Watches come in all shapes and sizes. From oversized to petite, you’ll have no trouble finding a watch size that suits your style. However, you will want a balanced and proportional timepiece that feels and looks right. Here are some tips for finding the right watch for your wrist size.
The first thing you should do is measure your wrist. Knowing your wrist size will be helpful in selecting a watch that feels comfortable and will also help when shopping online so you can choose a style that will fit without having to try it on. You can easily measure your wrist by using a tape measure and wrapping it around your wrist.
When selecting a watch, there are several things to consider: the case diameter, watch band material and the watch details.
The case diameter will important in choosing the right watch for your wrist size. While there is not a set rule for men’s or women’s watches, it is best to match the case diameter with your wrist size. If you have a large wrist, case diameters ranging between 38mm to 46mm will look best. If you have a thin wrist, look for watches with case diameters between 34mm to 22mm.
Watch band materials will also impact how a watch looks on your wrist. Stainless steel bands appear heavier and thicker than leather or fabric straps so if you have a thin wrist, you may want to consider a less heavy material. Leather, fabric and silicone are great materials for medium to thin wrists but also look good on large wrists.
Another detail to pay attention to are the unique details of a watch. Markers, hands, subdials and crowns vary in size on watches. The larger these elements and extra details can affect how large a watch appears to be. For larger wrists, large dial elements won’t appear out of place but if you have a medium or thin wrist it is best to stick to minimal features that won’t make the watch look too complicated and distracted.
Every spring we launch a new collection of watches for men and women that continue our passion for watchmaking and innovation. And this year is no different. We’ve added new timepieces to popular collections including the Waterbury and MK1™, as well as new launches for Variety™ and the solar-powered Expedition® Solar Ranger.
This year’s Waterbury Collection continues to honor our 1854 watchmaking roots and a time when how you made something was just as important as what you made. The Waterbury Women’s Traditional provides an update to a true classic and is well-suited for everyday wear. Discover the rose gold-tone stainless steel case with cream dial and the two-toned stainless steel case with a cream dial. Each has a 34mm case and INDIGLO® backlight to provide an elegant women’s timepiece that is perfect for the office or a night out.
Our Men’s Waterbury Traditional continues an ageless design that uses carefully stitched leather and solid stainless steel construction that honors our heritage of authentic watchmaking. The chronograph features a watch/date window, 42mm case, 20mm lug, genuine leather strap and is water resistant to 50m. The finish with cream dial produces a refined men’s dress watch gentlemen will cherish.
After the success of the 2017 Fairfield Chrono Supernova™ we decided to continue its evolution by adding the Supernova™ technology to our popular MK1 model. This watch features a thin layer of perforated pad printed phosphorus material that is placed over the dial and allows light to pass through, creating a unique way to illuminate the dial. The MK1™ Chrono Supernova™ features a date window, stainless steel case, acrylic lens and fabric strap.
For women who like to switch up their style, we offer the new Variety Collection. The Variety boxed sets allow women to show the many sides of her character. With interchangeable top rings and slip-thru straps, women have multiple options to customize her watch wardrobe.
This spring, our Expedition Collection gets a burst of sunlight. The Expedition Solar Ranger features solar movement functionality to create an environmentally-friendly timepiece that can be charged through indoor fluorescent light or outdoor sunlight. The Ranger is available in rich tan, brown and black genuine leather straps with silver-tone cases and black, blue and green dial colors.
With the NHL 2018-19 season in the midst of its exciting stretch run, it’s time to look closer at the division races and see which storylines will lead to playoff berths. Many teams are still in the hunt for a playoff spot and here are division races to keep an eye on.
Last year’s two top finishers, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins, again lead the way but two of Canada’s storied franchises, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens, also have an eye on the postseason. While Tampa Bay holds a commanding lead, time will tell if they have the stamina to fight off the contenders all the way to June.
This division is truly up for grabs as just a handful of points separate the top five teams. The razor-thin margin among the defending champion Washington Capitals, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins ensure that this division race will go down to the wire.
Currently, the Winnipeg Jets and Nashville Predators top the division but don’t count out the St. Louis Blues just yet. The Dallas Stars and Minnesota Wild have some ground to makeup but this is the time of year when streaks start and either one could disrupt the current balance of power.
The Calgary Flames and San Jose Sharks have staged a classic race for first place down the stretch, trading places on several days. However, last year’s Stanley Cup® finalist the Vegas Golden Knights and the upstart Arizona Coyotes are lurking in the shadows and would be strong challengers in the postseason.
Show your support for your favorite NHL team right on your wrist. Timex helps NHL fans honor their team with the Timex Tribute® Collection. Complement your jersey (or your ‘sweater,’ depending on where you’re reading this) with a Timex Tribute watch. Even when you don the full uniform, you can still subtly show your support. Check out the complete NHL® Tribute Collection.
