38mm on male 170mm wrist

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Ethan Coohill, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. Ethan Coohill macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2015
    proud owner of a stainless steel link bracelet with a 42mm case. Have been considering switching it out for a 38 mm space black.

    Guys with same size wrists (ish), opinions? Which size do you have?
  2. spriter macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2004
    I'm much closer to 150 which is pretty much perfect on me. Sounds like you could wear both. No chance to do a try-on?
  3. darrinS macrumors 6502

    Oct 21, 2011
    My wrist is also 170mm and I think the 42mm watch is perfect. I don't think it looks even slightly large. I personally would not like the 38mm watch.
  4. HighFlyingBirds macrumors regular


    Dec 2, 2011
    My wrist is about 170mm and going by the styling guide in the front page, thought I would get away with 38mm.
    However, I went to an Apple Store and tried them on and thought the 38mm was tiny in me!!
    I ended up going for the 42mm! (wish it would hurry up though!!)
  5. flori13 macrumors member


    Apr 10, 2015
    i'm a male, have a 170mm wrist and i wear the 38mm Space Grey with BSB.
    I love the size, but at this wrist size it simply comes down to personal preference!
    Both are imo legitimate choices.
    Only downside for men with the 38mm is the fact that there aren't any leatherloops available, at least at the moment.
  6. Rok73 macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2015
    Planet Earth
  7. telefono macrumors 6502


    Dec 17, 2007
    I also have 170mm wrist size and wear the 42mm SS with Link. I did try on the 38mm but prefer the 42mm for screen size and overall size.
  8. nasa25 macrumors 65816

    Apr 11, 2010

    38mm white sport band on my 170mm wrist. 42 would be too big for me I think.

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