50 best women’s watches for small wrists

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Introduction

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? 

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The solution 

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: 

  1. Simple women’s watches: with small wrists, you don’t want to overdo it. So keep it simple.
  2. Timex watches: because Timex is excellent design and value for money.
  3. Michael Kors watches: designer watches at affordable prices.
  4. Black strap watches: because they are elegant and can be used for any occasion.
  5. 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: 

  1. Place measuring tape around your wrist, just above the wristbone. 
  2. 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.

Infographic how to choose the right size for your watch.
Infographic how to choose the right size for your watch.

Simple women’s watches for tiny wrists 

Watch Brand Price Watch diameterSpecsLink to Amazon (this is not an affiliate link).
1.Citizen Women’s Eco-Drive Stainless Steel Silhouette Bangle WatchCitizen $ 187.5018 mmStainless steel, Mineral crystal, water resistant to 99 feet.https://amzn.to/2YXb4C8
2.Seiko Women’s Two-Tone Black Dial Solar Dress WatchSeiko$ 152.2915 mm Stainless Steel Solar watch.https://amzn.to/2tts5s1
3.Citizen Women’s Drive Quartz Stainless Steel Strap, Rose Gold, 12 Casual Watch Citizen$ 25027 mm
Rose Gold, stainless steel. Mineral Crystal
https://amzn.to/2ErMM9R
4. Citizen Women’s Eco-Drive Bangle Watch with Crystal Accents, EX1320-54ECitizen$ 12223 mmWater resistant to 30 m. Solar powered Eco Drive battery. https://amzn.to/34wrtyD
5.Bulova Women’s 98T81 Bracelet WatchBulova $ 15017 mmMineral crystal,
Stainless steel.
https://amzn.to/2Eywo7K
6. Citizen Goldtone Women’s Jolie Eco-Drive WatchCitizen$ 32516 mm Mineral glass, stainless steel. https://amzn.to/2sES8Mn
7.Roamer 686836-48-29-60 Ladies Ceraline Round Silver Ceramic Bracelet WatchRoamer $271.6518 mmCeramic, water resistance 3 bar. https://amzn.to/2Q2LTKx
8.Seksy by Sekonda Edge Black Stone Set Bracelet Watch 2948Sekonda$256.1518 mmStainless steel.https://amzn.to/2EsTvk5
9. Peugeot Women Quartz Wrist Watch with Cuff Metal BraceletPeugeot$ 39.9919 mm Mineral glass, stainless steel. https://amzn.to/2PWHCYZ
10.Calvin Klein Women’s Quartz Watch K1L23402Calvin Klein$ 238.0919 mm Mineral glass, stainless steel. https://amzn.to/2sEB7lC
woman-wearing-beige-crochet-sweater-and-round-white-analog-watch

Timex watches for small wrists 

WatchBrand Price Specs Link to Amazon (this is not an affiliate link).
1.Timex Women’s T2N254 Analog Bi-Metal Case Bracelet Dress WatchTimex $ 189.99Indiglo night-lighthttps://amzn.to/36LUlV5
2.Model 23 Watch TimexTimex $ 14033 mmhttps://amzn.to/2PzDOh9
3.Timex Women’ Seattle | White Band Minimal Dial Silver Case Fashion Watch T2P315Timex $ 12326 mm https://amzn.to/2PB0MEG
4.Timex Women’s Fashion Analog Dial WatchTimex $ 12932 mmhttps://amzn.to/2Mc05Qe
5.Timex Milano Petite Quartz Movement Silver Dial Ladies Watch TW2T37800Timex $ 10924 mmhttps://amzn.to/2PxUPbF
6.Timex Milano Oval 24MM Rose Gold MeshTimex $ 10924 mmhttps://amzn.to/2sHfKjk
7.Timex Women’s T2P457 Casey Dress Silver-Tone Stainless Steel Mesh Bracelet WatchTimex $ 3924 mmhttps://amzn.to/34D0ama
8.Timex Women’s T2P564 Easy Reader Rose Gold-Tone Brown Leather Strap WatchTimex $ 89.9925 mmhttps://amzn.to/2PxzFdD
9.Timex Womens Analogue Classic Quartz Watch with Stainless Steel StrapTimex $ 8925 mmhttps://amzn.to/2rOx7Pr
10. Timex Women’s T2P2049J Elevated Classics Dress Silver-Tone Bracelet WatchTimex $ 79.9030 mmhttps://amzn.to/2M9Ito2

