You're not really large you know?

I was just holding the Max Bill in the palm of my hand when I realized that all these years he's been deceiving me. Our relationship is based on a lie and I don't know if we will ever be able to mend it and carry on. Sniff...

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We usually seek external comfort in these trying time and although I usually don't put much faith in the unlikely intervention of supra natural entities, I did find that the advise conveyed by his noodly appendage to chill out and drink the coffee managed to lift me up. But still:

The Max Bill is small.

It looks larger than it really is because it's basically one big white dial with no bezel or case overhang. But it's still just 38mm that masquerade like a 42.

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Apart of this duplicity, there's a lot of good thing going on for the Max Bill. Class is one of them, and wearability is another. It's a design that manage to be classic without being boring and one of the reason to this is the way that the dial curves beneath the crystal that in turn join the sides of the case to create...well basically a flying saucer.

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It's very friendly to wear with a dress shirt, something that I don't expect to wear until the end of October, and in the meantime it's not too shabby looking on my sleeveless arm.

It's nice, but when I wear it I could swear it's at least 40mm.

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I don't know. It looks pretty big to me (that's what she said).

I can confirm, the Max Bill is able to look big.

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Beautiful big dial 馃榾

This has been a long anticipated grail for me and someday I shall own one. The Max Bill Mega Solar radio controlled watch and, yes, I have the same concerns relative to its size. But thanks to your post, I'm feeling a bit better about the whole thing. Its exquisite minimalist Bauhaus design seems to trump all other considerations. I've actually told myself this would be the last watch I'd ever buy...

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I had a Bauhaus style watch that was 42mm, which is a size I can wear with ease on my wrist, but every time I looked at it, the watch seemed weirdly massive because it was 'all dial'. I sold it in the end.

What I've found is dial size and lug width are the biggest factors as to how a watch wears in terms of presence. Lug shape and size, midcase architecture and case thickness is what makes it wear good in terms of comfort.

All dial and no bezel will do that to a small watch.

I have the same so called issue with my Max. Every time I try to love it even more I look at my wrist and see a big old chunk of white dial鈥

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So I鈥檝e been following your posts for a while because you seem to share similar thoughts to my own. I鈥檓 on the fence with a Max Bill. Lately I鈥檝e been wondering if I should get the 34mm version. Knowing what you know now, would you have gotten the 34mm?

CatchKa

I have the same so called issue with my Max. Every time I try to love it even more I look at my wrist and see a big old chunk of white dial鈥

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What鈥檚 your wrist size? Just asking to gauge my purchase of a max bill.

Donster_125

So I鈥檝e been following your posts for a while because you seem to share similar thoughts to my own. I鈥檓 on the fence with a Max Bill. Lately I鈥檝e been wondering if I should get the 34mm version. Knowing what you know now, would you have gotten the 34mm?

The answer to your question is no, but there is a twist here because mine is the "Bauhaus" version of the Max Bill, and unless I'm mistaken this variant was only made available in 38mm.

I also have to admit that it's not the most versatile watch to wear and I often think that it's a watch that looks the best with a smart dress shirt, something that I don't wear very often.