The never-ending battle of attention between analog and digital watches is, well, never-ending.
Those who lean towards digital watches above everything value their unbeatable accuracy. All digital watches are battery-powered, hence they are unlikely to lose or gain more than 15 seconds monthly. Often, because of their rugged construction, they’re also more suited to sports activities.
It’s no wonder, then, that a large portion of the female community loves them. However, finding one that looks perfectly suited for a woman’s wrist can be quite a challenge as most are quite heavy and boast more masculine designs.
Thankfully, some brands have taken notice and created digital watches specifically for women with smaller wrists.
If you’re looking for a women’s digital watch that won’t overwhelm your small wrist, the list we created below is what you need to have a look at. The watches selected below are designed with smaller wrists in mind, and they come in a variety of fun and trendy styles.
Whether you’re looking for something flashy or subtle, we’ve got a watch to fit your style.
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Women’s Digital Watches for Small Wrists (Top 10 Reviewed)
We open up the list with one of the least expensive yet highly capable models for small-wrist women from Armitron.
If you’ve never come across the name, Armitron is a budget US-based watchmaker that specializes in sporty timepieces that mostly draw inspiration from one of the leaders in the field, Casio.
Considering the bargain-basement pricing, Armitron watches provide solid value and are highly rated by folks looking for fairly sturdy timepieces that won’t break the bank.
While men’s watches continue to dominate Armitron’s offer, the number of timepieces for ladies is on a constant rise.
Armitron 45/7012 you see above is as rugged as they come since it’s a model fully made from resin. The material also ensures the watch is a breeze to clean. Naturally, it’s an excellent choice for a tiny-wristed lady as the strap width is 15mm and the case measures 27mm in diameter.
The timepiece has a white strap with a buckle closure and a white case with a rainbow-themed bezel. It certainly turns heads.
Armitron 45/7012 is a digital model with quite a few useful functions. These include:
- dual time
The watch is also supplied with a backlight, ensuring comfortable time-telling in any light.
Probably one of the drawbacks of Armitron watches in this price range is the fact that most use acrylic glass. Unfortunately, it’s not as durable as mineral or sapphire crystal found in higher-end timepieces. But then again, you can’t really complain about it considering the cost.
The watch is water-resistant up to 30m which means it’s splashproof. It’s absolutely safe to wear it while washing hands or walking in the rain. However, it’s advised against longer immersion in water.
Like all Armitron models, it’s powered by a Japanese quartz movement. It’s unlikely to lose or gain more than 30 seconds per month.
If your taste leans more toward dressy timepieces, this all-stainless steel model from Casio is an excellent alternative.
Casio LA680WEA wears slightly bigger than the above Armitron since the rectangular case measures 29mm in diameter. However, the 5-link stainless steel bracelet has the exact same width (15mm). The band uses a deployment clasp.
Another distinguishable feature of this model is the negative digital display. Some say it’s a bit more difficult to read than a standard one but the inclusion of the Casio Illuminator backlight should help if needed.
The watch offers functions such as:
- elapsed time, split time, and final time (all measured with 1/100 second accuracy)
- daily alarm
In terms of the display window, the model has an upper hand over the Armitron watch since it uses mineral crystal glass. It’s quite an incentive considering the price.
The watch also offers a higher water resistance rating (50m). This makes it safe to use even during short swimming sessions.
Akin to all Casio timepieces, it uses a Japanese quartz movement offering an accuracy of +/- 15 seconds/month.
The list of women’s sports watches for small wrists continues with another rectangular model from Casio.
Casio LA20WH-4a1 sends strong girly vibes with its all-pink design. Both the case and the band are made from resin. The case has a diameter of 28,5mm while the band can fit a wrist with a maximum circumference of 20cm.
The digital display is protected by durable mineral crystal glass. Characteristically for a Casio timepiece, the model offers quite a few handy functions. These include:
- 1/100th second stopwatch
- 12/24-hour format
- elapsed time
- split time
- daily alarms
For comfortable use after dusk, the watch is equipped with the Casio Illuminator backlight.