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We introduced the INDIGLO® technology in 1992 with our TIMEX IRONMAN® line and due to its popularity, expanded its use to nearly 70% of the Timex collection. With a simple press on the crown, users could see the entire watch dial light up in a high-visibility green-blue light.
In 2017 the same technology was added to the Fairfield collection producing a hit with the Fairfield Chrono Supernova™ watch. Unlike other models where the dial lights up entirely, the Supernova™ technology features a dial treatment with perforated metal with small holes that emit light in a starry field, hence the Supernova™ name.
Now, with our new MK1™ Chronograph Supernova, we provide a new way to experience our INDIGLO technology. The next generation of INDIGLO® technology will now be featured on the military-inspired MK1 model. The watch features a date window, stainless steel case, acrylic crystal dial, easy-to-read Arabic numerals, genuine leather straps and is water resistant to 30 meters.
The watches come in a variety of colorways including a brown leather strap with gray case and black dial, black leather strap with black case and black dial and striped fabric strap with black case and dial.
A popular watch for outdoor use while still looking great in casual settings, the MK1 is a natural fit for the Supernova technology. Instead of metal, the new Supernova technology features a thin layer of perforated pad printed phosphorus material that is placed over the dial and allows light to pass through, creating a new and unique way to illuminate the dial.
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Fun, fresh and feminine, the new Variety Collection from Timex gives young women a unique fashion watch that is made to match her outfits and moods. Revolutionary 1960s design influenced this beautiful, mod-inspired style that features clean and geometric silhouettes. The Variety Collection offers interchangeable top rings and slip-thru straps with multiple options to customize your watch wardrobe.
Customization is a key trend that is important to express personal style. Having a women’s watch that can match different outfits and moods by easily changing the strap or top ring is a great way to go from one occasion to another with a simple change on the wrist.
Timex is launching this collection with three plating color options; silver-tone, rose-gold tone, and gold-tone. The silver-tone set features a silver-tone base and metal frame on a black leather strap with a blue interchangeable strap and black and white resin frames. The rose-gold set includes a rose-gold tone base and metal frame on a white leather strap with an interchangeable black leather strap and nude and white resin frames. The gold-tone set comes with a yellow-gold tone base and metal frame on a tan leather strap with an interchangeable black leather strap and black and petrol resin frames.
Each Variety set can be mixed and matched to create six different looks by simply changing the strap and top rings. Changing the accessories is fast and easy so you can quickly switch up your look for that next important moment. Top ring accessories can be purchased individually and include navy, red, teal and tortoise shades so you can have fun when switching up styles.
Watches have always been a great way to reflect your personality, and the Variety boxed sets are the perfect example of this, allowing women to show the many sides of her character. Feminine, playful and with a hint of 60s retro design, these boxed sets allow for fun creativity when it comes to watch accessorizing.
Great for a watch gift or a must-have addition to your wardrobe, the Timex Variety Collection offers practically endless options.
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The Timex Archive project represents over 165 years of watchmaking innovation and expertise. This signature collection celebrates and honors the pioneering craftsmen who established Timex as a global leader in watchmaking. Inspired by our heritage, the Timex Archive capsule collection presents a new generation of timeless watches for a new generation of pioneers.
One of the more popular sets in the Timex Archive is the Pioneers collection. Influenced by military-inspired design and the great outdoors, this collection offers rugged and durable watches that combine quality craftsmanship and modern style for fashion-forward consumers who appreciate the attention to details. Great for camping and hiking, or simply a casual timepiece for everyday wear, the Pioneers collection is where you’ll find your new favorite watch.
Several of the watches in the Pioneers collection are based on the MK1 model, the Mil-Spec W-4637B that was manufactured for a brief period in 1982 and issued to U.S. Marines. One of the most popular is the MK1 40mm watch. A re-issue of the original MK1 36mm, this watch is lightweight and durable and presents a civilian version of the military issued timepiece. Featuring a 40mm aluminum case, fabric strap, quartz movement, date feature and INDIGLO® night-light, the MK1 40mm is a great companion for any adventurer.
For a more refined look, the Allied Chronograph 42mm watch is a fine choice. Featuring a 42mm brass case, this timepiece makes a clean statement with its silver-tone stainless-steel bracelet that offers a stylish contrast to its black dial. The Allied Chronograph also has quartz movement, date feature and is water-resistant to 100 meters. This watch is also available with a fabric strap.
For the pioneer who fancies maritime adventures, the Navi Ocean 38mm watch offers classic style and a reversible strap. Featuring a polished 38mm stainless steel case, the Navi Ocean is slightly smaller than other Pioneer styles but more in-line with fashion trends. The Navi Ocean has a quartz movement and is water resistant to 100 meters. The real appeal comes with the fabric reversible strap that offers either an indigo blue or blue and brown color compliments the blue watch dial.
