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rhyzome

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Hey guys...this is a question on Apple Watch sizing for guys.

I'm a guy with a skinny wrist (somewhere from 153-158mm) but more medium sized hands.

I think that a larger case size might balance out my hands and skinny long arms better than the smaller case size, but many of the bands that are made for the larger case won't fit on my wrist. Some of the Hermes fit 165mm wrists minimum, for example, and those are really nice and I might want them. Even the milanese loop looks like a stretch, and while my wrist falls into the range Apple specifies, I'll probably have a ton of extra material visible from the top looking down at the watch.

Any folks with similar proportions have experience to share?

Which size would you recommend for an adult male with wrists and hands like me?
 

WLS

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Jul 10, 2008
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The biggest problem is the Milanese where the strap is held captive. Speaking of which I expect the new longer case to give a bit more opening to deal with. As long as the two sides are separated, you should be able to get them on but some of the 38 mm straps are just too short and may have to be sent back
 

rhyzome

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Apr 2, 2012
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Thats a good point... I was thinking only in terms of aesthetics, but I didnt consider that though smaller loops might “fit” my wrist circumference, they might be difficult to take off/put on in terms of sliding them over my hands!
 

Vanilla35

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Apr 11, 2013
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My guess is the smaller will look better with long skinny arms. A large case tends to look awk in those situations, regardless of hand size.

Of course I'd recommend trying it in person before committing.
 

FoxD

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I am a big guy, 6'3" but have tiny wrists and pretty big hands. I originally had the 42mm but it felt too bulky so switched to the 38mm. It's actually a bit small and hard to press apps at times.

Since the new versions are thinner by 10%, hoping they feel less bulky. I ordered both to try but I am thinking the 40mm should be a good fit for skinny wrists. Bigger screen and easier to use. I want to try that huge screen with the 44 though.
 

Vanilla35

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Apr 11, 2013
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I am a big guy, 6'3" but have tiny wrists and pretty big hands. I originally had the 42mm but it felt too bulky so switched to the 38mm. It's actually a bit small and hard to press apps at times.

Since the new versions are thinner by 10%, hoping they feel less bulky. I ordered both to try but I am thinking the 40mm should be a good fit for skinny wrists. Bigger screen and easier to use. I want to try that huge screen with the 44 though.

I agree the bulkiness is huge for overall comfort and fitment. I have been hoping for a thinner apple watch for a long time now. Despite how small the device is, the sensor protrudes into your arm and makes the watch look like it fits worse than it should. With that said, I do know that the series 4 looks like it bulges out less than previous models, alongside the case itself getting slimmer as well.
 
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