How to Select the Right Watch Size for Your Wrist – Ultimate Guide

Imagine you get yourself a nice expensive high-end smartwatch, with extraordinary features, which you’re thinking of wearing in a longer perspective, but the only problem with that watch is it doesn’t really fit or just weighs your wrist down. Would you still want to wear it all the time? I think we all know the answer to it.

This is not just limited to watches, of course when you buy yourself clothes, jackets, suits, shoes or anything like that, probably the first and foremost criteria in choosing them is whether they fit you or not.

Just like if you’re thinking of getting a wearable; one of the most important factors in choosing the right size of it, and for that, we have a simple buying guide for you, so that you don’t have to suffer by getting the wrong size.

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How to select the right size watch for your wrist

Although there’s no hard and fast rule for this, you should check out the following factors, so you’d at least get an idea of it.

Wrist size

Firstly, you’d have to calculate your wrist size using a measuring tape. Now, there’s a standard size for a different type of wrists, such as 5.5 to the 6-inch wrist is considered smaller, 6 to the 7-inch wrist is the most common in this genre which lies under the medium category, while 7 to 8-inch wrists are considered as big wrists.

However, these names/standards don’t define anything, because it depends on one’s choice that whether they want a bigger watch on a smaller wrist or a smaller watch on a bigger one. This measuring of your wrist size is for your ease, so you’d be getting a perfect size if you want to.

Case diameter

Probably the most visible aspect of a watch which shows how big it is. Smartwatches these days are coming in 38mm to 46mm sizes, which you can choose according to your wrist. If your wrist size is under 6” you should go with 38mm or smaller variants available, which are mostly women or teenagers.

Those whose wrist size lies between 6-7 inches can go with 40 to 44mm, depending upon their preference, while 7.5 to 8-inches or bigger should choose 46mm or bigger size available than this.

Case thickness

Case thickness is directly proportional to its diameter, which means that a 44mm watch would be thicker than a 38mm watch, because for obvious reasons. Again, it depends on one’s choice, since some people like to wear bulky watches on purpose, while some prefer to go with sleek ones. Generally, watches are 6mm to 10mm thick, depending upon their circumference.

Band Size

The size of the band depends on its width and length. Most of the time, if you’re going for the bigger watch, let’s say a 46mm model, then ideally the band Width should behalf of it, which is 22-24mm. Similarly, for a 40mm watch, a 20mm wide band would be good enough.

On the other hand, the band’s length depends entirely on your wrist, most men go with a 7-inch to the 8-inch-long band, while women and teenagers tend to go with 6-7-inch bands.

Although we have said it earlier, and we’d say it again that buying guides like these are just there to give you an idea to put things into perspective. There are no strict rules for a smaller wrist person to not go with a 46mm watch, and a person with a bigger wrist cannot choose a slim, sleek watch. At the end of the day, it all comes down to your liking and preferences.