JUC - which size to get - 15 or 16?

Size 15 or 16?

  • Size 15

    Votes: 6 33.3%
  • Size 16

    Votes: 12 66.7%

  • Total voters
    18
  • Poll closed .

Springshine

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Jan 2, 2013
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My wrist is also 14,5 cm, and i have the regular JUC in size 15. I didnt like how the 16 looked on me, but then again i prefer the snug look better. Also i live in a cold country, so no issues with swelling in the heat. Sometimes when im travelling to warmer countries i do feel like i should maybe have gone up a size, but when im back home i always feel this is the right size for me:biggrin:
 
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Nov 22, 2009
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My wrist is also 14,5 cm, and i have the regular JUC in size 15. I didnt like how the 16 looked on me, but then again i prefer the snug look better. Also i live in a cold country, so no issues with swelling in the heat. Sometimes when im travelling to warmer countries i do feel like i should maybe have gone up a size, but when im back home i always feel this is the right size for me:biggrin:
I think that is what it is - I live in a HOT country however everything is always air conditioned so my wrist is quite small at the boutique and I fear that when I wear the 15 outdoors, it will be uncomfortable. 16 however looks more like a bangle, but being oval, it sticks out quite a bit
 
Nov 22, 2009
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Here's how the 16 sticks out and spins to the side - I find myself adjusting it quite a bit or pushing it back completely.

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I have to tilt it slightly to keep it from sticking out and spinning to the side:
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Thinking of going back and trying the 15 again... this is hard work!! :biggrin:
 

oceanz22

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Jan 23, 2011
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Here's how the 16 sticks out and spins to the side - I find myself adjusting it quite a bit or pushing it back completely.

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I have to tilt it slightly to keep it from sticking out and spinning to the side:
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Thinking of going back and trying the 15 again... this is hard work!! :biggrin:
The second last pic looks really big.
Good luck and keep us posted again!
 

jssl1688

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Jul 12, 2012
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Heaven on Earth
I am 14.5 with a wrist bone, I fit both 15 and 16 juc but opted for 16. I find the 15 not as comfortable when it hits my bone. mine shifts to the side just like yours (doesn't turn all the way around on it's own unless I force it), I also adjust it from time to time but it doesn't bother me. I prefer the looser look and feel. Like many people here, we're between sizes, but I will always opt for a bracelet I can grow into rather grow out of (not that I'm growing much). I was once told by a former executive, majority of the sa's are trained to sell the more fitted sizes on the bracelets, due to liability reasons. As much as they don't want to admit it, it's a well known issue with bracelet stacking and that causes screws to loosen. So, rather than deal with many customers with complaints, to counter that is to recommend more fitted bracelets to lessen the likelihood of it happening. Choose what you want, not what the sa's push, they aren't wearing it, you have to be comfortable and happy at the end of the day.
 
Nov 22, 2009
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I am 14.5 with a wrist bone, I fit both 15 and 16 juc but opted for 16. I find the 15 not as comfortable when it hits my bone. mine shifts to the side just like yours (doesn't turn all the way around on it's own unless I force it), I also adjust it from time to time but it doesn't bother me. I prefer the looser look and feel. Like many people here, we're between sizes, but I will always opt for a bracelet I can grow into rather grow out of (not that I'm growing much). I was once told by a former executive, majority of the sa's are trained to sell the more fitted sizes on the bracelets, due to liability reasons. As much as they don't want to admit it, it's a well known issue with bracelet stacking and that causes screws to loosen. So, rather than deal with many customers with complaints, to counter that is to recommend more fitted bracelets to lessen the likelihood of it happening. Choose what you want, not what the sa's push, they aren't wearing it, you have to be comfortable and happy at the end of the day.
Each time I think about exchanging it back for the 15, I remind myself that there's a reason I exchanged it in the first place, and I don't think my wrist/ forearm will get any smaller even if I lose weight. The thing is 15 didn't feel tight at the wrist bone at all, but yes, I could feel it was on. The sides were always touching my arm and the nailhead left a mark on top of the arm. It looked nice though and felt fine indoors, but if I were to wear it outdoors, I don't know if it would feel comfortable.
I also like the looser look and feel, but not too loose. Also, I don't really stack much, so the lock/screw won't be an issue.
With the 16, it moves entirely to one side, but does not turn completely around on its own. I just have to push it slightly for it to turn around around completely.
I guess I need to go back to the boutique once more and give it a final shot. I really want to be done with the decision-making so I can finally enjoy my new bracelet!
 

