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gregplay723 Senior Member Senior Geek

Stop complaining about watches being too large!

Maybe I'm missing something but it seems that every time a new watch is unveiled many geeks simply dismiss it because of size; the small 40mm watches of yesteryear are gone and for the most part good riddance, With all of the wonderful dial choices now available at affordable prices it has released the strangle hold that watch makers like Rolex and Cartier had on the industry for years. So enjoy the boldness that is today, and enjoy the larger time pieces from all the innovative designers unleashing these beauties. __________________ “Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.�

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I dont think small watches are gone .I have watches from 40mm up to 53mm. And I like big watches but if I go to a Blacktie Affair or someplace like that I like to wear my 40mm Monaco.Ever try to wear a SAS with french cuffs .It doesnt work,All sizes have their place in the watch world __________________

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Originally Posted by gregplay723 Maybe I'm missing something but it seems that every time a new watch is unveiled many geeks simply dismiss it because of size; the small 40mm watches of yesteryear are gone and for the most part good riddens,


With all of the wonderful dial choices now available at affordable prices it has released the strangle hold that watch makers like Rolex and Cartier had on the industry for years. So enjoy the boldness that is today, and enjoy the larger time pieces from all the innovative designers unleashing these beauties. Opinions are always welcome, and I for one agree with you here. Just keep in mind that those who prefer the oversize pieces are in very small minority. The vast majority, by a long shot, of the watch buying public wear and prefer the 38-42mm size watches. There is a BIG world out there, outside of this forum. My 2 cents .. __________________

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Seems to me, there is a place for ALL size watches. __________________ All the best, Peggy bandanapeg

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Well, gee. I guess those guys at Rolex will never learn. Boy I sure hope they can scrounge by somehow. __________________

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06 P ... Of course an SAS works just fine with french cuffs .. just roll them up 2 folds and check out that timepiece !! ... I do all the time. It's perfect for tuxes too .. ha,ha .. just rad !! .. MB mrblue View Public Profile Send a private message to mrblue Find all posts by mrblue Add mrblue to Your Contacts


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Sorry Greg the 40mm are not gone and will be around for longer then most of us I dont mind big I do own both and Im not giving up my Rolex,s because you think there two small. __________________

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Gone? Someone better let Rolex, Omega, Breitling, Tag Heuer, Maurice Lacroix, Clerc, Corum, Pateke Philipe, and all the others I did not mention know they are about to go under. Though there are some 25,000 members here one must realize that that is just a miniscule percentage of watch officiando's/collectors out there. Quote:

Originally Posted by gregplay723 Maybe I'm missing something but it seems that every time a new watch is unveiled many geeks simply dismiss it because of size; the small 40mm watches of yesteryear are gone and for the most part good riddens, With all of the wonderful dial choices now available at affordable prices it has released the strangle hold that watch makers like Rolex and Cartier had on the industry for years. So enjoy the boldness that is today, and enjoy the larger time pieces from all the innovative designers unleashing these beauties. __________________


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waswell Senior Member Veteran Geek

There is a difference (in purpose) between large watches and oversized watches. Some have large wrists and thus require a large watch for it to look appropriate while others wear oversized watches because they want that bold, in your face, look what I got look. I think the large watches are here to stay because we will always have people with larger wrists but the oversize market, at least IMHO, is only a fad. Once the fad goes away the demand for large watches will shrink. History always repeats itself and the standard 40mm watch will return. When? Who knows I caught got up in the 50mm craze and I have a smaller wrist. I came to my senses, at least for me, and am going back to the 40-47mm size watch. Just my 2 cents waswell View Public Profile Send a private message to waswell Find all posts by waswell Add waswell to Your Contacts #11 Today, 08:36 AM


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I agree that the trend is big big and bigger but there still a lot of 40\42mm being sold. Croton, SWI, Andriod and Invicta are all still making some small watches. Besides there is a ton of very nice hardly used small watches for sell. Example I had a collection of over 100 watches all 42mm and under. Now that the market and style is big I love the look and could never ever go back to a small watch. No matter where the style goes I will always have a hunk slung to my wrist until the day the Lord brings me home. So I have sold all my small watches under 43mm at a super low price. Good deal for thoses who still love the small look. As for me and all of my watch buddies we will not even consider a new watch that is under 46mm. Once you go big you can never go back. __________________

