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    Hi guys
    I was hoping you could help me find the specific look.
    What I'm looking for is the I think 50's - 60's look but in the bigger case .
    They are usually 32-35mm case but that's way to small.
    I'm looking for 43 mm or bigger vintage watch or newer watch that looks vintage.
    This are examples of the look I'm going for
    (I borrowed the pictures from the forum and Google, hope no one gets upset)

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    Re: Looking for....

    I suggest you give Russian watches a look, watches made before 1993 are Soviet era watches. There are several nice Vostok, Raketa, and Poljot watches of a similar style that can be had at a very reasonable price.

    Here's someone I've had good dealings with and has a large selection of gold plated Russian watches you might like:

    vintage watch, russian watch items in Miro Man's watches store on eBay!

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    Re: Looking for....

    What is your budget? Do you have a dial color preference? Any other limiting factors?

    As far as vintage watches are concerned, it will be very difficult to find anything at 43mm in this style. At least, I haven't found one above 40mm.

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    Re: Looking for....

    Hi
    I don't have a dial color.
    I would prefer silver case instead of gold but it's not a "must"
    As far as budget, maybe several hundreds, 200-450$
    Its not set in stone, if I see something I like it can be more.


    Thanks

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    Re: Looking for....

    Hi Roberto - Thanks for honoring me by posting the photo of my Spezimatic - I love that watch. You have a difficult challenge. Truly I don't know of any vintage watch before 1970 that had a case larger than 40mm, except some of those rare WWII Fliegers designed to go outside of the leather jacket (and they were huge).

    I am trying to think of watches that might get big enough for you. The Prometheus Signatura is a large 42mm, but slightly more modernist design and also above your budget. I recommend perhaps that you research the brands Graf Zeppelin and Junkers (Perhaps here at Long Island Watch). The challenge is that most of their vintage lines are 40mm instead of 43+.

    One that comes to mind is the Bernhardt Officer, at 44mm. I like this watch in fact because it wears a bit smaller than the size might indicate. (I have a 7" circumference wrist, for reference.) It sounds like you are looking for something that wears "larger" but this is a good choice.

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    Having said that, I could offer a thought or two about size and vintage designs. If you are a big person and accustomed to 44mm dive watches for example, you might think that a 40mm dress or vintage watch would look tiny. However, these vintage designs you are showing, people refer to as "all dial" - and the large face relative to bezel creates a much larger visual impression than you might imagine.

    For example, here is a 35mm Poljot Deluxe ultra-thin on the same wrist:

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    So this modern size trend tends to ignore the way the eye perceives an object or a design.

    Good luck with your search!
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    Re: Looking for....

    Hi guys, I just picked up this.
    It's Dugena Tropica call. 3335
    It's 40mm,42 wit the crown and it's seems really clean.
    Owner said it's recently serviced and all original.
    Any thoughts, observations
    ... ?


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