Watch size guide

Which watch size should I choose?

It can be quite difficult to assess one’s own watch size without any measurements on hand. Generally speaking though - if you have a smaller wrist, you should choose a smaller watch. If you have a larger wrist you will have to choose a bigger watch.

I have chosen two men and two women models with different sized wrists in order to create a general size guide. 

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How to use the size guide for watches:

  1. Get the print-friendly measuring tape here
  2. Print it and cut it out (or use your own measuring tape)
  3. Measure your wrist circumference just behind the bone that is slightly stretched
  4. See the picture guide below to see how the watches look on different wrist thicknesses

 

Woman - wrist 15 cm - case size 32 mm

Norlite 32 mm - woman - wrist size 15 cm

This watch is  Norlite NOR1601-010401

 

  

Woman - wrist 15 cm - case size 37 mm

Larsen Watches 37 mm - woman - wrist size 15 cm

This watch is  Larsen Watches LUKA steel watch - choose your own strap

 

  

Woman - wrist 15 cm - case size 39 mm

IVER Denmark 39 mm - woman - wrist size 15 cm

This watch is  IVER Denmark - Gorm den Gamle - Cognac

 

  

Woman - wrist 17 cm - case size 32 mm

Norlite 32 mm - woman - wrist 17 cm

This watch is  Norlite NOR1601-010401

 

  

Woman - wrist 17 cm - case size 37 mm

Larsen Watches 37 mm - woman - wrist size 17 cm

This watch is  Larsen Watches LUKA steel watch - choose your own strap

 

  

Woman - wrist 17 cm - case size 39 mm

IVER Denmark 39 mm - woman - wrist size 17 cm

This watch is  IVER Denmark - Gorm den Gamle - Cognac

 

  

Man - wrist 18 cm - case size 38 mm

Copenhagen Watches 38 mm - man - wrist size 18 cm

This watch is  Copenhagen Watches - Casual black

 

  

Man - wrist 18 cm - case size 40 mm

Vejrhøj 40 mm - man - wrist size 18 cm

This watch is  Vejrhøj - The GUN

 

  

Man - wrist 18 cm - case size 42 mm

Tycho Brahe Watches 42 mm - man - wrist size 18 cm

This watch is  Tycho Brahe Watches - Nova Stella - gold/black/black

 

  

Man - wrist 20 cm - case size 38 mm

Copenhagen Watches 38 mm - man - wrist size 20 cm

This watch is  Copenhagen Watches - Casual black

 

  

Man - wrist 20 cm - case size 40 mm

Vejrhøj 40 mm - man - wrist size 20 cm

This watch is  Vejrhøj - The GUN

 

  

Man - wrist 20 cm - case size 42 mm

Tycho Brahe Watches 42 mm - man - wrist size 20 cm

This watch is  Tycho Brahe Watches - Nova Stella - gold/black/black

 


A long time ago, it was almost a rule that women had to wear small traditional women's watches measuring around 30 mm in diameter while men’s watches should be 34-36 mm in diameter.

Fortunately, the reality is definitely very different today. Women can easily wear watches over 40 mm if they do not have too small/petite wrists, and men's watches range from 38 mm and up to over 50 mm.

Instead, choosing the right watch has become much more individual - based on one’s personal style, although wrist size still plays an important role.

I hope this watch size guide has helped you to choose the size of your next watch. Remember that most watches today are unisex. Choosing the right watch should most of all be based on your personal style and taste.

If you have any questions about whether a watch fits you or not, please feel free to  contact me - and I'll help you out as quickly as possible.