This simple, and highly subjective question seems to have an answer. The question is particularly interesting to me because for the past decade, watch brands have been going back and forth with watch sizes. We saw watches really grow up to almost preposterous dimensions, and then suddenly awkwardly shrink again. Watch brands want to make watch sizes that people want to buy. At the same time, men and women not too familiar with what is in fashion or style might not know a good size to get for themselves or a loved one.
I recently asked a question to my readers during the May 2011 watch giveaway. The question was simply to answer what your ideal watch size is (and by this I mean diameter in millimeters). I figured that responses would be all over the board, but I was really amazed at how consistent the responses where (sample group of about 500 responses). There does not seem to be a clear majority winner, but I would say that if you are in the market to buy a watch or make one, you should keep the dimensions to within the 40 – 44mm wide range. Almost every response fit within this range, and many actually even gave this specific range. So there you have it, straight from watch loving consumers, the perfect range of sizes to make or buy a watch. Of course there is a market for smaller or larger watches, but to please the most people, stick with a size that is between 40mm – 44mm wide.