The model is water-resistant up to 30m (splashproof) and powered by a Japanese quartz movement. It provides an accuracy of ±30 seconds per month.
Timex is another budget-friendly American watchmaker that has plenty to offer to the female watch community.
The number of Timex women’s watches for small wrists continues to grow, hence the TW2T48700 model you see above is just one of 4 Timex models on today’s list.
Thanks to the all-black design, the watch is probably a bit more toned than the 3 models we’ve covered thus far. However, if you find the design a bit too dull, the watch is also available in two other variations: gold and rose gold.
The timepiece wears quite small thanks to the 26mm resin case. The plastic band measures 14mm in width and can fit a women’s wrist of up to 19cm. The watch offers a day-date function, stopwatch, timer, and alarm. It’s also equipped with a backlight.
Crucially, the model offers solid protection against cracks and scratches thanks to the mineral crystal glass. It’s also splashproof.
The watch is fuelled by a Japanese quartz mechanism and shouldn’t lose or gain more than 30 seconds monthly.
Why not wade into another excellent Timex ladies’ watch right away?
The model displayed above belongs to Timex’s Ironman collection known for its top-end durability. Although a lion’s share of timepieces in this line are designed for men, there are some real gems to be found if you’re a lady.
Timex TW5M37900IQ is a prime example.
Let’s start with the most distinctive feature of this timepiece. Namely, the model offers the Timex Pay app which allows for contactless payments. Here it’s worth noting that the feature is available exclusively with Chase Visa credit/debit cards or Amazon Prime Visa cards.
Looks-wise, despite the resin body, the watch is quite elegant. The gold-tone bezel combines neatly with the snow-white strap and case. The case is on the bigger side, measuring 33mm in diameter while the band can fit up to 19cm wrist circumference and uses a classic tang buckle closure.
How about the functions?
Well, apart from the contactless payment app, this Timex model has some more in store. Additional perks include:
- 100-hour chronograph
- 24-hour countdown timer
- customizable alarm
- two time zones
- day-date-month calendar
Thanks to Timex’s proprietary Indiglo Light-Up technology, the watch offers excellent readability in any light conditions.
On the durability front, the watch is doing okay but not amazing. Like in the case of most Timex timepieces in this price range, the dial window is made from acrylic which again is not as dependable as the mineral glass used by other brands such as Casio. The good news is that the watch is water-resistant up to 100m.
Powered by a reliable-as-always Japanese quartz caliber, the watch offers excellent accuracy (±30 seconds).
Gold-tone watches might not be enjoying the same attention as decades ago but they’re still a popular choice amongst vintage-seeking wearers.
The model you see above is another excellent budget digital watch for small-wrist women from Casio. The fact that the watch has a gold-tone design but is digital is unique on its own. However, an additional level of distinctiveness is provided with the flower theme painted onto the case. It screams beauty!
Although at first sight, the watch looks like all-stainless steel, only the 5-link bracelet utilizes the material. The case is made from resin and has a diameter of 28mm. The band, on the other hand, uses a neat push-and-slide clasp.
Like previous watches on the list, this one comes with some functions you might find useful going through your everyday chores. A daily alarm is one that deserves a mention, as do the auto-calendar and 1/100 stopwatch.
What can be considered a slight drawback, LA680WGA-4C is the only Casio model discussed in today’s list that doesn’t come with a mineral crystal glass. Instead, it uses the same type of acrylic that is found in Timex and Armitron watches.
On a positive note, the watch is water-resistant up to 30m which means it’s splashproof.
Powered by Japanese quartz movement, the watch ensures accuracy of roughly ±30 seconds per month.
Casio Baby-G BG169R-4
Without a shadow of a doubt, Casio G-Shocks are some of the toughest watches on the planet.
However, they wear incredibly big – especially if you’re a woman.
Thankfully, the Japanese watchmaker took the cries of female wearers to heart and released a lady-exclusive line of G-Shock timepieces in 1994. Known as Baby-G, these watches share the incredible durability levels of their older siblings but don’t look out of place on a slender wrist of a woman.
