I have a 7.25 wrist and I do not find the Helson Shark Diver too big. The raised (extended) titanium bottom of the casing tends to keep the lugs and the crown off my wrist and the watch is clearly "hefty" but not bothersome so.
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I had a number of shark divers (SS PVD, Ti and Bronze). I have a 7.25 inch wrist. The Ti was perfect - light but not too light (sold it of course...) and the bronze was big but wore well. It does sit high however. SOmething about the SD which I love however. Badass comes to mind..
I'll get my opportunity to try one soon as they will be released in a few days... but which colour to get???
Last edited by kingblackbolt; February 1st, 2012 at 02:15.
"Hail to the king, baby" Ash (Army of Darkness 1992)
Current:Rolex Explorer II 216570 Black Dial
Sinn U2 S EZM5
Armida 1000m Bronze
i think what Sasha meat was that the Bronze 45mm sits High .
it has nothing to do with it's Case Diameter neither the Wearer's Wrist Size.
i have a Flat 7 to 7 1/4 Inch Wrist. i only wear Watches from 46, 47 to 48 mms. but still found the HELSON too Thick to wear.
Thickness is all relative to what you are used to I guess. There are plenty Panerai's, Omega's, Tag's, or in general dive watches using a Valjoux 7750 that are 17-18mm thick. It is a beast no doubt, but not over the top large IMHO. I like to feel a watch, so all good by me.
Better to regret something you have done, than something you haven't done...
I find that dimensions alone cannot accurately portray a watch size. I use an independant source (my lady) to give me honest feedback on my horlogical choices and the results sometimes surprise me.
For the record I have a 7.5in wrist (I think).
She finds the 30mm (yep - you heard me!) calatrava a good size with a suit and not too small or feminine. My Panerai (44m excluding the crown but really you should include it in the dimensions) is a nice size and looks smart yet casual but my Oris Der Meistertaucher (49mm officially, narrowing to about 46mm at the bezel) completely stupid and clown size.
The bronze bezel Helso which is the largest chunkiest watch I own was 'great for a casual watch'. 'Not subtle but perfectly acceptable with jeans and a t-shirt'.
So there you go - that is the "Official Opinion" or at least the only one that matters.
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