Watch Buying 101: Selecting the Right Size That Fits Your Wrist
Are you thinking of buying a new watch? There are tons of watches for women in Malaysia, so expect yourself to get overwhelmed at some point. However, take note that the watch details and features are not the only ones you should look at. You also need to take watch sizing seriously.
Your new watch must not only look good, it should also fit your wrist perfectly. Choosing the wrong size will attract attention for the wrong reasons.
Measure your wrist
Before heading to the nearest watch retailer, or browsing an online store, take a measurement of your wrist. This will let you know where your own wrist falls on the scale of small to large. From there, you can get the best watch for your size and lifestyle.
The most accurate and easiest way to do this is to buy a tape measure. Using that flexible tool, measure your wrist in that exact area where you will wear the watch. See to it that the tape measure is not too loose or too tight.
The general rule: 6 inches to 7 inches means that you are within the small to medium range. 7.5 inches to 8 inches means that you are on the bigger side. A watch that is bigger than that means that your size is extra large.
With regards to selecting the right size, the most obvious part is to look at the case diameter itself. For most women, measurements of below 36mm are less common.
Watch Band Width
The wrist band length is not really that much of a problem. Your watch retailer can make the necessary adjustments to ensure that the timepiece is the best fit. Though, you still need to take into account the width of the wrist band when finding the best proportioned watch.
Other Watch Details You Must Consider
The thickness of the watch case is typically not a problem compared to the other elements. However, a watch case with abnormal thickness would surely look strange. The level of thickness must correlate properly with the case diameter. Thus, a 38mm watch case can have 6mm thickness, while a 46mm one would look a lot better with 10mm thickness.
It’s also important to pay attention to other watch details such as lug sizes and pushers. A timepiece with big lug sizes would appear a lot thicker than it actually is, thus causing a weird, unbalanced appearance. Thus, if you have small wrists, avoid timepieces with big lugs.