the Curse of the Skinny Wrist

View Poll Results: What do you do if the watch you want is too big for your wrist?

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  • Gnash your teeth and move on

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  • Shrug and get it anyway

    8 9.30%
  • Try to find a smaller version even if it's not as good

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    the Curse of the Skinny Wrist

    Let's say you have arms like Gollum
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    but you like this watch that is like 43mm
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    "Not fair! not fair!" he hissed. "It isn't fair, my precious, is it, to ask us what it's got in its nassty little pocketsess?”

    What do you do?




    *Zenith and wrist are neither mine nor for anything apart from illustration purposes.
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    Re: the Curse of the Skinny Wrist

    What are you asking exactly?
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    Re: the Curse of the Skinny Wrist

    Not fair for sure but at least there are countless other watches that are as nice and do fit those of us with tiny wrists. So I gnash and move on . . .
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    Re: the Curse of the Skinny Wrist

    Quote Originally Posted by Brey17 View Post
    What are you asking exactly?
    What do you do if a watch you like is too big for you.
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    Re: the Curse of the Skinny Wrist

    Find something you like as much in a smaller size
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    Re: the Curse of the Skinny Wrist

    Clearly, that watch is too big for you. Don't buy it.

    I know what it's like to love a watch that is bigger than would fit your wrist. Find something that is smaller...that resembles the Zenith.
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    Re: the Curse of the Skinny Wrist

    I've never had a really big watch, at one time I tried a 42mm and it was way large. I think big watches look gosh and would wear a 34 or 36mm before I'd go 42 or larger. 38 - 40 is the good place for me but somehow the Aquaracer cal 5 seen below wears small so I use it.

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    I am 6 foot 5 inches tall and weigh 230 pounds, my hands are large enough to palm a basketball easily but my wrists are only about 7 1/2 inch circumference. I have had the opportunity to look at a 42 on my wrist in a full length mirror and know that it isn't my imagination, 42mm is big. I see people wearing really big watches now and then but try to stay comfortable myself.

    This watch I wear whenever I am not using the Aquaracer, it is 39mm

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    Looks pretty big huh? Big hands and big long arms but skinny wrists.................

    I guess the answer is stay within the personal boundries, size, cost, don't get thinking that a watch way too big is for you. Likewise if you really can't afford to wear ten thousand dollar watches don't buy them :)
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    I'm clearly in gollum territory as the only Rolex I can feel happy with are 36mm. Some say the sub goes well on any wrist but I cannot be swayed that it looks too big. Other brands are not as bad, I have a Seiko monster which is the upper limit.
    Don't go too big, it's not a good look, find something else. There's a whole world of watches out there.
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    Re: the Curse of the Skinny Wrist

    Quote Originally Posted by Denizen View Post
    Clearly, that watch is too big for you. Don't buy it.

    I know what it's like to love a watch that is bigger than would fit your wrist. Find something that is smaller...that resembles the Zenith.
    That’s wasn’t the watch and wasn’t my wrist. That’s just exaggerated illustration.

    I’m looking at a 43mm Stowa T02 and I have 6.5” wrists.
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    Re: the Curse of the Skinny Wrist

    Quote Originally Posted by chuasam View Post
    That’s wasn’t the watch and wasn’t my wrist. That’s just exaggerated illustration.

    I’m looking at a 43mm Stowa T02 and I have 6.5” wrists.
    I wouldn't and I'm a lot bigger than you are

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