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    Suggestions for 6.5 inch wrist $1000 to $2000 range

    I am new to the watch world and am looking to purchase a watch priced between $1000 to $2000. I'm not very knowledgeable so any suggestions would be appreciated. I have skinny wrists for a man, 6.5 inches so am finding it hard to find something I like as most of the watches I like the look of seem to be too big for my puny little wrists. I like the look of the tag aquaracer (the 39mm one) but was hoping for a less common brand. I think I would definitely need smaller then 40mm Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Suggestions for 6.5 inch wrist $1000 to $2000 range

    How wide is your wrist? Circumference isn't all that interesting due to the various shapes of the human wrist (flat, round, skinny, fat, etc).
    Lay your arm down, take two books and put the corners against either side of where the watch would be, lift up your arm and measure the distance between the corners.
    Furthermore, what style of watch are you looking for? Dressy? Sporty? Diver? Chronograph? etc
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    Re: Suggestions for 6.5 inch wrist $1000 to $2000 range

    I did the book thing and got 2.5 inches. Im looking for an everyday watch so probably not dressy. What style is the aquaracer? I like that look. I really am a novice.

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    Re: Suggestions for 6.5 inch wrist $1000 to $2000 range

    Alright, so that's 63.5mm. My rule of thumb is that the width of the wrist divided by the diameter of the watch should approximate the golden ratio (1.62). In your case that gives a watch diameter of 39mm.
    The Aquaracer is a sports watch, so we're looking at sporty watches around 39mm $1k-2k. The Aquaracer is 43mm which will probably be bit to big. I'm a bit biased, but I'd suggest a (used, they don't make them anymore) 39mm Speedmaster Automatic.

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    Re: Suggestions for 6.5 inch wrist $1000 to $2000 range

    Thanks I do like the speedmaster but was really hoping to buy new and i believe it is out of my price range. The tag I was referring to I believe is 39mm is this one.Name:  tag.jpg
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    Re: Suggestions for 6.5 inch wrist $1000 to $2000 range

    Similar to the Tag.
    Less common.
    Under $2000.

    have you looked at Sinn?

    The EZM3 strikes me as being close. 40mm. So good for your wrist size (I'm about the same). It's a dive watch with a rotating bezel. And it's painstakingly constructed.

    Sinn EZM 3 on Strap


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    Some other options from the same brand:

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    Re: Suggestions for 6.5 inch wrist $1000 to $2000 range

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    Thanks I do like the speedmaster but was really hoping to buy new and i believe it is out of my price range. The tag I was referring to I believe is 39mm is this one.Name:  tag.jpg
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    If you're deadset on buying new then the Speedmaster is out since it's not in production anymore. It is however absolutely within your budget (it's not the "moonwatch" Speedmaster but a smaller version with a self-winding movement) speedmaster 3510.50 - WatchRecon - The Most Intelligent Search Engine for Private Watch Sales
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    Re: Suggestions for 6.5 inch wrist $1000 to $2000 range

    A Grand Seiko Quartz if your not a total watch guy and want something fire and forget.

    Smaller case size, excellent fit and finish, reliable, low maintenance and SCARY accurate. Can be had on either bracelet or leather band.

    As an example- Grand Seiko | seiyajapan.com Scroll down to the bottom portion of the page for those in your budget.

    Good luck.
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    Re: Suggestions for 6.5 inch wrist $1000 to $2000 range

    Quote Originally Posted by Nokie View Post
    A Grand Seiko Quartz if your not a watch guy and want something fire and forget.

    Smaller case size, excellent fit and finish, reliable, low maintenance and SCARY accurate. Can be had on either bracelet or leather band.

    As an example- Grand Seiko | seiyajapan.com Scroll down to the bottom portion of the page for those in your budget.

    Good luck.
    I'd say Grand Seiko quartz even if he's a watch guy. Sure it's about as 'fire and forget' as you can get - with its hyper accurate quartz movement, long battery life, and 50 year (!) service interval. But it's also a heck of a nice piece of watch making and a true expression of horological artistry.
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    Re: Suggestions for 6.5 inch wrist $1000 to $2000 range

    Quote Originally Posted by TheWalrus View Post
    I'd say Grand Seiko quartz even if he's a watch guy. Sure it's about as 'fire and forget' as you can get - with it's hyper accurate quartz movement, long battery life, and 50 year (!) service interval. But it's also a heck of a nice piece of watch making and a true expression of horological artistry.
    Agreed 100%.
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