The picture looked amazing online, it absolutely dazzled you when you saw it in the case, but once you put your new watch on your wrist, it looks like a completely different piece.
The problem isn’t the design of the watch as much as an understanding of what size watch is right for your size wrist.
How to Size Your Wrist
The first step? You guessed it - get out the measuring tape. You can do this with a flexible measuring tape or strip of paper. Wrap it around where a watch would normally sit on your wrist, usually just below the wrist bone. If you’re using paper, mark the point where the end meets itself.
If your wrist is:
- 14-16 cm = very thin
- 16-17cm = slender
- 17-18cm = medium
- 18cm and above = thick
Knowing this number will help narrow down your choice of designs. You’re trying to find balance and proper proportions when it comes to case size, band width, and design.
If your wrist is thin, look for a sophisticated dress watch like Raymond Weil's Maestro.