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    A curious wrist size / watch fitting question

    When deciding if a watch fits, the common measure is to measure the circumference of the wrist. Given that most watches "wear" based on the lug to lug distance (if it overhangs the edge of the wrist, it's just too darn big). It would seem the better measure is the width of the wrist. (e.g. a "flatter" wrist will be wider, but not as thick top to bottom, and could thus wear a larger watch. A larger diameter wrist, with less width, would tend to present smaller watches better.

    I'm a tiny wrist guy, (circumference of just over 6 1/4"), but I find I can wear watches anywhere from 42mm on down, depending on the lug to lug distance.

    What do you folks think?
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    Re: A curious wrist size / watch fitting question

    You already said it all.
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    Re: A curious wrist size / watch fitting question

    Yep, lug to lug is the key measurement. In general, I like watches 40mm and under, but I wear watches up to 45mm if they have short lugs.

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    Re: A curious wrist size / watch fitting question

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    Re: A curious wrist size / watch fitting question

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    A dead horse...
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    Re: A curious wrist size / watch fitting question

    I was more 'curious' about the curious wrist size which actually wasn't very curious.

    I was hoping to open this thread and see some guys horribly disfigured wrist... and asking for advice! I am so disappointed...
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    Re: A curious wrist size / watch fitting question

    It’s a bit academic really since the deciding factor is how it actually looks on your wrist and no matter how you measure it it’s only a rough guide to what may or may not look good on you.
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    Re: A curious wrist size / watch fitting question

    Quote Originally Posted by Texrider View Post
    When deciding if a watch fits, the common measure is to measure the circumference of the wrist. Given that most watches "wear" based on the lug to lug distance (if it overhangs the edge of the wrist, it's just too darn big). It would seem the better measure is the width of the wrist. (e.g. a "flatter" wrist will be wider, but not as thick top to bottom, and could thus wear a larger watch. A larger diameter wrist, with less width, would tend to present smaller watches better.

    I'm a tiny wrist guy, (circumference of just over 6 1/4"), but I find I can wear watches anywhere from 42mm on down, depending on the lug to lug distance.

    What do you folks think?




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    Re: A curious wrist size / watch fitting question

    I think a person has to take their size and weight into consideration, not just wrist size. Hand size is also a consideration and whether one is wearing a long or short sleeve shirt. The season can also play a role in choosing watch size. The more outwear ones wearing, the bigger watch one can pull off.

    Just to throw this out there; I think a person who wears the watch they want can look cooler and more confident than a self-conscious person whose watch fits right but does not have the overall cool, confident and carefree look.

    We have to remember that we do not work for the watch company and we are not making advertisements to sell watches. The watch is supposed to make us look better; we are not supposed to make the watch look better.

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    Re: A curious wrist size / watch fitting question

    I don't understand the 'issue'. Who is sizing people for watches based on their wrist circumference? Who is sizing anyone for watches?

    Don't normal people just try them?


    There isn't always a metric that predicts if something is going to fit and feel good.

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