Poor man's watch thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SirGrotius, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    It's a shame that nice classical designs like the Hamilton above or the Bambino isn't offered in a 38mm size.
     
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    I think the 40mm of the Bambino is one of the few examples where "classic meets modern" works. My wrists are slightly on the large side, but I still wear 38mm dress watches. Not everyone is into this very classic, almost retro look though. On my brother, for example, it would simply look silly.

    If you want something like the Bambino in 38mm: go vintage.
     
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    The thing is, these classic designs are influenced by dress watches that used to be much smaller, like 34-36mm. Making them 38mm would update them nicely while retaining some of the elegance that inspired them.

    Also, for designs that are mostly dial (like the ones we discuss here), they wear a lot larger than bezeled sports watches and the like.

    For instance, a Mk XV at 38mm wears pretty similar to a 40mm sub.

    All IMHO of course :)
     
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    Sander Senior member

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    I know.

    I think a Bambino in 38mm wouldn't work in the sense that it would appeal to a larger audience as a classic-inspired modern dresswatch. Still looks plenty elegant to me.
     
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    I think you gotta point there+ I'm blind anyway, I wear corrective lenses! I was teasing him a little[​IMG] Its what he likes,thats really all that matters!
     
  6. Kaplan

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    Well, 'the larger audience' may be a poor yard stick for great taste ;-)

    If it wasn't we would probably still have the Blue Spark and many of the big watch brand's design's wouldn't be deteriorating as rapidly as they are.

    I agree though that the Bambino is a very nice classical design, if only too large for me.
     
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    Your right as well! I cant remember when, or even "WHY" this BIG watch thing exploded! When I started collecting, full blast in 1999 there where only a few! Just for me, @ 40mm, I'm really pushing it!
     
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    Well heres a 38mm hami khaki, I wore to work and around town! Needs a new strap though[​IMG]
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    Interesting about those Seikos. May have to look into one.

    I have the Symphony in the white dial. I think it would make a great first watch. My only quibble is the slanted rehault but they really had to do that.
     
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    Small watches just seem so dainty to me. By small I mean going much farther south of 38mm. No, I'm not some macho douche who thinks you must be TOUGH and BIG WATCH MAKE MAN TOUGH! Because I hate that philosophy even more. But 40-42mm seems to be my wheelhouse, though I'm primarily into divers which tend to be a little bigger than most watches. I just measured a shrouded Seiko diver I have to find it's a whopping 48mm. Yet I don't consider it too large for me, and I'm at 5'9", 235 and 6.5/6.75" wrist. Fat dude, skinny wrists... don't ask me how that works. But I don't think 'big watches' were some random trend that came and is now fading away. I think there will always be big AND small watches, because people buy both.
     
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    A big wristwatch is fine on a big dude.
     
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    Dude, dont say fat, be nicer to youself,(and others I trust) use portly (reads better )! Anyhow, I dont believe it was a random fad either! And it doesnt look like its gonna die anytime soon, 2much moneys involved and the younger generation likes it[​IMG] I have been noticing the shift and truefully it is easy'r to find 40mm+ watches than 36-38mm peices!
     
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    This one gets me a lot of comments.
     
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    Haven't posted in a while. Been spending every spare moment on the watch forums!
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