Just made my first watch purchase over $200 and I think I started strong.
Like most people I was worried about the size. At least for my taste, it worked to the contrary. I wouldn't change the size
My main dilemma was bracelet vs. strap options. I found out the bracelet version is drilled closer to the case. That caused me to worry that if I were to strap swap, the lug ends would poke out wider than a strap. But I just didn't like that there was noticeable space between the strap and the case in the other version where the holes were drilled.
I eventually decided to get the bracelet version.
None of my concerns were manifested!
The picture shows the lugs don't poke beyond the strap without having space from the case.
I definitely believe that the bracelet version makes the watch smaller. Teddy B made a video where he said it wears well with a 6.5 inch wrist. That went against everything I had heard. But this is true with the bracelet version.
Watch collector and reviewer. Also I'm an English teacher so all my watches will be affordable with a capital 'E'.