how to measure wrist for watch

On a daily basis, many people are confused how to measure wrist for watch then men can choose to fit in addition to the brand and style when they are shopping for a watch.

This article will help you with 5 things to consider when buying the right watch for your wrist.

It is very  important to measure wrist for watch ,then the watch can match to your wrist. Generally speaking, if you have a thin wrist, a smaller watch will suit you better; if you have a thick wrist, a larger watch will suit you better.

So, what size watch matches better with how thick your arms are? Let’s break it down into 5 key elements here.

1. Case diameter

The case diameter is the most obvious and significant proportional factor. Men’s watches usually range in size from 38mm to 46mm. Any watch over 46mm will appear too large. Also, such sizes are usually designed for flashy fashion watches.

Watches under 38mm tend to be more jewelry oriented and more feminine sized watches. So, how do you know what size is right for you?

Measure your wrist. You can use a soft ruler to measure directly. If you don’t have a ruler, you can also use a 2cm wide paper tape to wrap around your wrist and then use a straightedge to find the circumference of your wrist. If your wrist is 6 to 7 inches, then your size belongs to a small to medium wrist size. If your wrist is 7.5 to 8 inches in circumference, a larger dial size of 44mm to 46mm may be more suitable for you.

wrist length

2. Case thickness

Case thickness is often directly related to case diameter. When mechanical watches dominated the market, it was often assumed that thinner cases were of higher quality. The general rule is that as the case diameter increases or decreases, the thickness increases or decreases as well. A typical diameter of 38 mm to 42 mm will result in a thickness of about 7 mm. once you reach 44 mm, the thickness may exceed 9 mm. But these parameters are ultimately better combined with the proportions of your own body.

3. Strap width

For a well-proportioned watch, the width of the strap is usually about half the diameter of the case. If you wear a 40mm watch, the width should be about 20mm wide. Depending on your style preference, you may want to wear a watch with a wide strap.

My preference is for a smaller strap, however, I have a thinner wrist. If you have thicker wrists, you may prefer a wider strap.

Strap width

4. Strap material

Leather straps will make your watch look more showy. A Stainless steel strap, even if it is the same size as a leather strap, will look bigger and heavier because of the nature of the metal. If you have a thin wrist, this is an important piece of reference information.

Stainless steel  straps are usually preferred by men with thicker wrists because they appear to have a larger watch appearance. If you have a thin wrist and want a stainless steel strap, then you can combine the features described above and choose a smaller scale metal strap, but it still depends on personal preference.

Leather and stainless steel strap

5. Watch details

Finally, knowing the size of the components on your watch is not the least important thing.

If you have a 38mm to 40mm watch with huge numbers; the buttons on the body are too big or too small, then it will look out of place. On the other hand, if you have a 9mm thick watch with a 46mm diameter case and a thin hour hand, it will also look a little out of place.

In the end, all these verified data are also just for your reference, not that it’s a certainty and has to be that way. It all comes down to you personally.