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    Datejust 36

    Is the Datejust 36 really too small for a guy. I am 5’11 210lbs with an average build. I usually wear a 39 aquaracer. I tried on the Datejust 36 at my local AD and it did feel small for sure. I also tried on the Datejust 41 and it felt so big. I love the Datejust and I don’t know what to do. Will I get used to the smaller size over time? Thoughts?

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    Re: Datejust 36

    I am 5'8" with a 7 inch wrist my 36 mm Croton DJ homage is not too small.Name:  unnamed (15).jpg
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Size:  1.09 MBI think you will get used to the DJ.Give it time.I don't think you will lose money on it if you decide you don't like it. ROLEX watches are in high demand by all accounts.
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    I used to have a Rolex 6694 that was 34mm and it wore well. I'm about your size. I think the gargantuan watch trend has gotten out of hand.
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    5'11 and skinny. I thought the DJ 36 was perfect. It won't look silly on you. The bigger question is whether you prefer the larger size to see the time easier. The DJ 41 is an odd duck for me. It's kind of a sports watch, kind of a dress watch. I'd take the 36 every time.

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    Re: Datejust 36

    The Omega Globemaster is a possible alternative that fits right in the middle.

    The Datejust 36 may indeed look small. Try different bezel and bracelet combinations and see if one wears "bigger" for you?
    The DJ 41 looks a touch less imposing if it has the smooth bezel and Oyster bracelet, in my opinion.
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    Re: Datejust 36

    I agree about the trend in large watches being overdone. 36mm is on the smaller side but should be just fine for most wrist sizes. But really it has to be what you were comfortable with. I have a 36mm DJ that looks and feels perfect, but also have a 42mm panerai that fits well. I can't wear any of the new "Maxi" bezel rolexes or any larger than 40mm because as you mention they look and feel huge on my wrist. Neither would look out of place for you, probably more a matter of taste and comfort.
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    Re: Datejust 36

    To me, a 36mm DJ on bracelet is still a substantial looking watch. If you are used to wearing a 40 or 42mm watch, the 36's will feel noticeably different, but the look is just a matter of your taste. I've got a 7.25" wrist and wear 36 to 42mm watches, but I never feel like my wrist is the issue. Sometimes a watch looks too big or small for what I'm wearing or doing.

    I have 4 sons, and between us we probably have wrists from 6.5" to 7.5". When I see them standing around with or without watches, the wrist size difference is not noticeable.
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    No; the DateJust 36 is a fantastic size for Men.
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    Re: Datejust 36

    I have a DJ41 and it wears perfectly for me. I'm around 5'9" 175 lbs, athletic build. 6.5 inch wrist. I've tried a DJ36 too and it certainly didn't look small but I prefer DJ41

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    Datejust 36

    I'm 6'2, 220 and I love my 1980s DateJust. I consider the smaller version dressier than the DateJust 41.

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