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    What is the difference between men and women watches?

    As title? I know women watches tend to be smaller, but other than that? I have an extremely small wrist for a guy, is it acceptable to wear a women's watch in that case?

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    Re: What is the difference between men and women watches?

    You can always look into mid-sized watches. For example, the Omega Seamaster series has the full size 41 mm, a ladies 28 mm, and a mid size 36 mm version. Many other brands offer similar size variations in their most popular models.


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    Re: What is the difference between men and women watches?

    Hmm im not sure what size my watch is right now, but the size fits me pretty much perfectly. I doubt its a full sized 44 or larger though.

    Does anyone have a picture of a 36mm worn on a wrist?

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    Re: What is the difference between men and women watches?

    What's your wrist size? I've small wrists too..6" n yet i've pulled off 45mm size watches. U can't decide based just on diameter of watch case..have to look at lug-to-lug length. Usually only 40mm or smaller would fit me but if it's bigger with short lugs,it still works.

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    Re: What is the difference between men and women watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by Question2 View Post
    Does anyone have a picture of a 36mm worn on a wrist?
    Wrist shots from the usual angle can be deceiving. Macro has a fisheye effect that makes a watch look larger than it really is. This is the best way to tell:

    38 mm -




    42 mm -




    The same 2 watches shot in the traditional manner look huge:






    My wrist varies from 6 5/8" to 6 7/8" so call it 6 3/4" for argument's sake.

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    Re: What is the difference between men and women watches?

    here is wrist shot of a 36mm watch on my 18cm (7inch) wrists and just to push it another of 34.5mm watch (normal mens size in the 1950's when it was made).

    The smaller one looks and feels great with button down long sleeved shirts (the kind every man always wore back then) but looks kinda awkward when wearing short sleeves or very casual clothing. The 36mm watch is fine all the time imo.
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    Re: What is the difference between men and women watches?

    How do you measure your wrist? And what is a lug?

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    Re: What is the difference between men and women watches?

    Measure it around it in the place where you normally wear your watch.
    Lugs are the 4 prongs that stick out and hold the strap.

    In the past, most watches men used to wear were 33-36mm.
    And really thin.
    If you have small ones, you can easily go down to 35mm.
    Sub 30mm I think might be too small, unless you are one on the Vertically Challenged people (but they usually have the same wrists as we "ordinary" people)

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    Re: What is the difference between men and women watches?

    Here's a 36mm on a 6" wrist. This was not shot with a macro setting BTW.




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    Re: What is the difference between men and women watches?

    Here's a 31mm on that same 6" wrist. I wear my watches below the wristbone at the narrowest part of my wrist. They wear more comfortably to me there, possibly because as a woman I'm used to wearing bracelets.

    This watch is Rolex's DateJust version of a midsize as Dennis mentioned above.



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