Watches are a functional piece of accessory that I think everyone should have. They bring life to your outfit and help remind you of the meaning of time and how you should spend it with the people and things you love.

Watches are important because they tell you the time unfailingly. They can also dress up or dress down an outfit. They won’t fail you there either way too.

Choosing a watch can be easy. Choosing one for a small or big wrist, not so much. In fact, it can be hard.

As much as people with small wrists find it difficult to find the perfect watch ideal for them, people with bigger size wrists find it a struggle too. There’s just no one-size-fits-all when it comes to picking a watch.

I listed here some amazing mens watches for big wrists that you can take a look at. Maybe you’ll find one that will finally fit you perfectly!

Fossil Men’s Nate Quartz Stainless Steel Watch

Black has never looked this good.

Featuring an all-black armada of stainless steel case, dial, strap, and external embellishments with gunmetal hands and numerals, this watch is the epitome of a casual, fashionable, and strong male.

Its case diameter is at 50 mm, perfect for men with bigger wrist size, and a 24 mm band width to go with it.

It also features quartz movement, 3-hand analog display, a mineral crystal cover, and 3 individual dials to track hours, minutes and seconds.

The Fossil Nate is also water-resistant of up to 50 m or 165 ft.

Pros
  • Black plated stainless steel
  • Quartz movement
  • Interchangeable with all 24 mm Fossil straps
  • Small date window
  • Water-resistant up to 50 m (165 ft)
Cons
  • Might be too big for some
  • Might be heavy for some

Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle Stainless Steel Touchscreen Smartwatch

A smart watch for the smart guy and on-the-go guy.

This is a 44 m digital watch. Its external embellishments and digital display covering a big portion of the screen make the watch look bigger than it really is.

Powered by Google and works on either iPhone or Android, this smart watch seems to have it all: Google Fit, a built-in GPS, 3ATM water capabilities, Google Assistant, and Google Play.

It has a 22 mm band width which is interchangeable with Fossil 22 mm bands. Its screen size is at 1.28” and connects to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Its stainless steel uni-body design makes it great for casual wear.

Pros
  • Stainless steel body
  • Interchangeable 22 mm Fossil straps
  • Touch-screen
  • Fast battery charging
  • With speaker and microphone
  • Notification alerts
  • 8 GB storage
Cons
  • Sync-ing can be tricky

PALADA Men’s Digital Sports Watch

Big like a beetle.

This watch from Palada is a military-style sports watch. It’s a digital watch with big numbers for easy reading and lights up (LED) to tell the time at night. Everything’s actually pretty big in this watch: case, bezel, and band.

It’s a true sport-style watch with its eco-friendly rubber strap, ABS plastic case, senior acrylic mirror, and stainless steel clasp. It’s water-resistant for up to 50 m or 165 ft. It’s perfect for both outdoor and indoor sports, just not underwater for a long time.

Also, you can’t turn the dial or press the pushers while in contact with water.

Pros
  • Rubber band
  • Big sporty design
  • Alarm clock
  • Chronograph
Cons
  • Not water-resistant through the crown and pushers

Now, you might be asking, How will I know if I have a big wrist or not?

Simple. You measure it.

Get a tape measure. Wrap it around your wrist where you usually position your watch and take note of the measurement.

If you don’t have a tape measure, use a strip of paper or a ribbon and do the same thing, except you mark the paper or ribbon with your measurement. Unfold it and put it against a ruler or any measuring tool.

If it measures 15 cm and below, you have a really thin wrist. 16 cm-17 cm is thin enough. 18 cm-19 cm is medium, kind of like the “standard”. Beyond 19 cm means thick.

Buying Guide

Case Diameter

This can tell you the first telltale sign if a watch is designed for a big wrist.

The case is where the time’s at. Or where you can tell the time. It means it’s where the focus is at.

It might even be the biggest indicator of a watch for bigger-wrist men. Based on your wrist measurement, if you are 19 cm and over, a larger case of 44 mm-46 mm or more. 40 mm-42 mm diameter indicates a medium-sized wrist and anything below this range is considered small.

Thickness

Thickness means the case’s depth. As a rule, depth increases as the diameter increases. Which makes sense because if the diameter increases and the thickness stays the same, it will appear thin and unproportioned.

 Generally, watches with a case dimension of 44 mm and above should have a thickness of 9 mm and above.

Strap or Band Width

Like the case diameter, the watch’s band width can be a clear indicator if it’s designed for bigger wrists or not. Normally, the width should complement the diameter of the case.

This part is subjective though. Not everyone wants a wide or narrow strap.

Structure

External structures like the crown, bezel, pushers, and lugs can make a watch look bigger than it really is. Other than extending the surface area (somehow) of the watch, they make the watch look bulky and occupied.

Final Thoughts

I have rather large wrists and finding the right watch is hard. But with today’s options, it gets a whole lot better. And with a guide like this, I know it can make cherry-picking even easier.

Personally, I would look at a watch’s case diameter and straps (width and length) to tell if it can fit me or not. I know we’re all different and we have different preferences, but this hasn’t failed me yet.

Don’t get too caught up on the many guidelines you have to remember. Choosing a watch is a personal experience. At least according to me.