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Starting to get a bit chilly here in Oz. Happy to be home, though, after a 3 week holiday to the US (and with a new cell phone to play with):

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On a the topic of ladies watches, my wife wears a 42mm watch despite having tiny wrists. The "boyfriend" watch look is definitely a good look.
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I detest the large watch 'phenomenon' of recent years, particularly on ladies. Most watches I see on folks these days, men or women, are far too large for their wrists and they come off as silly try-hards as a result.
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

Y'know, I find that in real life, overtly macho-posturing watches usually have the opposite of the effect that the wearer probably intended when they're actually worn, in that they can come across as being a bit needy and insecure.

+1

 

Reminds me of when I see someone post on some forums, "I wear my giant XYZ watch and it gets more compliments than any of the finer brands I have owned in the past."  First, if the guy bought a watch for compliments, he bought the wrong watch...he probably should have spent the money on some form of therapy, and  second, the people complimenting the watch are probably being polite since they can't help but notice a watch that's far too large for the wearer.

 

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Yes, I think sales people do their clients a real disservice when they steer them toward watches that simply don't fit. Back in 2009 or so, I remember a saleswoman telling me that the 36 mm Nomos Club I wanted to see was too small "for today's fashion", and trying to push their Panerai and IWC stuff on me. And this after I came in wearing my vintage Enicar from the '60s, which is about 35 mm and slim. I thanked her for her time and said that I wasn't looking for a fashion watch.

My tastes apparently haven't changed much since then. Although the last thing I need is another freaking watch, I still want a 36 mm Club!

Dedicated sales people who really know and understand a client are rare.  More commonly there are sales people who try to mold a client to fit their own taste or their own perception of what fashion dictates at the moment.  When I get sales people who start telling me what is in, and what they like, I know it will generally be a very short visit at that shop.  

 

Yes, watch sizes have increased in the last 10+ years, but my purchases have remained in the 36-40 mm range. 

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

+1

Reminds me of when I see someone post on some forums, "I wear my giant XYZ watch and it gets more compliments than any of the finer brands I have owned in the past."  First, if the guy bought a watch for compliments, he bought the wrong watch...he probably should have spent the money on some form of therapy, and  second, the people complimenting the watch are probably being polite since they can't help but notice a watch that's far too large for the wearer.

Dedicated sales people who really know and understand a client are rare.  More commonly there are sales people who try to mold a client to fit their own taste or their own perception of what fashion dictates at the moment.  When I get sales people who start telling me what is in, and what they like, I know it will generally be a very short visit at that shop.  

Yes, watch sizes have increased in the last 10+ years, but my purchases have remained in the 36-40 mm range. 

+1

42mm is the largest I have and have worn, but even that can look too large on me, depending on the type of watch it is. The 36-40mm range is my prime range, and probably the majority of everyone's prime range, even if they admit it or not.
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Delayed in Detroit on a work trip. Recently switched back to the bracelet after wearing it on the Rubber strap for the last 4 months. After wearing it on the bracelet, I'm not sure how soon I'll go back to the rubber strap again.
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Lunch with a fellow watch geek.
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post


+1

42mm is the largest I have and have worn, but even that can look too large on me, depending on the type of watch it is. The 36-40mm range is my prime range, and probably the majority of everyone's prime range, even if they admit it or not.

+1

 

I can wear up to a 42 mm watch depending on the case and lugs, but I always feel most comfortable in the 36-40 mm range.  

 

The 1912 is a great watch.  A friend has one and the articulated/hinged lugs help it wear comfortably and are a very interesting detail. 

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Lunch with a fellow watch geek.

And yet only one watch is pictured? FAIL.

biggrin.gif very nice Lange.
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The 1912 is one the watches I have always admired and coveted. Actually a decent value these days.
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Dressed for work today, loving how quietly perfect this feels. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Excellent choice sir, congratulations!

Despite already owning the 114270 Explorer, I still would like to add the 36mm blue dial OP to the collection someday.

36mm Oyster is perfection.

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my 114270 says hi to yours
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Lunch with a fellow watch geek.

 

 

Lovely watch, and tasty-looking char kway teow, too! 

 

Were you catching up with one of the "Sydney Tarts"?

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Not a 114270 but in the family:)

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