Buying a luxury watch can be a significant investment. It’s something you hope to hang on to for many years to come, possibly passing it down through generations. What this means is a lot of thought needs to go into the purchase to ensure you find something you love both right now and in the future. One thing you want to be picky about is sizing in terms of the watch face. The watch face is what makes the timepiece unique and a reflection of your style, so it needs to represent you accurately. At the same time, it needs to be practical so as not to get in your way.

Here we’ll take a look at some basic tips on sizing to ensure you’re confident with the luxury watch you purchase.

Start with Your Wrist Size

While you may be focused on the watch face, it’s smart to start by measuring your wrist. This will determine your band size, making it a little easier to find options. Keep in mind that bands can be interchangeable so you’re not necessarily stuck with the one the watch comes with if it’s not your cup of tea. Some people also like the versatility of changing bands to go with different outfits, occasions, seasons and so forth.

·         Small – 18mm or less

·         Mid-Size – 18mm

·         Standard – 20mm

·         Oversized – 22mm

·         XXL – 26mm

Factor In the Proportions

Now that you’ve measured your wrist and got an idea of where you fall on the chart, you can look for a watch face, referred to as the watch case diameter, that is in proportion to the strap size. This ensures that the watch looks balanced and not oversized or undersized on the wrist.

For those wishing to make a bold statement, an oversized watch case is the way to go, regardless of the strap size. The bigger the watch, the more noticeable it will be, it’s really that simple. But, bigger watches can be less comfortable on the wrist, heavier and clunkier and may not fit with your lifestyle.

The More Components You Want – the Bigger the Watch

Another thing to factor into the shopping process is how many components and features you want on the watch. If you’re looking for a luxury watch that is simple and classic, then you probably don’t care for added features. This means you can go a little smaller with the watch case as it doesn’t need as much space.

For those who like the idea of a lot of components and features, remember this takes up valuable real estate. You’re going to need a much bigger watch to house all those things.

What’s Your Style?

Then there is the question of personal style, which will be unique for each person. Are you casual, elegant, classic, traditional, modern, or some other type of style? The watch needs to fit with your existing wardrobe rather than you making changes to accommodate it. You want to be sure you get the most use possible out of your new watch.

Already Invested in a Watch That Needs Repairs or Cleaning?

If you’ve already gone ahead and invested in the perfect watch but it’s in desperate need of repairs and/or cleaning, be sure to visit our shop, Martins of Glasgow, at 1158 Maryhill Road, Glasgow, G2O 9TA. We can handle all kinds of repairs with a specialisation in luxury high-end watches. We can also clean your watch and bring it back to like-new condition. We are here to help when it comes to your most treasured piece of jewellery, your watch.