You’ve found the most perfect watch that you could wear on any occasion, and can be partnered with any outfit. The only problem is what is the right fit on your wrist. Before you invest in that precious watch make sure you get the right fit that will make your watch looks even more beautiful and impressive, especially as the popular smart watches allow you to change the watch’s look at the push of a button.

How tight should your watch fit?

Wearing a watch is a straightforward endeavor but it must be done with the right fit. The rule of thumb is that you have no more than an inch of space in between your wrist and watch. Your watch should be snug and nestled perfectly on your wrist without much space nor friction.

Depending on the style of your watch, especially the dangling and oversized watches, the amount of space you need in between may vary.

Other factors to consider whether you need a tighter fit for your watch are the clothes you are planning to pair it with. If you wear long sleeves more often than not then you have to get your watch to fit tighter or more snug. It will be flattering to see your watch at the end of your long sleeve looking snug and fit. You do not want your sleeve to be caught in your watch or your watch falling over your sleeve when you raise your hand.

You also have to make sure that your wrist could still breathe above all. Do not have your watch fitted too tight because you might damage your nerves or have your blood flow cut off. If your watch leaves a red dent or mark on your skin after a day of wearing it then it is a bad sign that your watch is too tight for you.

If your watch often bangs on things you hold or get caught up in your hair, sleeves, and other things then chances are it is too loose. Aside from being prone to accidents and getting caught up in so many things, it also can increase the chance of your watch breaking or be damaged early on. It can get caught up on something stronger like a string that could snap your wristwatch when pulled, or your dangling watch can get scratched and damaged when bumped into something sharp.

Where to fit your watch?

The rule and the most common way is to wear your watch and have it fitted on your non-dominant hand. This is to prevent the watch from getting in the way of your usual activities like writing as it can cause quite a bulk when pressed on a flat surface. Fitting it on your non-dominant hand will also lessen the chance of your watch being caught up on things and bumping. This is to prevent you from getting into accidents and prevent your watch from being damaged. You will also feel more comfortable having a new heavy accessory on the hand you do not use often rather than having added weight on your dominant hand.