Watch Sizing: How to Find the Perfect Fit

Watch Sizing: How to Find the Perfect Fit

TL;DR: This blog post offers guidance on determining the perfect watch size for your wrist, with tips for measuring your wrist and selecting the suitable watch case and bracelet size. Additionally, we provide sizing recommendations for pOrtahl's Peacemaker watch to ensure a comfortable fit.


Measuring Your Wrist for the Perfect Watch Size

Before you can find the right watch size, it's essential to measure your wrist accurately. To do this, follow these simple steps:

  1. Wrap a flexible measuring tape, cloth, or paper strip around your wrist, just below the wrist bone.
  2. Mark the point where the tape or strip overlaps.
  3. Measure the length of the tape or strip up to the marked point, in millimeters or inches.
  4. Use this measurement to determine your wrist size and find a watch that fits comfortably.


Choosing the Appropriate Watch Case Size

Once you know your wrist size, you can begin to choose the proper watch case size. Generally, a smaller case is better suited for slender wrists, while a larger case is more fitting for wider wrists. Here are some guidelines to help you select the right case size:

  • For wrists measuring 5.5 to 6.5 inches (14 to 16.5 cm), consider a case diameter between 34 and 38 mm.
  • For wrists measuring 6.5 to 7.5 inches (16.5 to 19 cm), opt for a case diameter between 39 and 42 mm.
  • For wrists larger than 7.5 inches (19 cm), a case diameter between 43 and 46 mm may be more appropriate.


Identifying the Ideal Watch Bracelet Width

The width of the watch bracelet also plays a role in achieving a comfortable fit. A well-proportioned bracelet should be proportional to the case size. Here are some tips to help you choose the right bracelet width:

  • For a case diameter of 34 to 38 mm, consider a bracelet width of 18 to 20 mm.
  • For a case diameter of 39 to 42 mm, a bracelet width of 20 to 22 mm is recommended.
  • For a case diameter of 43 to 46 mm, opt for a bracelet width of 22 to 24 mm.


Sizing Recommendations for the Peacemaker Watch by pOrtahl®

The Peacemaker automatic watch by pOrtahl® features a 40 mm case and a 20 mm wide oyster watch bracelet. The 40 mm case of pOrtahl's Peacemaker is similar to Rolex's Daytona watch and it is currently one of the most popular case sizes. Additonally, Peacemaker has an incredibly slim 11 mm case height, giving it that incredibly sleek aesthetic on the wrist.

It is designed to accommodate small to medium-sized men's wrists comfortably. If you have a larger wrist circumference the Peacemaker can still be worn as a smaller watch. It is also possible to order extra links, by contacting us through the chat or email (

If your wrist size falls between 5.5 and 7.5 inches (14 to 19 cm), the Peacemaker watch is certainly a good fit for you. Its versatile sizing makes it suitable for a wide range of wrist sizes. When making a decision, take note of the 40 mm case diameter and 20 mm bracelet width, which should provide a balanced appearance and comfortable feel on small to medium men's wrists.

In conclusion, finding the perfect watch size involves measuring your wrist accurately, selecting the appropriate case size, and identifying the ideal bracelet width. By following these guidelines and considering the sizing recommendations for pOrtahl's Peacemaker watch, you can ensure a comfortable and stylish fit that complements your wrist perfectly.

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