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    Is 250grams too heavy for a watch?

    Hi y'all,
    I have a 250 gram watch that I think is too heavy to wear. But, to put this in context I'd like to hear your opinions.

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    Re: Is 250grams too heavy for a watch?

    Is it on bracelet? Can you put a strap on it? It would be too heavy for me as well as a daily watch. I don't mind a heavier watch for short periods, but for all day at work the lighter and more comfortable the better.

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    Re: Is 250grams too heavy for a watch?

    It depends.

    In steel, 250 g is ridiculous.
    In 18K or platinum, it isn't.

    Simple!
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    Re: Is 250grams too heavy for a watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by hydrocarbon View Post
    It depends.

    In steel, 250 g is ridiculous.
    In 18K or platinum, it isn't.

    Simple!
    Rolex DSSD & Omega PO XL (steel with bracelet) are around 220 grams.

    AP ROO (18K gold with bracelet) is more than 300 grams

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    Re: Is 250grams too heavy for a watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by danwealth View Post
    Rolex DSSD & Omega PO XL (steel with bracelet) are around 220 grams.

    AP ROO (18K gold with bracelet) is more than 300 grams
    Good examples; those are ridiculous watches — at least for daily wear.

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    Re: Is 250grams too heavy for a watch?

    250g feel awkward in steel because it normally takes up a large volume. But 250g in tungsten is just awesome.
    I'm content with my watch collection

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    Re: Is 250grams too heavy for a watch?

    Yes, too heavy. Especially on a leather strap. I sold my Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro diver because it was too heavy for me at 229g. on its stock leather strap. I can't stand bracelets. Perhaps one of those would have made it feel less heavy, but perhaps not. Loved that watch, but had to sell it mainly due to the weight.
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    Re: Is 250grams too heavy for a watch?

    I wear my PO XL on the bracelet most days, all day, the weight does not bother me at all, I like a heavier watch. I certainly never forget it's there though.
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    Re: Is 250grams too heavy for a watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by hydrocarbon View Post
    Good examples; those are ridiculous watches — at least for daily wear.
    the DSSD and PO are worn daily by many WIS and Non-WIS...those are quite heavy for daily wear but those are not ridiculous

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    Re: Is 250grams too heavy for a watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by danwealth View Post
    the DSSD and PO are worn daily by many WIS and Non-WIS...those are quite heavy for daily wear but those are not ridiculous
    From what I've seen, the majority of people who wear watches of that bulk level don't carry off the look nearly as well as they probably think they do.

    Maybe not outright ridiculous (although it can be), but far from optimal. Most will discover that having a quarter-kilo slab of steel on the wrist gets old real fast.

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