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    How you decide if a watch fits

    I have seen a million explanations on how people determine if a watch is too big or too small, but what criteria do you use?

    Only no lug overhang?

    Some comparison between body size and case thickness?

    Or is it just completely arbitrary?

    I will include some pictures of a watch that 50% of the time I think is too big, and others I think it just fits... And, yes, I know pictures can distort size.




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    Re: How you decide if a watch fits

    For me, I just know by how it feels whether a watch "fits" or not. Yours, just going by the pics, looks great.

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    Re: How you decide if a watch fits

    If someone asks for my opinion then i base it on lug overhang. Personally i base it on how comfortable it sits on my wrist. That's why i have watches ranging 34mm-47mm.

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    Re: How you decide if a watch fits

    If the lug ends hang over the side of my wrist then it's too big. Doesn't stop me from wearing watches that are too big for me according to the criteria. Remember, "do as I say, not as I do"
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    Re: How you decide if a watch fits

    If I forget it's on my wrist, then it's a good fit.

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    Re: How you decide if a watch fits

    Quote Originally Posted by sticky View Post
    If the lug ends hang over the side of my wrist then it's too big. Doesn't stop me from wearing watches that are too big for me according to the criteria. Remember, "do as I say, not as I do"
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    Re: How you decide if a watch fits

    Whatever works for you, fits; whatever doesn't work for you, doesn't fit.

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    Re: How you decide if a watch fits

    I think it is difficult, especially when trying on a watch at an AD with an unsized bracelet. For me comfort is key, some watches just feel right on my wrist and to get a feel for that you really need to wear a watch for an extended period of time.

    I had the same Sinn 104 in the OP and was in the same boat trying to feel out if it was too big or not. I ended up selling it because I thought it wore a bit too large for my wrist, however, I kept my SKX007 which is actually larger but feels better on my wrist. IMO the biggest problem with the Sinn wasn't purely its size, but large crown and crown guards. When I sold the Sinn I was planing on replacing it with the new Zodiac Seawolf reissue which comes in 2mm smaller, but I can't find anywhere to try on the Zodiac and I am a bit concerned with the lug length which looks long for the case size, the same reason I let my 38mm Hamilton khaki field go.

    I have found that larger watches tend to grow uncomfortable throughout the day causing me to remove the watch for periods of time. Realizing that smaller watches are more comfortable for longer lengths of time is the main factor in me shifting towards smaller watches, so for me it isn't all about all about looks. When I first got my midsize SMP 2551.80 I was concerned that it looked small on my wrist, it has since become my go to daily wearer due in no small part to the fact that it wears more comfortable than any other watch I've owned.
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    Re: How you decide if a watch fits

    That's a great-looking Sinn!

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    Re: How you decide if a watch fits

    Quote Originally Posted by TLN View Post
    That's a great-looking Sinn!
    Thanks! This was wasn't supposed to be a "does my watch fit" thread, but glad to get some approval!


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