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    36mm Watches--okay I get it now

    I recently advised a forum member to be extra careful in his selection of a Rolex Explorer 1 due to the small size. I received several incredulous responses, and so I thought I'd pop over to the AD and revisit small watches.
    News Flash--for a skinny 6.5 wristed chap like me, a 36mm watch is beautifully proportioned. I see now that my ideal size exists somewhere in the 36mm-40mm range. So as I eat my crow, I'm saying to heck with modern trends, you guys were right--bigger isn't always better.
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    Re: 36mm Watches--okay I get it now

    Quote Originally Posted by Caraptor View Post
    I recently advised a forum member to be extra careful in his selection of a Rolex Explorer 1 due to the small size. I received several incredulous responses, and so I thought I'd pop over to the AD and revisit small watches.
    News Flash--for a skinny 6.5 wristed chap like me, a 36mm watch is beautifully proportioned. I see now that my ideal size exists somewhere in the 36mm-40mm range. So as I eat my crow, I'm saying to heck with modern trends, you guys were right--bigger isn't always better.
    Actually for many of us the 36mm watch is properly proportioned. That's why large numbers of watches in the 36mm to 39mm range continue to be produced and sold.

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    Might be walking on thin ice, but I dare say that the 34mm Date is also quite nice.

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    I have 7.25" wrists and regularly wear from 34mm...

    to 44mm pieces just fine. Honestly even though I have average size wrists and larger well defined arms I find the 36mm range the most comfortable.

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    Re: 36mm Watches--okay I get it now

    That's why I believe these "I have X" wrist is a YYmm watch to big?" threads are silly.

    I say, go to the store and put on the watch, (or one of similar size.) Make sure you bring along some one who is not a WIS and has no sense of fashion (at least no sense of what is a "fashionable" watch); he/she will tell you if you look silly wearing it, no matter if too big or too small...
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    Re: 36mm Watches--okay I get it now

    Here is my smaller size watch that I picked off the sales forum. I still like 40 mm sizes but this one is great for a change of pace.
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    Re: 36mm Watches--okay I get it now

    Yes actually 36mm is the ideal size for 6.5" according to my highly scientific experiment.


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    Re: 36mm Watches--okay I get it now

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    Re: 36mm Watches--okay I get it now

    Quote Originally Posted by lysanderxiii View Post
    I say, go to the store and put on the watch, (or one of similar size.) Make sure you bring along some one who is not a WIS and has no sense of fashion (at least no sense of what is a "fashionable" watch); he/she will tell you if you look silly wearing it, no matter if too big or too small...
    A job my wife performs with extreme competence, though she is quite fashionable.
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    Re: 36mm Watches--okay I get it now

    The Rolex oyster case watches, whether sport or dress.............wear bigger than they are. IMHO that's the beauty of the marque....all their watches, from 26-31, 34-36, & their 40mm sport watches...they all wear bigger than their specs.

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