Increase Wrist Diameter

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    Does anyone know of a way to increase the size of your wrists fast? I want huge wrists before my 42mm watches come in a week...

    I've tried push ups on your knuckles but it doesn't seem to affect your wrists.
     
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    Please tell me you're joking....
     
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    I'm really not; my wrists are like 164mm at the moment and I'm worried it will look too big
     
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    For that wrist circumference, the 38mm would look better on you.

    Why would you want to increase your wrist size? A better question is why wouldn't you consider the 38mm? Too feminine?
     
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    A better question would be: Why can't you see that he's just kidding?
     
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    He doesn't sound like it:

    A wild guess here, but it sounds like he's in his teens, in high school, and is concerned all his friends are getting the 42mm, he wants to get it too to fit in, but instead of getting the right product to fit him, he's trying to fit the product that his friends are buying.

    Not an insult, just an observation.
     
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    I was joking at first but is 42mm actually too big for 164mm wrists? I wish the Apple Store was closer because I'm worried now #
    Everyone says that the 38mm is really small though and a lot of people with similar wrists seem to be getting the 42; it's just that their wrists seem to look bigger than mine in pictures even if they're apparently the same diameter.
     
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    I had a motorbike accident years ago and broke my wrist, actually I mangled it bad. After an operation and titanium with screws holding my wrist together it now measures way bigger than my left wrist of only 170mm.

    My 42mm Apple Watch will be worn on my smaller left 170mm wrist :D

    WARNING : do not try this, it hurts bad
     
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    Try on the printable PDFs available on this forum, or do steroids. That's it. Enough nonsense.
     
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    Silicone Implants to develop that Popeye look. :eek:
     
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    People who have small wrist wearing a bigger watch will look like they're wearing a gadget rather than a watch. What that means is that instead of having a watch that is of a proper size for your wrist, you look like you're a little kid wearing daddy's watch, or a nerd with an mismatched size (large) watch.

    There's plenty of threads around with pictures of people wearing it and they indicate their wrist sizes. Take a look around.

    A better measurement is the wrist's width, rather than it's circumference.
     
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    I don't actually know anyone who's getting the watch here in the UK, especially not at school where most people still have iPhone 4/4s.
    Backs up that article on the front page about teens not being interested!
     
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    There's no camera on it. They can't vine/snapchat/instagram/etc. They'll be sticking to their phones. But it doesn't mean 100% of them aren't going to be early adopters. ;)

    Besides, the Apple Watch has requirements, like having an iPhone, rather than being a standalone product. It's a risky venture. Teens have no problem with phones, because they no longer require a computer to sync to operate it, cutting requirements, and financial investments into a ecosystem of products. Without those requirements, low-income people, such as teenagers, can have phones. An Apple Watch is a tall order. I bet most of those teens need their parents to pay their phone bills, directly or indirectly. An Apple Watch would then be seen as a toy rather than a necessity. Need to tell the time? Look at your phone. Need exercise? Put down the phone and get moving.
     
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    They can look at Instagram, I personally don't have an Instagram :rolleyes:
    We'll see... I got my 6 Plus on release day and even now I've only seen about 4 iPhone 6's (No Pluses).
    I think people seem to be happy with what they've got and instead buy clothes #
     
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    I think it's really the return on investment. How much more value is being added to their lives by buying another Apple Product? The iPhone can already tell time, check weather, browse the internet, take pictures, view instagram, text, email, video chat. What can the watch do for them that the iPhone can't?

    They don't need a stinking heart beat sensor. That's for old people who are concerned about their health. ;)
     
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    The general consensus is that it's cool to have but too expensive as it stands, which I agree with and that is what is urging me to return my Milanese version rather than my Space Grey Aluminium, but mind may change when I see them..
    As for whether 42mm is too big, I don't think it looks bad with paper, if anything the 38 is slightly small in that same location.
     

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    My wrist is a size of a 14 year old. I am going for the 38mm version. I would like a 42mm version but it will look stupid on my small wrist. As long as i get the watch that all I am happy about.
     
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    hahahahahahahaha lmfao

    well, honestly I doubt it.
    I mean you can probably get fatter and you'll get that.
    cosmetic surgery might also be an option (autologous fat transplantation) but it would be rather expensive in the thousands.

    working out won't work because there isn't a lot of muscle tissue on your wrist.
     
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    Go to your local gym, look for the biggest bloke throwing weights around like he is hercules. Ask him for some HGH (Human Growth Hormones) - That will do it for you.
     
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    Have you tried eating a lot of greasy food, drinking sugary beverages etc.?
     

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    Circumference is not the right measurement for choosing the size of the case when it comes to watches. Your wrist can be very thick or very thin with the same width and it's only the width that is visibly comparable to the case. So, see the stickied size guide for a tip on one way to check if the 42mm is too big. Or measure your wrist and check how close it is to the ideal based on the golden ratio (wrist width * 0.618). In the end, as long as the "lugs" don't hang over the edge of your arm, it fits, but may still look oversized. Some people like that look, though.
     
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    Just wear mittens at all times with the Apple watch strapped over one. It'll be a great look.
     

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