What size is a 36mm watch?
This sounds like a basic question. After all, the size is in the name already.
Give us just a couple of seconds, and we'll show you how the sizes can get confusing.
When you measure your watch sizes, you need to be careful where you take the tape rule to.
The diameter case size is a good factor to get what timepiece will fit well, but you cannot always blindly estimate that with a tape measure.
So, what do you do to ensure your size is a 36 mm watch?
Wrap the tape rule around your wrist as usual.
When you do that, you have a general idea of all the sizes that your wrist can house. From the obtained number, you'll need a 36 mm watch for an 18 – 20mm strap.
See, that wasn't so hard to get at all. Instead of fussing about in your search for the perfect size, now you have it on a platter.
As a special note, make sure to consider the kind of strap you are getting with the timepieces also. For example, shopping for a leather watch means the strap would be worn firmly while a stainless steel watch can still wear loose.
With that in mind, adjust the tape rule appropriately during measurement. That said, the case size would almost be the same for leather and stainless steel timepieces, as long as you use the right range.
Can guys wear 36 mm watches?
It would interest you to know that some of the best small wristwatches are created for men too.
Of course, men wore big pocket watches in the past, and that translated into big watch sizes later, but things are getting more streamlined these days. Thus, men can wear 36 mm wristwatches too.
A 36 mm watch is suitable for a guy whose wrists can only take 18-20mm watch band sizes. This case size is also applicable for a younger man or men with a smaller frame which could translate into a smaller wrist also.
On average, most men wear timepieces from the 40mm mark. You are not just another number that should make up a statistic, so always choose to wear watches that perfect your style.
That said, some gents who can wear bigger timepieces comfortably also shop for the best small watches they can buy. As a fashion trend, this is common among men who want to play around with the rules a little. This diameter, or smaller watches generally, is also preferred by some fairly built men who would rather that the attention is on the rest of their arm rather than wrist alone.
No matter how you choose to wear it or why you're going for it, you can rarely go wrong with this size.
Are smaller watches out of fashion?
Let's get the obvious out of the way:
Smaller watches are the in-thing.
There was a time, especially during the 2000s to the 2010s, when the biggest watches commanded the most attention in the room.
On different occasions, the idea for a perfect watch was usually one that would outdo the rest. Even though that's not what the timepiece was invented for, it soon became a status symbol that should make one of the loudest noises on you.
Well, watches have been re-invented, and users like yourself have gotten more sophisticated too.
These days, a minimalist form is preferred over one that is all over the place.
Minimalism does not mean that we strip the watch of all that makes it a special accessory, but it means that we only pair the watch with what it needs to make your styles pop. That has informed models of small timepieces – like our 36 mm watch collection – which continues to make a difference to this day.
What you'll love the most is how this watch size meets in the middle of really small watches (28 – 32mm, for example) and the large case sizes (the 40+ mm sizes, for instance). Such a blend gives you the best of both worlds in the same body and design element.
Enjoy some elements of the past with a touch of the present and a promise of the future, too, with our small minimalist watches at Nordgreen here. Explore the watch bundles to save even more costs on your purchase without a loss in overall quality.
What size of a watch should you get?
As a guy or lady, before you drop any money on any watch, make sure it fits.
The watch size is just as important as choosing a modern look, a vintage appeal, or any other design that gives you the perfect persona that you're going for.
When choosing your watch size, consider:
- What your wrist size is;
- The statement you are going for with that watch;
- Compatibility of the watch size with slight changes in your body.
Your current wrist size is a great place to start. After all, you should never get models that are out of proportion with the rest of your body.
That said, put your desired look into consideration. We have seen people pull off oversized watches – and we have seen those who excel with smaller watches than their wrists could normally take too.
In the same way, we have seen some watch wearers fail in choosing the right size to complement their bodies and styles. So, be careful here.
Finally, you don't want a watch that goes out of style if there is ever a small change in your body.
For women, who are usually the ones wearing a 36 mm watch, changes like pregnancy could cause a noticeable increase in your body which trickles down into your wrists. You don't want to go scrambling for new wristwatches for that period alone, now, do you?
In your search for the best size of watch to buy, make sure you dial into the three (3) pointers that we have suggested above.
