Any 40-42mm Vintage Wristwatches?

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    Any 40-42mm Vintage Wristwatches?

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    Any 40mm or bigger vintage wristwatches, 40's-70's, by any maker, along the lines of Omega Constellation or Longines Admiral, something like that? I love both of those styles, but the 34-36mm size is hard to accept after years of 40mm and better.

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    Re: Any 40-42mm Vintage Wristwatches?

    Quote Originally Posted by Outlawyer View Post
    Did a search but probably didn't enter valid data.
    Any 40mm or bigger vintage wristwatches, 40's-70's, by any maker, along the lines of Omega Constellation or Longines Admiral, something like that? I love both of those styles, but the 34-36mm size is hard to accept after years of 40mm and better.
    Sure. All those vintage pocket watches on ebay that have recently been converted into wristwatches.

    Some even come with a nice story connecting them to some military unit or other.

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    Re: Any 40-42mm Vintage Wristwatches?

    Quote Originally Posted by bjohnson View Post
    Sure. All those vintage pocket watches on ebay that have recently been converted into wristwatches.

    Some even come with a nice story connecting them to some military unit or other.
    Plus some real 30's vintage wrist watches with pocket watch moements in them (manufactured that way by the company, not someone in the Ukraine!). Zenith had some - but you have to look reasonably hard for them. A lot of such watches in general were pilot's watches. E.g. IWC "Große Fliegeruhr".

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    Re: Any 40-42mm Vintage Wristwatches?

    Many 70's chronographs are in that size range. Even the "C" cased Longines Admiral and Flagship High Frequency models or Omega Seamaster & Constellation models that are listed as 35 - 37 mm wear like 39 or 40 mm because of the extremely large & wide lugs.

    This is from 1968 and a true 40 mm:



    This one is from 1971 and is 42 mm:

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    Re: Any 40-42mm Vintage Wristwatches?

    Yeah, I see the Ukraine ones. The guy does seem to be selling a lot of them at a big price. There's was a Vacheron I believe in a thread here that seems to be an original, but I'd imagine it's way out of my price range.

    The Heuer and Omega chronos are <non family friendly term> awesome.
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    Re: Any 40-42mm Vintage Wristwatches?

    Here are a few of mine in the 40mm and up range:


    40mm Wakmann chrongraph

    50mm Aquadive


    42mm Bucherer


    50mm Aquadive chronograph

    There were some Enicar Sherpa models in 42mm, as well as all the EPSA compressor cased watches by Fortis, Bulova, Longines, and many many others.

    I really like the 40mm-42mm size for vintage watches, and they often took a 20mm or 22mm band so it makes for interesting choices for the attachment.
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    Re: Any 40-42mm Vintage Wristwatches?

    To continue on timeofplenty...it means that vintage watches above 40mm are mostly sport watches ( divers and chronographs ), for classic style like those in 18k it is not common to find above 40mm.

    Myself would like to see some pictures here as example of those above 40mm vintage classic watches...

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    Re: Any 40-42mm Vintage Wristwatches?

    This 1970s Heuer Calculator is about 42-43mm:

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    Re: Any 40-42mm Vintage Wristwatches?

    Here are a few more in the 42mm range

    Omega Speedmaster pro cir.1974

    Aquastar benthos 500 this one from the 1960's

    Eterna Kontiki Super cir.1970

    Omega Speedmaster MK II

    Tudor Snowflake Submariner cir 1970's.
    There are larger vintage watches out there.
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