Timex is excited to announce that the Marlin Blackout, previously only available on Toddsnyder.com, can now be found on Timex.com. The Marlin Blackout is a follow up to Timex’s classic mid-century style of the same name, and pays homage to the pleasure of a hand-wound mechanism with timeless good looks.
Commenting on the Marlin Blackout, designer Todd Snyder said, “I’ve been wanting to do something more elegant, something you’d style with a suit, and by customizing the Marlin with a blackout palette we’ve given it a sophisticated modern feel”.
The Marlin Blackout pairs the purity, precision and pleasure of a hand-wound mechanical movement with the timeless sophistication of a sleek design, made even more stylish with a rich black sunray dial and elegant lizard grain pattern strap. It’s the perfect accent for a sharp suit or wedding tux, and an ideal gift for watch lovers and arbiters of good taste.
The original Marlin launched in 2017 and continued to sell-out through 2018 with the inclusion of a widely popular Marlin automatic version. The Blackout edition is offered in even rarer quantities, making it a must for watch enthusiasts and history buffs alike.
The Easy Reader® watch has been a best-seller for Timex since it first launched in 1977. Since then, many styles of watches have come and gone but the Easy Reader continues to persevere due to one factor: its simplicity. Devoid of frills and fancy add-ons, the Easy Reader is just that, an easy-to-read watch that does nothing more than what’s it’s supposed to do: tell the time.
Timex updated the Easy Reader without losing sight of its simplistic appeal. This Spring, the Easy Reader will add a pop of color to the collection that is light in tone and offers a contemporary interpretation for women seeking a more stylish timepiece.
The Easy Reader Color Pop collection is for the consumer who appreciates an easy-to-read dial, but wants a touch of style to complement their wardrobe. The pastel color palette is perfect for Spring, and the premium crown and dial elevates the collection just enough without steering too far from its simple design aesthetic.
Several of the new colors that will pop include a silver-tone case with multi-color dial and white leather strap, rose gold-tone case with white dial and gray leather strap and a rose gold-tone case with white dial and blush leather strap. The new styles will be available in either a 38mm or 30mm case.
The Color Pop timepieces will also feature INDIGLO® backlight and are water resistant to 30 meters.
Choosing soft hues and accenting the right areas maintains the legacy of the Easy Reader Collection. If anything, the new colors will give consumers a reason to buy another Easy Reader.
A fresh, feminine approach to a classic watch, the Easy Reader Color Pop collection proves what’s old can be new again
When Timex was looking for a collection to introduce solar-powered technology, the Expedition was an obvious choice. Masculine, rugged and durable, the Expedition collection features outdoor-inspired watches that are ideal for solar power.
This technology is now featured in two Expedition models: The Expedition Solar Gallatin and the Expedition Solar Ranger. The solar movement functionality creates an environmentally-friendly and maintenance free timepiece that can be charged through indoor fluorescent light or outdoor sunlight. Once fully charged, the battery life can reach two months. If worn daily, there is very little chance the watch will stop.
The Gallatin and Ranger watches maintain the rugged appeal of previous Expedition models and includes features users have come to expect from Timex. The Gallatin is available in both a fabric double layer slip-thru strap and genuine leather strap, featuring rich blue, green, brown and black colorways. Features include the solar-powered movement, Quickdate® Easy-to-set-date, a 45mm case and 22mm lug, and is water resistant to 50 meters.
The Ranger is available in rich tan, brown and black genuine leather straps with silver-tone cases and black, blue and green dial colors. Features include Quickdate® Easy-to-set-date window, a 43mm case and 20mm lug, and is water resistant to 50 meters. The Ranger is offered in several styles including a silver-tone case with a blue dial, silver-tone case with a black dial and silver-tone case with a green dial. The leather straps are available in tan, black and brown.
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When it comes to style, people make a difficult decision between something that looks good or something that feels comfortable. This can be a frustrating process, even more so when price becomes a factor in the buying decision. At Timex, we’ve always taken great pride in making affordable watches that still elicit a fashion-forward flair.
Our new fashion stretch bangle collection continues this tradition by pairing the look of a stylish timepiece with the convenience of an expansion band, creating a watch that is easy to wear and still catches the eye.
The fashion stretch bangle collection comes in a stylish assortment of crisscross and bangle bracelets featuring the expansion band functionality. Plating colors include rose gold-tone, two-tone, gold-tone, silver-tone, black and blush to provide the perfect accessory for any look.
Each watch in the collection features a bangle bracelet, stainless steel expansion band, water resistant to 30m, a 25mm case and 12mm lug.
The fashion stretch bangle collection provides a modern interpretation of our best-selling expansion bands. Now, consumers don’t have to choose style over comfort. This collection provides women a dressy, fashion-forward watch while still offering the ease of an expansion band.
New for Spring 2019, the collection will welcome two new editions:
- Gold-tone case, silver-tone dial and a navy-blue bangle with expansion band
- Silver-tone case, silver-tone dial and white bangle with expansion band
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