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I have to admit, although I love the bigger, sexier, bolder, crazy styled watches, the smaller


watches I do own, I no longer wear. I will keep them and pass them along to my sons... they are of course higher end and just because they are small doesn't mean they are not worth their weight in watch! I will still with 45mm on the wrist as a dress watch and the big and bold 50mm and up for sporty, casual dress car driving madness!!! imawatchgeek View Public Profile Send a private message to imawatchgeek Send email to imawatchgeek Find all posts by imawatchgeek Add imawatchgeek to Your Contacts #13 Today, 08:43 AM Join Date: Mar 2009 Location: The Great Northwest Posts: 596 Real Name: Steve

bioya58 Senior Member Veteran Geek

There is large (44-48mm) and then there is Super size 50mm and up.. Just my opinion. Sure people stop and ask you about your watches when they are 50mm and up...you think that's 'cuz they like them or 'cuz they have never seen any one with a clock on they're wrist? bioya58 View Public Profile Send a private message to bioya58 Find all posts by bioya58 Add bioya58 to Your Contacts #14 Today, 08:44 AM

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I love the big watches. But, they are not always practical. You can't wear a 55mm sports watch with a suit or tux. I suppose you could,but I would not. The classic size watches are not going anywhere. Many people prefer the smaller size watches over the larger ones. The bigger styles are just the newest trend to hit the watch industry. And now,they will take

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their place along side the standard sizes,but they will never be the standard size. wrist art View Public Profile Send a private message to wrist art Find all posts by wrist art Add wrist art to Your Contacts #15 Today, 08:44 AM Join Date: Sep 2009 Location: Juneau, Alaska Posts: 949 Real Name: Cal

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I like big watches and I can not lie...you other brothers can't deny... battleshipduke View Public Profile Send a private message to battleshipduke Send email to battleshipduke Find all posts by battleshipduke Add battleshipduke to Your Contacts #16 Today, 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by iceman64 Opinions are always welcome, and I for one agree with you here. Just keep in mind that those who prefer the oversize pieces are in very small minority. The vast majority, by a long shot, of the watch buying public wear and prefer the 38-42mm size watches. There is a BIG world out there, outside of this forum. My 2 cents .. So true, until recently everything I bought was 52mm or so. Got the Deep Blue 45mm and re-discovered that I actually do like smaller watches. Even got the Pro Diver 44mm from WOW this week. The biggies will continue to sell, but don't sell the smaller sizes short! arcata1946


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how many times a year you wear a tux? i go big and if I am wearing a tux I will pocket watch it. __________________

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It is all a matter of personal preference. 40mm watches are not going anywhere, as I do not think 50mm watches will be going anywhere soon. I like my watches in the 40-47mm range, and I only comment when a new watch comes out over that size range it is too big for me. Not really a complaint, just a comment. MikeAB View Public Profile Send a private message to MikeAB Send email to MikeAB Find all posts by MikeAB Add MikeAB to Your Contacts #19 Today, 08:53 AM Join Date: Mar 2009 Location: "Da Swamp" LA. Posts: 9,643 Real Name: John "WHO DAT"

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Its all relative to your wrist size and what you are going to wear the watch for.I think you are hearing complaints are from those myself included that would buy certain watches if they werent so big like the Meteorite PD.I dont mind having a few big ones but I wont have a whole collection of them the same for 42mm watches.The attention you get from the big watches I am not really looking for. I would rather someone compliment my watch because its a great watch no matter what the size. __________________

