What size is your wrist size?

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What size is your wrist size?

Men
0
No votes
6.2 inches (157mm) to 6.5 inches (165mm)
16
12%
6.5" (165mm) to 7.25" (184mm)
57
41%
7.25" (184mm) to 7.75" (197mm)
44
32%
7.75" (197mm) to 8.0" (203mm)
10
7%
8.0" (8.65mm) to 9.25" (235mm)
9
7%
9.25" (235mm) plus
0
No votes
Ladies
0
No votes
6.0" (152mm) to 6.2" (157mm)
1
1%
6.2" (157mm to 6.5" (165mm)
0
No votes
6.5" (165mm) to 7.1" (180mm)
0
No votes
7.1" (180mm) to 7.7" (196mm)
1
1%
7.75" (197mm) plus
0
No votes
 
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Re: What size is your wrist size?

Post by Kip » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:02 pm

Konketsu wrote:Most of the current CW men's leather straps are 21cm, but does anyone know what range of wrist sizes this allows for when attached to a watch, say a C9 for instance, from the shortest hole to the longest length?

Most "regular" size straps I see for sale on other site are around 19cm, so is there any reason why a 21cm strap was chosen as CW's regular?

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We must remember that CWL is not a strap manufacturer. When you consider all the models, colors and sizes of straps, you are talking about a lot of inventory. The goal, I believe, is to have straps that will cover the majority of the public while maintaining a controlable inventory. Having an overlap of sizes would offer the buyer some options if they are borderline on a size.
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Re: What size is your wrist size?

Post by smegwina » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:20 pm

Kip wrote:
Konketsu wrote:Most of the current CW men's leather straps are 21cm, but does anyone know what range of wrist sizes this allows for when attached to a watch, say a C9 for instance, from the shortest hole to the longest length?

Most "regular" size straps I see for sale on other site are around 19cm, so is there any reason why a 21cm strap was chosen as CW's regular?

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We must remember that CWL is not a strap manufacturer. When you consider all the models, colors and sizes of straps, you are talking about a lot of inventory. The goal, I believe, is to have straps that will cover the majority of the public while maintaining a controlable inventory. Having an overlap of sizes would offer the buyer some options if they are borderline on a size.
CW are one of the few manufacturers whose "standard" strap fits my wrist, so I urge them to keep the longer straps. If they need to bring in a smaller strap for the twigs then fair enough, but please keep the longer ones for the gorillas!

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Re: What size is your wrist size?

Post by Kip » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:26 pm

I believe what CWL is attempting to do is come up with 3 or 4 length straps for men and possibly 2 or 3 for the ladies. This is all a result of the ladies collection being phased out and straps being needed for the smaller sizes and wrists. This would seem like a good time to investigate the options....which is why the vote.
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Re: What size is your wrist size?

Post by smegwina » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:31 pm

Kip wrote:I believe what CWL is attempting to do is come up with 3 or 4 length straps for men and possibly 2 or 3 for the ladies. This is all a result of the ladies collection being phased out and straps being needed for the smaller sizes and wrists. This would seem like a good time to investigate the options....which is why the vote.
Cheers Kip, I hoped that was the case, but in the past with other manufacturers, the longer straps seem to get phased out once the shorter ones. (They always seem to be out of stock!)

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Re: What size is your wrist size?

Post by chrisw » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:37 pm

my wrist is 7.5" but I have been wearing a very small Omega all week and Im coming round to thinking I actually prefer watches from around 33mm to 40mm I think i may be quite glad when this fashion for ever larger watches is over.
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Re: What size is your wrist size?

Post by gaf1958 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:12 pm

As there are hardly any responses for women's sizes, I tried to cast a vote for wrist sizes for my wife and a couple of my daughters (all CW wearers). I quickly realised that all I was doing was simply recasting my vote into a different category :problem: Sooo... I reset my vote to my wrist size and I'll list the women's sizes here - maybe Kip can add them to the tally?

My wrist varies from 7.25" to around 7.5", so I'm in the 7.25" (184mm) to 7.75" (197mm) group (where my vote is now and finally cast)

My wife is just over 5'10" and her wrist is in the 6.5" (165mm) to 7.1" (180mm) group.
One daughter is in the 6.5" (165mm) to 7.1" (180mm) group and;
the other is in the 6.0" (152mm) to 6.2" (157mm) group.
Both girls are shorter, only about 5'4"-5'5" - they are both adults however, so these are valid adult sizes.

Hope this will help the tally... :)
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Re: What size is your wrist size?

Post by ddav » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:20 pm

Similarly I had this problem my wife is 6.25"
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Re: What size is your wrist size?

Post by Serlo » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:05 pm

Why don't we have another thread: What size is your wife's wrist size? :D

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Re: What size is your wrist size?

Post by Mr Rick » Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:01 pm

I was on holiday so I missed the chat. So, my vote is a bit late. I have a 7" wrist.

Yesterday I received a C5 Slimline with a standard buckle and I'm wearing it three holes from the smallest adjustment. Most CWs I've purchased with the deployment buckle were too large and I replaced them with a smaller strap with a standard buckle. I'm a happy camper with the strap on the new C5 Slimline. ( Although I may be the only one.) :lol:
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Re: What size is your wrist size?

Post by gbbird » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:22 pm

I find CW straps to be too large, often getting away with the last or second to last hole. A variety of strap sizes to choose from would be great
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Re: What size is your wrist size?

Post by daftpunk » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:16 pm

I have a 7.5" inch wrist. I've always thought I had small wrists but it would seem they are average.
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Re: What size is your wrist size?

Post by Watching » Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:58 am

These survey results might be even more useful when it comes to watch sizes for CW. Should the CW customer base mostly have 6.5" wrists, then dinner plate sized watches aren't going to cut it for future watch models ;)

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Re: What size is your wrist size?

Post by JRAD » Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:30 pm

You can please some of the people some of the time...

I frankly like the sizes of the watches that CWL is producing. I think they fall in nicely and are not too large or too small for my taste. And despite a fairly small wrist (even on a gorilla like me) they seem to fit with proper adjusting.
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Re: What size is your wrist size?

Post by asqwerth » Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:21 pm

My position is that if you're going to have straps that fit slimmer wrists or women's wrists, there should appropriately be more watches with case sizes that fit these smaller wrists and straps.

And for watches that they hope will appeal to both men and women, I hope CWL are not going to draw a line and say the smallest they're going to do from now on is 40mm.

Look at the C61: 38mm and great size. The 38 and 39mm C5s.

Instead, now you have only 40mm for Slimline, the planned JH, and the smaller SH calibre watches.

I don't mind a few 40mms (my Damasko, Citizen chrono), but PLEASE have at least one or two sub-40mms as well!
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Re: What size is your wrist size?

Post by Watching » Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:21 pm

It's dress watches where I suggest sub-40mm is needed. On something with a thin bezel and unuttered face, then >40mm can look too big for a dress watch. (It was the only thing that put me off buying a Stowa Marine.)

Different on something like a diver, of course, where I'd suggest over 40mm is de rigeur.

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