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For me personally, it really depends how thick the watch is. I'm down to one watch atm. My Sea-Dweller is 40mm and just fits perfectly on my wrist. The Submariner is also a really comfortable watch as well. On a random note. I been itching for these two watches TT Blue Submariner and Breitling Navitimer. I honestly don't know why.
Edited by Warren G. - 8/2/11 at 8:08pm
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I have a lot of watches. Not all of them fancy or anything but some decent ones. I am toying with the idea of selling as many as I can and getting a "grail" watch. Something I would never consider buying because of the high price, like a Panerai 164 or something. Have any of you done that? Paired down your collection for one really nice watch? I am ok with buying used. I want something unique though (I know, that's hard with a limited spending limit). I also have fairly small wrists so really large watches won't work. What brands/models would be reasonable for me to look at if I sold off:

Omega Seamaster Co-Axial
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moon
Sinn 656
Auguste Reymond Ballad

Orient 60th Anniversary
Seiko Spirit SCVS013 "Blue Spark"
...and a handful of other < $500 watches

I would keep the Blue Spark and sell everything for that Panerai foo.gif. Well I had 4 watches, but now I'm down to one.
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Personally, for most men I think anything over 40mm is too big. 35-40mm, depending on the dial size is generally the sweet spot for a wristwatch IMO. trend towards giant watches is a fad and will go out of fashion soon enough.

If you have arms like a gorilla or a twig then there are probably exceptions to be made.

Agreed. The tend is slowly dying. Anything larger than 42mm on my arm is really pushing it.
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the biggest debate for me is auto versus manual wind. i have never owned a manual wind watch before, but i guess there's a first for everything. i do prefer luminors over radiomirs, i know that much.

I know what you mean, but I got in the habit of daily winding a RAD and it's really no pain - enjoyable, really. If your autos aren't on a winder then you have to shake them up anyway when you're not wearing them.
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Just ordered a Magrette. Will post pic's when it shows up!
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Just ordered a Magrette. Will post pic's when it shows up!

Which one? My cousin got a Moana and I think its a fun looking watch, got a really nice lume.

500
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Which one? My cousin got a Moana and I think its a fun looking watch, got a really nice lume.

500

I ordered a mona pacific PVD reg

http://www.magrette.com/the-timepieces-moana-pacific-pvd.php
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An early present to myself to celebrate a 'significant' birthday -

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That's a good present. I got the same, currently wearing it with a nato strap smile.gif.
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That's a good present. I got the same, currently wearing it with a nato strap smile.gif.

Cheers. I have already purchased a few nato straps and am keen to try them at some stage. For the time being, I am enjoying the bracelet, which is so much lighter and more comfortable than the bracelet of my old Planet Ocean, which had solid links. While I was previously keen to purchase a 5513 with domed plexiglass crystal and nicely patined dial, I don't find the 14060M too bling, despite the use of white gold; the lume is great and it probably better fits my lifestyle, in case I decide to go for a dive with it.
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How old is that watch?
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That's a good present. I got the same, currently wearing it with a nato strap smile.gif.

Cheers. I have already purchased a few nato straps and am keen to try them at some stage. For the time being, I am enjoying the bracelet, which is so much lighter and more comfortable than the bracelet of my old Planet Ocean, which had solid links. While I was previously keen to purchase a 5513 with domed plexiglass crystal and nicely patined dial, I don't find the 14060M too bling, despite the use of white gold; the lume is great and it probably better fits my lifestyle, in case I decide to go for a dive with it.
Enjoy it smile.gif, like i do everyday when wearing it biggrin.gif.
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How old is that watch?

Mid-70s.
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