Watches and small wrists

  • HPgeek934

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    Aug 07, 2012 10:45 PM GMT
    What do you guys with small wrists do when it comes to buying watches? I feel like anything with a face over 40mm just looks stupid on me cause my wrists are so tiny. I find myself having to pass over mens watches and look at either unisex or basic women's. Anyone else with me on this?
  • HPgeek934

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    Aug 08, 2012 12:18 AM GMT
    its not the band thats the issue, its the watch face.
  • Splendidus_1

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    Aug 08, 2012 12:18 AM GMT
    Hear you on the everything with a face over 40mm ... sucks that we don't get to simply like the watch icon_sad.gif
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    Aug 08, 2012 12:21 AM GMT
    I just don't wear a watch, my wrist is too small.
  • mz29xy

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    Aug 08, 2012 12:23 AM GMT
    I found a Frederique Constant with a really thin face. A really thin watch face looks best with a thin wrist.
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    Aug 08, 2012 12:25 AM GMT
    I say fuck it. If I like a way a watch looks, I'll get it and wear it all the time. Who cares that I have to reduce the band to 5 links on either side and it always slides?
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    Aug 08, 2012 12:26 AM GMT
    S34n05 saidI just don't wear a watch, my wrist is too small.


    I think you are correct. Anything around a tiny wrist will only accentuate how small it is.
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    Aug 08, 2012 12:27 AM GMT
    When I wore one, I put it on a fairly thick nylon wrist cuff sort of thing that added some diameter.

    But back in HS, (OK, it was before digital watches - real ones were still pretty expensive for kids to have.) I had an inherited pocket watch. So I just carried the pocket watch on a chain. Nowadays the cell phone is pretty much the same thing. So I don't wear a wrist watch. Someday, though, the iPhone will get small enough to fit on a wrist cuff.
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    Aug 08, 2012 2:45 AM GMT
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    I have a small wrist too and this one fits me very well. I always gets compliment from people
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    Aug 08, 2012 6:32 AM GMT
    If you can wear Levi Jeans where you work and elsewhere, you might try a pocket watch. There is a reason why they have that little pocket just below the belt on the right side.
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    Aug 08, 2012 6:58 AM GMT
    Nah man I wear watches all the time and I have a small wrist.
    It's wouldn't let that much of a fashion statement take over the actual functionality and ergonomic of a wrist watch.
    Not that I buy ugly brick watches, but screw it! It's so much easier to look at your wrist then take your phone out of your pocket or bag and check the time and then put it back.
  • O5vx

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    Aug 08, 2012 7:07 AM GMT
    I don't wear one because I have time on my phone and on my computer.
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    Aug 08, 2012 7:10 AM GMT
    Get a Nixon Time Teller they are really comfortable and stylish.

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    Aug 08, 2012 7:14 AM GMT
    I have a small wrist as well, but I almost choose exclusive watches with large faces...most of my friends say they look good on me anyway. i think main principal is that it can be larger, but not larger than your wrist itself. Swatch have some good ones....but not sure about those luxury brands....
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    Aug 08, 2012 7:20 AM GMT
    Like a lot of people here I have a small wrist. So I don't wear a watch and I am the annoying guy always asking for time.
  • Cuchullain

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    Aug 08, 2012 10:42 AM GMT
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    Wear it outside your shirt? You'll probably need to buy an aftermarket strap to get one long enough.

    It works as well if you're wearing a French cuff - the watch and your cufflink won't be battling it out for room under your sleeve.

    The guy in the pic is Gianni Agnelli, by the way.

    Disclaimer: I have narrow wrists, I wear a large watch, and I decline to give a fuck.
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    Oct 05, 2012 5:36 AM GMT

    This is such a funny thread!
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    Oct 05, 2012 6:00 AM GMT
    What is considered "unisex" now is pretty much a true men's watch in the classic sense. My suggestion? Buy vintage. That's what I do. I have several watches that are older than I am and they fit my average-sized wrist nicely and are also stylish and understated. Check out 1980's Seikos in particular. Damned near indestructible.
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    Sep 17, 2014 12:25 AM GMT
    I don't have the largest wrist either for someone 6'2", but I wear different styles of watches depending on what the occasion is.
    The typical Rolex face is not all that large. Brietling and Tag Heuer tend to have a larger diameter and look better with suits.
    For running around in the summer, a sports watch always works fine. I like watches and collect a few of the nice ones and have some cheapos that look like art, just for fun.

    If you have a smaller wrist and want to wear a watch, I recommend a Skagen, since they have a really LOW profile and very thin.
    They make sense on a small male wrist. Affordable, yet still unique.
    http://www.skagen.com/us/en/men/products/watches.html
  • Aleco_Graves

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    Sep 17, 2014 1:09 AM GMT
    I don mind a big face... i have small wrists and i dont mind them, it might just be a visual thing for you. Ive gotten quite a few compliments on the watches i wear, usually normal- bigish sized.

    The strap usually is a problem. I always need likes removed or move the watch up my forearm icon_evil.gif
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    Sep 17, 2014 2:52 AM GMT
    I have small wrists and I still wear watches. I have 3 Victorinox Swiss Army watches all 38 mm in diameter and 3 Fossil watches of varying diameters. The issue I do have is with the straps. I have a couple of watches with linked stainless steel band that I had to get adjusted.
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    Sep 17, 2014 3:24 AM GMT

    The oversized watch appears to be a fashion trend much like the buddy holly glasses are

    If I wear a watch at all, I have a wide leather band and normal size watch face to match the width of the band. To each his own but I am not a fan of these huge dials with skinny bands, you are right, they look dumb on a small wrist, that is why I go for the wider band


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    Sep 17, 2014 1:23 PM GMT
    HPgeek934 saidWhat do you guys with small wrists do when it comes to buying watches? I feel like anything with a face over 40mm just looks stupid on me cause my wrists are so tiny. I find myself having to pass over mens watches and look at either unisex or basic women's. Anyone else with me on this?


    Thin face watches. Try Movado, Longines, Raymond Weil brands
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    Sep 17, 2014 6:02 PM GMT
    HPgeek934 saidWhat do you guys with small wrists do when it comes to buying watches? I feel like anything with a face over 40mm just looks stupid on me cause my wrists are so tiny. I find myself having to pass over mens watches and look at either unisex or basic women's. Anyone else with me on this?


    i agree with you fully. many men's watches are gargantuan. luckily, there are tons of unisex/smaller watches. i was shopping on amazon recently and they even had a filter by face size.
  • Aleco_Graves

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    Sep 18, 2014 8:42 AM GMT
    Hoping the Apple watch looks good on my small wrist