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    size question... Rolex vs. Lum-Tec

    Greetings watchuseek,

    I wear my Rolex Submariner daily now. It used to sit in a drawer and I brought it out, started wearing it every day, and to my surprise - it is now keeping very good time! I recall that it was all over the place accuracy-wise, but I think I didn't give it a chance and never really dedicated it to daily wear.

    Here's the thing - I love the size. Looked it up, and it's a 40mm = 1 1/2" Case.

    Now, what is that shiny thing over there [ distracted ].

    Lum-Tec. Beautiful watches - but I've never seen one or worn one and wonder; would I like the larger size? They have a pre-order for the M83 Bronze and the size is 44mm Solid CuSn8 Bronze case and crown.

    Could someone share their experience with both 40mm and 44mm sized watches? I have a medium small wrist I'd say. Maybe more toward small. Here's a pic of the Sub on my wrist:


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    Re: size question... Rolex vs. Lum-Tec

    Quote Originally Posted by D50 View Post
    Greetings watchuseek,

    I wear my Rolex Submariner daily now. It used to sit in a drawer and I brought it out, started wearing it every day, and to my surprise - it is now keeping very good time! I recall that it was all over the place accuracy-wise, but I think I didn't give it a chance and never really dedicated it to daily wear.

    Here's the thing - I love the size. Looked it up, and it's a 40mm = 1 1/2" Case.

    Now, what is that shiny thing over there [ distracted ].

    Lum-Tec. Beautiful watches - but I've never seen one or worn one and wonder; would I like the larger size? They have a pre-order for the M83 Bronze and the size is 44mm Solid CuSn8 Bronze case and crown.

    Could someone share their experience with both 40mm and 44mm sized watches? I have a medium small wrist I'd say. Maybe more toward small. Here's a pic of the Sub on my wrist:

    In the picture the Sub looks pretty big already. How close was the lens to the watch? Wrist shots never look realistic from too short distance, so a photo from actual viewing distance (0.5m or so) would be helpful..


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    Based on your picture, the WUS groupthink answer will be "you definitely can't wear anything larger than 40mm". Personally, I wouldn't be so sure. The appearance of a watch in the picture depends a lot on the distance between lens and wrist, as the following montage of a 45mm watch on my 18cm wrsit (7.1'') shows. Same day, same watch, same camera, the two halves of the pic were only taken from different distances and then fitted together:


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    Re: size question... Rolex vs. Lum-Tec

    double post (n.s.s.).

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    Re: size question... Rolex vs. Lum-Tec

    here's a pic farther back.

    https://i.imgur.com/Kepng3ml.jpg

    measured my wrist and it's 7" dead on, not stretching the tape.


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    Re: size question... Rolex vs. Lum-Tec

    Quote Originally Posted by D50 View Post
    here's a pic farther back.

    https://i.imgur.com/Kepng3ml.jpg

    measured my wrist and it's 7" dead on, not stretching the tape.

    Yep, in that picture the watch looks smaller.

    The Lüm-Tec M83 Bronze is a design that's meant to be bigger and bolder, but the lugs are very short and stubby, so I think it'll be fine. But of course it will have more wrist presence than the Sub and be more comparable to a 44mm Panerai, for instance, both in size and shape.


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    Re: size question... Rolex vs. Lum-Tec

    I have had two Lum Tec 44mm's and they fit fine on my 6.75" wrist.
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    Re: size question... Rolex vs. Lum-Tec

    I find that anything up to 44mm is no problem on my 6.75” wrist. Over that it really depends on the watch whether it is/looks too bi for me.
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    Re: size question... Rolex vs. Lum-Tec

    Panerai style case generally fits smaller wrists better,don’t let the diameter freak you out
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    Re: size question... Rolex vs. Lum-Tec

    Many members here of the puny watch brigade will chime in. I find anything under 42mm unwearable on my 7 1/4 inch wrist. I have a 36mm Rolex that rarely gets hauled out of my watch box. I keep it because it was a gift. As discussed here many times, you can't pass judgement simply based on a single number - case width. Some small watches can be very uncomfortable, while some larger ones can barely feel like they are on. It's all really about what works for you.
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    Re: size question... Rolex vs. Lum-Tec

    ^ Great input - thanks everyone.

    :)

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