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Originally Posted by style_man View Post

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.

Agreed. Also, some very respectable companies didn't jump on the massive-watch-across-the-board-trend.
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JV,

While the trend has been towards larger watches over the last decade, I observe that:

(a) There is bound to be a counter trend towards moderate sized watches, perhaps not returning to the days when 33 mm to 35 mm was the norm for men's watches, but certainly a trend away from 44 mm+ watches - purchase a 45 mm PO at your peril!

(b) You need to appreciate where you are posting your watch photos and expressing your opinion. This is not GQ magazine. People here are not, by and large, interested in the latest trend, although they do admittedly follow their own trends. I assume, given your large number of posts in the comparatively short period of time you have been a member of SF, that you value people's opinions here, in which case the penny should have dropped by now that oversized watches are not loved.
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Agreed. Also, some very respectable companies didn't jump on the massive-watch-across-the-board-trend.

hmm? how respectable do you want to get? just to name a few high end and highly respectable
IWC? they released a 45mm portofino hand wound for 2011.5 and the standard portofino for 2011.5 jumped 4mm from 38mm to 42mm
Ulysse Nardin i posted earlier was 43mm and thats their newer model... and "the freak" model (drool) is 45mm
Omega dress watches - the new deville hour vision (new 8500 movement) is 41mm compared to the 37mm old devilles
post #8824 of 48312
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Originally Posted by bhall41 View Post

JV,

While the trend has been towards larger watches over the last decade, I observe that:

(a) There is bound to be a counter trend towards moderate sized watches, perhaps not returning to the days when 33 mm to 35 mm was the norm for men's watches, but certainly a trend away from 44 mm+ watches - purchase a 45 mm PO at your peril!

(b) You need to appreciate where you are posting your watch photos and expressing your opinion. This is not GQ magazine. People here are not, by and large, interested in the latest trend, although they do admittedly follow their own trends. I assume, given your large number of posts in the comparatively short period of time you have been a member of SF, that you value people's opinions here, in which case the penny should have dropped by now that oversized watches are not loved.

cheers.gif

late night watch debates can be fun, did you know? i tried to use reason and logic to prove my points, even though some people treat this discussion quite vilely confused.gif
post #8825 of 48312
hey, no hard feelings. we're all entitled to our opinions. I love a good debate, though!
post #8826 of 48312
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hmm? how respectable do you want to get? just to name a few high end and highly respectable
IWC? they released a 45mm portofino hand wound for 2011.5 and the standard portofino for 2011.5 jumped 4mm from 38mm to 42mm
Ulysse Nardin i posted earlier was 43mm and thats their newer model... and "the freak" model (drool) is 45mm
Omega dress watches - the new deville hour vision (new 8500 movement) is 41mm compared to the 37mm old devilles

Patek Philippe, Breguet, FP Journe...
post #8827 of 48312
Will one of our UK members please post a pic of Orde Wingate and his alarm clock so we can start a new trend icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #8828 of 48312
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cheers.gif

late night watch debates can be fun, did you know? i tried to use reason and logic to prove my points, even though some people treat this discussion quite vilely confused.gif

Not late night for me, down under smile.gif

Look, you are entitled to your opinion - if you want to wear watches which virtually everyone here seems to agree are too large for you, go right ahead. At the end of the day. it's just a watch.
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Will one of our UK members please post a pic of Orde Wingate and his alarm clock so we can start a new trend icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I'm pretty sure he wore a watch with an alarm (not common to the average man in the days before quartz / digital), not an actual alarm clock. Modern version:

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post #8830 of 48312
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You realise that they are 25mm or 30mm watches. Maradona is after all a ghey midget.
That big? I thought they were no larger than 20mm, but high-stack for coke storage.


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Originally Posted by style_man View Post

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.
Exactly.


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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post

Patek Philippe, Breguet, FP Journe...
+ Sohne, Dornbluth, Glashutte, Schauer, etc, etc, etc.
The truth is that far fewer "respectable" watch makers go beyond 42mm than those who do. And I suspect that that those with some sizes over 42mm still maintain their smaller models, generally.


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I'm pretty sure he wore a watch with an alarm (not common to the average man in the days before quartz / digital), not an actual alarm clock.
Bummer.
I was sort of hoping he was the stiff-upper lip uber-trendy Brit mil-man version (pre-dating) of Flavor Flav....
post #8831 of 48312
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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post


Patek Philippe, Breguet, FP Journe...

Those are more of what I would consider respectable brands.

-LR
post #8832 of 48312
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Originally Posted by venessian View Post

That big? I thought they were no larger than 20mm, but high-stack for coke storage.




Exactly.




+ Sohne, Dornbluth, Glashutte, Schauer, etc, etc, etc.
The truth is that far fewer "respectable" watch makers go beyond 42mm than those who do. And I suspect that that those with some sizes over 42mm still maintain their smaller models, generally.




Bummer.
I was sort of hoping he was the stiff-upper lip uber-trendy Brit mil-man version (pre-dating) of Flavor Flav....



I'm pretty sure he actually wore an alarm clock not a watch he was a complete nut bag, used to wander around in the nude giving orders to his men.
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Just put a Toshi Strap on my DC56, and thought I would share!

700

Oh, and as an aside... I have ~8 inch wrists, and 40mm is about as big as I am willing to go (the size of this Damasko). I think a little bit of wrist looks good. No need for the watch to take up every square bit possible. The argument about women's use of watches is kind of silly. Big jewelry, small jewelry--for women it goes in and out of vogue more often than any person can count.


looks great!
post #8834 of 48312
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Originally Posted by wizards11 View Post

whats a classy watch with a 13k USD budget? Will wear mostly with suits, was looking at IWC Portuguese and some Panerai but realized i want something thats a "less common" brand and more unique? anything comes to mind?

700

this is what i are getting next...
man sized, 43mm, compared to the 34mm JLC (lady sized)
Looking good.
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