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    Why always bigger? One watch or two?

    I admit my purchases over the years went from a max size of 41mm (SMP and Speedy) to 42mm (Mk II Milsub) to 43mm (Sinn 757 UTC and Armida A2) but now I'm considering a 44mm Sinn U2 or, (gasp!), a 45mm x 17mm (!) thick Spring Drive 600M Diver.

    This disturbs me. I have a slim 6.75-inch wrist but I'm not a slight guy at 6'-4" and 200+lbs. Am I falling in line with the oversized trend? If only Seiko would make it the size of a MM300! 44mm x 14.6mm is already big! I have need for the 24-hour hand. As it is, especially with those bracelet bolts, it's sure to look like armor on my wrist. An option is a Sinn U2 EZM 5. A "true" GMT vs an ETA "office" UTC.

    A Seiko Spring Drive 600M Diver SBDB001 would fill the shoes of a Sinn U2 EZM 5 and a Seiko Marine Master 300M together. But it's a massive watch by all reports. I can't see any of these in the metal before ordering.

    Clearly the SD600M is a technological step above the other two. The U2 and the MM300 can both be tweaked to very good accuracy but the SD will surpass them. What would you do? Variety or all in one? One or two? Same money more or less. Tell me if I'm missing something.







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    Re: Why always bigger? One watch or two?

    Sorry - what's the question bud? Are you asking if you should get both? Because I always say yes in those cases

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    Re: Why always bigger? One watch or two?

    Yeah. But not all three. One or two?

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    2 then?!

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    Re: Why always bigger? One watch or two?

    If you are asking whether folks would choose the U2 or SD600, its up to individual preferences. There is no denying that Spring Drive is a superb technology and the SD600 is very well designed.

    I own both watches (SD600 and U2) and prefer the SD600 for its accuracy, and better lume.
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    Re: Why always bigger? One watch or two?

    The U is a better tool watch, with the hard sub steel and hardened sub steel besel. The other two are "prettier" ( no harm intended!)

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    Re: Why always bigger? One watch or two?

    45mm on a 6.75 wrist sounds like a mistake to me.

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    I'll take 2 instead of 1 any day, you will be happy to have the variety.


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    Re: Why always bigger? One watch or two?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perseus View Post
    45mm on a 6.75 wrist sounds like a mistake to me.
    That's what I'm afraid of.

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    Re: Why always bigger? One watch or two?

    It's also a very, very heavy 45mm too.

    I had a U1 and I couldn't wear it all day. Too uncomfortable. I can sleep with my 857 on.
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