Naturally, Baby-G BG169R-4 might still sound big compared to other digital timepieces discussed in the article. It has a diameter of 42,6mm which means the case is also considerably thicker. However, the 2cm wide band is the perfect fit for a lady. The strap has a standard buckle closure. Both the case and the band are resin-made.
As already mentioned, Baby-Gs are in no way inferior to regular G-Shock models in terms of their ruggedness. That means they’re shock- and water-resistant (up to 200m). They’re also equipped with mineral crystal glass.
As you’d expect from a Casio G-Shock, in terms of the number of features, the watch has a clear advantage over all timepieces listed in the article.
Amongst others, it offers:
- World Time (29 time zones)
- 1/100-second stopwatch
- Countdown timer
- 5 daily alarms
- Full auto-calendar
Excellent legibility in any condition is ensured thanks to the electroluminescent backlight with an afterglow effect.
The Japanese quartz movement guarantees accuracy of ±30 seconds per month.
Fashion watch brands might not be greatly appreciated by watch aficionados but if you’re willing to consider these timepieces as fashion accessories instead of timekeeping powerhouses, you’re unlikely to be disappointed with the purchase.
For today’s article, we’ve decided to pick one of the most eye-catching models from the latter. Lacoste 2020135, commonly known as Lacoste Berlin, is a unisex watch that, due to its tiny size, is an excellent choice for women with small wrists.
Echo of the Retro, as the brand likes to call the Berlin collection, the watch is designed to catch the eye of every generation. That is due to the unique design consisting of the octagonal case and 6-link bracelet, combined with a negative digital display. The watch case measures 34mm in diameter while the band is 18mm wide and can fit a wrist circumference of 14-20cm.
The shiny black color is the result of black ionic plating on both the case and the bracelet. The case is made from zinc alloy while the bracelet is stainless steel. The strap uses a deployment clasp closure.
The digital display can show time in 12H or 24H format. As far as the watch functions go, Lacoste 2020135 is equipped with:
- daily alarm
- 1/100 second chronograph
Below the display screen, engraved is an easily noticeable Lacoste logo.
Like all women’s digital watches for small wrists discussed in the article, this one is also powered by a Japanese quartz movement. With a 30m water resistance rating, it’s also splashproof.
The third and the last Timex watch on today’s list belongs to the Expedition collection that is arguably the most rugged in the American brand’s offer. If you’re after a timepiece that can take a bit of a beating without breaking the bank, Timex AW02 is the way to go.
The watch boasts a unique black-and-red design. The case is made from resin and measures 33mm in diameter. The model has an 18mm-wide nylon strap with a hook and loop closure, able to fit wrists measuring between 14cm and 19cm.
The digital face can display various data, including:
- 100-hour chronograph with lap and split times
- 24h countdown timer
- military time mode
- 3 daily alarms
- 2 time zones
Naturally, there’s also a backlight for easy use at any time of the day – or night. Like all Timex watches, this one uses the brand’s own luminescent technology – Indiglo Light-Up.
Movement-wise, there’s no surprise that the watch utilizes a Japanese quartz caliber. It shouldn’t lose or gain more than 30 seconds per month.
On the waterproofing front, the watch can withstand depths of up to 100m which means it’s safe to wear even while swimming. Its weakest point is probably the acrylic dial window that’s a characteristic feature of most Timex models in this price basket.
Today’s list of best women’s digital watches for small wrists got opened with an Armitron model and we are closing it with one as well.
Akin to the first model on the list, the watch is fully made from resin. This ensures it’s fairly rugged and extremely easy to clean.
Armitron 45/7102PUR is one for ladies who like purple. Despite the generally sporty look, the combination of the dark purple case and the lighter tone of the band makes it quite stylish.
The round case measures 30.5mm in diameter while the bandwidth stands at 14mm. It can fit a wrist with a circumference between 13cm and 19cm. The band has a standard buckle closure.
The watch comes with a pretty standard set of functions that include:
- dual time
The digital face displays time in an hour, minute and seconds format. At the top, there’s also a day & date. The face is again protected by an acrylic dial window.
The watch is water-resistant up to 100m, making it a safe companion during swimming.