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It seems like wristwatches are getting bigger and bigger for women. Just a quick search on Amazon and many of the watches on the search results page are pretty big. That is, big if you’re a woman with tiny wrists.
Watch sizes of 38 mm and up that used to be “men only” have now become a standard size for women.
While that may be ok for women with “standard” size wrists (6.5 – 8 inches), these watches are obviously too big for women with smaller size wrists (5 inches and lower).
So what if you’re a woman with petite wrists? What if you need a small stylish watch that fits your wrist perfectly and complements your look at the same time?
Finding the right compromise between style and size can be problematic.
Whether that be for a sports watch, a classy watch for a night out, or an everyday watch.
How do I know?
Because my wife has small wrists. Her wrists are so small that she has difficulty wearing a simple Swatch “Gent” (34 mm) watch.
It’s just too big for her 5.2″ (13 cm) wrist.
She also owns a tiny (30 mm) Chopard watch, and that’s about the only watch she can wear without it looking too big.
The problem for many ladies with tiny wrists is that the strap lugs of the watch (the part of the watch case where the strap is attached) extend beyond the wrist.
This leaves a few millimeters of space between the sides of the watch and the wrist. And it doesn’t look right.
It’s like wearing shoes that are too big.
Nobody likes wearing shoes that are too big, right?
So why on earth would you wear a watch that is too big for your wrist?
Obviously, the answer is to buy the right size watch :-).
And that’s precisely why I wrote this post.
I want to help all ladies with smaller size wrists to find the right size watch for them.
Therefore, at the end of this post, you will find a selection of the 50 best women’s watches for small wrists.
I will focus specifically on wrist sizes between 5-6 inches and divide the watches into 5 categories:
- Simple women’s watches: with small wrists, you don’t want to overdo it. So keep it simple.
- Timex watches: because Timex is excellent design and value for money.
- Michael Kors watches: designer watches at affordable prices.
- Black strap watches: because they are elegant and can be used for any occasion.
- Classic watches: Because every lady needs a traditional watch.
But before we go there, you need to know what size watch is right for your wrist.
The problem for many ladies with tiny wrists is that the strap lugs of the watch extend beyond the wrist.
Woman’s watches size guide
When it comes to finding the right size watch for your wrist, there are two things that you need to remember: bracelet size and case size.
To find the right bracelet size watch for your wrist, measure your wrist size as follows:
- Place measuring tape around your wrist, just above the wristbone.
- Measure the point where your hand meets your wrist and add approximately 1/2 to 1 inch to that, to ensure a comfortable fit.
To find the right case size for your wrist, measure your wrist width (i.e., the distance from left to right on top of your wrist).
You can use the below table to decide which watch diameter size is right for you.
|Wrist width||watch diameter size|
|(4 cm)||(28 – 30 mm)|
|5 – 6 cm)||(33 – 38 mm)|
|(> 7 cm)||(38 – 40 mm)|
Now, without further ado here’s my list of 50 best watches for women with tiny wrists.
Simple women’s watches for tiny wrists
|Watch||Brand||Price||Watch diameter||Specs||Link to Amazon (this is not an affiliate link).|
