I'm new to this watch game, but already addicted. I'm still trying to figure out what I like. I know what I like the look of, but that doesn't always translate to what feels comfortable on my wrist. The biggest problem when you live in the middle of nowhere is you can't exactly pop down the local shops and try one on.
I've come to the conclusion that it's the height (thickness) of a watch that bothers me the most, so I need something slim. My wrist is 7", maybe just under and I feel it can handle 42mm fine.
I love my Squale 50 atmos, but even at 41.5mm and 13mm thick, it wears just slightly too thick for me to feel 100% comfortable if I'm totally honest. I'm never able to forget I'm wearing it.
I also have a Seiko titanium kinetic (non-diver) which at 41mm and 11mm thick just seems to disappear on my wrist and I forget it's there which I find much more comfortable. Maybe I'd be more comfortable with a lighter titanium diver.
So I'm on a quest to discover thinner divers. Lets say 40-42mm and 12mm or less. Please, no 15mm but it wears like a 13mm - that's not for me
I've done a bit of hunting to start me off:
Omega SMP - love the look of the 2254.50 auto and 2264.50 quartz, and I believe these come in somewhere around 11-12mm. Can anyone confirm the exact thickness/model please? This could very well end up being my grail.
CWC RN diver - nice watch, and only 11mm for the quartz model but it has fixed bars and I'm not a big fan of NATOs (which don't do anything to help the height issue)
So what else is out there in the thin diver stakes?
Perhaps divers just aren't for me - perhaps I should go look at chronographs or something like an Omega Aqua Terra (that could be a grail too), but visually/stylistically I'm drawn to dive watches.
So please help me find my grail. For me watches are to be worn, and I have to feel comfortable wearing them.