39/ 40mm diver

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39/ 40mm diver

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Hi all,

I've been a long time admirer of Christopher Ward watches, and resist the impulse of buying a GMT C60 diver only because of the size. with my 6.5 wrist, a 42mm doesn't feel quite right, I'm wearing a 39mm seiko alpinist currently, which fits perfectly, and a friend has a 40mm (?) omega seamaster which fits great

surely I'm not alone in this? I'm 6'2'' with a fairly typically athletic build
I don't suppose this has been discussed in the past? I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a 39mm limited edition version.

cheers,

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Re: 39/ 40mm diver

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Ongoing debate, Ryan...check this out.

Currently the only sub-40mm watches in the CWL range are the C5 (auto, quartz, aviator and BoB at 38mm) and the C50 COSC at 39mm.

There are quite a few of us dropping gentle hints about bucking the "big watch" trend, not specifically for divers, though there have certainly been suggestions about something along the lines of the mid-size Omegas.

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As I am often wearing vintage watches, almost as a rule below 40 mm on my 19 cm wrist, and sometimes modern "overgrown monsters", I am very much towards more reasonable sizing of the watch, just for practical reasons, and IMHO - 39 - 40 mm dia would be just right (I have an ORIS BC3 in that 40 mm size and it wears most comfortably).
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My preferred size is 36mm, but 38mm would be acceptable.
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rye wrote:Hi all,

I've been a long time admirer of Christopher Ward watches, and resist the impulse of buying a GMT C60 diver only because of the size. with my 6.5 wrist, a 42mm doesn't feel quite right, I'm wearing a 39mm seiko alpinist currently, which fits perfectly, and a friend has a 40mm (?) omega seamaster which fits great

surely I'm not alone in this? I'm 6'2'' with a fairly typically athletic build
I don't suppose this has been discussed in the past? I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a 39mm limited edition version.

cheers,

Ryan
You are not alone in this! My left wrist is also about 6.5 inches and anything 42mm or above both looks silly IMHO and doesnt feel right like you said.To be fair it also depends on how the watch 'wears' or sits on the wrist..my old C70 looked fine but other watches appeared so big it looked like I was trying to 'bling' it up :D

The problem is that in the last few years the general trend seems to be watches getting bigger and bigger which is a shame really since it reduces the range of watches available etc 39mm give or take a mm either side seems to be the optimum size for a 6.5 inch wrist, my tag carrera is 39mm and looks great imo
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I'm quite lucky in a way, with a 7,25 inch wrist almost anything goes (I'm actually wearing the 44mm C8 now), but my favourite size is about 36mm. My collection ranges from 44 down to 33mm, and I'm happy wearing them all.

If CWL made a 36-38mm version of the C6 I'd probably BUY IT for holidays because my current watches are not pool and sea resistant and then several members would be suffering from shock!
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Re: 39/ 40mm diver

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A 38-40mm "C60 MkII", with date window moved to either 4:00 or 4:30 would be a big hit I think. A version with orange markers AND hands would be a definite buy.
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asqwerth wrote:My preferred size is 36mm, but 38mm would be acceptable.
Your Damasko doesn't look out of place though.

38mm or 39mm is ideal for me. It's no coincidence that the only CWs I own are C5s.
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rye wrote:Hi all,

I've been a long time admirer of Christopher Ward watches, and resist the impulse of buying a GMT C60 diver only because of the size. with my 6.5 wrist, a 42mm doesn't feel quite right, I'm wearing a 39mm seiko alpinist currently, which fits perfectly, and a friend has a 40mm (?) omega seamaster which fits great

surely I'm not alone in this? I'm 6'2'' with a fairly typically athletic build
I don't suppose this has been discussed in the past? I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a 39mm limited edition version.

cheers,

Ryan
It will likely come but it takes time. Who knows, one might be on the drawing board now waiting final approval. But also realize, different watches of the same diameter will look different on the wrist. Unfortunately, you can't know until you actually try it. Try one anyway and return it if it's that bad.
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Re: 39/ 40mm diver

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A 40mm Amfibia seems a good size to me, though I'm the owner of a modest 6.75" wrist. I think divers need to look a bit bigger than sports and dress watches ... and 39/40 would be at the bottom end of men's sizes and the top end for ladies - a classic mid-size.
Does anyone have pictures of smaller divers that they think might sway the argument?
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I'd love to see a 40mm, elegant Diver that's not an homage of the sub etc.

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The original Tag Heuer divers quartz from the late 80's was around 36mm size - there are several on ebay - gives an idea of the dimension. 38mm - 40mm would be better IMHO

example of the TAG:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tag-Heuer-Wat ... 500wt_1361
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and on ebay as well, a 39mm Pepsi Debaufre:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/130631040822? ... 500wt_1361
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