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Incidentally, trying those watches above made me think of the whole "big watch" discussion (I know it's never-ending, but I hope this is not too contentious).  The first two "Excalibur" models above are 42mm, which is pretty big - although I'm told these are an in-between version and the larger ones are 45.  They me think about comments in TWAT along the lines of "it wears big" or "doesn't wear as big as it looks".  

 

These wear big.  Not because they're especially tall, but I think it's something to do with the hard edges to the case/bezel.  For comparison, I tried a 45mm Omega Planet Ocean recently while bored in an airport.  It's 3mm bigger than the above Excaliburs,  slightly deeper/taller I think, and yet "wears smaller" in my opinion:

 

 

Maybe partly it's the light weight that makes it seem smaller psychologically, but i think the smooth bezel also makes it seem a lot less.  

 

Anyway, there's a second point to this.  I normally wear (although not for the last four months!) a very small (35mm) vintage Omega, and don't feel it looks odd.  But to my surprise, the one above didn't look too odd on my either.  As a big fat lump, it seemed perfectly proportionate! (Excuse airport/BB/mirror pic)

Disheveled fat man wears watch. (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

So I guess what I'm trying to say is...wear what you want!  My wrists aren't huge, so I think unless the case is actually bigger then your wrist, anything goes...and if you like them smaller...

 

Why not? (Click to show)

 

 

1000

 

1000

 

All under 35mm...

 


Edited by mimo - 5/26/13 at 12:05pm
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Fun fact; ... Del Frisco's NY location is the second.....

This is pretty surprising; if they rake in so much $, why do they need those annoying cab ads?
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NonServiam and rnguy - fantastic!!
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And with her new shoes from ABP in charcoal peccary(!)... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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thanks for all the info. that pic with teh new strap is sublime. love it.

no hate before, was just messing.
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While I was at Art Basel I popped on over to the Christie's previews to cop a peep at the Greubel Forsey GMT which is a work of art, but probably best not actually worn on a wrist unless you want your left arm to be about 3 inches longer than your right.

However, it was an honor and a privilege to be in the same room as this beauty - the grail of grails:

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Why drool - for just $1.25M or so, it can be yours.I'll be happy to proxy if you wire me the money. Or you can send it to my brother's bank account in Nigeria.
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I'm not the biggest fan of the RD designs in general, but I hear as a manufacturer they are very highly regarded. I've never tried on any, but would definitely welcome the opportunity to strap one on at some point.

I agree some watches just wear completely differently. I think things like color, height, bezel diameter and shape can all create a larger/smaller perception (if that makes any sense..)

I have to say I love that PO. Titanium goodness, and that blue ceramic is just as you said, SPECIAL. A little expensive yes, but it's an incredible watch. Looks great on you too.

Cheers

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Incidentally, trying those watches above made me think of the whole "big watch" discussion (I know it's never-ending, but I hope this is not too contentious).  The first two "Excalibur" models above are 42mm, which is pretty big - although I'm told these are an in-between version and the larger ones are 45.  They me think about comments in TWAT along the lines of "it wears big" or "doesn't wear as big as it looks".  

These wear big.  Not because they're especially tall, but I think it's something to do with the hard edges to the case/bezel.  For comparison, I tried a 42mm Omega Planet Ocean recently while bored in an airport (I'm drawn to the silky titanium finish and special blue ceramic-ness; put off by the unnecessary largeness when the same movement is in the 40mm).  It's the same size as the above Excaliburs,  slightly deeper/taller I think, and yet "wears smaller" in my opinion:




Maybe partly it's the light weight that makes it seem smaller psychologically, but i think the smooth bezel also makes it seem a lot less.  

Anyway, there's a second point to this.  I normally wear (although not for the last four months!) a very small (35mm) vintage Omega, and don't feel it looks odd.  But to my surprise, the one above didn't look too odd on my either.  As a big fat lump, it seemed perfectly proportionate! (Excuse airport/BB/mirror pic) Disheveled fat man wears watch. (Click to show)





So I guess what I'm trying to say is...wear what you want!  My wrists aren't huge, so I think unless the case is actually bigger then your wrist, anything goes...and if you like them smaller...
Why not? (Click to show)




1000


1000


All under 35mm...
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Incidentally, trying those watches above made me think of the whole "big watch" discussion (I know it's never-ending, but I hope this is not too contentious).  The first two "Excalibur" models above are 42mm, which is pretty big - although I'm told these are an in-between version and the larger ones are 45.  They me think about comments in TWAT along the lines of "it wears big" or "doesn't wear as big as it looks".  

