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How to find the right watch size?

You love watches, but you may have felt a bit of disappointment when making your purchases: some are too big, others too small once worn. In this article, we will explore an often underestimated concept: size.

The importance of size

When we talk about watch size, we mainly talk about the diameter of the case, as well as its thickness. Diameter is measured in millimeters and, in the watch industry, diameters range from 24 to 56 millimeters.

The thickness of the case also plays an important role in how the watch looks on the wrist. The lowest thicknesses are 6 to 8 millimeters, while the thickest watches can measure up to 18 millimeters, or almost two centimeters.

It all depends on the wrist circumference

As you can see, the ideal size of a watch depends on the thickness of your wrist. You should measure the circumference of your wrist and place yourself in one of three categories: small to medium wrist with a circumference of 15 centimeters or less, medium wrist with a circumference of 15 to 18 centimeters, and large or thick wrist with a circumference of 15 centimeters or less. circumference of more than 19 centimeters.

You can then choose the diameter of your watch. For a small wrist, choose a watch with a diameter of 34 millimeters or less; for an average wrist, a watch with a diameter of 34 to 42 millimeters; for a thick wrist, prefer watches with a diameter of 43 to 46 millimeters, or even more if it is very wide. The same goes for the thickness of the watch: the thinner your wrist, the thinner the watch should be.

Do not neglect the length of the loop

To get a perfectly fitted watch, pay attention to the length of the strap. It must correspond to the width of your wrist, as well as the diameter of your watch. So, for example, if you're going for a 36mm watch for an average-sized wrist, the strap should ideally be 18mm wide.

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