here are very few things worse than thinking you’ve found the perfect watch… but then finding out that it does not fit your Wrist. Unfortunately there are a few reasons why a watch may not fit perfectly on your wrist, usually the issue with watch sizes are to do with the strap and the case.
To make things worse, there are no set rules to help you find the perfect shape and size for your wrist – so it is often difficult to find what you need! Never fear, though, because First Class Watches are here to save the day. Today we’re going to help you with a guide to finding watches that fit your wrist.
Measuring For The Perfect Sized Watch
Since there is no set rule to help you find a perfect sized watch to fit your wrist, one way to tell is by how a watch feels on your wrist. The perfect watch should feel comfortable on your wrist while remaining tight enough to stay in one place but loose enough so that it doesn’t dig into your skin. While that seems quite precise, it shouldn’t be too difficult to find a watch which does just that – even when buying online at First Class Watches.
As you can’t always try a watch on before you buy it, the first step to finding watches that fit your wrist is to find out what your wrist size is measuring your wrist. This will help avoid some of the big pitfalls when it comes to buying a watch. As well as helping to find a comfortable watch, this will also be perfect in helping to find the perfect style for your wrist size. Huge sports watches may not be suitable for slender wrists, while some thin sophisticated dress watches may not look great on a large wrist.
Measure your wrist using a measuring tape wrapped around your wrist in the position that your watch would sit. Wrist sizes 18cm and over are very thick, 17-18cm is medium, 16-17 is slender and 14-16 is very thin.
What To Consider For Watches That Fit Your Wrist
There are a few different pointers to remember when it comes to finding watches that fit your wrist. Firstly, you need to consider which kind of watch case is suitable for your wrist. If your wrist is under 18cm then you want to look for a watch case with a small or medium diameter (34mm or below to 42mm). If you have a very large wrist then you will want to look at the watches with larger cases of 42mm and above.
For men, it’s likely that the watch cases you find will be in the 34mm to 50mm range. This means that it may be hard to find a perfectly sized watch if you have a very slender wrist, but is perfect if have a very large wrist as there will be a lot of decent sized cases out there to choose from. Women may have the opposite problem, as watches with a 34mm or smaller case will be easy to find – but a larger wrist may be hard to cater for.
Watch case thickness is also important to consider so that you make sure it doesn’t dig into your skin. In general, the thickness of the case will usually be in proportion to the diameter of the case. As an example, 38mm-42mm cases will be around 7mm thick – larger watches will be thicker and smaller watches will be less thick.
The width of the wrist band is worth considering, it’s usually around half of the diameter of the case itself. This will usually mean that if you buy a suitably sized watch case then the wrist band width should be suitable for your wrist. However, depending on your tastes you may wish to have a wrist band which is thinner or thicker than the norm.
Make sure you consider the impact that the detailing has on the watch you buy. The size of the markers, hands, subdials and crowns can affect just how large the watch appears. If you have a smaller wrist then you may want a watch where the features aren’t as prominent. Those with a bigger wrist can go all out with all sorts of large exciting features!
Finding watches that fit your wrist isn’t as hard as you may think, even when you choose to buy watches online (which you want to do if you want the best deals and the largest range of options!) So, whether you have a very small wrist or the largest of the large wrists – follow our guide and you will fin watches that fit your wrist. This way, you will always find exactly the watch size you need to find!
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