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Do you think the 38mm fits my wrist fine ?

mypyh4ooo

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just debating guys but IMO it looks ok to me seeing as though I have small wrists anyway. (Male)
 

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telefono

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I have small wrists as well and the 38mm looks similar on my wrist but I went for the 42mm because of the larger screen, my eyes are not what they were in my younger days :)

Looks good
 
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nicho

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just debating guys but IMO it looks ok to me seeing as though I have small wrists anyway. (Male)

are you sure you have small wrists? those pictures look very similar to how mine looks, and my wrists are about 180mm around. Having said that - I think it looks good on you.

The easiest and fastest way to know whether the watch is the right size is to check the lugs. If the lugs don't stick out past your wrist then it is good.

it's hard to do that with the sport watch - there aren't really any lugs. Stick a milanese loop on the same watch and it's a whole different ball game.
 
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nicho

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I personally like the bigger, chunky watch styles, but the 38 looks good on your wrists. It's really your style choice.

i used to think that. I've been debating if having the smaller watch is right for me - i could probably wear both 38 or 42.

I just put my old citizen skyhawk watch on, and it's like a huge lump of metal... it suddenly looks bigger, chunkier... CLUNKIER than it ever used to. not sure i could go back to a bigger watch.
 
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LadyX

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are you sure you have small wrists? those pictures look very similar to how mine looks, and my wrists are about 180mm around. Having said that - I think it looks good on you.

it's hard to do that with the sport watch - there aren't really any lugs. Stick a milanese loop on the same watch and it's a whole different ball game.

Yeah I know. Just a general rule. And yes it doesn't look like small wrists. Lol.
 
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mypyh4ooo

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are you sure you have small wrists? those pictures look very similar to how mine looks, and my wrists are about 180mm around. Having said that - I think it looks good on you.



it's hard to do that with the sport watch - there aren't really any lugs. Stick a milanese loop on the same watch and it's a whole different ball game.
Do you also have the 38mm one? I don't know it looks fine even from a distance. Had the Moto 360 before and hated it. It was huge. I used to love wearing the Casio watches , that's what the 38 reminds me of if you know which one I mean.
 
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Do you also have the 38mm one? I don't know it looks fine even from a distance. Had the Moto 360 before and hated it. It was huge. I used to love wearing the Casio watches , that's what the 38 reminds me of if you know which one I mean.

Your watch looks fine. Few will judge you by your watch and if you are concerned the Apple Watch is too big the 38mm was a good choice. Just relax and try to enjoy the hardware.
 
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mypyh4ooo

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I'm getting used to it. If I was to put a leather loop on it or a Milanese one will it change the way it looks ?
 
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TJone

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It looks fine. I switched out my 38 for a 42mm and I am glad I did though. The bigger screen was easier for viewing and the battery was a nice upgrade. If the 38mm screen and battery are fine for you, you should stick with the 38mm I think - it looks fine.
 
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TrueBlou

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The only thing that matters is if you are happy with it, nobody else's opinion matters really.

There will be some traditionalists, cough, me, cough, who will think big watches on small wrists just look ridiculous. But that doesn't matter.

Anyway, even though my opinion should mean nothing, I think the watch looks perfect for your wrist.
 
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ATS

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just debating guys but IMO it looks ok to me seeing as though I have small wrists anyway. (Male)
I have small wrists as well. I had the 42 but thought it was too big. I went with the 38 but it was a tad on the small side. Now I'm back with the 42 and am glad I went with the bigger size. Your wrist is even larger than mine and I think the 38 is too small for your wrist. I would definitely go with the 42 if I were you!
 
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TrueBlou

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are you sure you have small wrists? those pictures look very similar to how mine looks, and my wrists are about 180mm around. Having said that - I think it looks good on you.

Bear in mind the circumference of the wrist means very little when it comes to the size of a watch face. The important measurement is the width of the wrist, not what it measures all the way around.
 
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mypyh4ooo

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To be honest I really can't afford to get rid of this and exchange it for a bigger one since I didn't get it through apple.
 
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TrueBlou

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To be honest I really can't afford to get rid of this and exchange it for a bigger one since I didn't get it through apple.

No need to at all. from looking at the width of your wrist in the image (although it can be misleading from just a photo and no sizes) you would probably get away with the 42mm just fine. But, the 38 looks good on you, it's a very classic and stylish size so don't worry about it.
 
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nicho

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Do you also have the 38mm one? I don't know it looks fine even from a distance. Had the Moto 360 before and hated it. It was huge. I used to love wearing the Casio watches , that's what the 38 reminds me of if you know which one I mean.

yep. my wife's 38 got delivered much faster than the 42mm space grey I had on order, and then the 38 i ordered to replace it won the race to be delivered - so we both have them. every so often I have doubts its a little small, but then again it's just so light. I used to wear my citizen watch for work; it's so hot here I'd end up chucking it in my backpack in the morning and again when I left work and barely wore it. the apple watch is on my wrist morning til night.

the best looking watch hands down when I tried them on was the 38mm milanese loop - but that was a little expensive to get for a first gen product I had no idea how much I'd love or use (see my previous watch behaviour). I still plan to pick up a milanese loop eventually, even though it won't quite match the sport. The hoco metal band (I'd recommend one of those, they're good value) I have makes it look bigger than, say, the sport band. I'm hoping to replace the adapters eventually with something that matches the sport a little better.

the form of the apple watch makes it quite hard to compare, size wise, to traditional watches. The big watch brigade like to point out it's only 34mm across when compared to, say, a 44mm watch that seems to be the minimum to be considered "a man". But even the 38mm is 51mm from bottom left corner to top right corner (the angle I actually look at it most, myself) so its hardly a tiny watch.

Bear in mind the circumference of the wrist means very little when it comes to the size of a watch face. The important measurement is the width of the wrist, not what it measures all the way around.

true, but it could easily be mine if it wasn't space grey, at basically every angle i've seen!
 
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wchigo

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I'm getting used to it. If I was to put a leather loop on it or a Milanese one will it change the way it looks ?
Changing out the bands often makes the watch look like a completely different one to me, so I would say yes.

I'm sorry to burst your bubble though, in that the Leather Loop is currently only available for the 42mm size. You can definitely pick up a Milanese Loop for the 38mm though and it really does make the watch look really classy.
 
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nicho

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Changing out the bands often makes the watch look like a completely different one to me, so I would say yes.

I'm sorry to burst your bubble though, in that the Leather Loop is currently only available for the 42mm size. You can definitely pick up a Milanese Loop for the 38mm though and it really does make the watch look really classy.

and the milanese loop would look a little weird with space grey! but look for the hoco band, they do it in a grey/black colour which looks pretty good with the space grey. there's a few photos of it knocking around the forums (there's a thread dedicated to hoco bands in the accessories forum)
 
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mypyh4ooo

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Say if the watch was the wrong size for my wrist surely it wouldn't let me actually meet both ends of the straps together ? Just a thought. It's currently on the last hole and plenty of space to move around.
 
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