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Originally Posted by MikeAB It is all a matter of personal preference. 40mm watches are not going anywhere, as I do


not think 50mm watches will be going anywhere soon. I like my watches in the 40-47mm range, and I only comment when a new watch comes out over that size range it is too big for me. Not really a complaint, just a comment. It's all About what a person likes I never complain about size but I usually wont buy anything over 48mm because I don't feel it looks right on my 71/4 inch wrist. My only major complaint is if the watches are so big why are the date windows so small. __________________ Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. robertjk View Public Profile Send a private message to robertjk Send email to robertjk Find all posts by robertjk Add robertjk to Your Contacts #22 Today, 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by gregplay723 Maybe I'm missing something but it seems that every time a new watch is unveiled many geeks simply dismiss it because of size; the small 40mm watches of yesteryear are gone and for the most part good riddance, With all of the wonderful dial choices now available at affordable prices it has released the strangle hold that watch makers like Rolex and Cartier had on the industry for years. So enjoy the boldness that is today, and enjoy the larger time pieces from all the innovative designers unleashing these beauties. I`m complaining about nuthin`!!! I have been assimilated by the RD`s,SAN III`s and a whole lots of other larger watches since falling into this OCD hobby. Certaily a SO 44 skelton will be great for formal affairs and the big bling the rest of the time. Wear what you want and quit the b***hn` __________________


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It is all relative....

Humans come in all shapes and sizes as well and yet we all belong. It all depends on the collector. I started out with vintage. All of a sudden I went from a 1966 Omega to a Russian diver. Whoa! People still love nostalgia. If you like big hooray if you like small cool. It does not make a difference. We have one common denominator. WE ARE ALL WATCH GEEKS...... sweetlou View Public Profile Send a private message to sweetlou Find all posts by sweetlou Add sweetlou to Your Contacts #24 Today, 09:06 AM


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jfwharton Senior Member Veteran Geek

Sorry but I don't believe that smaller watches are gone. I have watches of all sized and wear them all. I admit that larger watches are coming out and for me they don't work. at least the ones above 50mm are too big for my wrist. So if all a company does is larger watches then


it's time to move on to a different company. If I can't find something smaller then it's time for me to get a new hobby. John Join Date: Jan 2009 Posts: 988

Owlwatch Senior Member Veteran Geek

To each his/her own in prefered watch sizes...but let's not get all crazy up in here! There is not a wide spread trend regarding oversize watches. Folks have a distorted perspective when their experience in limited and the perspective and experience in this forum...big watches! The entire planet is not leaning strongly towards 50mm watches and the 40-42 mm will most likely be the worldly norm for our lifetime. Nonetheless, all that embrace the big watches...enjoy! Owlwatch View Public Profile Send a private message to Owlwatch Find all posts by Owlwatch Add Owlwatch to Your Contacts #27 Today, 09:23 AM

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I'm pretty new to this site but I'm with a lot of you guys , unless you're a linebacker for the packers or someone with a bigggg wrist , some of these " oversize" watches " on someone with a 7" wrist look kinda stupid,...I have a 6 3/4 " wrist and i think I've bought my last 50mm watch, the 40-47 mm watches are IMO are much better suited to us " little" guys.....I bought a sas in the 52 mm case that is a beautiful time machine but I think on someone like me it's like wearing a microwave oven on my wrist , its almost embarrasing, wear 'em if you want but don't get rid of the little watches. goat View Public Profile Send a private message to goat Send email to goat Find all posts by goat Add goat to Your Contacts #28 Today, 09:27 AM


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Originally Posted by Knifemaker how many times a year you wear a tux? i go big and if I am wearing a tux I will pocket watch it. I think you missed the point. wrist art View Public Profile Send a private message to wrist art Find all posts by wrist art Add wrist art to Your Contacts #29 Today, 09:30 AM Join Date: Mar 2009 Location: Central VA. Blue Ridge MTNS. Posts: 2,852 Real Name: Lynn

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Originally Posted by strutn45 I like'm all. Funny John, But I have to Agree ! Still a large market for All Sizes ! bugduck View Public Profile Send a private message to bugduck Send email to bugduck Find all posts by bugduck Add bugduck to Your Contacts #30 Today, 09:38 AM


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Love the 50 and 52 mm. The Touring in Red orange gets more complyments the most of the others including Bold , SABQ Speciality, Reserve EX. etc. the B View Public Profile Send a private message to the B Find all posts by the B Add the B to Your Contacts #31 Today, 09:51 AM

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I suspect most "it's too big" comments are in response to someone posting the question, "What do you think of the new Invictenatodroid model" After all, if someone asks, it seems like a legit answer if you don't happen to care for larger watches. It's not about hatin' - it's about preference. Yeesh! __________________

