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!

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43 Comments

  1. Unknown wrote:

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

    Posted 2.16.17 Reply
  2. Anna Yang wrote:

    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!

    Posted 2.15.17 Reply
  3. Pretty watch! Love the sweater dress you're wearing in this post!

    Style by Joules

    Posted 2.1.17 Reply
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    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.

    Posted 1.31.17 Reply
  5. Viola Yee wrote:

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

    Posted 1.31.17 Reply
  6. Julia wrote:

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

    Posted 1.30.17 Reply
  7. Love this post! What color is the mesh band paired with the rose gold watch? Silver? Thanks!!

    Posted 1.30.17 Reply
  8. Love this post! What color is the mesh band you matched with the rose gold watch? Silver? Thanks!!

    Posted 1.30.17 Reply
  9. You have such great taste! I love the delicate watched paired with the chunky knit sweaters!

    xo
    http://www.PlumPrettySugar.com

    Posted 1.30.17 Reply
  10. Jean wrote:

    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!

    Posted 1.29.17 Reply
  11. Jean wrote:

    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.

    Posted 1.29.17 Reply
  12. Jean wrote:

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

    Posted 1.29.17 Reply
  13. Jean wrote:

    Thank you! It's OPI Tiramisu for Two

    Posted 1.29.17 Reply
  14. Jean wrote:

    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 : /

    Posted 1.29.17 Reply
  15. Jean wrote:

    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!)

    Posted 1.29.17 Reply
  16. Jean wrote:

    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

    Posted 1.29.17 Reply
  17. Julia wrote:

    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

    Posted 1.29.17 Reply
  18. oregano wrote:

    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! 🙂

    Posted 1.29.17 Reply
  19. 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

    Posted 1.29.17 Reply
  20. elainee wrote:

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

    Cheers!

    Posted 1.29.17 Reply
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  22. Anonymous wrote:

    Love the sweater! Where is it from? 🙂

    Posted 1.28.17 Reply
  23. MizEats wrote:

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

    Posted 1.27.17 Reply
  24. Monika wrote:

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

    http://snapsnpixels.com/

    Posted 1.27.17 Reply
  25. Mei wrote:

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

    -Mei
    Pieces of Mei

    Posted 1.27.17 Reply
  26. 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!

    Posted 1.27.17 Reply
  27. Janinafran wrote:

    Pretty! I love how delicate these watches are 🙂
    XO Janina
    http://janinafran.blogspot.ca

    Posted 1.27.17 Reply
  28. Annabelle wrote:

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

    x Annabelle
    travelsandtea.com

    Posted 1.27.17 Reply
  29. mybeautrip wrote:

    Love these classy watches! They're beautiful!
    xx

    http://www.mybeautrip.com

    Posted 1.27.17 Reply
  30. Jordan wrote:

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

    Posted 1.27.17 Reply
  31. b. wrote:

    Love that sweater! And the watch is gorgeous!
    http://www.giltedgeblog.com

    Posted 1.27.17 Reply
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    Posted 1.27.17 Reply
  33. Love how simple and dainty these watches are! Would definitely like to get one 🙂
    http://www.ofsilkandsatin.com

    Posted 1.27.17 Reply
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    Posted 1.27.17 Reply
  35. Jaime wrote:

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

    ♡ Jaime
    http://thejaimeissue.com/

    Posted 1.27.17 Reply
  36. Tynka. wrote:

    *-* wow!

    Posted 1.27.17 Reply
  37. Nice post dear 🙂

    http://www.evdaily.blogspot.com

    Posted 1.27.17 Reply
  38. 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!

    http://www.justunderpetite.com

    Posted 1.27.17 Reply
  39. 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!

    https://officiallychic.com/

    Posted 1.27.17 Reply
  40. YES PLEASE! I have the tiniest wrists known to man, so these would be great!

    Katie | Willow and White

    Posted 1.27.17 Reply
  41. Rachel wrote:

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

    But more importantly … where is your fabulous sweater from?

    Posted 1.27.17 Reply
  42. I love how small the watch is! I have tiny wrists so normal watches swamp me, this is perfect!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

    Posted 1.27.17 Reply
  43. 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! 🙂

    Posted 1.27.17 Reply

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