This last week my family flew in for the baptism of my baby girl. On the day of her birth, I was wearing a midsize Aqua Terra 2504.80, which at the time I was thinking would be a good watch to hand down to her - something she would see me wearing while she grew up, as well as something she could wear when she grew up. For the first couple of months though I struggled to find the opportunity to wear it - the thing was just too damn small on my wrist!
Back to this week with my family on extended vacation. I was sort of forced to wear the midsize AT because I wanted all the pics of the baptism with me in it to show I was wearing her birthday watch. And lo and behold I became acclimatized to it. In fact 36mm I think now is the perfect size watch for the man who does not want a statement on their wrist. Not girly at all, perfectly right sized and elegant.
To make sure that this was not just a passing phenomenon, I put on my almost never used Explorer 1016, also 36mm, and hey it looked great on my wrist! OK, I'm a convert!