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    Big Wrist Seeking Help/Advice

    Hello,

    New to he forum and doing my first real investigation into buying a new watch. I am looking for a large watch, not so much to be fashionable but at 6' 7" tall 280 lbs, and with 9" wrists, a 43mm gets a bit lost.

    I was already to buy one of 3 different Breitlings when I found this forum. I am quite fond of the Bentley sport models but not the pricing. I am not into brands, but would like something unique and statement making. (without being too in your face). Pricing would be sub $10k usd.

    It seems to be hard to find info on anything but the biggest brands, any help would be appreciated.

    Dave

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    Panerai 372

    47mm with a classic look.

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    Re: Big Wrist Seeking Help/Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by WatchNRolla View Post
    Panerai 372

    47mm with a classic look.

    +1

    Also the original poster should just visit a Tourneau store and try some large watches on.
    Last edited by John MS; May 13th, 2014 at 18:00.

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    Re: Big Wrist Seeking Help/Advice

    Rolex Deepsea might work as well. 44mm and pretty hefty.

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    46mm Swiss Military CX 20,000 on 8.5 wrist

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    Panerai 372
    This.
    "Either he's dead or my watch has stopped"
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    Re: Big Wrist Seeking Help/Advice

    Pretty close to an IWC Big Pilot, you could pick up a mint example under budget:
    http://www.chrono24.com/en/iwc/big-pilot--mod79.htm

    There are a few companies making large pilot watches for significantly less money- Laco, Steinhart, Azimuth, Ball.

    If you want a diver take a look at the Breiyling Avenger Seawolf (45mm but pretty massive in person and wears much larger than a 45mm Omega PO) or Kobold Large Soarway Diver. Another very cool option is UTS. Some of their deep divers are huge. I'm not sure how JLC Master Compressors wear in person, but my experience with 44mm internal bezel divers (Ball, Prometheus) is that they wear larger than their specs suggest. I know at least some of the JLCs are 46mm with internal bezels.

    http://www.chrono24.com/en/jaegerlec...or--mod144.htm

    I really like Panerai styling but I'm not quite as sold on whether or not they should command their asking prices as I am with IWC and JLC. Just my opinion, of course.
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    I got a standing desk, so now I need a pilot watch...

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    The Oris ProDiver Chronograph is 51mm but wears a good deal smaller than that - It's still a lot of watch though.

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    I think the larger ball hydrocarbons would by a great fit. Definitely unique plus statement piece in both case design and tritium lume. Also the sheer width and height of the watch would fit your size


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    Re: Big Wrist Seeking Help/Advice

    I'm 6'5" and have some pounds on you... I also have a 9" wrist... I'm happy to take wrist shots of any of the watches in my collection if that would help.

    I can tell you I'm finding myself more and more comfortable wearing "smaller" watches in the 41-42mm range depending on how the watch itself is built. But there are plenty of 44mm+ watches to look through..

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    RGM 801A - Montblanc Twinfly Flyback Chronograph -
    Omega AquaTerra GMT - 1972 Heuer Autavia Viceroy - Ball Engineer Master II Diver World Time
    JeanRichard Terrascope - Longines Legend Diver(Date) - Luminox 6250 - Hamilton Intra-Matic(42mm) - Magrette Moana Pacific Professional - Oris XXL Pointer Day

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