To start with, you should browse our 36mm women's watch collection. We've got the guys covered, too, with a series of irresistible 36mm men's watches on offer.
How to wear a 36 mm watch perfectly
The Nordgreen ladies and gentlemen enjoy a collection of watches that goes with different occasions.
Here's when, how, and why to wear them the way that you should get the best effect out of each one.
Let's dive right into it.
Native Watches – The Sweet Spot for Minimalism
The unisex Native watches are one of the bestselling units we have in the men's and ladies' category – and that is saying a lot about them.
For a truly simple and minimalist watch that only features the watch brand information, watch hands, and hour markers on the dial, the style here speaks volumes.
Perhaps the biggest win for the lovers of our Native watches is the simplicity of the whole build which brings a wide range of choices.
Pair this watch with our vegan leather or genuine Italian leather, and you have an unbeatable office watch. Play with different styles by choosing your leather band in colors ranging from traditional black and brown to white, grey, olive green, pink and more.
You can also get the Native watch with a stainless steel band, and you are ready to attend a dress function or other formal events. Boost the appeal again with the choice of stainless steel link or mesh strap styles, which can be obtained in rose gold/ gold, silver, or gunmetal grey.
As one of the few watches we have with a mother of pearl dial, our conservative price points make it even more of a steal for you.
Philosopher Watches – Where Styles & Professionalism Meet
The Philosopher watch has sojourned so well, it has earned an iF Design Award for its multiple impeccable styles and impressive vintage appeal.
Here, the unisex watch brings together a time-telling history and marries that with a future-facing luxury design approach that birthed one of the most unique timepieces we have for men and women.
Shipping in the 36mm case size, too, the Philosopher continues with the minimalist tendency. In a bid to do just a little bit more, you get a date window display under the bright and durable sapphire crystal.
Every Philosopher watch owner stays glued to the time whenever they look at it. This could be due to the perfectly rounded lugs, the funnel-shaped dials, or how everything comes together to make a uniform design.
Dress up in your styles when you pair this Philosopher watch with any leather (genuine or vegan), stainless steel, or nylon straps.
Our Philosopher watches can also take on the outdoors when you don't need bells and whistles on your timepiece. Fitted with a 5atm water rating to match, this won't make it into the list of dive watches anytime soon, but you'll still protect your investment against the elements.
Every time anyone buys one of these award-winning timepieces at our conservative price, they know it's cash well spent. The next unit could as well be yours.
Get your 36mm watches from Nordgreen today
Nordgreen is the place to be if you're in the market for incredibly light, high quality, and well-made timepieces that last almost a lifetime.
Our luxury watches prefer quartz over an automatic movement so that they can work for longer, require less maintenance, and cost less overall. We don't cut corners either, choosing to go with high-quality materials in our watch build and designs.
Our choice of hypoallergenic stainless steel is informed by making sure all our customers can enjoy their preferred watch style in a case size that they want without having to suffer reactions or allergies from the metal.
When we create straps for the watches, too, we only go with genuine Italian leather, high-grade silicon, or 316L stainless steel. That way, you can always be sure of getting the best quality.
For all of that, you would think that you'd have to shell out a lot of cash to own a Nordgreen watch.
Instead, we have found a way to pass on the savings from minimalist design approaches, low inventory, and such other impressive management decisions to you. That makes us one of the best Scandinavian brands to bring you luxury, award-winning (both Red Dot and iF Design awards) watches at the best price you can imagine.
But, there's more to this that would excite you, and we're not even exaggerating.
Here it is:
Making Big Impacts with Small Watches
If you think that you've seen it all, you'd be wrong.
Because, for every watch that you get from us, you also get to make someone happy in another part of the world.
At no extra cost, our watches allow you to donate to any charity of your choice around the world.
Currently, you can either:
- Facilitate education for a child in India;
- Provide potable water for a family in central Africa; or
- Help to reclaim some of the lost forest lands in Latin America.
The best part is that you don't have to pay anything extra. Some of the proceeds of your watch sales go into the charity of your choice, so it's no extra commitment on your part.
If you're ready to start making an impact with a series of ladies' and men's watches specially curated for you and customizable to your taste, we have the right set in the shop for you today.