It may well be that 40mm is the sweet spot and I agree that CW have to test it out as they are doing, but I continue to muse over whether and what other cases should CW offer. If we take 40 as the starting point, and decide to offer bigger and smaller options, what differential should there be?Rice & Gravy wrote: ↑Thu May 09, 2019 12:46 pm
Right, that is the hard call on adding to the 40mm range and I don't know how they could figure that out or project it other than the approach they've taken with just offering the one color for now. I do know that I have seen many, many comments online asking about other colors in 40mm, so that should bode well.
My wrist is 6.75" and I've owned three 38mm Trident Pros now. While I like comfort of them, and they are fantastic as knock-around/travel/do anything watch, they do feel and look somewhat small to me. The 38mmX13mmX45mm lug to lug proportions are very "stumpy" and look quite odd on anything other than the bracelet, at least to me. The lug to lug length being the biggest culprit. Changing from my other 40/41mm watches to the Trident always takes some getting used to, so I'd welcome more options in the 40mm size for sure.
Rolex seem to think 5mm, too big? Ulysse Nardin 3mm, about right? CW 2mm, too small? Many watches come in one case size only. Maybe CW should be offering 36-40-44, it just seems to me that 38-40-42 makes the choice harder rather than what clearly fits best.
Don't forget, the new Trident 42mm case is smaller and svelter than the previous 43mm, so I think the choice cannot be preconceived, picking the right one is going to take a bit of 60/60 or a showroom visit.