Modern 34mm sports watch options?

Is anybody making a good 34mm sports watch?聽

Without going full Rolex OP (which as we've discussed recently, I have issues with)聽I'd like something "smaller" but not dainty. (If it was good enough for Tony, it's good enough for me.)

I feel like sports watches are either HUGE or "trending smaller" but that means 36-38mm. On a bracelet you can get away with a 34, especially if you have a smaller wrist. I have a handful of vintage watches but they are all firmly in the "delicate聽grandpa style watch" category, so that means leather.

I guess what I want is a modern quality, affordable 34mm OP / Tudor Prince / Sarb033 / Explorer etc.

Any ideas?聽

Oh - for reference, the watch currently occupying that "spot" in my collection is my Hamilton Khaki Field Auto 38 - which I love (great value, beautiful inky dial, stark white, amazing power reserve) BUT - don't love the bracelet, and it's 38mm x 47mm. (Maybe I should just find a more lightweight aftermarket Oyster bracelet for it.)

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Lorier Falcon comes in at 36mm and has an Explorer-ish vibe. https://www.lorierwatches.com/products/falcon-siii

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NotThatNeil

Lorier Falcon comes in at 36mm and has an Explorer-ish vibe. https://www.lorierwatches.com/products/falcon-siii

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I love Lorier, I have a Neptune - BUT I specifically want 34mm. Maybe I'm being nuts, I just think 36 blends into 38 and then all my watches are the same.

But yeah that watch is lovely. I am also trying to resist having just like, only Lorier watches haha.

88MilesPerHour

Oh - for reference, the watch currently occupying that "spot" in my collection is my Hamilton Khaki Field Auto 38 - which I love (great value, beautiful inky dial, stark white, amazing power reserve) BUT - don't love the bracelet, and it's 38mm x 47mm. (Maybe I should just find a more lightweight aftermarket Oyster bracelet for it.)

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Change it out for a horween leather strap. The Hammy KFA is the one for me on leather.

SpecKTator

Change it out for a horween leather strap. The Hammy KFA is the one for me on leather.

You're right and my brain will allow it to occupy "field watch" territory if we can find a 34mm replacement in this thread!

That's a good question. Without doing any research, I can't recall of any.

Yankswap

That's a good question. Without doing any research, I can't recall of any.

I guess Tissot Prx 35mm might be the closest answer? I don't love integrated bracelets, or... this watch, personally! Also the effective lug to lug is almost as long as my Hamilton Khaki so it's out for me. There's gotta be another answer.

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Nivada Grenchen chronomaster with rubber tropic strap 38mm

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mannyb65

Nivada Grenchen chronomaster with rubber tropic strap 38mm

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That is an awesome watch, but it is, as you mentioned, 38mm 馃檪

Related - I actually had a conversation here about smaller chronographs and was able to find some great options, but noting as small as 34mm.

Found a couple there if this can help

https://www.exquisitetimepieces.com/blog/best-34mm-watches-for-men/

Marathon GPM for composite case. True 34

Marathon GPM Officer model. 36, but wears small.

They even had an all metal variant that had NOS Benrus handwind movements in them from the 60's. You will pay for it tho lol.

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You should check out Kuoe. They got all their models in the 34/35mm sizes and very beautiful.

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Fredwatch50

Found a couple there if this can help

https://www.exquisitetimepieces.com/blog/best-34mm-watches-for-men/

Thanks for this article. I have been searching for small sized sports watches as well. In a world of large sports watches, finding a 34mm sports watch is like finding a needle in a haystack. I am happy the watch trend is beginning to change and smaller watches are being offered by watch brands. Small-wristed guys need love too. 馃榾

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This is 33.5

But small divers wear extra tiny. If you take a 36mm Tissot Seastar it will wear like a 34mm.

Larry_Von_Trapp

Bourdains watch was actually a 33mm not a 34mm so what you want is way too big!!! But he also wore a 41 oyster perpetual with a blue dial so I guess that was good enough for him too.

He had a bunch of watches, in fairness, including bigger ones like a Milgauss, a Sub, Tag Monaco etc. It was my understanding that the blue Rolex he often wore was a 34mm machine turned bezel Oyster Perpetual Date though. But yeah, point being the guy was okay with rocking a smaller watch.

Going full Rolex OP is the only way to go if you鈥檙e going that small , on the bracelet wears perfectly.

Marathon has a 34mm馃憤

34mm for vintage watches is commonly accepted as a unisex watch. The problem is that modern 34mm watches are catagorised as ladies watch for a number of watch brands (ie Longines). If you look through at their website, you will find them there. I suppose other brands do the same

I think the Tudor Royals come in a 34mm. The Black Bays come in 31/36mm (the 31 wears slightly larger - as they all do).

鈥楽maller wearing鈥 35/36mm鈥檚 may achieve the same effect/look/solution for you. Something with a sub-44mm lug to lug. Lorca Model 1 GMT?

Vaer has some 36mm explorer type watches, check them out https://www.vaerwatches.com/products/a3-tradition-36mm-automatic

Jake_13xx

Vaer has some 36mm explorer type watches, check them out https://www.vaerwatches.com/products/a3-tradition-36mm-automatic

Thanks, yes I know I briefly owned one of those (it's actually my profile picture.) But - the name of the game is 34 馃檪

I miss this dude. Didn鈥檛 realize he had such a troubled past. We are here for such a short time in the scheme of things. Should try and make the most of it.

monkey

I miss this dude. Didn鈥檛 realize he had such a troubled past. We are here for such a short time in the scheme of things. Should try and make the most of it.

Very sad. Lucky he left behind so much writing and TV to enjoy though.

Sinn 434. 34mm quartz. Might be a little on the dressy side as its case and bracelet are mostly polished.

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