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    Question When Is a Watch Too Big For Your Wrist?

    I was at an AD today and tried on the 42 and 45 PO. For the 45, he lug were fully on top of my wrist, but almost went totally from one one of my wrist to the other. Next to the 45, the PO looked a lot smaller, but 42 is a very nice sized watch, I think I just lost some perspective comparing it to such a large watch. So when do you think a watch is too big- if lug to lug the watch is wider than your wrist?

    On a side note I decided to have a little fun there and try on a Panerai (not sure which one), Breitling Seawolf and Super Avenger, and a Rolex Sub. I love watch shopping!

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    Re: When Is a Watch Too Big For Your Wrist?

    To get a better perspective of a large watch on my wrist, I put the watch on and put my hand on my stomach and look at the mirror to see what the watch looks like on my wrist. That is what it really looks like on the wrist. Looking at the wrist as you do for the time is just too close and the wrist is twisting itself making it smaller.

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    Re: When Is a Watch Too Big For Your Wrist?

    Anything over 42mm for my 7 1/2" wrist is too large IMO. I have a cheap 47mm Marina Militare that I wear for fun but would never spend serious cash on anything that big (IE Panerai).

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    Re: When Is a Watch Too Big For Your Wrist?

    My wrist is 7 inch. I though the 45 wasn't much too large, but at about the max that fits, but maybe too big.

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    Re: When Is a Watch Too Big For Your Wrist?

    I wear the 45 on my 7" wrist. It fits me just fine but I love big watches. I do think that if my wrist were much smaller it would be tough to pull it off.

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    Re: When Is a Watch Too Big For Your Wrist?

    When it's a 49mm XL Railmaster on a 7" wrist !!!



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    Re: When Is a Watch Too Big For Your Wrist?

    Quote Originally Posted by DMB View Post
    When it's a 49mm XL Railmaster on a 7" wrist !!!



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    So, maybe the key isn't the size of the wrist but, instead, the size of the forearm and hand attached to the wrist in question. That 49mm looks okay to me.
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    Re: When Is a Watch Too Big For Your Wrist?

    It is strange. I can wear a 47mm with no problem and my wrist is 6.75 inches. I have tried on Panerai's 2500m Submersible at an AD and I loved the size on my wrist! Now, theGlycine Airman 7 at 53mm is big, but I would still sport it because I like oversize watches. Just me though.

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    Re: When Is a Watch Too Big For Your Wrist?

    Ask Jim Moose to show you one of his PO's on his wrist. The watch is a monster!

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    Re: When Is a Watch Too Big For Your Wrist?

    The real answer is:
    when you can't lift your arm above your waist.
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