C5A Mk I on perforated strap

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Re: C5A Mk I on perforated strap

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asqwerth, do you know the diameter of your wrists? I'm looking to get one of these, and my wrists are absolute twigs.
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cambolt wrote:asqwerth, do you know the diameter of your wrists? I'm looking to get one of these, and my wrists are absolute twigs.
slightly less than 15.5cm
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Thanks for the feedback, Asqwerth, + the pics. Both great watches; my fave CWLs. I think the cream one just pulls ahead, slightly, for me. The simplicity, the square date window, and the lovely cream shade of the dial.
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C5A Mk I on perforated strap

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asqwerth wrote:
cambolt wrote:asqwerth, do you know the diameter of your wrists? I'm looking to get one of these, and my wrists are absolute twigs.
slightly less than 15.5cm
Oh dear. Looks like I may have problems, my wrists are just under 14.5 cm. Looks like a drill may need to be used to get the watch to fit.
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Re: C5A Mk I on perforated strap

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cambolt wrote:
asqwerth wrote:
cambolt wrote:asqwerth, do you know the diameter of your wrists? I'm looking to get one of these, and my wrists are absolute twigs.
slightly less than 15.5cm
Oh dear. Looks like I may have problems, my wrists are just under 14.5 cm. Looks like a drill may need to be used to get the watch to fit.
The strap that comes with the watch is too long, and there is a limit to how many extra holes you can punch in it because the strap padding increases the closer you get to the lug end. Even if the holes could be punched, the deployant clasp's clamp won't be able to go all the way up because of the padding.

You would probably need to get a short third party strap with normal buckle.

The diameter size might not be a problem if you consider this 38mm watch your equivalent of a (ahem) "normal"-sized wrist wearing a 45mm+ size watch! :D
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Well, I have worn a 43mm watch without looking like a COMPLETE clown... I guess we'll see how this strap thing goes...
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Leo David wrote:I like that strap too, asqwerth, may I ask who makes it? I take it from your photos that you live in warmer climes. Which I was still posted overseas. Blighty is particularly chilly right now.
If you're still looking for that strap, it looks like a do-modell rallye strap.