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How Do I Know If a Watch Will Fit My Wrist?

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Jacky Chou

How do I know if a watch will fit my wrist? It’s a question we get a lot, and the answer is actually pretty simple. Here’s everything you need to know to find the perfect-fitting watch, no matter your wrist size


Shopping for a watch can be tricky, especially if you’re not sure what size will look best on your wrist. A watches’ lug-to-lug measurement is key to determining if it will fit, but there are a few other things to keep in mind as well. Here’s a quick guide to help you find the perfect fitting watch!

How to Measure Your Wrist

To find out what size watch you need, you’ll first need to measure your wrist. To do this, wrap a flexible tape measure around your wrist. If you don’t have a tape measure, you can use a string and then measure the length of the string with a ruler.

Once you have your measurement, take a look at the chart below to find the corresponding watch size. If your measurement falls between two sizes, it’s generally best to choose the larger size for a more comfortable fit.

Wrist Size Watch Size
4 inches or less 34mm or smaller
4-1/2 inches 36mm
5 inches 38mm
5-1/2 inches 40mm
6 inches 42mm
6-1/2 inches 44mm
7 inches 46mm or larger

Watch Sizing Guide

The vast majority of watchmakers size their watches to fit an average sized wrist. If you have a small or large wrist, you may have to special order a watch or have links removed from the band.

Here are a few tips for sizing a watch:

-If the watch is for a child, get their wrist measurement. The average child’s wrist is about six inches.
-For women, the average wrist size is seven inches. If the woman has a large frame, her wrist may be up to eight inches.
-Men have an average wrist size of seven and a half inches. A man with a large frame may have a wrist that is up to nine inches.
-If you are buying the watch as a gift and you don’t know the person’s wrist size, err on the side of buying a larger watch. It is easier to adjust a watch that is too big than one that is too small.

How to Choose the Right Watch for Your Wrist Size

Watches come in all shapes and sizes, and it can be tough to find one that fits well. The key is to know your wrist size and pick a watch with an appropriately sized strap or bracelet. In this article, we’ll show you how to measure your wrist and give you some tips on finding a watch that looks and feels great.

To accurately measure your wrist, you will need a flexible measuring tape. If you do not have one, you can use a string or a strip of paper. Wrap the tape (or string/paper) around your wrist, making sure it is snug but not too tight. Once you have wrapped it around once, mark the spot where the end meets the beginning of the tape. Then, take a ruler or other straight edge and measure the distance between the mark and the end of the tape (or string/paper). This is your wrist circumference.

Now that you know your wrist size, you can start shopping for watches! Most watch straps are adjustable to some degree, so you don’t have to worry too much about finding an exact match. However, it is important to keep in mind that watches with larger faces will usually need a larger strap or bracelet to look proportional. Conversely, smaller watches often look best on thinner wrists. If you’re unsure about what size watch will look best on you, err on the side of caution and go with a smaller model. It’s easier to make a small watch look good than it is to make a large watch look right.

When trying on watches in person, pay attention to how they feel as well as how they look. The best way to tell if a watch is comfortable is to wear it for a short period of time and see how it feels after 20-30 minutes. If it starts to feel tight or uncomfortable, chances are it’s not the right fit. Trust your instincts – if something doesn’t feel quite right, move on to another model.

With these tips in mind, you should be able to find a beautiful watches that fits both your style and your wrist size!


To conclude, in order to find out if a watch will fit your wrist, it is important to take into account the lug width, case size and wrist size. These three factors will give you a good idea of whether or not a watch will fit your wrist. Keep in mind that you can always have a watch adjusted to fit your wrist if need be.

Jacky Chou

Jacky Chou is the co-founder of Uberwrists and has gotten into watches from his father from a young age. His first watch was a black G Shock that was comedically large for his wrist. He appreciates watches from Seiko to a Patek Philippe.

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