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)
Edited by mimo - 5/26/13 at 12:05pm