This picture of this watch doesn't look so huge, can a woman wear it?
Does it have enough holes in the band for such small wrist?
Opinion: this watch is a lot smaller than many dive watches. If you wear it for diving, it will be fine. If you wear it for everyday use, it will be noticed (the face is about 1.5 inches, ,1.75 inches with the lock down screw).I have a small wrist for a guy, and it fits well when I'm swimming or during everyday use. It fits over all my wetsuits as well.
My wife owns the women's version of this watch and loves it. But since it is smaller, it is more difficult to see the face.
I have a wist that is 7 1/4" in circumference, and when I wear it the band has four more holes to it's smallest size. It appears that it will go down to about 5 3/4". The body of the watch itself is 1 5/8" in diameter.
Yes, if you like the look of an overall bigger mens vs ladies watch. I got this watch for my husband, who although very tall, doesn't have big wrists. He is really happy with it. I just tried it on based on the question, and have very small wrists and it actually does fit - on one of the last holes, as they go nearly all the way around, plus have two bands to hold the end down. It's a heavier/bigger watch than I'm used to - but I tend to wear much smaller watches. Hope this helps.
I am only looking at the larger watch because I thought women wears large watches for one reason or another, plus the small watch's date window is almost impossible to see.
The men's version is about 1.5" in diameter, and the strap goes down to about a 6.5" circumference. The women's version is about 1.25" and goes down to about a 6.25" circumference wrist. By the way, I love the simplicity and durability of this watch. Even after closing my SUV's back hatch on it, it is still waterproof and running a year later. No extra buttons and knobs means less chances for leakage, and the solar charging means you never have to open it to change a battery (another way to kill a dive watch).
This model is actually smaller than some of the other Citizen diving watches. That said, it is comparable a regular full size non-diving watch, it is thicker than the average dress watch, looks normal on a mans wrist. If the woman in question has petite wrists, then it might be too large to be comfortable. Look at the citizen website, I'm not sure but there may be a women's downsized version of this model. I have been very happy with this watch except that because the crystal sticks above the bezel it has sustained some scratches over the years. I am looking to replace the crystal with a sapphire one. You might want to consider that when you make your choice. The eco-drive is fantastic and has performed flawlessly.
The watch is about 40 mm, thus rather large for a woman, but I assume you want the watch for diving, not as a fashion statement. I wear mine all the time, so for a guy it is about the right size in terms of look. I think the size would be fine for a woman as a diver.
When I wear the watch on my wrist without a wet suit, in a pool for example, I am on the fifth hole from the inside, with six holes beyond the one I use. There might not be enough holes for a women, depending on the size of your wrist when worn without a wet suit. Of course even a 3-mm wet suit means I am several holes further out. I assume the band would be ok for a woman wearing a wet suit. I'll test this next time I am diving with a woman wearing a wet suit.
My wife had the women one before and I can hardly see the date on it. Now that is flooded and looking for replacement. I thought the trend is for women to wear large watches and men to wear clocks on their wrist.
This watch is almost 2 inches across where the band attaches. There is 3 holes left to make it smaller. If you was using this watch with a wet suit it would probably be O.K.
I believe the case is 43 mm. You can compare that to other watches. To me it is the typical size for this type of watch - it's not "huge". You could probably easily add holes to the strap or get a new strap if that is an issue. If you wear it over your wetsuit sleeve, it should fit fine. Mine has been absolutely accurate and I often wear it diving. Excellent watch and great deal for the price in my opinion.