12-inch wrist too large for Apple Watch?

Relentless Power

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Apple makes an extra large sport band in limited colors but I'm not sure if it would work for a 12 inch wrist or not.

You could always get something custom made like this: https://formfunctionform.com/product/button-stud-apple-watch-band/
[doublepost=1494603722][/doublepost]I forgot to mention that you can buy adapters like these and use them with almost any standard watch band as well: http://a.co/eiL8swi
Apple does make larger sport band for the Apple Watch. The only available color they have available is white. (Online only). The size is 145-260 MM.
 

Relentless Power

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12 inches= 305 mm.
Then even Apple's XL band would not be an appropriate fit based on the OP's wrist. But there are no limited colors, other than just white at the moment. At least from all the Sport bands I canvassed on their website that they have currently available.
 

jermy4

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Then even Apple's XL band would not be an appropriate fit based on the OP's wrist. But there are no limited colors, other than just white at the moment. At least from all the Sport bands I canvassed on their website that they have currently available.
I thought it was just white and black ... but my point was that the extra large size bands aren't available in all of the colors.
 

SDColorado

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Yeah, OP would probably need something in the 325mm range to have a little overlap. That is going to have to be a custom job or finding an appropriate band that can be used with the connectors, sold separately.
 

Relentless Power

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I thought it was just white and black ... but my point was that the extra large size bands aren't available in all of the colors.
I just checked Apple's website. The only current band available in XL is white. It appears they offer black in XL, but when I select to put it my cart, it displays it's grayed out. So I'm not sure if that means it's sold out or not available. And I understand that the XL band is not available in all colors.
 

jerwin

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One of the Hermes watch bands is super long...



I'll get my coat.
[doublepost=1494634166][/doublepost]But note the dimensions of this "double tour" watchband.
• Length: 11.8" (long strap), 3.5" (short strap)
• Combined Length: (with watch) ~ 16.8"
• Band Width: (without adapter) ~ 0.75"
etsy link (no endorsement of this vendor is implied)
 
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Brian Clifford

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I discovered only yesterday afternoon that I have a similar problem to pianoman88. :(

From what I gather it's very unfortunate that one has to pay for another strap if the original strap lengths provided are too small. On a related note, can anyone suggest what is the best method for getting an accurate measurement of one's wrist?
 
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SDColorado

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I discovered only yesterday afternoon that I have a similar problem to pianoman88. :(

From what I gather it's very unfortunate that one has to pay for another strap if the original strap lengths provided are too small. On a related note, can anyone suggest what is the best method for getting an accurate measurement of one's wrist?
Tape measure works well. Having someone else measure it for you is easier, but you can do it yourself easy enough.

Edit. Meaning the soft cloth/plastic ones of course, not the metal ones.
 
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Brian Clifford

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Ta View attachment 699665 pe measure works well. Having someone else measure it for you is easier, but you can do it yourself easy enough.

Edit. Meaning the soft cloth/plastic ones of course, not the metal ones.
Thanks so much for that advice SDColorado on wrist measurement. I will see if I can dig out a cloth/plastic Tape measure as you suggested to measure my wrist size. I have tried with a metal Measure, but it was a little awkward and probably not that accurate.
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How about a link bracelet and a bunch of the 6-link extension kits?


Thanks so much for that option Arran. I will take a look at it. Is this option available through Apple, or is it a third party option? Thanks again.
 
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SDColorado

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Thanks so much for that advice SDColorado on wrist measurement. I will see if I can dig out a cloth/plastic Tape measure as you suggested to measure my wrist size. I have tried with a metal Measure, but it was a little awkward and probably not that accurate.
A metal one would be tough. If you can't find one of the plastic or cloth ones, and your wrist is less than 11" cut a thin strip of printer paper, mark it and then measure to the mark with the metal measure.
 
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BarracksSi

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Thanks so much for that option Arran. I will take a look at it. Is this option available through Apple, or is it a third party option? Thanks again.
The extra links are straight from Apple at $49 for six links.

And +1 for looking for a custom option. Etsy doesn't have to be the only source, either. You can get strap adapters for the AW anywhere and use them to fit any traditional strap that uses regular old springbars.

