Advice for someone with a 6.5 inch / 165 mm wrist

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Advice for someone with a 6.5 inch / 165 mm wrist

Post by diciannove79 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:32 pm

Hi! I have a smaller wrist (6.5 inches / 165 mm), but I'm very interested in the C65 Trident Automatic. I wanted to see if anyone else at 6.5 inches or smaller has been able to pull it off. I know that TGV on the Urban Gentry channel seems able to wear his 41 mm C65 GMT on a 6.25 inch wrist, but wanted to get some real world experience from users here. I also saw another video recently of someone saying that the C65 GMT on a 6.75 was too big, so it made me a bit nervous.

As a reference, my current daily watch is 40 mm with a lug-to-lug length of 46.2 mm. I've included a photo (but don't judge me ... I know it's cheap watch!). I think it wears well, so my instinct says that adding another mm in both case and lug-to-lug length shouldn't make much of a difference. But again, I'm so new to watches to know whether that's really the case (pun intended).

I apologize in advance if the question is silly! I know this is a very subjective topic, and that the 60/60 policy would allow me to try it on without any issues. My only concern is that my fiancé is looking to purchase the watch as a birthday/wedding gift for me, so if I can get the sizing right up front, I think it would be a much smoother situation. :lol:

I appreciate everyone's help and advice!
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Re: Advice for someone with a 6.5 inch / 165 mm wrist

Post by StrappedUp » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:29 pm

My wrists are 6", so I may be a good reference for you.
About ~50mm minimum across the top of my wrist.

I owned the C65 GMT and I found the case and lug dimensions to be great.
It helps that it curves and hugs the wrist as well.

Beautiful watch, but I eventually sold it as I found the dial/crystal diameter overwhelming in proportion to my wrist (and the case to a certain degree).

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Re: Advice for someone with a 6.5 inch / 165 mm wrist

Post by Bounce » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:27 pm

I think the C65 Trident would be fine for you, you can always buy it & assess it as you have a 60 day return policy.
Here is a pic with my 42mm Tudor GMT on my 6.5" wrist (I know this is a CW forum, but my Trident is away for repair at the mo).
Good luck with whatever you decide.
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Re: Advice for someone with a 6.5 inch / 165 mm wrist

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:01 pm

Having a 7.5" inch wrist I feel unable to give any wearing advice.

What I am able to suggest, which I have done on occasions in the past, is to print a picture of the C65 exactly to the actual size.

Cut it out, along with a disc of card to mirror the shape of the watch including the lugs that you stick on the back, and then try 'wearing' it.

A bit rough and ready but it will give you a better feel for it than just looking at photos.

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Re: Advice for someone with a 6.5 inch / 165 mm wrist

Post by fasthall » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:11 pm

C65 should wear fine on your wrist. Here's my C65 auto on my 6.75" wrist.
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Re: Advice for someone with a 6.5 inch / 165 mm wrist

Post by atnits » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:09 pm

It looks like your current watch may well have a bigger dial/crystal size than the Trident, so may actually wear bigger on the wrist than the Trident will.

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Re: Advice for someone with a 6.5 inch / 165 mm wrist

Post by diciannove79 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:57 pm

Thanks everyone! I really appreciate all the advice and photos. It's so helpful!
I actually passed by a local watch store today and saw an Oris 65 Diver in 42mm inside, so I stopped by and asked to try it on. It was bigger than my normal watch, but not inappropriately big. Since it has a bigger case and lug-to-lug length than the C65 Auto, I'm feeling more confident that it should fit me just fine.

Now I just have to wait for my birthday in June! Can't wait to get my first CW watch. :)

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Re: Advice for someone with a 6.5 inch / 165 mm wrist

Post by Jcalder68 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:17 pm

I have pretty much the same wrist size as you and I can easily pull of the GMT.

I also have the Diver C65 that has exactly the same case and these two get a lot more wrist time ime then my smaller, 38mm Trident C60 600. I used to abhor anything over 39mm (I put too much store in what online “experts” spouted) but have come to the conclusion the case diameter is not the be-all and end-all when sizing a watch. It is a combination of overall thickness, lug length, lug curvature AND case diameter. The C65 is slim, has relatively short lugs and these lugs have a decent curve to them; this all helps to make the watch wear smaller than the 41mm diameter alone would suggest. Thankfully I was able to try one in the flesh in the CW showroom and dug my wallet out as soon as I got it on!

I’d say go for it. Either get a visit to the Showroom, get to the Manchester event later this month, wait for a sale, or hope to get lucky on eBay/the sales section.

And some wrist shots (different C65s)
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Compare this to my “smaller” (but thicker and relatively longer lugged) 38mm C60...
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Re: Advice for someone with a 6.5 inch / 165 mm wrist

Post by diciannove79 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:27 am

Jcalder68 — thank you so much! Those C65 shots look incredible. Also, I never thought that the C60 38mm could look bigger on the wrist than a C65. Though your explanation and photos definitely prove otherwise.

Thanks again! :thumbup:

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Re: Advice for someone with a 6.5 inch / 165 mm wrist

Post by diciannove79 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:19 am

Just a quick update. I managed to wait until my birthday and my fiancé got me the C65 GMT. I absolutely love it! It looks like she was able to get one during one of the clearance sales too.

Now I just need to add a metal bracelet -- though I'm waiting for the new quick release model which will hopefully be released soon. :D
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Re: Advice for someone with a 6.5 inch / 165 mm wrist

Post by Essex Paul » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:47 am

Very nice indeed. Congratulations!
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Re: Advice for someone with a 6.5 inch / 165 mm wrist

Post by StrappedUp » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:21 am

Congratulations, an excellent choice and Happy Birthday as well ... belated or otherwise :thumbup:
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Re: Advice for someone with a 6.5 inch / 165 mm wrist

Post by MiniMpi » Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:57 pm

Congratulations !!
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Re: Advice for someone with a 6.5 inch / 165 mm wrist

Post by Lavaine » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:58 pm

Congratulations. Love the strap/dial combo. I don't know as it needs a bracelet, although I can always see the appeal of one.
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Re: Advice for someone with a 6.5 inch / 165 mm wrist

Post by 0uatiOW » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:06 pm

I have a 7 inch wrist and in case you’re considering leather, all the CW standard size leather straps have been too large for me - the last hole is just a little too loose. I considered putting an extra hole in the straps I have but the padding is rather thick where the hole would need to be.

Worth noting that since I bought my last CW, they’ve discontinued the XS strap range, stating that they’re improving the size-versatility of the standard straps. I can’t say whether that’s true - assume it means more holes? Perhaps someone who has both can clarify. Also, the C65 has a relatively compact L2L at 47mm, which definitely affects overall size.

Bracelets are a lot more better for my wrist size, especially with the micro adjustment, and they are are excellent quality. I especially like the all-brushed version which comes with the C65.
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