Any pictures of Airman or Marine auto (40mm case) on small wrist?

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    Any pictures of Airman or Marine auto (40mm case) on small wrist?

    I'm very intrigued by the Flieger style watch, but I fear that a 40mm case (that wears bigger than it is) might look silly on my 6" wrist. I understand that straps make wear smaller they they are (perhaps to counter the huge dial), but this is something I'd definitely like to see before jumping in.

    I have a few 40mm and even 42mm watches, but they've all got large bezels and short lugs. Per the Stowa website, the 40mm case used in autos has a 48.9mm lug-lug distance, which is longer than any watch I have, save the Speedy, and that watch really pushes my limits as far as size. If anybody's got a <6.5" wrist wearing either of these watches, I'd love to see pics from as many angles as possible. Thanks!
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    Re: Any pictures of Airman or Marine auto (40mm case) on small wrist?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveInLA View Post
    I'm very intrigued by the Flieger style watch, but I fear that a 40mm case (that wears bigger than it is) might look silly on my 6" wrist. I understand that straps make wear smaller they they are (perhaps to counter the huge dial), but this is something I'd definitely like to see before jumping in.

    I have a few 40mm and even 42mm watches, but they've all got large bezels and short lugs. Per the Stowa website, the 40mm case used in autos has a 48.9mm lug-lug distance, which is longer than any watch I have, save the Speedy, and that watch really pushes my limits as far as size. If anybody's got a <6.5" wrist wearing either of these watches, I'd love to see pics from as many angles as possible. Thanks!
    I believe the lug to lug distance on a Speedy Pro is 48mm. So the Stowa would actually be bigger is that respect as it is reportedly 48.9 mm lug to lug.

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    Re: Any pictures of Airman or Marine auto (40mm case) on small wrist?

    My wrist is 6.25":




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    Re: Any pictures of Airman or Marine auto (40mm case) on small wrist?

    I have a wrist somewhere in the 6.5-6.7" area and have no problem w/ the airman...it has a case length on the long side, but has a nice sleek curve to lugs etc. & that makes it easier to wear for those of us w/ smaller wrists. 40mm is as big a watch w/ a thin bezel I'll wear. Wrist pics are deceiving though...........................



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    Re: Any pictures of Airman or Marine auto (40mm case) on small wrist?

    Quote Originally Posted by es335 View Post
    I believe the lug to lug distance on a Speedy Pro is 48mm. So the Stowa would actually be bigger is that respect as it is reportedly 48.9 mm lug to lug.
    The Speedy lug-lug distance is about 48mm, which was big enough that I had to swap out the original bracelet for an 1171. The bracelet it came with has SEL that stick out, making the watch too big, the 1171 w/ 633 endlinks makes it wear smaller (kind of).

    The Airman looks larger than I thought on a 6.25" wrist based on Bishamon's pictures. I guess that basically rules out this watch for me. I might consider the Archimede Pilot M with 39mm case and 46mm lug-lug length. However, their strap is clearly inferior and probably too long for my wrist. all the aftermarket straps I've seen for short wrists are cheap in quality.
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    Re: Any pictures of Airman or Marine auto (40mm case) on small wrist?

    if I may make a suggestion as to straps.......I am a big fan of the Di Modell "Rallye" strap....I have it on 2 "fleiger" style watches...I've seen them on all kinds...Speedys, Explorere type watches..... check it out.

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    Re: Any pictures of Airman or Marine auto (40mm case) on small wrist?

    I second suggestion for DiModell Rallye - I wear it on Speedy Pro and my Airman. Well made, brings a sporty side to an airman watch.
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