Wearing the SNA411 this morning made me realize two things. The first was that when I started collecting watches I thought that chronos were the bee's knees but I ended up with only three in a 20+ collection, and I never wear one of them.
The second led to the first: there are not a lot of small chronographs. Most of them are around 42mm and I prefer to wear sub 40mm on my 16.5cm wrist. At 42mm diameter, the SNA411 is not small and yet it's one of smallest looking watch that I own due to absurdly short L2L, compact case and dial design.
The other chronograph that I wear is the 39mm Dan Henry 1962 Racing chronograph. There's simply not a lot of options around and most of them are quartz or meca as the mechanicals tend to be larger and much thicker. The SNA411 is even more of a rarity once taking into account its relatively smooth chrono hand and the lack of the "WTF it's doing here again" useless 24Hr indicator, having instead an alarm/second time zone register.
I guess that I could get one of the many Seagull ST19 based mechanical chronos, they tend to be on the smaller scale at 38-40mm and affordable, unfortunately they also have the potential of serious reliability issues due to the variability of quality. Other mechanical models I checked were either too large, too thick or no longer sold (Farer Bernina for example).
But in the end I don't care enough to invest time and effort into looking at expanding my chronograph collection. I found other type of watches that I like and are available in smaller sizes and the Flightmaster is more than good enough when I want to strap a busy dial on my wrist.
However, I'm also honest enough to admit that I'm willing to listen if one of you has a suggestion for a nice looking chrono, without a 24hr indicator, that is also small enough to be worn on a slimmer wrist.