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    Does this Daytona fit me?

    You may all know im contemplating on a Navitimer or other 43mm watches. This is the Daytona my dad is willing to pass down to me.
    Please do not mind the massive Bezel Scratches and loss of some black ink on the tachy because the previous owner had to fend off a Mongolian Horde, toss a meteor back into space, and chokehold a giant squid all at the same time.
    (WHICH OUR OFFICIAL ROLEX SERVICE CENTER CLAIMS THEY CANNOT REPRINT). I was just wondering... Does this look big on me? because 43mm is obviously going to be quite a lot bigger. How does she fare? I know it looks a little odd on my young 21 year old self which is why I want an SS model of something else. So how is she?




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    Re: Does this Daytona fit me?

    It looks fine to me.
    However, I think a steel model will be more suiting.

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    Re: Does this Daytona fit me?

    I'm 22, and in my area young guys can get away with almost anything. I wear an '54 Seamaster most of the time.

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    Re: Does this Daytona fit me?

    To me it looks huge and hideous. But, I prefer much more streamlined watches, so my opinion is irrelevant. If you're comfortable with a larger, more blingy look, then it's fine. It's definitely not understated, though, and I personally wouldn't recommend wearing it on formal occasions, despite its pedigree.

    I think leather strap might dial back the oomph a bit, but that's never going to be a subtle watch.

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    Re: Does this Daytona fit me?

    It looks too large like a pimp would wear it. Or it makes a nice homage to the Invicta Speedway.

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    Re: Does this Daytona fit me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Duder View Post
    It looks too large like a pimp would wear it. Or it makes a nice homage to the Invicta Speedway.
    Now, now, let's not insult the chap's father's watch. It is pretty pimping though . Yellow gold isn't to everyone's taste - if you think you can pull it off then go for it; it's definitely on the larger side but I don't think it's too big - I wouldn't go any bigger though.

    Quote Originally Posted by leevanlee View Post
    ...I know it looks a little odd on my young 21 year old self which is why I want an SS model of something else.
    I don't understand - do you have the option to get a SS model instead? If so then as I say it's a matter of taste but I prefer SS to yellow gold. And you say it looks odd - if you have doubts then don't do it, or would you dad be insulted if you don't accept his watch?!

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    Re: Does this Daytona fit me?

    At a minimum, I think you are maxed out on the size. It's your fathers watch, it has sentimental value-which will increase with the years.
    I wouldn't even consider a 43mm watch, in view of how large this looks.

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    Re: Does this Daytona fit me?

    Quote Originally Posted by huntershooter View Post
    At a minimum, I think you are maxed out on the size. It's your fathers watch, it has sentimental value-which will increase with the years.
    I wouldn't even consider a 43mm watch, in view of how large this looks.
    This. I don't think the OP is asking how the Daytona looks, more like how a 40 mm case looks.

    You can pull this off (size-wise) but I would scratch the 43 mm beasts from your list. You have a similar wrist to mine and it's hard to go beyond 40 mm.

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    Re: Does this Daytona fit me?

    It definitely makes you look richer
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    Re: Does this Daytona fit me?

    [QUOTE=geoffbot;4541854]Now, now, let's not insult the chap's father's watch. It is pretty pimping though . Yellow gold isn't to everyone's taste - if you think you can pull it off then go for it; it's definitely on the larger side but I don't think it's too big - I wouldn't go any bigger though.



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