Worried about fitting into an Apple Watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ZebraDude, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. ZebraDude macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2014
    Naperville, IL
    I think I can squeeze into a classis buckle with the 42mm watchface.

    I can't be the only one anyone else concerned?

  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Give the high price, are you sure you want to take a chance? Did you review apple's sizing charts?
  3. gcooldude86 macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2014
    Ontario, Canada
    I've got fairly skinny wrists and also measured at home, I am about 155mm so I should be good for the link bracelet.
  4. ZebraDude thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2014
    Naperville, IL
    I printed and cutout the 42 PDF watch chart and I have about 1/2 inch of overlap. Not a lot of room.

    I am thinking that I need to get the biggest watch band combo and I am hoping that it is comfortable.

    I have huge wrist bones ( i needed 3 extra links when I purchased a movado years ago ).



    I believe that a aftermarket band will be my final option. I guess I wonder if I am the ONLY guy with a huge wrist?

  5. azmacguy macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2011
    I'm right on the edge myself (210mm). I'm looking at the Leather Loop, since it appears to be more adjustable than say the sports band. If that wont work than it appears the Classic Buckle may be my only choice at 215mm. I'll find out on the 10th!
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Perhaps Apple will release an XL version of the straps for special ordering, but worse case scenario if you want to stick with OEM and money is no object is you purchase another link bracelet and use the extra links from that.
  7. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Wouldn't the Milanese loop be the best option in this situation?
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Not for oversized wrists. Make the loop through too short and it's liable to come loose from not enough magnets.
  9. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2009
    Wichita, KS

    So, no, not if OP's wrist is greater than 200mm. Mine clocks in right at about 175-180mm, so that made my decision to go with 42mm over the 38mm pretty easy, as the 38mm Milanese fits 130-180mm and I'd be right at the top end of that.

    I'd recommend that everyone measure and then consult the sizing guide before ordering an Apple Watch.



    From looking at the sizing chart, the best options for large wrists are as follows.

    Classic Buckle: 215mm
    Sport Band or Leather Loop: 210mm
    Link Bracelet: 205mm
  10. bunnicula macrumors 68040


    Jul 23, 2008
    You do have skinny wrists! I'm a 5'4" chick and you and I could wear the same watch. That's my wrist size. :D
  11. mchoffa macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    I thought I had fairly slim or average wrists and mine are 190mm. I think they need to consider making a larger size. If I gained any weight I'd be at their top edge.
  12. Douglas B macrumors regular

    Douglas B

    Feb 25, 2010
    Gah.. Comfortably I'm 235mm. I could do up a 215mm strap but it would cut into my wrist and I couldn't wear a watch like that long term.

    Is Apple trying to exclude fat people from using it's activity tracking features? ;)

    These are my options:
    a) wait :( for after market adapters and put on a non-Apple watch strap.
    b) check if a Link bracelet can really be 'infinitely extended' and see if the Genius bar has spare links they can sell or if others with smaller wrists are willing to sell spare links.
    c) get a watch with a classic band and cut the band off of it's watch connector pieces and then get some 3rd party band that will loop through the Apple end pieces. Quite a waste of a $229 AUD classic band! But certainly cheaper than a link band.
  13. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    At 148 mm I'm on the borderline. If I go for the modern buckle, according to that chart, am I a Small or a medium? Seems I couod fit into either but I can't tell if one will not give be enough band and the other will leave too much excess. Ugh. I'm terrible with sizing charts. For my kid's clothes naturally I go with the larger choices usually. I've no idea what to do here.
  14. Ingster macrumors 6502


    Apr 2, 2007
    Leeds, UK
    I'm on the borderline, most of my watches fit - usually on the last hole/largest link - JUST, my Omega Seamaster at it's largest with standard links fits but for long periods sometimes feels a little tight, my lunatik band actually fits well but the extra silicone which should attach to the retaining clip doesn't clip in. My pebble with a NATO strap fits nicely but on the last hole, i've measured my wrist and even printed out the template and they all seem to be JUST about there so hoping the fluroelastimer may have a bit of give in it, once again i'm hoping for 3rd party straps to come along fairly soon which may give me some more comfort!

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