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Watch Sizing

Let’s take a look how to choose the right size.

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*Download & print these pdfs for accurate sizing

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.

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