Michael Kors watches for small wrists 

WatchBrand 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
26 mm
https://amzn.to/2PYN65p
2.Michael Kors Women’s Darci Quartz Watch with Stainless Steel Strap, Rose Gold, 14 (Model: MK4410)Michael Kors $ 25026 mmhttps://amzn.to/2s1Nw2P
3.Michael Kors Women’s MK Chain Lock Quartz Watch with Stainless Steel Strap, Multi, 12 (Model: MK4445)Michael Kors $ 22525 mmhttps://amzn.to/35CHVyu
4.Michael Kors MK4453 – PortiaMichael Kors $ 22533 mm https://amzn.to/2EtTwEg
5.Michael Kors Women’s Runway Quartz Watch with Metal Strap, Pink, 14 (Model: MK6754)Michael Kors $ 225 28 mmhttps://amzn.to/2S6gSYI
6.Michael Kors MK2833 Blue Steel 316 L Woman WatchMichael Kors $ 20634 mmhttps://amzn.to/38RjP5l
7.Michael Kors Women’s Sofie Quartz Watch with Stainless-Steel-Plated Strap, Rose Gold, 14 (Model: MK4336)Michael Kors $ 221.2536 mmhttps://amzn.to/2MaMGYq
8.Michael Kors MK3230 Women’s WatchMichael Kors $ 19526 mmhttps://amzn.to/36O7Nrt
9.Michael Kors MK6717 – Runway MercerMichael Kors $ 185.9928 mm https://amzn.to/36M0FvM
10Michael Kors Women’s Mini Parker Silver-Tone Watch MK6483Michael Kors $ 17633 mmhttps://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 V159LEABRBObaku$ 48.7913.5 mmhttps://amzn.to/36N7Tzv
2.Oniss Black with Silver Trim Ceramic WatchOniss$ 179.9518 mmhttps://amzn.to/2s06FCq
3.Circa Timepiece 1930s Tonneau Petite Women’s Watch Silvertone CT126TSCirca $ 18518 mmhttps://amzn.to/2S8LyZg
4.Le Chateau Women’s Tungsten Watch Model LC-2673L (Black Dial)


 
Le Chateau $ 119.9514 mmhttps://amzn.to/2PUz3Og
5.Titan Analog Black Dial women Watch – NE9721SM04J


 
Titan $ 137.5910 mmhttps://amzn.to/2PzqDN8
6.Charles-Hubert, Paris Women’s 6911-W Premium Collection Analog Display Japanese Quartz Black WatchCharles Hubert$ 85.5014 mmhttps://amzn.to/2Z2U4u9
7.Co88 Watch 36 IPR NATO Black StrapCo88$ 69.0036 mmhttps://amzn.to/2S7wZ8q
8.BREDA Women’s Eva 1738 Rectangle Wrist Watch with Genuine Leather Bracelet, 19mmBreda $ 10019 mmhttps://amzn.to/2S5OkhT
9.Black Hills Gold Two 12K Gold Leaves Black Face Women’s WatchRushmore$ 96.4018 mmhttps://amzn.to/35AHVPR
10.Diesel Women’s DZ5483 Ruki Analog Display Analog Quartz Black WatchDiesel$ 70.8818 mmhttps://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 WatchFossil$ 136.3228 mmhttps://amzn.to/2S5HAk1
2.Daniel Wellington Petite St Mawes Watch, 32mmDaniel Wellington$ 116.5732 mmhttps://amzn.to/2EvBlxZ
3.Daniel Wellington Petite Sheffield Watch, 32mmDaniel Wellington$ 17932 mmhttps://amzn.to/38QmXON
4. Fossil Women’s Jacqueline ES4671Fossil$ 12935.5 mmhttps://amzn.to/2Z6M5fF
5.Anne Klein Women’s AK/3320PVRG Swarovski Crystal Accented Rose Gold-Tone Bracelet WatchAnne Klein $ 135.6832 mmhttps://amzn.to/2ts0oQc
6.Daniel Wellington Women’s 0920DW St Mawes Stainless Steel Watch with Brown Leather BandDaniel Wellington $ 129.9526 mmhttps://amzn.to/2PBa2IR
7.Fossil Women’s Silvertone Jacqueline Watch with Pink Leather StrapFossil$ 12526 mmhttps://amzn.to/2EvJ9zJ
8.Fossil Womens Analogue Quartz Watch with Leather Strap ES4412Fossil$ 117.3427 mmhttps://amzn.to/36RjYng
9.Movado Women’s Bold – 3600438 Rose Gold Tone One SizeMovado$ 19730 mmhttps://amzn.to/2tx0EO1
10.Daniel Wellington Petite Melrose Watch, 28mmDaniel Wellington$ 16928 mmhttps://amzn.to/34xdU1J

Conclusion 

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!

Leon

I'm Leon. I write articles about small watches (usually 38 mm or less in diameter) because I like them. They look stylish and classy to me. Most of the watches on the market today are 40 mm or more, which I think is too big. This blog was born out of curiosity when I was shopping for a small watch myself and couldn't find the info that I needed.

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