Larger Vintage Watches
Like Tree9Likes

Thread: Larger Vintage Watches

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    1,046

    Larger Vintage Watches

    I've got somewhat of an issue with vintage watches in general. I enjoy the idea of an older mechanical watch. I like machines that have been running for years without trouble. But, I've got 8 inch wrists, I'm 6 ft, and built pretty big. Most vintage watches look really small on me. Can anyone suggest a brand, or style, or model, of vintage watch that is on the larger side? Maybe 40mm and up?

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    17

    Re: Larger Vintage Watches

    Look for trench watches or converted pocket watches.

  3. #3
    Member pithy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    9,498

    Re: Larger Vintage Watches

    Didn't we discuss this recently?

    p
    Courtesy of ULF.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    1,046

    Re: Larger Vintage Watches

    I'll search harder then.

  6. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Middle of Hurricane Alley
    Posts
    21,244

    Re: Larger Vintage Watches

    Look for pre WW2 Pilots watches ( approx 40mm) or if you want to go BIG, get one of those WW2 era German Navigatir's watches ( Beobachter uhren) that measure a sick 55mm!

  7. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    SF Bay Area, California
    Posts
    1,922

    Re: Larger Vintage Watches

    I think the problem is, one reason why vintage watches are so much more elegant is that they ARE smaller. That means if you're going for the aesthetic of vintage, in the size of modern, your choices are pretty limited.

    Quote Originally Posted by pithy View Post
    Didn't we discuss this recently?

    p
    Repeatedly.
    Last edited by GeneJockey; September 20th, 2012 at 01:13.
    Don't take life so serious, son. It ain't nohow permanent - Pogo

    My Elgin Blog...

  8. #7
    Member pithy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    9,498

    Re: Larger Vintage Watches

    Quote Originally Posted by GeneJockey View Post
    . . . . . Repeatedly.
    Did I say anything noteworthy?

    p
    Courtesy of ULF.

  9. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    SF Bay Area, California
    Posts
    1,922

    Re: Larger Vintage Watches

    Quote Originally Posted by pithy View Post
    Did I say anything noteworthy?

    p
    As I recall, you privately acknowledged my superior grasp of vintage American watch sizes.
    Don't take life so serious, son. It ain't nohow permanent - Pogo

    My Elgin Blog...

  10. #9
    Member pithy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    9,498

    Re: Larger Vintage Watches

    Quote Originally Posted by GeneJockey View Post
    As I recall, you privately acknowledged my superior grasp of vintage American watch sizes.
    Thanks bro . .. .. . .. I . . I mean it.

    p
    Courtesy of ULF.

  11. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Shanghai
    Posts
    1,488

    Re: Larger Vintage Watches

    60's and 70's era chronographs could be in that range (especially omega, heuer and breitling, but many others as well), the omega memomatic, some vintage dive watches. On the cheaper side there were fasion watches in the mid-late 70's that were pretty big but they tend to be like bell bottoms more dated than classic, bit some are still cool.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •