Think I made worst mistake by buying a 34mm watch..

Long story short, 2 years back thinking I have small wrist, I bought myself a 34mm Tudor Black bay. 

Now after owning many watches, to name a few : Sinn U50, Seiko Tuna 300, Seiko MM300 etc, I feel big watches is a norm. Have a feeling of wearing that 34mm is too sissy and don't dare to even wear that watch.

In a confused state now, if you were me, would you just sell it off or wear it like a champ? 

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If, for whatever reason, you just don't wear whatever watch, sell it.  Why hang onto something that never gets any wrist time?

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Yup true I'm thinking to sell it off to fund other watches 😉

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I say keep it & wear it like a champ. Think about it, you named a few watches you have that’s pretty huge in diameter. That means you can stand to have a little diversity within your collection. You should hang on to it for that purpose because not only is it different from all of the other watches in your collection but it also have a story behind it…

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Lei055

I say keep it & wear it like a champ. Think about it, you named a few watches you have that’s pretty huge in diameter. That means you can stand to have a little diversity within your collection. You should hang on to it for that purpose because not only is it different from all of the other watches in your collection but it also have a story behind it…

Thinking of keeping also but now I'm leaning towards bigger watches and wearing 34mm is a bit too sissy. What do you think?

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I regularly wear watches that are 30-34mm. I ain’t no sissy.

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Bengkia369

Thinking of keeping also but now I'm leaning towards bigger watches and wearing 34mm is a bit too sissy. What do you think?

It doesn’t make you a sissy at all. That used to be the sweet spot for men & still is. Powerful wealthy men used to wear watches that size. I think you should stick to your guns & your own style & first mind & not let the times & changes of society make you feel you should conform. Unless you just truly want to go big then of course go big. Just saying it would be nice to have something different in your collection. It’s great to be an individual these days. In a time where everyone was wearing Rolex or Patek, Steve McQueen made a Hanhart look cool thus proving it’s the man behind the watch & often never just the watch…

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Give it to the wife or girlfriend or Daughter 

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I would wear it like a champ. There are days that I don't feel like wearing something big and bulky. I will wear something smaller because of it. A Tudor is nothing frown at. Wear it and be proud.

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If you don't like the watch, sell it. Small watches, big watches, round watches, square watches it's all a thing of personal preference and fashion. If your taste changed and you want to wear larger watches, sell it. 

That said, 34mm isn't necessarily sissy. I don't think there is a single person alive who hasn't lost their mind and would say this dude in the image below is a sissy. But look at his watch

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He's wearing it like a champ, literally.

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I have an 8.5" wrist and the first watch I bought was a Seiko 5.   Lawd it just didn't work with my gorilla arms.  Looks like a kids watch. If you saw it on me you'd think "Oh how cute, that ogre found a watch and thinks he's people.  Honey, look this ogre thinks he's people!" So I returned it. If you don't like how it looks you are never going to wear it and you might as well sell it.

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Wear what you feel good in. Lesson learned, Correct. We've all been there. I've  liked a watch bought it but, realized its too small. As a rule of thumb 38mm up is a men's watch. 36mm is pushing the limit toward unisex . But can work on smaller wrist. Now 34mm in this day in age will register with most as a womans. Learning lesson for you and your comfort zone is ultimately the only thing that matters at the end of the day. 

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MegaBob

If you don't like the watch, sell it. Small watches, big watches, round watches, square watches it's all a thing of personal preference and fashion. If your taste changed and you want to wear larger watches, sell it. 

That said, 34mm isn't necessarily sissy. I don't think there is a single person alive who hasn't lost their mind and would say this dude in the image below is a sissy. But look at his watch

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He's wearing it like a champ, literally.

Perfect example…

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I can't find any 34mm Black Bays 🤔 Just 32 and 36. 36 is fiiiiiineee 👌I recently measured my wrists and I got well over 17" wrists, but I wear 35 and 36mm and it feels good. I might take a few days to get used to, but it's fiiine. 

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I have a Vulcain Cricket which hasn't gotten any love due to 1WC, but best believe I'll be wearing it shortly.  In the end it's what you're comfortable with.  If you think it looks "sissy" you won't be comfortable and others will see that.  You can wear whatever you believe you can wear.

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Sorry guys it's a 32mm Black bay!

I think I give it to my sister to wear. 

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Mate, I have been wearing vintage Rolex Date 34mm for thirty-five years. I've only ever had compliments.  I'm 6' and weigh 93kg. No one ever called me a sissy for wearing it! 30-34mm was the standard men's size for decades. Who gives a cr@p what people think. There's a trend towards smaller watches after the monstrosities of late. Just wear it, enjoy it and stop being a wuss!