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    Hamilton Intra-Matic - Correct Size?

    Hey guys,

    I'm in the market for my first automatic watch. Today I went to try on a Hamilton Intra-Matic in the 38 mm size on the bracelet, which is the watch I am interested in (silver dial though). I have 7.5" wrists, and I'm a pretty big guy, so I was nervous about going under 40 mm, and I have been unsure if I should go with the 42 mm size. However, after trying on the 38 mm, I'm thinking it would work for me. What do you guys think? They didn't have the 42 mm Intra-Matic in stock, but they did have a 40 mm in the Thinline Auto. I got a few pictures of each (sorry about the crappy picture quality, I took some quick cell phone shots).

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    Here is the Thinline (40 mm):

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    Let me hear your thoughts!

    Thanks :)
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    Re: Hamilton Intra-Matic - Correct Size?

    Both of those look fine to me, I would of course try to do the same with a silver one though as it will look different, imho.

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    The 38 wears large and to me works best
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    Re: Hamilton Intra-Matic - Correct Size?

    The intra-matic 38 mm works for you and does not overwhelm your wrist and allows the bracelet, or strap, to be showed cased on your wrist more so than the 42 mm intra-matic would. Plus, keep in mind the 38 mm silver intra-matic along with its thin bezel will probably appear larger on your wrist than the black dial version.
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    Re: Hamilton Intra-Matic - Correct Size?

    Both appear to wear nicely.

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    The 38mm looks fine and the photo of the thin line at 40mm suggests to me that the 42mm would appear too big.

    Having said that, the thin line looks good on your wrist.
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    For that style watch the 38 is perfect.
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    Re: Hamilton Intra-Matic - Correct Size?

    I think both look really good, not too small at all. You can't go wrong with either one.
    42mm IMO is too big for an IntraMatic or any dressier watch.
    38mm looks classy ...
    Between the IntraMatic and the Thinline, I vote for the IntraMatic. However, I'd also encourage you to try the 38mm silver dial IntraMatic, which IMO is the best of the IntraMatic models. As others have noted, it'll wear slightly bigger ...

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    Re: Hamilton Intra-Matic - Correct Size?

    Quote Originally Posted by NC_Hager626 View Post
    The intra-matic 38 mm works for you and does not overwhelm your wrist and allows the bracelet, or strap, to be showed cased on your wrist more so than the 42 mm intra-matic would. Plus, keep in mind the 38 mm silver intra-matic along with its thin bezel will probably appear larger on your wrist than the black dial version.
    Beat me to it! 38mm looks good on you from here. How’s it look in a mirror or from farther away? Cell phone photos can distort proportion a little bit.

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    Re: Hamilton Intra-Matic - Correct Size?

    38 looks fine. The watch has a relatively large dial for its size, so it will wear larger than its listed case diameter. The 42mm version might be a bit much, though your wrist is probably big enough to still pull it off.

    The 40mm model looks great on you.
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