But really, truly, madly deeply, who can ever argue with that profound statement about "Vacheron still being kind of funky....."
Newcomer, I absolutely loved watching that video. That is, when I wasn't wincing. Thanks for sharing - made my night hehe.
As a watch ignoramus, I need to ask a question. I suspect it might be "sensitive" to some, so all the more reason:
How big is too big? I mean, the obvious answer is "whatever you like" and "depends how it looks on the wrist", etc. But I sense there is a stronger orthodoxy than that among the real wit-stolen watch lovers. The ones who spend more than they can afford and, well, "collect", in their own words. Well, you guys no who you are. The Watch Appreciation Thread Royalty!
It seems to me that way back in the day, a man's watch was about 33-36mm. Now 36 is considered small, 33 is for girls, and something like 38-40 becoming the "moderate". Meanwhile 40-42 is just a bit obvious, but not excessive, and mainstream makers are offering 45+ in established models. And of course, the girls no longer wear girl watches all the time - small and medium "man" watches are now their thing.
The impression I get is that for those who have serious collections, or a decade or two of active collecting and learning, the big monsters are considered inherently bad form. Would that be fair to say? As well as all you Patek-flashing high rollers out there, I'd be interested to hear from Mr Stitch, who as both a dealer and Panerai lover, might have a different slant.
So come on, spit it out: are big watches silly, and where do you personally draw the line?
(One of the reasons I ask is that I tried the above watch on yesterday, while taking my old (35mm!) Omega for repair: this felt like a real blunt instrument. It also appealed to my inbuilt affinity with excess, and didnt' look entirely stupid against my vast cow-eating body. But...is it just wrong?)
mimo, great posts from Dino, apropos and others earlier on in this thread, so I'm not going to repeat much of what they've so elegantly stated. I wonder if much of it is really like "fashion" and your own personal sense of "style" - whether the answer is "what you can pull off personally and confidently." Personally of course you know I go for the relatively smaller sizes (36mm or so, I even had a 33mm Patek 3919 at one point).
However, I do wonder myself if there's a certain range beyond or outside of which it's just "wrong." I've shared that my wife can get away with wearing my watches given that our wrists are of similar size, but I do not think I can get away with wearing her 26mm-sized ladies watches. Also, I don't know how large wrists actually go with folks who frequent this thread, but I wonder if ANY of us can pull off wearing this 72mm Soviet-era big boy:
P.S. I wish I could say that this pic was a joke or hoax but I literally know someone who's expecting this in the mail soon. And he is very, very excited. On the plus side, I think this would make a good desk clock.
I think casual watches can be larger than dress watches. I have a 44mm Panerai that I do not find excessive but it is a casual watch for me, even though with a change of straps I can dress it up. For a dress watch, I prefer watches that are 40mm or less and my dress watch is 38.5mm which, for me, feels about right.
Hey guys, first post in this thread..
My late grandfather left me a watch, and I have very little information on it. As far as I can tell the manufacturer is Junghans, but I have not been able to dig up much information on them on the internet.. On the box of the watch it says Starline.
Can you guys help me out with some information on this piece?
Surely someone here has got some knowledge on Junghans?
Thanks guys, I was not aware that this thread is mainly for mechanical watches.. I understand it would have been more valuable if it had not been a quartz, but I still holds sentimental value to me..
Is the manufacture of decent quality, taking into account its a quartz? I'm looking to replace the wrist band, any suggestions to what would look good with the watch?
Really appreciate your help!