There are those who have the right wrist for it. then there are those who don't but still wear them and look awful.
Lastly, there are those who don't have the wrist for it and wishing more micro brands to make reasonable sizes.
"To each their own' will always have it's place, because people tend to get way to worked up about their own opinions and forget that the completely frivolous topic of wristwatch preference is a democracy.
I don't wish to take choices away, I simply like being involved in the conversation as to what constitutes good "taste" (in the social sense). I think everyone does. I actually like watches (sport/dive) in the low to mid 40's and own several. Yet I'm personally annoyed at the emphasize on size for the sake of size with watches like the SISU that I referred to earlier. Mind you, we're talking >50mm here.
When it comes down to it, I just think it's normal for a person to express opinions to sway people toward their own concept of "good taste". I could go on and on but if you read a little about the concept of "taste," you'd see where I'm coming from. My overall point is that "to each their own" is a way of saying "let's not express opinions on this matter, because the matter is not worth discussing." Whereas I disagree, and think that it takes away all the fun.
Last edited by CADstraps; June 12th, 2012 at 21:42.
My wrists are 7 1/4". My 42mm SKX007 seems to be the perfect size for a sports watch. I tried on some smaller 40mm watches like a Submariner and it seemed a bit small.
But what about for a dress watch ? Do you think 40mm is a good size or is 42 ok ? I think even Patek Phillipe makes a 42 or 41.5mm calatrava.
I don't think small <40mm men's watches are coming back in fashion.
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I haven't sen anyone tell you not to say that big watches are foolish, they have just pointed out that they don't agree with your statement and have elaborated reasons. Debate, exactly as you wanted.
The problem with your point about good taste is that it is contextual (good taste that is). What is good taste in one circumstance is not in another. I wouldn't go to a motorcycle club in a tuxedo (particularly not with an attitude toward correcting its members towards good taste) nor would I go to the opera in leathers and jeans. Nether of those would be appropriate unless you deliberately wanted to throw the participants ritual dress into their faces and mock it. To do either would be rude.
People are simply pointing out that the same is true for watch sizes. I like wearing big chunky watches, often with dressed down, mid-high end clothing. It is a style that I am cultivating based on any number of choices and cultural inputs. Personally I love the way 44mm watches look on my wrist. Big, but not grotesque. In your face without being rude. Many want to push this even further, perhaps even to the point of sarcasm or irony. Good. More flavors of expression are interesting, people being willing to be outrageous, even to the point of ridiculousness is how change comes around (one of the ways at least). The most ridiculous styles usually get tamped down into interesting forms of expression that manage to work with the world. Big watches are like that.
Have your taste, but recognize that it is your way of working, of wearing. Argue for it all you want, be the force that tamps the outrageous into being the new. But where you will get resistance (from me at least) is when you sneer at or deride or minimize people on the other side. Personally I think it works best when you argue why people should be for something as opposed to why something shouldn't be.
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