swiss-miss

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Apr 6, 2017
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I am 14.5 with a wrist bone, I fit both 15 and 16 juc but opted for 16. I find the 15 not as comfortable when it hits my bone. mine shifts to the side just like yours (doesn't turn all the way around on it's own unless I force it), I also adjust it from time to time but it doesn't bother me. I prefer the looser look and feel. Like many people here, we're between sizes, but I will always opt for a bracelet I can grow into rather grow out of (not that I'm growing much). I was once told by a former executive, majority of the sa's are trained to sell the more fitted sizes on the bracelets, due to liability reasons. As much as they don't want to admit it, it's a well known issue with bracelet stacking and that causes screws to loosen. So, rather than deal with many customers with complaints, to counter that is to recommend more fitted bracelets to lessen the likelihood of it happening. Choose what you want, not what the sa's push, they aren't wearing it, you have to be comfortable and happy at the end of the day.
I agree in every aspect!!! Well explained
 

NycAlien

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Mar 2, 2020
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Here's how the 16 sticks out and spins to the side - I find myself adjusting it quite a bit or pushing it back completely.

View attachment 4849799 View attachment 4849800 View attachment 4849802 View attachment 4849803 View attachment 4849804

I have to tilt it slightly to keep it from sticking out and spinning to the side:
View attachment 4849801

Thinking of going back and trying the 15 again... this is hard work!! :biggrin:
oops I just saw theses picture
15 is the right size for you
I think!!
 

Chaton

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May 19, 2019
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If I'm reading this thread right, you don't have a Love bracelet right? Since you are in such a dilemma and stated that eventually you may want a Love to stack, perhaps you should go try on the Love bracelet in sizes 16 and 17 and see which one you prefer and work backwards.

If you prefer the Love in 16, go for the JUC in size 15.
If you prefer the Love in 17, go for the JUC in size 16.

I always find it is easier to work backwards in finding the right size for the Love first, then downsizing for the JUC.

Good Luck!
 

Cat Fondler

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Feb 14, 2020
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My SA actually recommended the size larger. My wrist is a hair over 15.5 cm and I have size 17 regular love. Very comfortable but yes, sometimes I wonder how a 16 would feel. I will have to try it on someday to kill my curiosity!
 

GucciGoneWild

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Sep 2, 2019
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Honestly, I am new to Cartier so take what I say with a grain (lump) of salt, but the way it feels above all is most important to me. When I see my SA we try different sizes but she never pushes me towards a size (I find it so odd that some SAs will not even let their clients try on certain sizes because it doesn’t match up with the guidelines) and just asks me to move around the room and see if I feel comfortable. Truthfully I don’t even know the exact size of my wrist (it’s approximately 14.5) but I do know that my love fits very very comfortably. Feel like sizing the JUC is a little harder so just go with what you find easiest!! I agree with @Chaton that working backwards if you want to get the love one day is a great idea.
 
Nov 22, 2009
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If I'm reading this thread right, you don't have a Love bracelet right? Since you are in such a dilemma and stated that eventually you may want a Love to stack, perhaps you should go try on the Love bracelet in sizes 16 and 17 and see which one you prefer and work backwards.

If you prefer the Love in 16, go for the JUC in size 15.
If you prefer the Love in 17, go for the JUC in size 16.

I always find it is easier to work backwards in finding the right size for the Love first, then downsizing for the JUC.

Good Luck!
I did think about this. I used to have a love bracelet in size 16 and it was a good fit. I don't have it anymore though. I tried the thin love in 17 and it felt too big. I still have to try the regular love in 17. I feel the thinner love bracelet looks better in 16 on me. I doubt I will get the regular love again.