(yet another benefit of Apple's strap attachment method that no other wristwatch manufacturer on the planet enjoys)
 
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A metal one would be tough. If you can't find one of the plastic or cloth ones, and your wrist is less than 11" cut a thin strip of printer paper, mark it and then measure to the mark with the metal measure.
Very inventive SDColorado. Thanks! I was also thinking of possibly visiting the lady in my local clothes repair shop, (sorry, I can't think of the correct name for such a service at the moment), to ask politely if she would measure my wrist for me? I suspect it's a task more easily completed by two people rather than one. :p

I must admit I am a bit annoyed by the position I currently find myself in with the :apple: Watch. The possible options available for extra large wrists are really quite far removed from my personal taste, (as illustrated in my avatar), and there is also the consideration of having to purchase the extra band that will fit in addition to receiving the band with the watch that doesn't fit. :mad: So much for "express yourself". :rolleyes:
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The extra links are straight from Apple at $49 for six links.

And +1 for looking for a custom option. Etsy doesn't have to be the only source, either. You can get strap adapters for the AW anywhere and use them to fit any traditional strap that uses regular old springbars.

(yet another benefit of Apple's strap attachment method that no other wristwatch manufacturer on the planet enjoys)
Tanks very much for that info BarraksSi. ;)
 

SDColorado

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Very inventive SDColorado. Thanks! I was also thinking of possibly visiting the lady in my local clothes repair shop, (sorry, I can't think of the correct name for such a service at the moment), to ask politely if she would measure my wrist for me? I suspect it's a task more easily completed by two people rather than one. :p;)
You are on the right track, a tailor's measuring tape is exactly what I am referring to. It is definitely more easily completed with two people and I am sure they would be happy to do it for you. Just as most optometrists are willing tighten a screw on a pair of glasses. It isn't a difficult solo task though. Pin it with your wrist and you can get a measurement :)
 
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As I have very small wrists for a man, I had to measure as well before buying a Watch. Just get some scotch tape, stick it around your wrist, use a pen to indicate size, take it off and measure.

On topic: you could always order some band adaptors, and see if a local watch/leather shop can fix you a band that's long enough?
 
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Brian Clifford

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You are on the right track, a tailor's measuring tape is exactly what I am referring to. It is definitely more easily completed with two people and I am sure they would be happy to do it for you. Just as most optometrists are willing tighten a screw on a pair of glasses. It isn't a difficult solo task though. Pin it with your wrist and you can get a measurement :)
Thanks very much, SDColarado. I really appreciate your contribution to my dilemma. :) Yes, "Tailor". You are quite right. ;) Couldn't bring the name of the service to my mind yesterday. My Brain must have been muddled from the "complications" of Watch Straps and the increasing costs of finding a suitable size. :p :eek: :)
 
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Thanks very much, SDColarado. I really appreciate your contribution to my dilemma. :) Yes, "Tailor". You are quite right. ;) Couldn't bring the name of the service to my mind yesterday. My Brain must have been muddled from the "complications" of Watch Straps and the increasing costs of finding a suitable size. :p :eek: :)

Leather bands you should be able to find, as many of the vendors, at least on Etsy, will do custom orders. Or as Nieks suggests, just sets of stand-alone adapters and using bands you might already own.

The 3rd party silicone bands will be a problem since they are molded and I don't think there is a means to do a custom order.
 
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SoN1NjA

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Same idea as another guy here, purchase the Link Bracelet with extra links, the downside is this may turn very expensive very fast haha

But browse eBay for some first party link bracelets, i have one and I found a great deal on there
 

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Thanks so much for that advice SDColorado on wrist measurement. I will see if I can dig out a cloth/plastic Tape measure as you suggested to measure my wrist size. I have tried with a metal Measure, but it was a little awkward and probably not that accurate.
Rather than wrapping a tape measure of any kind around your wrist, it's much easier to use a piece of cord of some sort (you want flexible but not stretchy) - wrap it around your wrist (close against your wrist, but not tight), make a mark on it somehow where it overlaps, then lay it out flat and measure with a ruler or tape measure between the two marks. I've used paracord for this, you could also easily use a lightning cable (something we all have around anyway).
 
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