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Then the latest trend is ridiculous.
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Then the latest trend is ridiculous.

+1. I'm all for large watches for utility purposes, but when Blancpain goes from this (40mm):

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to this (45mm):

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Something isn't right in the world.
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Originally Posted by junior varsity View Post

the current trend is to have the watch face cover most of the wrist...

Oh, well, that must mean it looks good then....

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The only problem I can see with these examples is that in order to be uptotheminutetrendy (and therefore look even better!!!) is that they need a little less cowbell...and a lot more beads!
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Something wrong with those guys? I don't think so.

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But for Charles this Deep Sea is quite big
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I think a bit oversized (read: 40-42mm) is nice on certain watches, but anything larger than that on the average guy is too big.

I'm a smaller dude (athletic build), 5'5 145lbs and I have a 40mm that is the biggest I would ever wear. It is more trendy right now because it is bigger than the traditional 36-38mm while not being too "fashion forward".

junior varsity, I think that Omega looks good at the size it is but if you got the 45mm it would look too big.
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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post


+1. I'm all for large watches for utility purposes, but when Blancpain goes from this (40mm):

273

to this (45mm):

422

Something isn't right in the world.

umm... supply and demand...
simple economics... if the masses and the fashion magazines demand bigger watches, the manufacturers must supply.. or they'll be eliminated
the only civilian watch firm that hasnt gone big is probably rolex...
omega has gone big with its railmaster XXL 49.2mm beast ... and they made 45mm planet oceans..

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Something wrong with those guys? I don't think so.

man, those pictures are like older than a lot of the people on here...
obviously style is supposed to be long term, but you know why we dont wear fedoras like 1920s anymore? because that isnt 21st century.
people have tried to bring back dress hats many times and they've failed miserably...
we must progress with the times and embrace the changes...
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Originally Posted by junior varsity View Post


umm... supply and demand...
simple economics... if the masses and the fashion magazines demand bigger watches, the manufacturers must supply.. or they'll be eliminated
the only civilian watch firm that hasnt gone big is probably rolex...
omega has gone big with its railmaster XXL 49.2mm beast ... and they made 45mm planet oceans..

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And men also wear this:

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It doesn't mean it looks good...

Also, if you see how well the vintage market does, there is something to be said for 33 - 35mm watches that are 30+ years old.
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The only thing Maradona can be counted on to give a good opinion on is cocaine.
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Also, if you see how well the vintage market does, there is something to be said for 33 - 35mm watches that are 30+ years old.

yeah, i dont think i can go into vintages... if i pay big bucks i expect brand spanking new custom made just for me...
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JV- small watches are not like fedoras. Fedoras went out of style fifty years ago. Watches only started getting big in the last decade or so, and we're already seeing the trend moving back towards moderately sized watches. Sorry to say, but it's a pretty good chance your oversized watches will look ridiculous to even yourself in just a few years. I buy my watches for their enduring style and the longevity of their designs, not their trendiness.
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JV- small watches are not like fedoras. Fedoras went out of style fifty years ago. Watches only started getting big in the last decade or so, and we're already seeing the trend moving back towards moderately sized watches. Sorry to say, but it's a pretty good chance your oversized watches will look ridiculous to even yourself in just a few years. I buy my watches for their enduring style and the longevity of their designs, not their trendiness.

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You realise that they are 25mm or 30mm watches. Maradona is after all a ghey midget.
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Originally Posted by style_man View Post

JV- small watches are not like fedoras. Fedoras went out of style fifty years ago. Watches only started getting big in the last decade or so, and we're already seeing the trend moving back towards moderately sized watches. Sorry to say, but it's a pretty good chance your oversized watches will look ridiculous to even yourself in just a few years. I buy my watches for their enduring style and the longevity of their designs, not their trendiness.
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so thats why omega unleashed a 49mm beast recently and they increased sizes of their planet ocean line with 42mm and 45mm compared to the old seamaster models, panerais are in ultra high demand, people are buying huge hublots, and rolex released the 41mm datejust 2 model back in 2009?
i think i can see what you are going to say as a rebuttal - that this is the climax, and soon it'll go out of fashion... plain.gif


you have to understand, that people are getting fatter, bigger, every year...
back in the 1950s an average american male was definitely not the size of an average 21st century american male for sure, so obviously watches can be a bit smaller to fit smaller body proportions...
but have you seen what an average american man looks like today? then compare that with say an average british man... or a chinese man...
bigger watches are here to stay man...
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The railmaster and planet ocean have been around for a couple years, at the height of the trend. Panerai fans among watch connoisseurs are dwindling and the price hikes brought about by in-house movements are making them inaccessible to many potential customers. The only people buying huge Hublots are rappers and toolbags like Diego Maradona above. Rolex's bigger datejust is still smaller than your ideal, and is being made alongside the standard 36mm version.

I agree that watches probably will never gravitate to the 33-35mm models of old. However, I think it's likely that they'll find a comfortable average of about 38-42mm.
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