How much does wrist expansion effect you, at it's most extreme?

I usually adjust my watches every summer, such as set a bracelet looser to compensate for the expected bigger wrist expansion. I get it in winter too (going indoors to outdoors), but in summer a different story altogether. This is when the gap between rest rate to max expansion is widest. In general, how much does wrist expansion effect you, from it's the resting rate to it's most extreme? Note: I'm asking purely about wrist expansion, not how you choose to wear a watch. eg. in summer you may have zero wrist expansion but still want to wear loose, as a style choice.
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Moderate, but I wear my watch somewhat loose, so at no point it can throttle the blood vessels and nerves.

Usually moderate, but after a workout I need 2 clicks or one hole if it's a strap, so I chose heavy.

During a workout my wrist circumference increases by about half an inch (slightly above a centimeter), so usually I gotta go two holes wider on the rubber strap of my g-shock. Otherwise 1-2 holes of microadjust on a bracelet.

Honestly never encountered it in 40 years of wearing watches . Didn't realise it was a thing until recently. Once I've set a bracelet it stays there. Never really understood why folks go doolally over microadjust, for me it's useful once & that's it.

I鈥檓 different. Most people have their wrist expand a little during the day, I鈥檓 opposite. Mine shrinks to the point that if wearing a strap, I tighten up one notch in the afternoon. I have never noticed any wrist size difference by season.

For about an hour after a workout I wish I had a half-adjustment. But other than that I never really need adjustments.

I'm usually one hole larger on the straps, it'd be like 4 micro adjust points on most bracelets. One thing I like about thicker rubber straps is they tend to sort of grip the sides of my wrist as they come down from the lugs, which gives it some staying power without actually needing to be tight. Natos are also nice for a similar reason with the area the tail gets tucked having so many layers of strap that it's fairly rigid. The right angle turn down from the lug into that rigid section keeps a looser watch from actually being able to roll around my wrist, which would be annoying.

Moderate, that鈥檚 where a ratcheting diver expansion clasp works very well, or a strap. Definitely differs from morning to evening. After your 40s you also start to swelling and retaining liquids with heat more than earlier in life, I guess.

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Usually moderate, but after a workout I need 2 clicks or one hole if it's a strap, so I chose heavy.

Thanks, I didn't really factor in workouts. It's a common theme. I was trying to get at every day natural expansion. I'm going to have to revise poll in future. Thanks

geothlypis

Moderate, that鈥檚 where a ratcheting diver expansion clasp works very well, or a strap. Definitely differs from morning to evening. After your 40s you also start to swelling and retaining liquids with heat more than earlier in life, I guess.

Thanks for that insight, never would have thought of the physiological changes of ageing. Maybe explains my woes 馃槀.