Have you worn a watch that looked too small on your wrist? Tired of wearing oversized, bulky watches that look enormously big for you? Size matters when it comes to your watch, not just for aesthetic but for comfort.
Over the years, one watch size has become a popular option among those looking for the perfect one for their day-to-day hustle - a timepiece that matches their taste without sacrificing comfort. This is the 38mm watch.
What are 38mm watches?
Oversized watches were the trend way back in the late 90s until early 2010s wherein the cases often cover the entire wrist. However, as years passed, the demand for smaller and lighter design increases to cater to a more minimalist look. As such, the 38mm size watch gradually gained attention – not too big, not too small.
What is 38mm watch? It simply refers to a watch with a dial or face that is 38 millimeter in diameter. The watch features a medium band, making it ideal for wearers with 15cm – 18cm (6-7 inches) wrist size (circumference). Wrist size ranging from 19cm – 20cm (7.5 - 8 inches) should opt for 44mm to 46mm watch while lower than 15cm (<6 inches) can go for 34mm to 36mm watch size. The 38mm watches are now popularly known as unisex sizes and are recommended for those who prefer somewhat “average” dial.
Morris & Co x August Berg watches
August Berg’s core collection comes in two sizes, such as the 32mm for women and the 40mm for men. However, as the demand for 38mm watch surges, the brand introduced an exclusive collection in partnership with Morris & Co. featuring the iconic prints of the renowned British designer, William Morris. This collection includes a range of 38mm watches in various timeless designs, namely the Strawberry Thief, Pimpernel, and bachelor’s Button.
Each Morris & Co. x August Berg 38mm watch is made with anti-reflective, scratch-resistant, single-dome sapphire crystal glass and with water resistance of 3-2 ATM. All these features contribute to the long-lasting lifespan of the watch.
Are you looking for the best 38mm watches? Here’s a list of the top selling Morris & Co. x August Berg 38mm dial watches that have captured the hearts of many, especially the William Morris fanatics. Whether for personal use or a gift to someone, these timepieces are guaranteed to please even the pickiest preference.
Morris & Co. Indigo Rose Gold Strawberry Thief | Indigo Perlon
The Strawberry Thief is probably one of the most-loved prints by William Morris. The inspiration sparked as he watched the birds steal strawberries from under the fruit nets in this home kitchen. Hence, it is no surprise why this design is also among the best sellers in the August Berg collection.
The Strawberry Thief Indigo rose gold with indigo perlon is considered as the most popular 38mm watch under the exclusive collection. Since the launching, this design has captured the interest of many watch lovers, both those who know the story behind the design and those who don’t know but are captivated by the print. It features rose gold lug, case, crown, hour hand, and hour marker, which project lavish feel against the indigo face and strap. Adding a touch of uniqueness to the timepiece is the intricately woven nylon strap – Signature Perlon.
Wearing this Strawberry Thief Indigo watch can bring out the dramatist out of you and help you express yourself in a dramatic way.
Buy the Morris & Co. Indigo Rose Gold Strawberry Thief now at SG$349.00. Also available in 30mm size and silver case.
Morris & Co. Crimson Rose Gold Strawberry Thief | Red Perlon
Apart from the Indigo, the Morris & Co x August Berg collection also carries the Strawberry Thief print in crimson hue. The famous print is set against a crimson dial with rose gold lug, case, crown, hour hand, and hour marker which exude striking and vivid personality. Similarly, this 38mm watch features the Signature Perlon strap in red colour which is known as stylish, functional, breathable, and flexible. The overall design matches flawlessly with the watch frame and the antique-red band.
Although the colour can complement any season, many watch lovers prefer to accent their wardrobe with this 38mm crimson watch, especially during the season of love and the holiday season. In fact, some patrons consider this timepiece a perfect gift for the holidays. Do you agree?
Buy the Morris & Co. Crimson Rose Gold Strawberry Thief now at SG$349.00. Also available in 30mm size and silver case.
Morris & Co. Pure Silver Strawberry Thief | Silver Mesh
The Strawberry Thief watch is also available in pure silver colour. In contrast to the indigo and crimson watches, this timepiece showcases a full silver design from the print itself to the case, crown, and the hour hand. The whole watch face is overlayed with the iconic Strawberry Thief print unlike the other variations wherein the print covers only half of the face. What sets this timepiece apart from the other Strawberry Thief watches is the strap. The pure silver watch features a stainless-steel Milanese mesh strap, designed to be dense and tight for a smoother feel on the wrist.
Silver watches have been a favourite choice for women due to the classic look and durability. Owning a silver watch can mean having an accessory that can be worn for years to come – a versatile accessory to wear at work, leisure, special occasions, or just around town. This 38mm watch may look bigger than the standard size for women, however, it triumphantly captured the interest of many which created a higher demand.
Buy the Morris & Co. Pure Silver Strawberry Thief now at SG$349.00. Also available in 30mm size.
Morris & Co. Primrose Rose Gold Forest Hare | Grey Perlon
Another famous William Morris print that was adapted to a delightful timepiece is the Forest Hare. The design is a collaboration work between Morris and his friends and fellow designers Phillip Webb and Henry Dearle. The design showcases the hare seating amongst wild tulip, daisy, and corn chamomile.
Highlighting the Forest Hare print in this 38mm watch is the primrose-coloured face with minimal accents. The rose gold casing effortlessly complemented the unique shade of the watch face and the grey Perlon strap. The unique combination of the primrose and grey colours made this watch stands out from the rest of the same size.
Buy the Morris & Co. Primrose Rose Gold Forest Hare now at SG$349.00. Also available in 30mm size and silver case.
Morris & Co. Fennel Rose Gold Pimpernel | Green Perlon
Are you a fan of William Morris prints? Then, for sure you have heard about the Pimpernel. The pattern is a clear example of the relationship Morris created between the design of wallpapers and fabrics, influenced by oriental models. This design is a proof on how the interest in Japanese design can lead to the simplification of lines and colours. Morris was keen on curved acanthus leaves and climber willow and honeysuckle branches which are featured in the Pimpernel pattern.
The interesting story behind the pattern has made the Pimpernel watch in-demand, especially among those who love using the Pimpernel wallpapers. The entire watch face is printed with vivid, detailed print accentuated by the rose gold casing and hour hands. The green Signature Perlon straps perfectly blends in with the fennel pimpernel theme.
Buy the Morris & Co. Fennel Rose Gold Pimpernel now at SG$349.00. Also available in 30mm size and silver case.
Is 38mm watch for you?
How big is 38mm watch? Is 38mm watch too big for a woman? There are never ending questions revolving around the 38mm watches. Identifying whether this size is ideal for you isn’t a rocket science. Just ask yourself any of the following questions, and if you answer ‘Yes’ to any, then 38mm watch is for you.
- Is the circumference of the wrist between 15cm – 18cm?
- Do you prefer bigger watch face despite having below 15cm wrist size?
- Do you prefer smaller watch face despite having 19 and above wrist size?
The timepieces listed above are just few of the bestselling 38 watches under the Morris & Co. x August Berg collection. The series feature more ranges in varying colours that can match any style and preference. Have you decided which 38mm watch to purchase? Don’t forget to tag us at @augustbergofficial to share how you wear our watch!