|1.||Citizen Women’s Eco-Drive Stainless Steel Silhouette Bangle Watch||Citizen||$ 187.50||18 mm||Stainless steel, Mineral crystal, water resistant to 99 feet.||https://amzn.to/2YXb4C8|
|2.||Seiko Women’s Two-Tone Black Dial Solar Dress Watch||Seiko||$ 152.29||15 mm||Stainless Steel Solar watch.||https://amzn.to/2tts5s1|
|3.||Citizen Women’s Drive Quartz Stainless Steel Strap, Rose Gold, 12 Casual Watch||Citizen||$ 250||27 mm|
Rose Gold, stainless steel. Mineral Crystal
|4.||Citizen Women’s Eco-Drive Bangle Watch with Crystal Accents, EX1320-54E||Citizen||$ 122||23 mm||Water resistant to 30 m. Solar powered Eco Drive battery.||https://amzn.to/34wrtyD|
|5.||Bulova Women’s 98T81 Bracelet Watch||Bulova||$ 150||17 mm||Mineral crystal, |
|6.||Citizen Goldtone Women’s Jolie Eco-Drive Watch||Citizen||$ 325||16 mm||Mineral glass, stainless steel.||https://amzn.to/2sES8Mn|
|7.||Roamer 686836-48-29-60 Ladies Ceraline Round Silver Ceramic Bracelet Watch||Roamer||$271.65||18 mm||Ceramic, water resistance 3 bar.||https://amzn.to/2Q2LTKx|
|8.||Seksy by Sekonda Edge Black Stone Set Bracelet Watch 2948||Sekonda||$256.15||18 mm||Stainless steel.||https://amzn.to/2EsTvk5|
|9.||Peugeot Women Quartz Wrist Watch with Cuff Metal Bracelet||Peugeot||$ 39.99||19 mm||Mineral glass, stainless steel.||https://amzn.to/2PWHCYZ|
|10.||Calvin Klein Women’s Quartz Watch K1L23402||Calvin Klein||$ 238.09||19 mm||Mineral glass, stainless steel.||https://amzn.to/2sEB7lC|
Timex watches for small wrists
|Watch||Brand||Price||Specs||Link to Amazon (this is not an affiliate link).|
|1.||Timex Women’s T2N254 Analog Bi-Metal Case Bracelet Dress Watch||Timex||$ 189.99||Indiglo night-light||https://amzn.to/36LUlV5|
|2.||Model 23 Watch Timex||Timex||$ 140||33 mm||https://amzn.to/2PzDOh9|
|3.||Timex Women’ Seattle | White Band Minimal Dial Silver Case Fashion Watch T2P315||Timex||$ 123||26 mm||https://amzn.to/2PB0MEG|
|4.||Timex Women’s Fashion Analog Dial Watch||Timex||$ 129||32 mm||https://amzn.to/2Mc05Qe|
|5.||Timex Milano Petite Quartz Movement Silver Dial Ladies Watch TW2T37800||Timex||$ 109||24 mm||https://amzn.to/2PxUPbF|
|6.||Timex Milano Oval 24MM Rose Gold Mesh||Timex||$ 109||24 mm||https://amzn.to/2sHfKjk|
|7.||Timex Women’s T2P457 Casey Dress Silver-Tone Stainless Steel Mesh Bracelet Watch||Timex||$ 39||24 mm||https://amzn.to/34D0ama|
|8.||Timex Women’s T2P564 Easy Reader Rose Gold-Tone Brown Leather Strap Watch||Timex||$ 89.99||25 mm||https://amzn.to/2PxzFdD|
|9.||Timex Womens Analogue Classic Quartz Watch with Stainless Steel Strap||Timex||$ 89||25 mm||https://amzn.to/2rOx7Pr|
|10.||Timex Women’s T2P2049J Elevated Classics Dress Silver-Tone Bracelet Watch||Timex||$ 79.90||30 mm||https://amzn.to/2M9Ito2|
Michael Kors watches for small wrists
|Watch||Brand||Price||Specs||Link to Amazon (this is not an affiliate link).|
|1.||Michael Kors Women’s Darci Quartz Watch with Stainless Steel Strap, Silver, 14 (Model: MK4409)||Michael Kors||$ 250|
|2.||Michael Kors Women’s Darci Quartz Watch with Stainless Steel Strap, Rose Gold, 14 (Model: MK4410)||Michael Kors||$ 250||26 mm||https://amzn.to/2s1Nw2P|
|3.||Michael Kors Women’s MK Chain Lock Quartz Watch with Stainless Steel Strap, Multi, 12 (Model: MK4445)||Michael Kors||$ 225||25 mm||https://amzn.to/35CHVyu|
|4.||Michael Kors MK4453 – Portia||Michael Kors||$ 225||33 mm||https://amzn.to/2EtTwEg|
|5.||Michael Kors Women’s Runway Quartz Watch with Metal Strap, Pink, 14 (Model: MK6754)||Michael Kors||$ 225||28 mm||https://amzn.to/2S6gSYI|
