Choosing the right watch size for your wrist
Investing in a modern men’s watch is always a great way to improve your style and elevate your outfits. Unlike women, men don’t have too many accessory options, so if you decide to adorn your ensembles, it should definitely be with a good-looking watch. However, even shopping for a timepiece doesn’t come easy because if the model doesn’t suit your wrist, it can completely break your outfit. Therefore, here are a few tips that will help you know exactly how to pick your perfect watch according to your wrist size.
Check out the case diameter
Proportion is the key to selecting a timepiece that will complement your style without looking too flashy or strange on your wrist. Case diameter is the most obvious and noticeable element of proportion, so it’s always best to pay attention to that aspect first. Men’s watches usually range from 34mm to over 50mm, but if you want to stay within standards, don’t go over 50mm. Anything larger than that may appear too bulgy and will come off as tacky. On the other hand, don’t go under 36mm unless you want your watch to appear more as a bracelet. To know which size is the best for you, you should measure your wrist. If your wrist is 6 to 7 inches, you will be a small to medium wrist size, which means you could go with diameter cases of 38mm, 40mm, and 42mm. If your wrist is 7.5 to 8 inches in circumference, you should opt for bigger case diameters and choose a watch that’s between 44 and 46mm.
Pay attention to case thickness
The thickness of the case is very often directly correlated to the case diameter. Generally, as the diameter of the case increases or decreases, so does the thickness. If you want a 38mm to 42mm diameter watch, the diameter thickness will approximately be 7 mm. For example, in modern Japanese watches, you can find the combination of brilliant watch craftsmanship and a wide range of modern case designs. The only way to know that the thickness of the case is proportioned to your body is to choose the right case diameter.
The band width
For a watch to be well-proportioned, its band width should be about half its case diameter. However, if you have different style preferences, you can also choose a watch with a wider band width. You’ll want the watch to look good on your wrist, just as if it was made for your wrist, so go with smaller band widths, if you have smaller wrists. If, on the other hand, you have larger wrists feel free to lean towards wider bands.
The size of the components on the watch matters a lot as well. The numbers, the hours, and second hands will greatly affect how the watch looks on you and whether it goes well with your outfits. The lug size, the pusher, and changer all need to be the appropriate size in order for a watch to look proportional on your wrist. The important thing to notice with components is how they play into the other elements of the watch. If you have a 38mm to 40mm watch and the numbers are huge, the entire design will seem off.
Wearing a classy timepiece will only be worth it if you pick out the right watch for your wrist size. So, the next time you go shopping, make sure you try on the watch first and pay good attention to all the aspects we have mentioned. A watch should be a flattering accessory, so make sure every part of it is proportionate to your wrist and that it matches well with your physique and style.