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Seems to me, there is a place for ALL size watches. ABSOLUTELY - on my wrist! I wear everything from (I think the smallest I have is) 42mm and the largest I have is way north of 53mm. Wear what you like and like what you wear! __________________

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Guys there's plenty of mid size watches out there. I will always love the bigger ones though the wrist presence is just awesome and for the money you pay for the large Invictas are very well priced anyone can get one thus it's apeal. __________________ Every scar a lesson, every battle a test of what you have learned. Invicta Bigboss View Public Profile Send a private message to Invicta Bigboss Send email to Invicta Bigboss Find all posts by Invicta Bigboss Add Invicta Bigboss to Your Contacts #34


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I've gotten used to larger ones and like them. However, the classic sizes are not going anywhere and will be around and worn much longer than the monsters. When I know I'll be wearing a watch for 12 straight hours, I'd rather strap on a 43mm pro diver or something as it is more comfortable and lightweight. __________________

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Originally Posted by gregplay723 Maybe I'm missing something but it seems that every time a new watch is unveiled many geeks simply dismiss it because of size; the small 40mm watches of yesteryear are gone and for the most part good riddance, With all of the wonderful dial choices now available at affordable prices it has released the strangle hold that watch makers like Rolex and Cartier had on the industry for years. So enjoy the boldness that is today, and enjoy the larger time pieces from all the innovative designers unleashing these beauties. Hey Greg: Stop complaining about other people complaining!

Just kidding.

All opinions are welcome and what you state as complaining may just be someone giving their opinion just like you did when starting this thread. I wear 50 and 52mm and enjoy the look and design, but I, like others here, will not get rid of their 40-44mm watches. The smaller ones I reserve for business especially since I work in a conservative environment and hold a leadership position. There's a time and place for all watches and if you acquire a taste for high-end timepieces you are looking at 40-42mm on average. __________________ Too many watches, not enough time. Chase Durer, Invicta, Omega, Orient, Poljot, Rolex, Seiko, Vostok Europe FloridaGary View Public Profile Send a private message to FloridaGary Send email to FloridaGary Find all posts by FloridaGary Add FloridaGary to Your Contacts #36 Today, 10:30 AM Join Date: Jan 2010 Location: ohio Posts: 4,222 Real Name: Nhard

bigwatchking1 Senior Member Master WatchGeek

never going to hear me complain about a watch being to big,,,my names says it all,,,i think its a matter of choice and what you like,,,,i dont make fun of a guy wearing a 40mm watch its his choice,,,just let me enjoy my 53mm watch __________________


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I always think of it like this: If you don't like something, don't buy it. Pretty simple philosophy. An additional part of this is also: If you don't like something and you aren't buying it - then do it quietly. No one cares if someone doesn't like big watches, or someone else doesn't like small watches. For example: I don't like cars with 22 inch chrome spinner rims - but I don't go around complaining to everyone about it. There are plenty of small watches out there still, and the majority of people will continue to buy them because they prefer the look. I like both big and smaller watches, but being a big guy - I tend to go toward the bigger watches. __________________ -Aaron My watch pictures: http://photobucket.com/AaronWatches PTAaron View Public Profile Send a private message to PTAaron


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Panerai is generally considered the brand that began to expand the dial case size horizon. Notably this year they are releasing their own manufacture movement in a 42mm case. Small cases gone? Rubbish. __________________ Ah, pigs: an omnivorous, domesticated, cloven-hoof vertebrate that defecates the same place it consumes. warpig View Public Profile Send a private message to warpig Find all posts by warpig Add warpig to Your Contacts #39 Today, 10:38 AM Join Date: Mar 2008 Location: On the Puget Sound, WA Posts: 12,499 Real Name: Charlie

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sorry, but 40mm will still be in trend way longer than 50mm+ will ever be. hell, if you looked at the offerings at basel this year, all the companies are sizing down. sanlover99 View Public Profile Find all posts by sanlover99 Add sanlover99 to Your Contacts #41 Today, 10:54 AM Join Date: Jan 2010 Location: Virginia /Washington D.C. Posts: 850 Real Name: Jeff Davekos

