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I've got closer to a 6 inch wrist (yeah yeah, currently eating that sandwich as suggested), and have a feeling something around a 38mm is right, 42 is too big for sure, but how about a 40mm? I was thinking something like the Max Bill or Nomos. and how big's the Rolex sub?
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and how big's the Rolex sub?

Modern models are 40 mm
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Think I posted my JLC Master Compressor Chrono a while back in this thread. Never posted this, handmedown Calatrava, I just added the black croc:
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What a beautiful "handmedown."  The dial has a lovely patina and there is always something nice about a watch that has history from a friend or family. 

 

My "handmedown" is far more blingy, but I like it.  It was my Dad's watch for many years.  My Dad still has a small collection, including 2 beautiful Pateks I'd love to receive as handmedowns someday.  Below is my handmedown...anyone else have a watch that belonged to a friend or relative?

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Originally Posted by PartagasIV View Post

Think I posted my JLC Master Compressor Chrono a while back in this thread. Never posted this, handmedown Calatrava, I just added the black croc:
0c1de36f.jpg


What a beautiful "handmedown."  The dial has a lovely patina and there is always something nice about a watch that has history from a friend or family. 

My "handmedown" is far more blingy, but I like it.  It was my Dad's watch for many years.  My Dad still has a small collection, including 2 beautiful Pateks I'd love to receive as handmedowns someday.  Below is my handmedown...anyone else have a watch that belonged to a friend or relative?
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I have my grandfather's waltham pocket watch and my mother's Omega. Unfortunately, neither one runs or is worth the cost of the repair. I'd love to get my dad's Omega as a handmedown - he bought it in the ship store on the Battleship Missouri sometime in the late '50s. I've been promised his grandfather's clock (circa 1776), which is great, except that living in an old flat I'll never be able to wind it, as the noise would drive me (and the neighbors) nuts.
post #10955 of 48312
just fitted on a few watches... the Speedmaster's nice, but too "old" for me IMO (only 26), and the IWC Port Chrono, even while technically at 41mm or so fit great! My issue is the dial's beige instead of white, but otherwise a few 39-40mm's seemed to fit well. Still open to suggestions though.
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

I've got closer to a 6 inch wrist (yeah yeah, currently eating that sandwich as suggested), and have a feeling something around a 38mm is right, 42 is too big for sure, but how about a 40mm? I was thinking something like the Max Bill or Nomos. and how big's the Rolex sub?

Design (especially bezel width) and dial colour play a big part - a 38mm whiteface Max Bill wears larger than a 39mm Explorer 1, a 38mm Navitimer 92 wears about the same as a 42mm Speedmaster.
post #10957 of 48312
So, Rolex had their new release today, as I am sure most have seen:

http://www.rolex.com/en#/rolex-watches/basel2012/the-new-sky-dweller/the-sky-dweller-white-gold-m326939-0001

Although I think this is the best of the three, I have to say, this may be one of the ugliest Rolex's I have ever seen.

On the other hand, I think that Tudor hit it out of the park with this one:

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I could do without the burgundy bezel, but I would like to see how it pans out before completely making my decision.

Time to get this thread back on track now that Basel has started!
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So, Rolex had their new release today, as I am sure most have seen:
http://www.rolex.com/en#/rolex-watches/basel2012/the-new-sky-dweller/the-sky-dweller-white-gold-m326939-0001
Although I think this is the best of the three, I have to say, this may be one of the ugliest Rolex's I have ever seen.

Yeah, the new Sky-Dweller is a total dog.
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Yeah, the new Sky-Dweller is a total dog.

I really don't know what they were thinking. Instead of actually coming up with a new watch, it just feels like they mashed together a bunch of features from their other lineups and hoped for the best.
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So, Rolex had their new release today, as I am sure most have seen:
I have to say, this may be one of the ugliest Rolex's I have ever seen.
 
On the other hand, I think that Tudor hit it out of the park with this one:
320
I could do without the burgundy bezel, but I would like to see how it pans out before completely making my decision.
Time to get this thread back on track now that Basel has started!


The Tudor looks pretty good.

 

 What the hell were they thinking when they came up with the Sky-Dweller.  That's hideous!
 

 

post #10961 of 48312
I like new blue Yacht-Master

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The Tudor looks pretty good.

Agree
post #10962 of 48312
The Sky-Dweller is genius. Love it.

/M
post #10963 of 48312
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The Sky-Dweller is genius. Love it.
/M

Not so bad, but size censored.gif
post #10964 of 48312
Omega has some nice new models

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post #10965 of 48312
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I really don't know what they were thinking. Instead of actually coming up with a new watch, it just feels like they mashed together a bunch of features from their other lineups and hoped for the best.

+ 1. There are so many discordant aspects it hurts my eyes.
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