How To Measure Your Wrist Size For Watch?

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Imagine that you are looking for a wristwatch or a bracelet online. And finally, after hours and hours of looking and comparing, you’ve found the right one but just as you try to add it to your cart you get stuck at the part where it asks you to select the watch or bracelet size. Ever been in this situation? Well, I have, and I’m sure many others have faced the same issue. So today I’m sharing some simple steps by which you can accurately measure your wrist size to get the perfect fit for your watch.

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Quick Takeaway
To measure the circumference of your wrist accurately, take a strip of paper or a string and wrap it around your wrist snugly. Next, mark the overlapping point of the paper strip. Finally, measure the marked point using a ruler or measuring tape to know your wrist size for a comfortable watch fit.

Why You Should Measure Your Wrist Size?

Measuring your wrist size can be really helpful. It can help you to determine what size of watches, bracelets, or jewelry you should buy. It can also save you from the trouble of returning or exchanging the wrong-sized product you’ve purchased.

Things You’ll Need

For accurate results, you’ll have to measure the wrist circumference. In order to do so, you’ll need a pen, a measuring tape or a ruler, and a strip of paper, or a string.

How To Measure Your Wrist Size For Watch?

Step 1: Depending on the hand on which you wear the watch, stretch your forearm out and rotate your wrist to ensure that your palm is straight and facing upward.

How To Measure Your Wrist Size

Step 2: Wrap the piece of string or the strip of paper snugly around the widest part of your wrist. It should not be too tight or too loose. Make sure that the paper or string that you’re using lays flat on your wrist and is not turned or twisted.

wrapping paper around wrist

Step 3: Now use the pen to mark the point of the paper strip or string where it is overlapping the starting point.

mark overlapping point

Step 4: After that, place the paper strip or the piece of string alongside the ruler or the measuring tape and you’ll have your accurate wrist size in centimeters and inches. Now you can easily compare it to the online chart or the wrist size guide.

By following these simple steps anyone can easily calculate their wrist size. But what if you don’t have a ruler or a measuring tape with you? Can you measure your wrist size without a ruler or measuring tape?

How To Measure Your Wrist Size Without Measuring Tape?

If you do not have a measuring tape or a ruler lying around your house, office, or at hand then you can also use your smartphone for that purpose, let me tell you how:

1. First, open your smartphone and go to the Google Play Store. For iOS devices you can go to the Apple App Store and follow the same process.

Play Store

2. In, there you have to search for the Ruler app.

App for measuring wrist size

3. Install it onto your smartphone and open it, and that’s it.

Ruler App

You can follow the steps for measuring the wrist circumference from Step 1 to Step 3 the same as before. However, instead of using a ruler now, you can use your smartphone as a ruler with the help of the Ruler app.

Final Verdict

Here I’ve mentioned in a concise manner a step-by-step process to easily measure the size of your wrist using your everyday things like pen, paper, and ruler without requiring any extra thing. You can even use your smartphone if you want to get the size of your wrist without a ruler.


What Is An Average Man's Wrist Size?

The average man's wrist size is 7 to 7.5 inches.

Can We Increase Wrist Size?

Since wrist size is measured from bone and not muscle, it cannot be increased.

Does Wrist Size Increase With Age?

After your bones have fully formed, the wrist size will stay the same throughout your life.

Tom Nielson

Tom's love for watches started when his grandfather gifted him his Rolex watch when he turned 18! Being a teenager it was a big deal for him. Later when he got his first job he bought Fossil Palm Pilot back in 2003 which was a smartwatch. Since then smartwatches have come a long way and so is Tom's love for them. His experience with watches inspired him to start Wearholic and share his knowledge of wearables including watches, smartwatches, smart glasses, & smart clothing.

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