|6.||Michael Kors MK2833 Blue Steel 316 L Woman Watch||Michael Kors||$ 206||34 mm||https://amzn.to/38RjP5l|
|7.||Michael Kors Women’s Sofie Quartz Watch with Stainless-Steel-Plated Strap, Rose Gold, 14 (Model: MK4336)||Michael Kors||$ 221.25||36 mm||https://amzn.to/2MaMGYq|
|8.||Michael Kors MK3230 Women’s Watch||Michael Kors||$ 195||26 mm||https://amzn.to/36O7Nrt|
|9.||Michael Kors MK6717 – Runway Mercer||Michael Kors||$ 185.99||28 mm||https://amzn.to/36M0FvM|
|10||Michael Kors Women’s Mini Parker Silver-Tone Watch MK6483||Michael Kors||$ 176||33 mm||https://amzn.to/36ZiTu3|
Black strap ladies watches
|Watch||Brand||Price||Specs||Link to Amazon (this is not an affiliate link)|
|1.||OBAKU Denmark Women’s Analogue Quartz Watch with Leather Strap V159LEABRB||Obaku||$ 48.79||13.5 mm||https://amzn.to/36N7Tzv|
|2.||Oniss Black with Silver Trim Ceramic Watch||Oniss||$ 179.95||18 mm||https://amzn.to/2s06FCq|
|3.||Circa Timepiece 1930s Tonneau Petite Women’s Watch Silvertone CT126TS||Circa||$ 185||18 mm||https://amzn.to/2S8LyZg|
|4.||Le Chateau Women’s Tungsten Watch Model LC-2673L (Black Dial)||Le Chateau||$ 119.95||14 mm||https://amzn.to/2PUz3Og|
|5.||Titan Analog Black Dial women Watch – NE9721SM04J||Titan||$ 137.59||10 mm||https://amzn.to/2PzqDN8|
|6.||Charles-Hubert, Paris Women’s 6911-W Premium Collection Analog Display Japanese Quartz Black Watch||Charles Hubert||$ 85.50||14 mm||https://amzn.to/2Z2U4u9|
|7.||Co88 Watch 36 IPR NATO Black Strap||Co88||$ 69.00||36 mm||https://amzn.to/2S7wZ8q|
|8.||BREDA Women’s Eva 1738 Rectangle Wrist Watch with Genuine Leather Bracelet, 19mm||Breda||$ 100||19 mm||https://amzn.to/2S5OkhT|
|9.||Black Hills Gold Two 12K Gold Leaves Black Face Women’s Watch||Rushmore||$ 96.40||18 mm||https://amzn.to/35AHVPR|
|10.||Diesel Women’s DZ5483 Ruki Analog Display Analog Quartz Black Watch||Diesel||$ 70.88||18 mm||https://amzn.to/35AJjSx|
Classic ladies watches
|Wacth||Brand||Price||Specs||Link to Amazon (this is not an affiliate link)|
|1.||Fossil Women’s Carlie Mini Stainless Steel and Leather Quartz Watch||Fossil||$ 136.32||28 mm||https://amzn.to/2S5HAk1|
|2.||Daniel Wellington Petite St Mawes Watch, 32mm||Daniel Wellington||$ 116.57||32 mm||https://amzn.to/2EvBlxZ|
|3.||Daniel Wellington Petite Sheffield Watch, 32mm||Daniel Wellington||$ 179||32 mm||https://amzn.to/38QmXON|
|4.||Fossil Women’s Jacqueline ES4671||Fossil||$ 129||35.5 mm||https://amzn.to/2Z6M5fF|
|5.||Anne Klein Women’s AK/3320PVRG Swarovski Crystal Accented Rose Gold-Tone Bracelet Watch||Anne Klein||$ 135.68||32 mm||https://amzn.to/2ts0oQc|
|6.||Daniel Wellington Women’s 0920DW St Mawes Stainless Steel Watch with Brown Leather Band||Daniel Wellington||$ 129.95||26 mm||https://amzn.to/2PBa2IR|
|7.||Fossil Women’s Silvertone Jacqueline Watch with Pink Leather Strap||Fossil||$ 125||26 mm||https://amzn.to/2EvJ9zJ|
|8.||Fossil Womens Analogue Quartz Watch with Leather Strap ES4412||Fossil||$ 117.34||27 mm||https://amzn.to/36RjYng|
|9.||Movado Women’s Bold – 3600438 Rose Gold Tone One Size||Movado||$ 197||30 mm||https://amzn.to/2tx0EO1|
|10.||Daniel Wellington Petite Melrose Watch, 28mm||Daniel Wellington||$ 169||28 mm||https://amzn.to/34xdU1J|
As you can see, even if you have (very) small wrists, there are plenty of watches for you to choose from!
You just need to make sure you choose the right size for your wrist.
I personally don’t like it when women wear watches that are too big. The same goes for men. A small watch is always more refined.
But hey! That’s just my opinion :-).
Happy shopping ladies!