New Kurono - 34MM Drops Thursday, Is It For You?

I have to say these look pretty sharp. To have a watch by Hajime Asaoka for $1080 remains a great value. I find the previous Kurono release just the right size for a dress watch, so this one may be a little small for me, but I see many smaller wrists here that can pull this off. 80 pieces per dial, drops Thursday until they sell out. How many of you will try and get one?   
 

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This is one for the IBWC. 

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R16013

This is one for the IBWC. 

Agreed. He certainly targets the East Asian market, many of whom may have smaller wrists, but plenty of folks here also seem to fall into that category. 

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All the watches looks awesome especially the blue dial :)

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They look awesome and I would love one but I think they wouldn’t fit  my wrist and I can’t look past that

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I think 34mm is too small for me..

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I would definitely try my luck!

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lwtmay

I would definitely try my luck!

Good luck! I’d be blocking my calendar too if I could wear under 36.

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previous kurono tokyo (that salmon dial) priced around 2500$ in my country😔

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I think the watches look nice but, and I know there are other brands doing it too, I could never wear a watch that has a 9 at the 6 o'clock position. 

Just put a date window at that spot... 

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1432, but I like them all!

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The watches are more homages of vintage timepieces, rather than trying to appeal to small wristed customers in my opinion. 34mm was the standard size for a round man's wristwatch from the 1920s until the 1980s.

While I think the watches are well-designed, I'm not sure I understand the hype of the Kurono Tokyo watches. $1080 seems fairly priced for what it is, but I imagine these watches will end up selling for multiples of that in the secondary market.

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34mm is too small for me for sure, but I have had my eye on the Omega AT small seconds, which shares some design language with these models.  

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Like the size, the brand but unfortunately not these colours 

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34mm is a womans size In north America. Did you know the population of North America has increased in physical size substantially since the 1900's ?

Go into any really old house and see the tiny chairs they thought were normal. Narrow doorways and small watches because they were physically smaller on average. Their meals looked like our kids happy meals.

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OldSnafu

34mm is a womans size In north America. Did you know the population of North America has increased in physical size substantially since the 1900's ?

Go into any really old house and see the tiny chairs they thought were normal. Narrow doorways and small watches because they were physically smaller on average. Their meals looked like our kids happy meals.

Frank Lloyd Wright had a lot of homes in the Chicago region and during a tour someone asked “Why are the doors so low?” To which the guide stated FLW thought 5’9” is the ideal gentleman height, so unless requested otherwise, that was what he built to. I have no idea if that was true, but so the legend goes. Though, it’s not just the US; as lifestyle, health, and fitness have improved, sizes have grown, everywhere, relatively speaking.

I‘d agree, historically, and for most, 34MM is usually geared torwards those with smaller wrists, especially women, but there are a number of men with 6 1/4“ wrists where a 34MM will look great. Heck even 6 1/2 depending on wrist shape. That, and I know more women wearing 36mm-40mm than wearing 28mm-34mm. I’m grateful my wife isn‘t one of them, because I’m not sharing.  :-)

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Unless your forearms and wrists are truly enormous 34mm is not too small. We have been conditioned over the last 50 years that bigger is better. Wearing 31mm today.