This review was contributed by guest author Julia Porter from Horus Straps
Most watch brands design their timepieces for people with average-sized wrists. This may leave small-wristed individuals feeling left out. But don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. In this article, we will reveal the 5 best watches for a small wrist. We will also teach you how to measure your wrist size. So that you can buy a watch that fits like a glove.
1. Tudor Fifty-Eight
The Tudor Fifty-Eight is a small watch with a stylish design. It has small proportions and looks great on small wrists. Moreover, this timepiece won’t weigh down your wrist as it’s super lightweight.
The case diameter is just 39mm. This small case is in tune with the small proportions of small wrists. The watch looks like a small, round box on your wrist.
The dial is clean and minimalistic. It has three hands (hours, minutes, and seconds). As well as the date at four o’clock position. There are no other complications or designs to clutter up the dial space.
Therefore, it’s easy to read the time even when you’re on the go. Another perk is its contrasting color scheme of black-on-white/silver-tone hands.
The Tudor Fifty-Eight watch comes with a steel bracelet (with folding clasp), leather strap (with pin buckle), or fabric strap (with buckle).
2. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36mm is another great small wristwatch option. The case size is 36mm instead of 39mm like the Tudor Fifty-Eight. It also has a Jubilee bracelet with a five-link chain and deployant clasp. This gives it a more dressy look than the Tudor watch.
The dial on the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36mm is also very clean and minimalistic. It has Roman numerals as hour markers. There’s an automatically changing date display at the three o’clock position. Just like the Tudor Fifty-Eight, there are small second hands at the six o’clock position.
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36mm comes in stainless steel or 18K yellow gold. The strap options include a metal bracelet (with folding clasp), leather strap (with pin buckle), or fabric strap (with buckle).
3. Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso is one of the most iconic small watches. These small wrist watches have a rectangular shape. This makes them different from other models on this list.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Medium Duo has an 18K rose gold case. It measures 23mm x 29mm on the outside and 12mm x 24mm inside (due to the special design). The thickness is only 70 mm thanks to its ultra-thin automatic movement with 70 hours of power reserve.
The dial is made out of white enamel with black Roman numerals for hour markers. As well as small minute markers in between every number marker at five-minute increments around its edge. The hands are also black with small white tips. The strap is brown alligator leather and an 18K rose gold pin buckle.
4. Cartier Tank Anglaise
The Cartier Tank Anglaise has a case diameter of just 20 mm. The watch features a thickness of only 6 mm making it perfect for small wrists. It’s made out of stainless steel with a polished finish.
The dial is off-white with Roman numerals at XII, III, VI, and IX. As well as small black railroad minute markers around the edge. The blued-steel sword-shaped hands contrast perfectly against the dial. There is an anti-reflective sapphire crystal on top. It protects the watch from scratches and damage.
There are two versions available, one with a quartz movement and the other with a manual movement. The quartz version has a small stainless steel case and a black alligator strap. The watch is powered by a Cartier CRMA02 automatic movement.
The manual version has a small 18K white gold case and an alligator strap in dark brown. The watch is powered by the caliber 430 MC hand-wound mechanical movement. Both versions are Swiss-made and have a water resistance of 100 feet.
5. Patek Philippe Calatrava 5119G
The Patek Philippe Calatrava is a small dress watch. It comes with the case’s dimension of 34mm by 41.60mm and a thickness of under 11mm.
The small round stainless steel case has been in production since 1932. The small dial has all the essential details. They include gold-colored hour markers and hands and an outer minute track on the edge of the dial.
There are no extras or anything else that distracts from its simple uncluttered look. There’s a small second hand at six o’clock position and a date window at three o’clock position. The watch is powered by caliber 215 PS LU 24H/303 automatic movement running at 28,800 vibrations per hour.
Do I Have a Small Wrist?
A small wrist is a wrist that measures less than 6.5 inches in circumference. A tape measure is ideal to check your wrist size. This guide is perfect for people with small wrists. If your wrist is larger, no worries, some options may still suit you. It’s up to actual wrist size.
How to Measure a Wrist for the Right Size?
Use a measuring tape to measure the width of your wrist. To do this at home, wrap the tape around your hand. Reach over where the bone meets on top of your hand. Write down the measurement. A string is an alternative to a measuring tape. Compare your results with any other long object like a ruler to get an accurate reading.
Now you know how to measure wrist for watch, here’s the perfect time to do it. The best way is to measure during the early morning hours before breakfast. As that’s when our body fluids are most consistent. These go for our heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration.
What to Look in Watches for Small Wrists?
When searching for a small-wrist watch, these are the things that you should consider:
- The size of the case;
- The length of the strap or bracelet. You want them to be small enough for your wrists.
The good this is that most watches come with adjustable straps. So you can fit the timepiece to look snugly and comfy.
It’s not necessary to buy an oversized watch just to look good and feel confident. There are many great small wristwatches that you can wear on your small wrist. These five watches offer everything you want in a high-quality small wristwatch. Measure your wrist before purchasing watched to fit the most suitable model.