Very new to the forum! Thank you for your warm welcomes and violent reactions in advance.
Though I am not new to wearing watches. Wore them since a kid, however, I am new on how a wrist watch look on a wrist.
After migrating to another country, I stopped wearing my digital wrist watch as it gave up and stopped wearing a wrist watch in general for a few years.
Relied on my smartphone for time mostly, but as years passed by, I realized picking up the phone to check time is being an ordeal for me....I am lazy and old.
So I tried going to the interwebs to get a watch. Found a cheap one and immediately bought it. When it arrived, I wore it and.........it looks silly.
It was a 40mm diameter watch with a 48mm lug tip to tip length. I cannot remember the brand, but I am pretty sure it was one of those fashion watches.
I scour the world wide web to search for a much smaller watch. With the knowledge of viewing videos and reading reviews of the wrist watch before buying it.
I ended up looking to my old time favorites, Seiko, Timex, and Casio.
And finally buying the Seiko 5 SNK789/795.
For my 5.5 inch wrist the watch looks fine. The Seiko 5 measures 37mm in diameter and 43mm lug tip to tip in length.
However, I am wondering if I should go look for a smaller wrist watch? Or if this watch, typically the measurement, is the largest I could go?
As a kid, I never knew how to look on proportions and this is my first exposure to the "is this wrist watch way too big for me" kinda thing.
I am asking you good people of your opinion, as a wrist watch worn on the wrist would normally be seen by people around you.
Here are some shots of my wrist wearing my Seiko 5 SNK789 (on a NATO):
First one is a shot I took wrist watch facing the camera.
This one is a shot taken in front of a mirror 2-3 feet away - arm and palm sitting flat on my chest.
Again my concern(s):
- is 37mm diameter or 43mm lug tip to lug tip just right?
- do you think this the largest I can go? you think I should go smaller diameter/shorter length?
I also have 2 more watches ordered
- Seiko 5 SNK803 (yes I am a poor Seiko FanBoy - I like them, can't help it...and they're cheap!)
- Timex Marlin Reissue (this one hit me, and my bank, like a slap on the face)
I thank you all for reading and advising! you guys are the best! \Ü/