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    Aquis chronograph - For those who need serious wrist presence!

    Decided to bite the bullet and order myself the chronograph that had been calling me for a while, Oris Aquis Chrono. Just got it in from Watchmaxx today, and I think I may have to admit defeat on this one. Haven't run into much that's too big for my 8" wrists, but this one just about does it. It's hard to find good pictures of this thing anywhere so I thought I'd document it for those interested. Comparison shots are next to my Clipperton.

    Overall, the diameter isn't what does it, it's the height. Damn thing is almost 19mm tall, and almost looks like a can stuck to the wrist. Better if you have the wrist straight and don't exaggerate it, but it's still up there. Probably going to end up sending it back, which is a shame. Great watch besides the height!

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    Re: Aquis chronograph - For those who need serious wrist presence!

    Quote Originally Posted by ofted42 View Post
    Decided to bite the bullet and order myself the chronograph that had been calling me for a while, Oris Aquis Chrono. Just got it in from Watchmaxx today, and I think I may have to admit defeat on this one. Haven't run into much that's too big for my 8" wrists, but this one just about does it. It's hard to find good pictures of this thing anywhere so I thought I'd document it for those interested. Comparison shots are next to my Clipperton.

    Overall, the diameter isn't what does it, it's the height. Damn thing is almost 19mm tall, and almost looks like a can stuck to the wrist. Better if you have the wrist straight and don't exaggerate it, but it's still up there. Probably going to end up sending it back, which is a shame. Great watch besides the height!
    A damn shame. That is just about the perfect watch, but I wish they could make a slimmed-down version.
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    I agree, the ONLY thing I don't care for is the thickness. Have to think on it a bit, it's about 2mm thicker than my Garmin Fenix 3 that I wore for years but less bulky widthwise. Obviously heavier too. If I can put up with that one and not bang it on everything, this should be doable. I'd like to try it on the rubber strap, but if I touch it besides what you see in the pics I can't return it. Decisions....

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    Exclamation yikes

    That must be heavy!
    Can't you remove the bracelet and install a strap?

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    Just weighed it, 8.5 oz on the bracelet. Good arm workout!

    I can replace the bracelet, but if I modify it it remove anything I can't send it back. Strap won't fix the height either.
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    It’s a shame about the chrono but don’t give up on Oris just yet. The ProDiver is 49mm and the ProDiver Chrono is 52mm but they don’t seem to sit as high off your wrist and being titanium are reasonably (ha ha) light.
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    Yeah, I considered that but decided to go another route. Sending the chrono back today and will probably be picking up a Garmin Forerunner for everyday around the house wear. Been looking to replace my Fenix 3, and with my advancing age would like to track heartrate and sleep patterns better. The Clipperton and Stowa Marine will be my work watches. Still got the Monster for when things get nasty too.

    It was close though. Tried it on the strap yesterday since I was able to get the screws out without leaving any marks. MUCH better on there, but still a lot of weight. I think I'd have gotten used to it, but that kind of cash for something you'll probably like is a no go. If they ever make a thinner one with 300m resistance or so I'm all over it.
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    Re: Aquis chronograph - For those who need serious wrist presence!

    That think looks awesome! Keep it!


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    Re: Aquis chronograph - For those who need serious wrist presence!

    Quote Originally Posted by tynan.nida View Post
    That think looks awesome! Keep it!


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    Yeah - I would have kept it.

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    Re: Aquis chronograph - For those who need serious wrist presence!

    Saw one on YT with the rubber strap and it looked great.


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