Let’s take a look how to choose the right size.
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Things to remember
Different metals have varying weights and thus feel different on one’s wrist.
Titanium is generally the lightest material, followed by steel and then white & yellow gold. Platinum is normally considered the heaviest.
Where overall weight is a consideration, remember that adding a bracelet (instead of a strap) adds signficant weight. Additionally, adding a bracelet normally increases the cost of the timepiece.
Watch manufacturers are trending towards larger case sizes. To create a larger case size generally requires more material i.e. more gold/platinum as part of the manufacturing process and will be reflected in the final retail price.
Larger timepieces and those with rotating bezels are generally considered a more casual or sporty look. Keep size in mind if you plan to wear your timepiece with dress shirts with moderate sized cuffs.
As a guideline for watch thickness, thin 4-6mm, average 6-12mm, full size 12-14mm, making a statement 14-18mm (see sizes below). Consider the general application of the timepiece…. are you wearing this with a dress shirt, with casual attire, a tuxedo, or a specific athletic application.