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    Which watches would you buy if they were bigger/smaller?

    I think there are watches that a lot of us would buy if only there were a little bigger or smaller. Some of us have really small wrists, others have abnormally large wrists.

    My wrist is a tiny 6". I have a couple 42mm wrists, though one of them (new Speedy Pro) is a bit of a stretch in terms of size. I actually bought an 1171 bracelet because it doesn't have large endlinks.

    But other than that, I'd really like the Seiko Sumo, which I think is listed at 43 or 44mm. I have a 42mm Atlas, and that's really pushing it already, so no Sumo for me.

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    Re: Which watches would you buy if they were bigger/smaller?

    Great question to pose...

    For me there are just too many small watches out there. I prefer 46-48mm, and there are tons of watches that I could list that I wish would expand their sizes before I buy. Pretty much any Russian brand, I really want a Russian diver, but they're all small and few are rated to even 200m water resistant (I only collect dive watches). Rolex, Tag Heuer, etc... too many to list really.

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    Re: Which watches would you buy if they were bigger/smaller?

    Im in the same boat, ive only got a 6 inch wrist so anything huge looks stupid, ive done the same aswell lol convinced myself the tag isnt too big. Id love some of the Maurice stuff to be a tad smaller but alot more rectangular faces

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    Re: Which watches would you buy if they were bigger/smaller?

    Another person with a 6 inch wrist here.
    Maybe it's because I have a woman's wrist and am used to wearing small watches but a 40mm watch looks rediculous on me. Got a 37mm seiko 5 which I think is as big as I can go.

    I really like Panerai so I'd like to try a hommage watch but they are all too big. And I like the Stowa Ikarus a lot too, but again, too big.

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    Re: Which watches would you buy if they were bigger/smaller?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveInLA View Post
    I think there are watches that a lot of us would buy if only there were a little bigger or smaller. Some of us have really small wrists, others have abnormally large wrists.
    Too many big watches out there for 300lb gorillas and fashion victims - time and again I've passed over an otherwise nice watch from an unconventional manufacturer because it looks like a clown's-watch on me. Having said that there are lots of choices in the 39-42mm range from the more conventional manufacturers so I wouldn't totally be at a loss.
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    Re: Which watches would you buy if they were bigger/smaller?

    My wrist is 6.75", with 48mm being the max I'm comfortable wearing, all the watches I like are that size or under. So, I'm good


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    Re: Which watches would you buy if they were bigger/smaller?

    One of RGM's pilot watches [their most inexpensive one heh!] comes in at 38.5mm...wish that was a tad bigger...I generally choose watches that are 40mm and up...I would snap it up pretty quickly


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    Re: Which watches would you buy if they were bigger/smaller?

    The Rolex Explorer, if it was 40mm or bigger. 36mm is just too small for me.
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    Re: Which watches would you buy if they were bigger/smaller?

    I have been looking at the Corum Admiral's Cup Regatta.
    At 44 mm and a casedesign that wears big, it is just feels too large for me.

    (I do own a Sinn U2, 44mm, but that one is just OK, it wears small.)

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    Re: Which watches would you buy if they were bigger/smaller?

    Breitling SuperOcean Heritage manages to be both too small and too big! It's offered in 38mm, or 46mm!

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