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    Question Another 5.5 inch wrist thread!

    Greetings!

    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.

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    This one is a shot taken in front of a mirror 2-3 feet away - arm and palm sitting flat on my chest.

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    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/

    Regards,
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    Re: Another 5.5 inch wrist thread!

    Welcome. Size looks good to me. Doesn't appear to be much room for longer lug to lug. I reckon the Timex will look even better.

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    Re: Another 5.5 inch wrist thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by GlennO View Post
    Welcome. Size looks good to me. Doesn't appear to be much room for longer lug to lug. I reckon the Timex will look even better.
    Thank you so muchly for the response! I just viewed a video of the Marlin and the tip to tip size is 41mm (I'm way too noob to posy links T_____T). The lugs looked long on pictures but I'm glad 'tis a bit shorter.

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    Re: Another 5.5 inch wrist thread!

    I think about 25mm is your sweet spot.

    A NATO just makes it look huge-r.
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    Re: Another 5.5 inch wrist thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by I Like em BIG ! ! View Post
    I think about 25mm is your sweet spot.

    A NATO just makes it look huge-r.
    Thank you for your feedback! I was looking into ladies' watches earlier and I'm glad I still am on the right track ^___^
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    Another 5.5 inch wrist thread!

    Tissot has some cool options in their women’s lines that aren’t too feminine.

    Check out this one, for example. 32mm, under 11mm thick, with a date and 80-hour 3 Hz movement. It also has 50m water resistance so it’s reasonable for daily wear. It even has an exhibition caseback.



    https://us.tissotshop.com/women/clas...80-lady-4.html
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    Re: Another 5.5 inch wrist thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir-Guy View Post
    Tissot has some cool options in their women’s lines that aren’t too feminine.

    Check out this one, for example. 32mm, under 11mm thick, with a date and 80-hour 3 Hz movement. It also has 50m water resistance so it’s reasonable for daily wear. :)



    https://us.tissotshop.com/women/clas...80-lady-4.html
    That's a lady's wrist watch? I agree it doesn't look feminine! Thank you. Will save some and grab! \Ü/

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    Re: Another 5.5 inch wrist thread!

    Sorry, 1st of all... W E L C O M E ! !

    What would definitely be flattering, would be on a bracelet. Even better, would be a nice, tight fitting mesh! I believe this would help a lot!

    I think my thumb has a 5.5" diameter (sorry, again)!
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    Re: Another 5.5 inch wrist thread!

    I think it looks fine. My wrist is just slightly bigger than yours, maybe 5.75 inches. 44mm lug to lug is probably the best for me. You can slim down the profile if you use a 2 piece perlon band (e.g. from Eulit).

    Edit - 44mm not 44m (LOL)
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    Re: Another 5.5 inch wrist thread!

    Even though pictures always make watches to appear bigger, it still looks good on you. And I'm a Hamilton fan first but I think everyone must get at least five Seiko 5. They look nice, they have a charming movement and they are still released in nice (imo) sizes.

    If you feel comfortable with it I wouldn't worry too much about sizes anyway. I think you could even go bigger for diving watches around 40mm-42mm. I'm one of those that believe that a bigger watch won't look clownish unless you perform some extreme case (for instance I think it wouldn't look right a 45mm watch on you).

    Anyway, besides Tissot brand mentioned earlier, I think Hamilton also produces some great unisex watches that theoretically are released for women.

    To me they are just watches with a "classic" size:

    Valiant Auto 34mm (H39415854). We have it here for around €380. I'd change the strap though.

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