How to Make Sure Your New Watch Fits

Most ladies' watch bracelets will fit up to a 7 to 7.5 inch diameter wrist; most men's watch bands will fit up to an 8 to 8.5 inch diameter wrist. Some dive/diver watches are even more generous, as they are designed for use while wearing a wetsuit.

To make sure you fit your new watch fits your wrist, use a soft tape measure to measure the circumference of your wrist. The tape should be pulled tightly around your wrist. After you have determined your wrist circumference, add 1/4 to 1/2 inch for extra comfort, depending on how lose you like to wear the watch.

Categories: Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia.

Comments (3)

  1. Amy Warehouser

    Thanks for your kind advice. I like this blog. Nice work! AMY W.

  2. Big Problem with the length of watch bands. Seems so many are produced in the Orient for tiny wrists. If these companies want to properly satisfy the world you must rethink the length of your bands. Even on Swiss watches they are putting on too small bands. And with Dive Suits and little Bands it is ridiculous. With these nylon bands they can be easily be cut off if too long and seared nicely with heat for a perfect finish. Watch engineers need to rethink the spring for the watch lug; they are too small and not good for the safety of the watch especially when diving. Please the watch has been around a long time and this is the best you can do.

  3. Swiss Watch Wire

    This is a good set of points Ken. One of the issues a lot of people with larger wrists have is finding additional links for their bracelets. Watch manufacturers invariably make this the equivalent of pulling teeth. I’m not sure why.

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