I thought I would share an interesting thing that has happened to me recently.
If interested, Please see this post I have made before, since its kind of relevant:
Anyways, I have finally purchased my Dream watch. The 14060M Sub. And here is an interesting discovery I have made. I prefer smaller watches! It took my favorite watch to teach me that.
I have significantly downsized my collection, as can be seen from the linked thread. And then Purchased a Tudor Heritage Black Bay, and finally recently I have purchased the Sub.
My first fine timepiece was a Breitling Colt 44mm, and it felt amazing, until I wore the elegant 40mm sub. And here is the discovery I made. I actually have a small wrist (right under 7 inches).
My whole life I considered myself a large guy, Since most of my life I have been overweight (spent my 20s at 6ft 250lbs) and about 5 years ago, I dropped down to about 185-190. For some odd reason, in my mind, my view of myself has remained as a big guy. I guess not. After wearing the sub for a few days, I have realized how large and cumbersome the Colt really is! Its so interesting, because when I purchased the Colt, I thought that a 44 is the smallest I am willing to go. Now, I feel ridiculous when wearing the Breitling. What do you guys think? What do you think is the sweetspot for a wrist thats about 6.8 inches?
Anyways, as a minimalist, I still believe that a perfect watch collection does not exceed 3 watches. So now I am actually thinking of selling both the Tudor and the Colt, and take that money, and put it towards either an Oyster Perpetual, or a 36DJ. I really want a watch with a white dial.
Its so funny, that often times we dont really know what we need until we have it. I used to think 44 was good, now I never want to go above 40 MAYBE 41.
Here is a pic of all my pieces on my wrist. I love the G-Shock with Bluetooth. Its actually pretty cool with the app on the iPhone which adjusts to time-zones, as well as gives you the ability to find your phone if you misplace it. I do wish i purchased a smaller G-Shock, but I thought that bigger was better! Excellent for travel to shady places. Its cheap and does its job well. But as you guys can see, the Sub fits perfectly on my wrist, where the Colt seems to be large.
Although every watch I have purchased when I reached a certain milestone, I feel like I rather sell the ones that wont get much more wrist time, and let someone else enjoy them!