The most common question we get asked daily is 'What watch size should I get for my wrist?' And it is customary to hear this question because many misconceptions are nowadays being linked with watches & their sizes.

Unquestionably a watch personifies your personality at its best & hence it is imperative to know everything related to a watch you are thinking of buying, including its size. Hence, to elude confusion, it's always better to ask than not.

For any uninformed buyer picking the perfect-sized timepiece can be really challenging. So let our watch experts lead you to discover your ideal watch size with our detailed watch size guide.

Watch Size Guide

Determining the apt timepiece size for your unique wrist is always not a guessing game. Some things can be as tricky for the inexperienced as understanding how watch sizing works.

In this article, we will break this watch sizing stuff into an easy-to-understand composition so that you can quickly get yourself the perfect-sized watch.

Let's start with understanding a bit about how timepieces are measured to determine the size. Once we learn how they are sized, we will then explain how the form/shape of the case itself can impact how large or small a timepiece is perceived to be on one's wrist.

How are watch cases measured & sized?

Watch cases are generally measured in millimeters & typically using a measuring device termed a caliper. The most popular shape for watch cases is a round case. These cases are sized by measuring the diameter across the case. 

Later in this article, we will discuss the various watch case shapes & how watch sizes are distinguished compared to one another.

Remember, seeing a watch size chart online would not necessarily be the exact size because different screens have different resolutions, impacting how small or large the images appear.

If you are very much interested in inspecting the watch size in that case, you can directly contact us at (917) 828-3727, or you can visit us at 26 West 47th St. Suite, 200 New York, NY 10036. 

Our helpful staff will be providing you all the necessary stuff related to the size of your preferred watch, including the printed size comparison chart & other necessary papers.

  • Case Shapes

Watches shown online on watch websites may seem to be larger or smaller on the wrist if worn in real because of the design details such as dial size or bezel thickness.

Because of its geometry, the square case timepiece has more "square footage" on the dial than the round case. With the thicker bezel and/or more little dial, a distinct watch might have the same case size as the round case timepiece of a different brand. However, the more diminutive dial size will be perceived as a smaller watch, giving the illusion that the timepiece on the left is more significant.

Every design element on a timepiece, such as the representation of hour markers, lugs, size & thickness of the crown, hands & pushers, can change how the size of the watch case is perceived.

  • Case Thickness

The thickness is marked from the top center of the timepiece crystal to the center of the case back utilizing a caliper. Some timepieces have ultra-thin cases, while others will have heavy case thickness.

The more enhanced complications a timepiece has, the deeper or thicker the case will get to support the many components it takes to operate the extra mechanical functions.

  • Straps & Bracelets

Other stuff that probably can influence the watch's size is the type of strap or metal band, the total width of the strap & whether it has the same tone stitching or contrasting tone stitchwork. 

The length of the bracelet or strap is also a vital part of a watch's sizing.

  • Smaller timepieces of up to 36 mm generally look proportional on a 6" wrist or somewhat more minor.
  • Mid-sized timepieces from 38 mm to 42mm will probably look proportional on a 6" to 7" wrist.
  • Larger watches from 44mm to 46mm will look proportional on a 7" to 8" wrist.

So there you have it! Hopefully, this watch guide will help you find the perfect timepiece for your wrist.

Do not forget: lug shape, lug to lug distance, dial color & hour markers circle because they all play a part in the overall impression of a watch size.

Still, if you have any questions or queries about the watch's size, please feel free to contact our watch specialists at (917) 828-3727, or you can also visit First Class Timepieces at 26 West 47th St. Suite, 200 New York, NY 10036. Our staff & watch experts will be more than happy to assist you.

Thanks for reading!