I am seriously considering the purchase of a Ball Engineer II Marvelight, black dial (NM2026C-SJ6-BK), and have some "wearability" questions for folks in the know. (I've attempted to find the answers to these questions using searches on WUS, and via google, but have come up a tad under informed.)
So, this watch will be in a two watch rotation consisting of: 1) the Ball; and 2) a smartwatch used with a BT heart monitor in the gym and for very hard use wear. My attire ranges from t-shirts, polos with jeans, khakis, climbing/tactical/utility pants; to Brooks Brothers dress shirts with khakis/nice jeans in a business casual office environment; to full on business suits roughly five times per year. With that in mind, to my first question:
1) Too much bling for what is predominantly more casual attire? I have also considered a Rolex Explorer / Explorer II; and the Tudor Black Bay 41. I like them all, but they are more money than I wish to spend at this time, especially for a watch that will not be a safe queen by any means. The clean bold design of the Engineer II and the Ball USA history are a big attraction, but is there too much bling ? I would wear the Ball on both the bracelet and a rubber strap. I would appreciate some input.
2) Weight: can anyone give me the watch weight on the bracelet? (40mm model).
3) The shirt cuff. At 13.15mm (I presume this is the peak of the cyclops....), will it fit under a dress shirt cuff without much hassle? My cuffs are not particularly tight, but I do not want to fuss with the watch and the cuff.
4) Wrist size: I am a flat top 6.75" wrist and do not like top heavy monster watches. I am thinking this watch is well within the "likely to be comfortable" range at 40mm diameter and a lug to lug well under 50mm. Any input from someone with my approximate wrist size would be much appreciated.
Thanks to all in advance for any review/input.
- Regards to all