One of my biggest pet peeves is that people are wearing a casual watch, for example,
that doesn’t fit their wrist. It may either be too big or too small on their hands and I really
cringe if I see someone wearing something that doesn’t really fit them really well.
Look, there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to choosing watches. A good
watch for you is one that has all of the features that you want, as well as having the right
fit on your wrist as well.
Pay close attention to the size of the wrist because that will be your gauge as to what
size of watch will fit your particular hand.
So today, I am going to give you some tips to help you choose the perfect watch for
your wrist size.
Measure Your Wrist
The first thing that you need to do will be to measure your wrist. You can do this by
wrapping a tape measure around your wrist and take its specific dimensions. This will
help you buy the perfect watch for you since you will be able to tell the watch seller the
size of your hand.
Things to Consider
When buying a watch, there are important things to consider: the watch band material,
the case diameter, and the details of the watch.
Watchbands are made of different materials. Stainless steel or metal bands are the
heaviest of them all and are perfect for people who have pretty huge wrists (mainly
If you have a smaller wrist (36-40mm), you can opt for either fabric, leather, or
resin/silicone material. These materials are much more adjustable than the stainless
steel ones so you can get the right fit for you no matter what aforementioned materials
you are going to go for.
The case diameter will tell you exactly how the watch will look like on your wrist. That is
why it is imperative that you measure your wrist beforehand so that you will know
exactly what case diameter you are looking for.
For thinner wrists that range from 22mm-34mm, you are going to have to buy a
relatively smaller watch. Anything bigger than that should suffice for people who have
wrist sizes of about 35mm-46mm.
When looking at the diameter, pay particularly close attention to the watch lugs or those
things where the watch’s strap goes in. Make sure that the lugs are still within the front
portion of your wrist as that will indicate that that is the right size for you.
The last thing that you want to take into consideration is the physical parts of the watch,
particularly those that have different dials and buttons. Again, all of these things should
be placed well-within the front of your wrist so that it will look nice when you wear the
Although people who have larger wrists should have a big problem with regard to this,
people with smaller hands should pay close attention.