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    Question posted by Anonimo Firenze on FB

    Anonimo Firenze posted on FB -
    Anonimo Firenze today makes cases up to 46mm diameter (Marlin Bronze). We would like to have your opinion on making a 47mm or 48mm case?






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    Re: Question posted by Anonimo Firenze on FB

    I like Max Jun's answer on that post.

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    Re: Bigger is not necessarily better

    My answer is "Thanks, but no thanks!" Recently, outside of this forum, I have seen many folks wandering back into the lower 40s (mm) or even lower after swearing by the "bigger is better axiom" (44mm-47mm). I think a return to common sense is prevailing in at least some areas of the the watch buying world. I know that I have tired of just about anything above 43mm, and have returned to a sweet zone (for me at least) of 40-42mm, even though my 7 1/8 inch wrist can pull off a larger watch. It took me a long time, a lot of money and a lot of watches before I realized that "big" really isn't all that attractive--it is simply big--and that honestly, no one, absolutely no one, other than yourself really cares about what watch you are wearing (save a significant other or two).

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    Re: Bigger is not necessarily better

    I am not sure there is a simple answer....but as a first read, the idea sounds a little over the top.

    I have worn large watches for a long time, starting with Breitlings - before 'large' became fashionable as it is today -so I like a 44mm case and have a couple of 45mm's and a 46mm watch.

    I agree with Timefleas about watches downsizing to some degree.

    However I also think that manufacturers will offer more size options in the future, such as Omega does with a 42mm and 45.5mm (XL) versions and Breitling with their SOH models at 38mm, 42mm and 46mm. There are lots of big fashion watches at the moment but not all large watches are fashion items. That said, the 'fashion style' watch is likely to downsize as fashions are cyclical.

    But- its odd the Marlin was mentioned as that is already a substantial looking watch. Would the 47 or 48mm cases be for new designs or existing ones? If for existing models then it would just feel like bloat for the sake of bloat....and I am not sure that 47 or 48mm in a new design would be justified. Is there any chance of some specifics? Ie is this being considered for a 100% new design?

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    Re: Bigger is not necessarily better

    I personally do like larger watches 44mm in size and above.
    However, I too have found I am wearing my AMG Chronoscopio much more frequently it is 42mm.
    It is just right in size and weight.
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    Re: Question posted by Anonimo Firenze on FB

    No need for an increase in case size. Apparently, Anonimo is considering some new options. I really welcome that. But ff so, I would strongly urge them to focus on enhanced dial, hands, (and possibly complication), designs to better match their strong casework.

    I've been feeling that Anonimo's amazing casework overly dominates the other features of their watches. There has to be more of a balance or cohesion between case and dial at this stage in the brand's evolution. Anonimo can do it as has been the case with their better models, but more refinement, quality, and unique touches have to be emphasized in any new designs they're considering.

    For instance, I would never want to see the Professionale case increase in size. That would be huge mistake to me - especially when the line is now "long-in-the-tooth', requiring far better dial and hands refresh than it has gotten recently. And the Marlin? Already big, an even bigger size would be another mistake. Same for the already big-wearing Militare. If anything, the Polluce and Milemetris could get away with 44/45mm, but I would strongly vote against it.

    The cases are of course amazing and just about perfect actually, so leave them alone! Anonimo must focus on richer dials, better hands, and perhaps new movement modules/enhancements.
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    Re: Question posted by Anonimo Firenze on FB

    Well guys... what you said is valid, but for ME... I like Rolex... I love the submariner, GMT or even a Daytona but on my wrist looks SO FUNNY because my wrist and also bigger hand... The DSSD at 43 - 44mm could be nice i try it few times but the bracelet I know is like the original one but i dont feel it in proportion... SO Im away from Rolex.

    I love also JLC classic line but again... 38mm some 40mm.... too funny in my wrist.

    I was Scare the first time finding my First ANonimo the Polluce ss/gold because 42mm. but wears bigger and with the bracelet is just perfect...small to me but no FUNNY.

    I don't care about what people can say about what type of watch I'm wearing even if they notice on my wrist a Monster watch 44 to 50 mm. because I just like bigger watches and because fits me well @ 6.1" and 240 lb.

    Agree on Millemetri, Polluce, Sailor @ 44 - 46 mm. consider with all the extra things is going to be like 47 - 48 mm. or something like that... also would be nice a bigger dial, simple dial, better hands, see thru casebacks, the Anonimo craftmanship touch on rotors and movements etc... But at least Anonimo is hearing us.
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    Re: Question posted by Anonimo Firenze on FB

    First let me preface thsi by saying that I am a fan of big watches. At 6'4 with a 7.5in wrist I find I can pull them off without too much hassle. I've owned a U-Boat 53mm, which in all honesty was a bit too big, though I did really like it. With that in mind though, I wouldn't like to see a 48mm Anonimo. Having owned a San Marco at 46mm, I feel this was a perfect size for that particular watch and would also like to own a Marlin someday. Stepping to a 48mm is probably unwarranted, and as some others have said I'd be more inclined to see a 44mm Millemetri Polluce.

    I'd also love to see perhaps some fresh designs utilise the Marlin/San Marco case.
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    Re: Question posted by Anonimo Firenze on FB

    Quote Originally Posted by Firenze View Post
    I like Max Jun's answer on that post.
    Thanks that was my post copied here below for members here:

    42-46 suits most wrists, I would rather Anonimo concentrate on improving current range rather than following trends and lose some of it's originality and anonymity.

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    Re: Question posted by Anonimo Firenze on FB

    Quote Originally Posted by primerak View Post
    Thanks that was my post copied here below for members here:

    42-46 suits most wrists, I would rather Anonimo concentrate on improving current range rather than following trends and lose some of it's originality and anonymity.
    Indeed Max, I have been repeating this concept over and over in this forum... with less diplomacy... Couldn't agree more.

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