Haha I'm just getting started on real watches, got my Hamilton khaki last week
And would probably get nomos then maybe this one if I could find it:
One pair of Saint Crispins I can live without. Not sure if I can live without rare horse butt!
Looks good! I have the same watch (Hamilton) and wore it yesterday. It takes a beating and keeps on ticking.
I agree, especially about working to enable him to pick up a 15202! There really wasn't much in terms of new releases that truly peaked my interests. While the incredibly complicated pieces are cool and are often a way to show a company's technical abilities and imagination, they are often priced at astronomical levels that only the wealthiest of collectors can afford. Oh, well, hopefully there will be some interesting offerings at Basel.
Sadly, I'm not surprised. I find their SA's there uninformed, pushy, unprofessional, and generally a waste of my time. That BS about going with a smaller watch if you are older, but because of your age you need a large watch to make a statement is completely ridiculous. That's just a bunch of sales talk.
I agree with TC, that there are brands that have always made larger watches, and have continued to do so for historic reasons. However, there are a good number of brands that have all increased their watch case sizes to follow the larger watch trend. This is true of even some of the top brands such as Patek, AP, and VC. Years ago Calatravas were around 32-34mm. Now the smallest I believe is around 35 and they make some that are 38 mm. This is not a new trend, its been going on for 10+ years. In the end, its important to find what you like, what works with your needs and your sense of style. Its the same as buying a suit, not every cut or maker is right for every person. Some are a better fit for some people both physically and in terms of their sense of style. Find the right one for you and regardless of how the watch size trend goes, you will have a watch that you will enjoy for a very long time.
Good luck with your journey to choosing the right watch.