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    Nice but small

    Only 35.4mm from lug to lug and 29.5 without crown, this is a small but neat solid 14k gold watch from the 1940's. Nice original blued steel hands. The crystal however is a modern replacement. Wadsworth case with tapered lugs and a 17 jewel hand wind movement.
    I'd always wanted a Girard Perregaux and this is my first one - I like it.







    It also keeps great time - so I'm well pleased.

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    Re: Nice but small

    I personally think smaller watches have gone unappreciated. Who needs caveman size watches?

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    Re: Nice but small

    Small works for me as well. Especially small and thin. I can wear them under a shirt cuff with a sweater or sports jacket. Great winter wear.
    I have a Waltham from the early 50s which isn't much bigger than a postage stamp - 21 jewels, works great.
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    Re: Nice but small

    Quote Originally Posted by Somewhere else View Post
    I personally think smaller watches have gone unappreciated. Who needs caveman size watches?
    Large cavemen need caveman sized watches

    Very nice looking watch. It's much too small for me, but I do wish I had the choice of all those wonderful vintage watches. There are so many nice ones I've seen over the years that I would have liked to own... If only they were larger...

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    Re: Nice but small

    Quote Originally Posted by HilltopMichael View Post
    Large cavemen need caveman sized watches
    Speaking as someone who could be described as a large caveman ... no. No we don't.

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    Re: Nice but small

    I'm not really that small either, and I can wear a large watch with comfort. There are some very large ones out there that are, in fact comfortable and easy to wear. But on the whole, I really dislike them, though there are some exceptions. My own favorite size is between 34 to 36 mm. Lots of my more elderly customers prefer even smaller.

    I do think it might be an age acquired taste.Also, here in Japan, lots of people dislike larger size watches.

    Here's a phrase for you: in the trade, watches between 32 to 34 mm used to be known as Mediterrenean Men's size

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    Re: Nice but small

    Nice things do come in small packages~Cheers!

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    Re: Nice but small

    That is a very nice watch indeed. Well bought.

    I have 2 GPs. One is gold, but a tad too small for my taste at 28mm - it looks a bit effeminate. The other - the Sea Hawk - is 33mm, which is just fine.
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    Re: Nice but small

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    That is a very nice watch indeed. Well bought.

    I have 2 GPs. One is gold, but a tad too small for my taste at 28mm - it looks a bit effeminate. The other - the Sea Hawk - is 33mm, which is just fine.
    I like your Sea Hawk - it looks very smart.
    My first GP as shown below whilst just on 31.25 including the crown actually looks fine on my smallish 170mm wrist, so I can get away with it.



    I've just noticed how well the unusual gold roman mirror numerals stand out in this picture.........
    However I have to say that as I always wear my collection at some time this is probably the smallest watch I would consider.

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    Re: Nice but small

    What a beauty! Splendid numerals and pristine dial. I'm not picky when it comes to size, I wear anything I like the design of regardless of its size (within reason, of course).

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