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And for reference my wrist is just about 6" in circumference so it is damn tiny, I am glad that it is at least more flat than round so I could usually accommodate up to 40mm round watches. When trying on the tanks, I couldn't tighten any of the straps up because they were simply too long. lol8[1].gif

I think it was suggested up-thread as well, but have you considered the Reverso Classique?

As someone also highly drawn to the design of the Tribute to 1931 models but finding them too large - especially for this type of watch - I think the Classique would be the best bet. Clean dial, nice proportions and a solid case back. At 38.5mm for a rectangular watch, I can't imagine wanting it to be larger.

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Actually, looking at it now again, it seems like the perfect dress watch addition to my couple of round, black faced sports watches. Goddamnit.
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Yah classique is one of the options once the 1931 is out of the picture.

One aspect of the TTR1931 is their indices though, it's just clean and simple. The same with the Cartier, I like the roman numerals better than the numbers on the classique, just looks cleaner to me. I have to see the classique in person again though, last time I tried one on was maybe 2-3 years ago?
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For me, a Reverso must have a solid case back.
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Thanks, it is always fun to have a bunch of watches lined up to try on. I tried on the BLNR too and it is definitely calling me. The blue OP is another that it right there yelling right behind the BLNR.

And for reference my wrist is just about 6" in circumference so it is damn tiny, I am glad that it is at least more flat than round so I could usually accommodate up to 40mm round watches. When trying on the tanks, I couldn't tighten any of the straps up because they were simply too long. lol8[1].gif

Of the round watches you are considering, I like the BLNR.  The blue OP is fine, but doesn't do anything for me.  

 

Rectangular & Square watches fit and look very differently than round watches.  I find with round watches, although we may look to see that the lugs don't go beyond a certain point on our wrist,many people tend to focus more on the round section of the watch, and the lugs which are sometimes angled downward and curved, become sort of secondary.  So the round watch may look, and wear smaller.  While on most rectangular and square watches the lugs have a more integrated  appearance and almost become one with the case, and therefore our eyes focus on the case and lugs as a single item.  So I think that causes rectangular watches to look and wear larger than a similarly sized round watch.  

 

Yes, sadly most watches in shops are on a standard size strap, that doesn't comfortably fit most people with a wrist below maybe 6.25 inches.  You probably need them to trade out the standard size strap for a short strap.  It should not be a big deal.  Wishing you luck with your adventures in watch shopping!  :cheers:

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^^ The landscape doesn't look bad, either. wink.gif
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Love the Reverso and Tank, but the only square watch to pass by my collection was the TAG Heuer Monaco. I liked that one a lot, even if a TAG and not the 100% real deal (Heuer Monaco). I could use a square dress watch, I really could biggrin.gif The 1931 Rerverso would probably be a strong contender.

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Love the Reverso and Tank, but the only square watch to pass by my collection was the TAG Heuer Monaco. I liked that one a lot, even if a TAG and not the 100% real deal (Heuer Monaco). I could use a square dress watch, I really could biggrin.gif The 1931 Rerverso would probably be a strong contender.

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I would not be worried about square when you have that absolutely stunning octagon on your wrist! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Definitely worth two squares.  Pimptastic. :)

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Shoot, all this rectangular watch talk makes me want to leave this here. Still my go-to dressy watch but have been dressing it down too, Like Keith said the dial takes on a creamy/champaign tone now that it's on a brown strap. Can't get enough of it.

 

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I think it was suggested up-thread as well, but have you considered the Reverso Classique?

As someone also highly drawn to the design of the Tribute to 1931 models but finding them too large - especially for this type of watch - I think the Classique would be the best bet. Clean dial, nice proportions and a solid case back. At 38.5mm for a rectangular watch, I can't imagine wanting it to be larger.

zoom_reverso-classique-1309-2.jpg

Actually, looking at it now again, it seems like the perfect dress watch addition to my couple of round, black faced sports watches. Goddamnit.

I'm definitely a fan of modestly-sized watches, but the Classic Reverso is really tiny. I have the Grande Taille, and even this "medium" size Reverso looks slightly fragile on my wrist. But to me it's clearly the best option out of the family. The duoface comes in at a close second.

 

 

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Nomos Orion 35mm
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Shoot, all this rectangular watch talk makes me want to leave this here. Still my go-to dressy watch but have been dressing it down too, Like Keith said the dial takes on a creamy/champaign tone now that it's on a brown strap. Can't get enough of it.

 

That Tank Basculante looks great on a dark brown strap!  Nice choice!

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Thanks for those who chimed in with thoughts on the Dark Side of the Moon. Decided to kop before rationality caught up with me so dropped a line to my AD to check price and availability.

Only to find out that its apparently a boutique exclusive model and they can't get any. Which probably means I can't get my usually pretty hefty discount ffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gif

I've never actually purchased anything from a boutique before - is it kosher to ask for a discount there too?
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I've seen them on forums for as low as $9k. Boutiques will not discount, so it's not worth it in my opinion.
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