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I for one enjoyed the fad in the late 80's wear the young lady s wore a watch with an xtra long bracelet on their ankle.that was a big night club look in Boston at the time.and some girls got asked the time quite often through out the night.LOL But I have a mix of all sizes 36-50mm desert rex View Public Profile Send a private message to desert rex Find all posts by desert rex Add desert rex to Your Contacts #42 Today, 10:55 AM Join Date: Mar 2009 Location: The Great Northwest Posts: 596 Real Name: Steve

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Originally Posted by sanlover99 sorry, but 40mm will still be in trend way longer than 50mm+ will ever be. hell, if you looked at the offerings at basel this year, all the companies are sizing down. Not all of them...... or we wouldn't have this thread. bioya58 View Public Profile Send a private message to bioya58 Find all posts by bioya58 Add bioya58 to Your Contacts #43 Today, 11:21 AM

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I think all sizes apply here. Realize though, no opinion here is wrong, it's your right to express your opinion, and thankfully you have. If we did'nt have many points of view, there is no discussion, and there is no debating, to really think about, what, has actually revolutionized the watch industry. Invicta imo, went boldly where no one would go, "larger." I vividly remember Jim S showing the Russian Diver for the first time and showing a 40mm Pro-Diver next to it, wow that was an eye full at that moment, and a challenge to buy it and pop it on the wrist and gasp. Now it's commonplace, and 40mm seem small, but it's a visual perspective now, and the game has changed. I do agree many would not go back to 40mm and others would not want larger, it's a demographic attitude by person, and individual taste. I did have an interesting comment by a 20 year old gal who was at my watch maker's as I got a battery for my yellow RD. She gasped at it, and said, "man that is huge, what for?" She asked to try it on, and I said, "Think of it as a bangle bracelet that tells time." She instanly wanted it, and said, "this is also great for older people, no glasses needed." Another lady said, " I like traditional size watches," albeit a bit curious. I think it's like any market, you need to service each and every customer's want's and desires or they look elsewhere, and once the manufacturer disappoints, that customer will either vacate your product mix and never return, or wait for what sings to them, as it presents itself for emanination. I think each person listens for the song of the personal grail, there are a lot of 40mm Rollies still going out the door and for Invicta as well, the 40mm Pro-Diver gave the blood to Invicta to spread its wings and fly. Your point is well taken and valuable as an attitude of a customer that falls into a product segment. People may sound like they are complaining but they are expressing their needs and desires and peeves as well, about a certain product or product mix. Thankfully it sounds like you're happy with larger timepieces, so they made both you and me happy as well.


I am glad you posted this thread, because part of collecting, and debating over a possible grail can be hard, we are all visual artists here , if not we would all use cell phones to tell the time, and be bored silly. Bless the 316L stainless steel set, that's all I can say. Be proud of your stance, other WG's see and listen to a discussion and it adds to the mystiques of collecting. It's like going to a fine arts museum, someone may make a comment about a painting and another may scoff, but each person has the right to express their opinions and feelings, kudos for doing so, it makes me think about timepieces more and that's what makes a day have sunshine. Kudos.. __________________

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AMEN brother. I love big watches.... CHUCK WAGON View Public Profile Send a private message to CHUCK WAGON Find all posts by CHUCK WAGON Add CHUCK WAGON to Your Contacts #45 Today, 11:24 AM

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too BIG ??

I wear any watch between 39MM to 60MM, I'll never totally give up my 39MM to 44MM, they don't get a lot of wrist time, but they do get some wrist time. __________________ WATCHES = FUN watchayla1 View Public Profile Send a private message to watchayla1 Send email to watchayla1 Find all posts by watchayla1 Add watchayla1 to Your Contacts #46 Today, 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by bioya58 Not all of them...... or we wouldn't have this thread. all the companies that matter at least. sanlover99 View Public Profile Find all posts by sanlover99 Add sanlover99 to Your Contacts #47 Today, 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by sanlover99 all the companies that matter at least. Guess thats why you have a SAIII in your avatar pic, huh? __________________

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Well, let's hope the trend doesn't go too far.

