Omega DeVille - 1980’s

So, this came in the mail today. It‘s my Christmas present from my girlfriend and I felt free to open it because she’s out of town. Plus, she had already told me what I was getting and even showed me a picture. I was super excited but I had to ask what the case size was. Needless to say it’s a small watch. Very small. I wouldn’t care except I’m 6’3, 220 and small watches look kind of silly on me. It’s still a super nice gift and very thoughtful of her, I just wish I could get more use out of it. 

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Do yourself a favor and wear it regularly for a while. I think that you will surprised that you get used to the size and that it will not look small. Large watches were the new norm, not the historical one. Once upon a time large men wore watches that were much smaller than that Omega. That shape wears larger than a round watch.

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Aurelian

Do yourself a favor and wear it regularly for a while. I think that you will surprised that you get used to the size and that it will not look small. Large watches were the new norm, not the historical one. Once upon a time large men wore watches that were much smaller than that Omega. That shape wears larger than a round watch.

Ok. I’ve actually got a few really cool small watches. I’ll give it a shot. 

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Very cool, and it doesn't look silly at all and you already proved by opening the package while the GF was away that you don't mind living dangerously and taking chances.

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I had the same problem with an 80's Tag Heuer Professional 3000 I recently got on eBay. It's the smallest watch I own, but the more I wear it, the more that doesn't matter. When I look at it, it just looks right. I actually bid, and lost, on a watch just like that one, so maybe it was your GF that beat me to it LOL. I'm giving my GF a Tissot dress watch for Christmas that is the smaller version of the one that I have, and my idea is to take her out to a dressed-up dinner at a fancy restaurant wearing our matching dress watches. Maybe get suited up with your new Omega dress watch and do the same. 

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Catskinner

Very cool, and it doesn't look silly at all and you already proved by opening the package while the GF was away that you don't mind living dangerously and taking chances.

Very true

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RobertWood

I had the same problem with an 80's Tag Heuer Professional 3000 I recently got on eBay. It's the smallest watch I own, but the more I wear it, the more that doesn't matter. When I look at it, it just looks right. I actually bid, and lost, on a watch just like that one, so maybe it was your GF that beat me to it LOL. I'm giving my GF a Tissot dress watch for Christmas that is the smaller version of the one that I have, and my idea is to take her out to a dressed-up dinner at a fancy restaurant wearing our matching dress watches. Maybe get suited up with your new Omega dress watch and do the same. 

She’s usually 5 steps ahead of me so this is probably the plan already. 

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Aurelian

Do yourself a favor and wear it regularly for a while. I think that you will surprised that you get used to the size and that it will not look small. Large watches were the new norm, not the historical one. Once upon a time large men wore watches that were much smaller than that Omega. That shape wears larger than a round watch.

I am seconding this.

@64spoons, if Clark Gable can rock a 34mm (was it a Rolex or Omega? I forgot) on his beefy arms you can wear this. Especially with formal wear. 

It's classy af. Congrats to your significant other, dugong approves! 

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TalkingDugong

I am seconding this.

@64spoons, if Clark Gable can rock a 34mm (was it a Rolex or Omega? I forgot) on his beefy arms you can wear this. Especially with formal wear. 

It's classy af. Congrats to your significant other, dugong approves! 

Yes, she prides herself on her gift giving talents. 

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64spoons

She’s usually 5 steps ahead of me so this is probably the plan already. 

If it's her idea, she pays HAHAHA!!! Something better than El Fenix. 

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Nice watch my man! honestly give it a little wrist time. I think you'll find it wears better than you would have imagined.

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64spoons

Yes, she prides herself on her gift giving talents. 

Good for her. 

For further approval, send an expensive watch to Monseiur Dugong at the address Cozy cove on the beach, the seven seas, Earth. 

Approval comes with a letter of certification! 😛🤣

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Congratulations! It’s a cool watch and vintage watches run the popular size of the era. I think you’ll dig it the more you spend time with it. 

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6'4 guy with some similarly sized watches here - this is not a small watch. Wear it a few days and you'll get used to it.

Better don't get used to open your girlfriend's mail though 🙄

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Classic picture of a great (in all aspects) man

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I have to agree with the crew so far: just try it for a while and I bet you warm up to it. 
 

You could also ply around with strap colors and textures. Venlenist has sizes as small at 18mm and GLC has some really cool ripstop colors in 19mm I believe. 

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