 

These wear big.  Not because they're especially tall, but I think it's something to do with the hard edges to the case/bezel.  For comparison, I tried a 42mm Omega Planet Ocean recently while bored in an airport (I'm drawn to the silky titanium finish and special blue ceramic-ness; put off by the unnecessary largeness when the same movement is in the 40mm).  It's the same size as the above Excaliburs,  slightly deeper/taller I think, and yet "wears smaller" in my opinion:

 

Maybe partly it's the light weight that makes it seem smaller psychologically, but i think the smooth bezel also makes it seem a lot less.  

 

Anyway, there's a second point to this.  I normally wear (although not for the last four months!) a very small (35mm) vintage Omega, and don't feel it looks odd.  But to my surprise, the one above didn't look too odd on my either.  As a big fat lump, it seemed perfectly proportionate! (Excuse airport/BB/mirror pic)

 

So I guess what I'm trying to say is...wear what you want!  My wrists aren't huge, so I think unless the case is actually bigger then your wrist, anything goes...and if you like them smaller...

 

Hey mimo, thanks for posting these.  Nice shoes!  I'm thinking you post on other threads on SF....... smile.gif

 

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While I was at Art Basel I popped on over to the Christie's previews to cop a peep at the Greubel Forsey GMT which is a work of art, but probably best not actually worn on a wrist unless you want your left arm to be about 3 inches longer than your right.

However, it was an honor and a privilege to be in the same room as this beauty - the grail of grails:

 

Wow.  That bad girl is a beauty.  Did you get a sense of its proportions/dimensions?  Details about its complications?  Visually I can see a moonphase, looks like a split seconds chrono too.  But these things can hold in excess of 12-15 complications via various openings that slide or click open...

 

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I agree some watches just wear completely differently. I think things like color, height, bezel diameter and shape can all create a larger/smaller perception (if that makes any sense..)

 

Yah - other factor is size/length/shape of lug.  This little one is all of 36mm but has a decent height to it and its relatively long lugs render it wearing a bit large, at least on my wrist.

 

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Mimo: thanks for sharing the pictures! I echo Frills' sentiment in re the shoes!

I think that the RD Excalibur is a cool looking watch! I feel like everyone should have a "let your hair down" sort of watch, and I think this would fit the bill nicely. I have been told my watches a bit old fogeyish, so I guess it makes sense to get a watch that is a bit more fun. I really like the silver one especially.
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Yah - other factor is size/length/shape of lug.  This little one is all of 36mm but has a decent height to it and its relatively long lugs render it wearing a bit large, at least on my wrist.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Frilly -

http://www.watchtime.com/blog/christies-auction-historic-patek-philippe-grand-complication/
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At the Important Watches auction on June 11, Christie’s will be auctioning the historically significant Stephen S. Palmer Patek Philippe Grand Complication No. 97912. The watch, estimated at $1,000,000 – 1,500,000, is a grand complication featuring a minute repeater, perpetual calendar, split-seconds chronograph, grande and petite sonnerie, and moon phases, manufactured in 1898.
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Hey mimo, thanks for posting these. Nice shoes! I'm thinking you post on other threads on SF....... smile.gif

and GREEN socks. Very inspired.
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The titanium PO is gorgeous.  It wears big because it IS big.  Unlike the steel versions which come in 42 and 45mm sizes, the Ti PO comes in 45mm only.

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Yes indeed.  But I was trying to say the 42mm RD wears bigger, sorry I said the sizes wrong for the PO - edited!

 

I really do like the  Ti PO....even though it's silly.  Something about making the bigger case just for the sake of it, with the same movement, puts me off.  But...I kind of love it anyway.


Edited by mimo - 5/26/13 at 12:04pm
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