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Originally Posted by CharlieB Everyone should like what they like and be tolerant, dare I say respectful, of what others like. Yep, I think this is the bigger point of the thread. Look, "classic style" will ALWAYS be in, I don't care if it is in clothing like a suit, or fine watches. There may be styles which come and go, but classics are timeless. I personally have watches from 38mm to 60mm in my collection....a time and place for them all.


Why would anyone complain in the first place about a size? If you don't like it, fine...and?? __________________ "All is possible for those who don't quit before the miracle." -personal affirmation watchdude1 View Public Profile Send a private message to watchdude1 Find all posts by watchdude1 Add watchdude1 to Your Contacts #50 Today, 11:36 AM

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I don't complain too much I hope about larger size watches. My own preference is 40-45mm. I just don't buy anything larger than 46mm. However, I do complain about the variety on shopnbc. There just isn't any variety in my size range...and before you say "there's plenty of watches in that range"...there's really not. Stuhrling has gone big, Andriod has gone big, and Invicta has certainly gone big, and Renato has always been big.

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Variety is the spice of life. I enjoy the big watches even with my small wrist. Still, I enjoy a smaller watches on occasion. They are a welcome relief from the nearly one pound venoms, which I love for only so long. BabyDoc View Public Profile Send a private message to BabyDoc Find all posts by BabyDoc Add BabyDoc to Your Contacts #52 Today, 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Allan I don't complain too much I hope about larger size watches. My own preference is 4045mm. I just don't buy anything larger than 46mm. However, I do complain about the variety on shopnbc. There just isn't any variety in my size range...and before you say "there's plenty of watches in that range"...there's really not. Stuhrling has gone big, Andriod has gone big, and Invicta has certainly gone big, and Renato has always been big. I personally LOVE 45-46mm watches. That is why I have several Renato Wildebeasts in my collection. Still, IMO, one of the finest Renato designs and sizes...can wear them for the most formal occasions or for the most casual. __________________ "All is possible for those who don't quit before the miracle." -personal affirmation watchdude1 View Public Profile Send a private message to watchdude1 Find all posts by watchdude1 Add watchdude1 to Your Contacts #54 Today, 11:53 AM


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reserveman Senior Member Master WatchGeek

I have a hard time even wearing my Grand diver. I have so many RDs watches smaller seem tiny. I would have liked the PD 7750 but it was just to much to spend for a watch that would sit in my towers. I'm a big guy though. reserveman View Public Profile Send a private message to reserveman Send email to reserveman Find all posts by reserveman Add reserveman to Your Contacts #55 Today, 12:00 PM Join Date: Oct 2008 Location: Arkansas Posts: 6,782 Real Name: Rodney

watchfan7 Senior Member True WatchGeek

I try not to complain about the larger size timepieces but, it still doesn't change the fact that I don't care for them. My wrist is just too small for them. __________________


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Lunerdustbunnies Senior Member Super Geek

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Originally Posted by 06Pastmaster I dont think small watches are gone .I have watches from 40mm up to 53mm. And I like big watches but if I go to a Blacktie Affair or someplace like that I like to wear my 40mm Monaco.Ever try to wear a SAS with french cuffs .It doesnt work,All sizes have their place in the watch world Amen! Well stated. Case and point, my Accutron Gemini is somewhere between 40mm and 42mm and it has a timeless beauty that is missed by many of the larger watches. IMO there will always be a market for these somewhat smaller watches.


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Originally Posted by iceman64 Opinions are always welcome, and I for one agree with you here. Just keep in mind that those who prefer the oversize pieces are in very small minority. The vast majority, by a long shot, of the watch buying public wear and prefer the 38-42mm size watches. There is a BIG world out there, outside of this forum. My 2 cents .. If the large watch market were so small, rhe entire industry would not be scrambling to build larger watches, and the average size would not have grown from 36-40mm to 42-44mm in just a few years. I've only been collecting for seven or eight years, and can easily remember when the Invicta 9937 was considered a large watch, and being so happy to finally have a watch that was more in proportion to my 8.5 inch wrist. I was even happier to see watches begin to be offered consistently across all brands in larger sizes, and it's obvious that thr larger sizes are here to stay, as are the smaller sizes that many still prefer. One thing Invicta is doing well is offering styles in both large and midsize. __________________

