Wich watch size would you recommend for a 7"/ 17cm wrist

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All the above. Depends on the style of the watch and the length lug to lug. I have 17cm wrist and have watches from 34 to 42mm.

Voted 40 but I have the same size and anything from 40 to 42 would be my choice. Anything below 39 feels too small for me.

The lug-to-lug length is a better number to look at. If the lugs protrude over your wrist I would argue that the watch is a bit to big. As a general recommendation. If you like the watch and feel confident wearing it, well then that's the answer.

YourIntruder

All the above. Depends on the style of the watch and the length lug to lug. I have 17cm wrist and have watches from 34 to 42mm.

What ist favorit lug to lug size?

OnceUponATimex

What ist favorit lug to lug size?

I don鈥檛 think I have one but my absolute max is 50mm. But I have watches that have round 40mm.

I also have 7 inches wrist and anything from 39 to 42 wear really well. Lug to lug is also important, I don鈥檛 like going over 50mm

There are two factors here - what we might refer to as the physical fit and perceived fit of a watch.

The physical fit of a watch is how it sits on the wrist and, as others have stated, is dominated by the lug-to-lug measurement and the width of the wearer鈥檚 wrist. There鈥檚 general agreement in the community about the physical fit of a watch - the lugs shouldn鈥檛 extend beyond the width of the wrist.

The perceived fit of a watch is how big (or small) it visually appears on the wearer. The perceived fit is a function of many factors including dial size, dial complexity, bezel thickness and so on. So, a watch with a large, plain white dial often seems to wear larger than a similarly-sized dive watch with a black bezel and dial. Perceived fit is normally much more a matter of personal preference.

In both cases the watch case diameter plays a minimal part in determining the fit of the watch.

English_archer

There are two factors here - what we might refer to as the physical fit and perceived fit of a watch.

The physical fit of a watch is how it sits on the wrist and, as others have stated, is dominated by the lug-to-lug measurement and the width of the wearer鈥檚 wrist. There鈥檚 general agreement in the community about the physical fit of a watch - the lugs shouldn鈥檛 extend beyond the width of the wrist.

The perceived fit of a watch is how big (or small) it visually appears on the wearer. The perceived fit is a function of many factors including dial size, dial complexity, bezel thickness and so on. So, a watch with a large, plain white dial often seems to wear larger than a similarly-sized dive watch with a black bezel and dial. Perceived fit is normally much more a matter of personal preference.

In both cases the watch case diameter plays a minimal part in determining the fit of the watch.

Thanks for your thougthfull comment mate

38-42

I have watches from 38-48mm, depends on style of watch and lug measure. With your wrist size which is a bit more slender than mine, you can wear any size that appeals to you imo.