39/ 40mm diver

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Re: 39/ 40mm diver

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My 2005 WAB1110 TAG Aquaracer has got a 'wavy' case between 38 and about 43mm, but the bezel's relatively small and the overall effect is certainly under 40mm.
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Re: 39/ 40mm diver

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here's an image via google, and bear in mind this guy has a 7 inch plus wrist, it's a subtle difference, but the smaller watch looks far more pleasing.
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atnits wrote:
asqwerth wrote:My preferred size is 36mm, but 38mm would be acceptable.
Your Damasko doesn't look out of place though....[snip]
True, but from around 40mm, the question of whether a particular watch will fit/look ok or not on my small wrist would depend a lot on whether that watch's lugs are short/curved enough. So the uncertainty is there for me and I'd be held ransom to the watch case shape.

If it were short and curved like this 39/40mm-er:

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that would be fine. But straighter and longer lugs....
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Loddonite wrote:A 40mm Amfibia seems a good size to me...
Not a bad idea, Dom! Nice and cheap for a holiday watch, and you can swim with it! :clap:
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Some of you wanted to see a 39-40mm diver. Well, my Zenith diver is 39mm. Not able to link to the thread at the mo, but do a search and you'll find it.
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The Trident wears smaller than its 42mm might suggest. At 7 1/4" I don't have a large wrist either (and I'm 6'2" as well) and my Trident has become my daily watch to the complete exclusion of my other watches. I'm also conscious that large watches can look absurd on small (smallish) wrists and the market has tended to favour the trend for larger watches creating what i perceive to be a gap in choice. I think brietling produced a 38mm superocean so if you can find a picture of one on the net you'll get a good idea of its appearance.
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Yep, my Breitling Colt is 38mm. Some of the Heuer 1000 divers were 38mm too.

There are smaller dive watches around if you look, that still look right I think. And a Rolex sub is "only" 40mm, and doesn't look too shabby.
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JAG wrote:
Leo David wrote:The Trident wears smaller than its 42mm might suggest. At 7 1/4" I don't have a large wrist either (and I'm 6'2" as well) and my Trident has become my daily watch to the complete exclusion of my other watches. I'm also conscious that large watches can look absurd on small (smallish) wrists and the market has tended to favour the trend for larger watches creating what i perceive to be a gap in choice. I think brietling produced a 38mm superocean so if you can find a picture of one on the net you'll get a good idea of its appearance.

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Re: 39/ 40mm diver

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I like watches around 40mm and have ones up to 45mm but I do think there should be more non dress watches (i.e. more than just the C5/50) 40mm. A verision of the Trident would be a good start
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Leo David wrote:The Trident wears smaller than its 42mm might suggest. At 7 1/4" I don't have a large wrist either (and I'm 6'2" as well) and my Trident has become my daily watch to the complete exclusion of my other watches. I'm also conscious that large watches can look absurd on small (smallish) wrists and the market has tended to favour the trend for larger watches creating what i perceive to be a gap in choice. I think brietling produced a 38mm superocean so if you can find a picture of one on the net you'll get a good idea of its appearance.
Interesting point...I love the Trident appearance but am a bit uncertain due to my small wrists..its appears CW got it spot on with the Trident though :D
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Re: 39/ 40mm diver

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The 38mm SOH might be the ultimate sub-40mm diver. It's a shame I discovered it after it was discontinued. One for sale recently, but no box or papers, and that makes me nervous with a modern watch as expensive as a Breitling.
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That's the one. Beautiful watch in my view.
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Re: 39/ 40mm diver

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Im really tempted to pull the trigger on this Seiko, 38mm diver...would make a perfect daily beater at that price

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Thanks for the link Jag :D
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Don't forget to check out 'Creation Watches' & '21 Jewels' both usually have excellent prices on Seiko, Citizen etc...