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    When is a watch too small?

    So today, I found a watch that I was really excited about buying from looking at the pictures. However, being the smart person that I am, and that the watch is over 70 years old, I decided to ask about the size. The watch is 29MM excluding the crown. That disappointed me to tell you the truth. I was hoping for somewhere around 35MM. Would you say that this watch is too small for my 6.5 inch wrist? I took some pictures with a 29MM that I own. However, I never wear it and I was hoping to let this watch get a LOT of wrist time. Not to mention that I would be paying a significantly larger amount. Here is about how I would expect the watch to fit on my wrist.
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    Re: When is a watch too small?

    If you like it that much have you thought about wearing it on a bund strap?
    The pad hides the smallness of older watches.
    I have an old 30mm cushion case that I planned to wear on a bund (if the hairspring wasn't buggered...)


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    Re: When is a watch too small?

    Quote Originally Posted by drunken monkey View Post
    If you like it that much have you thought about wearing it on a bund strap?
    The pad hides the smallness of older watches.
    I have an old 30mm cushion case that I planned to wear on a bund (if the hairspring wasn't buggered...)
    Who do you know of that makes bund straps for 16MM lugs? I'm looking for this color brown.
    http://www.amazon.com/Alligator-Grai...9093733&sr=1-7
    I prefer the buckle to come gold colored, plated, something. But I can always switch out the buckle. The watch case is gold filled.

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    Re: When is a watch too small?

    hmm... actually, that's a good point.
    my cushion case has 20mm wire lugs.


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    Re: When is a watch too small?

    I think it's too small, yes. I have about a 6.5 inch wrist (maybe a bit bigger) and I wouldn't go below 34mm I don't think. Prefer 38-40mm.

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    Re: When is a watch too small?

    Quote Originally Posted by drunken monkey View Post
    hmm... actually, that's a good point.
    my cushion case has 20mm wire lugs.
    Wow. 20MM lugs on a 30MM watch? That's a large lug to case ratio.

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    Re: When is a watch too small?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bronte View Post
    I think it's too small, yes. I have about a 6.5 inch wrist (maybe a bit bigger) and I wouldn't go below 34mm I don't think. Prefer 38-40mm.
    I own 3 50MM+ watches. lol. As long as it's over 35MM, I'm generally okay.

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    Re: When is a watch too small?

    It depends on how you feel about the watch. People did wear small watches in the past :) Seeing all of the oversized monsters of today may it seem too small... I have a 34mm with a similar proportional size look and I'm fine with it...

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    Re: When is a watch too small?

    Quote Originally Posted by panamamike View Post
    It depends on how you feel about the watch. People did wear small watches in the past :) Seeing all of the oversized monsters of today may it seem too small... I have a 34mm with a similar proportional size look and I'm fine with it...
    What size is your wrists? And would you mind sharing a picture?

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    Re: When is a watch too small?

    I guess it's only too small if you think it is. The Bund is not a bad idea to try. Jurgens USA have a small bund that should suit the case and lug size.

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