- Apr 1, 2008
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I agree about JLC and this explains why I own more than a few (bought my first back in 92). My wrist is 7 1/4" and the smaller understated size is what gets me to swipe the card. I'm thinking my Ultra Thin is only 32mm. My Geographique is about 36mm. BUT, I was in a store this weekend and was only seeing 39mm -- mostly 40mm -- and above in the JLC Master lineup. Right now I'm wearing the store owner's personal Master Grand Ultra Thin (39 to 40mm). He thought it would grow on me. It has, a bit, but not enough to buy. Without complications the dial feels oversized and empty. Tonight he's coming to dinner and I'll hand it back ... without a credit card to get my own.I feel like I repeatedly hear, on other fora, people bemoaning the lack of conservative, well proportioned, reasonably sized watches on the market. Yet, the JLC master series has been doing this for eons. The Master Geo, Master Calendar, Master Chrono, MUT Moon, etc., often range from 36mm to 40mm, are not too thick, and have very traditional design. I cannot help but feel like most people are not, in fact, interested in conservative and well proportioned watches when it comes time to swiping the credit card.
Hopefully the old models are still available -- I saw none Saturday -- but it appears many models have been "supersized". Oh well, there is always the secondary market.