the corresponding range. While some people like wearing their watches loose, others prefer to have them snug and tight. Keep in mind that personal preference, watch style, and case thickness may also influence your choice.

You can use this as a wristwatch size guide when getting your watch, be it a brand-new one from Switzerland or one from the popular collection of pre owned luxury watches in Dubai. Make sure to try them out before making the purchase to get the right fit.

Step 4: Additional considerations

Additional considerations

While wrist size is a primary factor, there are additional considerations to keep in mind when choosing a watch:

Case thickness: A larger case size may appear bulky on a smaller wrist due to increased thickness. Consider slimmer watch designs for a more balanced look. While women usually prefer thin cases, with a 40mm watch on the wrist, a woman can create a bold and fierce look.

Lug-to-lug distance: This measurement represents the distance between the watch lugs, which affects how the watch sits on your wrist. Ensure the lug-to-lug distance is appropriate for your wrist width.

Band type: Different watch bands (e.g., leather, metal, rubber) may affect how the watch wears on your wrist. Some band materials are more adjustable than others, allowing for a better fit. A 36mm watch on the wrist with a wide band might be a good choice, but pairing it with a 42mm watch on the wrist of someone thin, might not be a great idea.

Get the Perfect Watch

Get the Perfect Watch

Measuring your wrist size accurately is essential for finding a watch that both fits well and complements your style. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can confidently determine your wrist size and select an appropriate watch size. Remember to consider additional factors such as case thickness, lug-to-lug distance, and band type for a truly comfortable and stylish timepiece. Enjoy the process of finding the perfect watch that suits your individual wrist size and personal taste.