Timeless // Watches for Narrow Wrists

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Earlier this winter, Nick and I were treated to a double date weekend with our good friends in NYC. While the boys babbled on about whiskeys and burgers, I loved getting to catch up with Wendy and have a little girl time. Her new home is so bright and fresh – and now finally has a mirror! : )

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One of the top accessories I get asked about is petite-friendly watches, specifically ones that have both a smaller watch face and also a narrow fit in the strap. I’ve recommended Cluse several times before, most recently to a thoughtful husband shopping for his wife’s birthday. Their watches are well-made for the affordable price point, have a clean and elegant aesthetic, and have interchangeable straps for versatility. They also make a range of watch face sizes from a delicate 24mm up to 38mm for a statement look. I’m partnering with the brand today to share two of my favorite styles from their latest collection!

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The Minuit is a classic style, medium-sized for some but enough to be a statement accessory for others. For those who like a more dainty look, the smaller La Vedette reminds me of the timepieces you might find at a vintage jewelry shop in Paris. My favorite finish is their rose gold, which looks good paired either with the mesh metal straps (love mixing metals) or the leathers. If you have very narrow wrists, I’d recommend the mesh chain for minimal bulk when wrapped around almost all the way. The straps come on and off via small prongs, and are fairly easy to interchange without tools needed.

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Comparison of the Minuit with mesh strap (below left) vs. the La Vedette with leather strap (below right), as well as the same La Vedette with a rose gold mesh strap (above) attached.

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Thank you to Cluse for partnering on this post! Let me know if you own any of their watches!


43 thoughts on “Timeless // Watches for Narrow Wrists

  • Maya Wilkins January 27, 2017 at 9:57 am

    What a perfect post for today! I have been on the hunt for the perfect workday watch. With the leather band, how much extra length is left on the band when on your wrist? Does it wrap almost all the way like the mesh one?
    Thanks Jean! 🙂

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture and Lifestyle Blog January 27, 2017 at 10:13 am

    I love how small the watch is! I have tiny wrists so normal watches swamp me, this is perfect!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Rachel January 27, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Adorable watches — and from a tiny wristed lady, I so appreciate this post!

    But more importantly … where is your fabulous sweater from?

  • Kaitlin Schubert January 27, 2017 at 10:26 am

    YES PLEASE! I have the tiniest wrists known to man, so these would be great!

    Katie | Willow and White

  • Daneisha Smith January 27, 2017 at 10:38 am

    I love this brand! I have seen a few people wear them and yes they are of great quality and look very expensive even though they are quite affordable! Great post!


  • JustUnderPetite January 27, 2017 at 10:44 am

    I wish this post would've gone up a month ago! I just bout a Skagen watch but these CLUSE watches look so freaking adorable!


  • Ewa Macherowska January 27, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Nice post dear 🙂


  • Tynka. January 27, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    *-* wow!

  • Jaime January 27, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    I always have trouble with watches fitting my smaller wrist! I love how timeless and classy these ones are.

    ♡ Jaime

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  • Sophie Spiegelberger January 27, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Love how simple and dainty these watches are! Would definitely like to get one 🙂

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  • b. January 27, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Love that sweater! And the watch is gorgeous!

  • Jordan January 27, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Echo on all the comments and would love to know where the sweater is from, also.

  • mybeautrip January 27, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Love these classy watches! They're beautiful!


  • Annabelle January 27, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    I love these watches! I have tiny wrists myself and never wear a watch because they're mostly so unconfortable. Great tips!

    x Annabelle

  • Janinafran January 27, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Pretty! I love how delicate these watches are 🙂
    XO Janina

  • The Mixed Palette January 27, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Such a relatable post. All of yours are to us petite women 🙂 Thank you for sharing. Can't wait to browse their shop.

    Thanks Jean!

  • Mei January 27, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Been seeing these Cluse watches everywhere and I'm seriously thinking of getting one now!

    Pieces of Mei

  • Monika January 27, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Love these!!! I was literally looking at kids watches already because I can't find a watch that fits me perfectly!
    Thanks for sharing!


  • MizEats January 27, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Nice pics! I really like the delicacy and design of the watches!

  • Anonymous January 28, 2017 at 1:12 am

    Love the sweater! Where is it from? 🙂

  • Briana Nicole January 28, 2017 at 9:49 pm
  • elainee January 29, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Hey Jean! What nail color are you wearing? It looks so chic and sophisticated!


  • Julia Mazzucato January 29, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    I love the minimalistic style of these watches! My favorite watch is by VOTCH, a london based company. I have narrow wrists and they are perfect!
    Julia・Little Miss Haute Couture

  • oregano January 29, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    This is a such a nice post. Do you maybe know if the mesh one would be good to my narrow wrist? But my wrists are like really small – 14 cm. HELP! 🙂

  • Julia January 29, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    I have very narrow wrists as well. It's nice to find something like these. Do you have any recommendations for bangles? Most of the pretty ones in the market are huge and non-adjustable to small wrists….

    Julia || Closet de Jules || Recent Post – The Perfect Winter Quilt Coata

  • Jean January 29, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Hi Maya! Yes it wraps almost all the way around. The watch is about 20cm long from the tip of one end of the strap to the other (excluding the clasp) and my wrist is about 14 cm around, for reference

  • Jean January 29, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Hi Rachel! It belongs to my friend Wendy and I forgot the brand, but I just know that it's no longer available unfortunately (since I tried to find & purchase it online!)

  • Jean January 29, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Hi Jordan – it belongs to my friend Wendy and unfortunately I don't remember the brand, but I had looked it up and it's no longer available : /

  • Jean January 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Thank you! It's OPI Tiramisu for Two

  • Jean January 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Unfortunately it belongs to my friend and was sold out a while back : /

  • Jean January 29, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Hi there – my wrists measure 14cm around as well, for reference. As mentioned in my post, I like the mesh better because it wraps around a little more smoothly! Another option for you is to get a watch with links and have all the extra links removed, so no excess length at all.

  • Jean January 29, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Hi Julia – I have a few bracelets from Baublebar which are open so can be bended a bit to fit smaller wrists. Also a lot of smaller jewelry makers on Etsy can make custom fit bracelets that don't cost a fortune!

  • Plum Pretty Sugar January 30, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    You have such great taste! I love the delicate watched paired with the chunky knit sweaters!


  • Kristen Martuzzo January 30, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Love this post! What color is the mesh band you matched with the rose gold watch? Silver? Thanks!!

  • Kristen Martuzzo January 30, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Love this post! What color is the mesh band paired with the rose gold watch? Silver? Thanks!!

  • Julia January 30, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Thanks for the recommendations, Jean. I will be sure to do some research on that!

  • Viola Yee January 31, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    I have the Grey Le Vedette in Rose Gold. Perfect size for smaller wrists. Thanks for sharing!

  • Anonymous January 31, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Hi Jean my question is how did you start blogging? Love all your posts and think you always look amazing and just wondered how you got into blogging about your style thanks.

  • Julie Hiller February 1, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Pretty watch! Love the sweater dress you're wearing in this post!

    Style by Joules

  • Anna Yang February 15, 2017 at 2:11 am

    Hi Jean! Do you have any recommendations for watches for men? I'm looking to buy something for my boyfriend for our 4-year anniversary. Thanks!

  • Unknown February 16, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Forget the watch, where did you/wendy get that white couch?! it looks so comfy.

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