As a watch enthusiast, I understand that there are going to be new and emerging trends as the years go by. Back in the day, a mechanical watch is deemed as a novel timepiece but that crown has now been given to smartwatches. Who knows, we might have another contender given a few years.
But, there is one thing that I do not like that people are doing these days and that is wearing a watch that is not proportional to their wrists.
I understand that they are doing that for the sake of being cool, but as humans, we are actually wired to look at anomalies and differences and wearing a timepiece that doesn’t conform well to your wrist is definitely going to be noticeable. If anything, you want people to notice your watch for all the right reasons.
Today, I am going to go over the reasons why you should buy a watch that is proportional to your wrist and I am also going to give you some advice as well.
Why a Watch that Fits Matters
As humans, we always look at the things that pop out. From the above example, people are wearing oversized watches as a means for people to look at what they’re wearing. But, you do not want that because wearing a watch that doesn’t fit you is unflattering. If you want to impress a girl, find a watch that not only fits you but also has the inner mechanisms that would spark a conversation about the timepiece.
So, what are the things that you need to look for when you buy a watch? Read on to find out.
- Case Diameter
The diameter of the watch is the most noticeable aspect of the timepiece. For men’s watches, it should typically be anywhere between 38-46mm.
Before heading out to buy a watch, it is important that you measure your wrist first so that you will have a rough idea about how big the watch case diameter should be.
For men who have 6-7-inch wrists, a watch diameter of 38-42mm should do the trick. For men who have 7-8.5-inch wrists, they should look into the 42-44mm category.
How thick the watch is may be directly tied to the watch’s case diameter. Back when mechanical watches were mainstream, the thinner the watch, the better the overall craftsmanship. That is no longer the case today.
Just keep in mind that when you are choosing a watch, if the case diameter increases, the thickness of the watch increases as well.
- Watch Width
A good rule of thumb when looking at the width of the watchband is to find your ideal case diameter and divide the size by two. For instance, if your ideal watch case diameter is 40mm, the ideal with should be 20mm.
- Watch Band Material
There are three popular watch band materials on the market. A metal watchband is the preferred go-to for people who want to use it for formal occasions. Leather is also good as a dress watch but it can be utilized as a casual watch as well. For a truly casual watch, you may find the fabric watchband to be ideal.