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I certainly don't think that 40 mm sizes are "outdated" or "gone" - Indeed the Classic size is in the 38-42 mm range. I have everything from a Russian Diver at 52 mm to a 2 hand Citizen @ 30 mm. (square) The Citizen was made in the mid to late 1980's. I have a Hamilton Thin-o-matic that is 33 mm - 40 + years old. Typically today, many companies (such as Invicta) market that size to


women. I have several others that were made in the '90's and 2000's and are all in the 35-38 mm range (not counting my two faux Rolex's which are both 40 mm) Most watch companies still don't make much beyond about 44 mm or so. Invicta, Renato, Android are among the few companies that manufacture and sell watches at 50 + mm. __________________

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Originally Posted by Allan I don't complain too much I hope about larger size watches. My own preference is 4045mm. I just don't buy anything larger than 46mm. However, I do complain about the variety on shopnbc. There just isn't any variety in my size range...and before you say "there's plenty of watches in that range"...there's really not. Stuhrling has gone big, Andriod has gone big, and Invicta has certainly gone big, and Renato has always been big. Allen,


Try this website, they have been an Invicta dealer for years and usually have a nice selection, they run specials and above all are honest, I have bought a few from them and have been very pleased. LINK: http://www.discountwatchstore.com/ __________________

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alwaystenpastten Senior Member Master WatchGeek

Greg, I can only speak for myself. Large watches are not for me. They do not fit me and they do not look good on me. Through trial and error, I have found that 48 or 48mm is about my top limit. Sometimes I make a remark such as "too big," though usually I say "it's too big for me." I really don't mind the existence of oversized watches. What irks me is that for the last several years (that is, the whole time I've had an interest in collecting watches) staple companies such as Invicta and Renato do not put the kick-butt movements into their regular or mid-size watches. The oversize pieces have been getting all the 7750's and Valgranges and DD movements. For example, I like my midsize SAS, but I'd love it if it were an automatic. Unfortunately, no automatic midsize was made. Invicta finally, FINALLY, made a


47mm watch with a 7750 - the Reserve Pro Diver, but this is the exception, not the rule. Thank goodness for Philip - oops, they have fallen off the map. At least we've got Lior! __________________ Keep your crowns screwed down, my friends.

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Originally Posted by bandanapeg Seems to me, there is a place for ALL size watches. Yep. I agree... __________________ Life is Good. Especially when you're wearing a nice watch. salesguru View Public Profile Send a private message to salesguru Find all posts by salesguru Add salesguru to Your Contacts #63


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I will if you will! LOL Gregg View Public Profile Send a private message to Gregg Find all posts by Gregg Add Gregg to Your Contacts #64 Today, 02:16 PM

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Pardon me ,but i think it"s time for this relatively new "wg" to chime in. Although i am not a big fan of the "big" timepieces,i have come to the realazation that no matter what size the watch is,if you like the watch, you like the watch, no matter what size it is!!!!!!!! You buy because you like!!!!!!!! And that my good friend it the name of that tune!!!! Dad of l.a. dad View Public Profile Send a private message to dad Find all posts by dad Add dad to Your Contacts #65 Today, 02:34 PM

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You like what you like!!!!

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I feel that it is time for this new guy to speak a little piece of my mind, concerning size of wathces. Although i'm not a big fan of the big oversize timepieces. I have come to really enjoy the watches for whatever that particular timepiece may bring to the table(watch table). If you like the watch you like the watch nomatter what size it is, and you purchase that watch for you reason. I like what i like, and enjoy what i buy. I would hope all fellow "watchgeeks" , would just be happy that whatever a fellow geek, he or she buys is happy and enjoys their purchase. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamen !!!!!!!!!! ' dad from l.a,ca dad View Public Profile Send a private message to dad Find all posts by dad Add dad to Your Contacts #66 Today, 02:50 PM

oscar1 Senior Member Senior Geek

40 to 53 ; it's all good

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Stop complaining about watches being too large!