Downsizing

I've been collecting for many years (check my Instagram). My collection still ranges from 44 to 36mm,but lately I've come to settle on 38-40 being my sweet spot. Even the very wearable Speedy Pro case at 42mm felt too big on my Broad Arrow '57 (17cm / 6.75" wrist) since the steel bezel visually expanded the case.

Here are some recent watches I've downsized in the same family...

Anyone else done the same?

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Love the Zulu Time but the 42 was too bulky

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So the new 39 was perfect

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And the Speedy

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Wowww great collection you have there i love the Longines Zulu GMT an the BB Pro

39mm-40mm looks great on your wrist. All your watches look great on your wrist. I find the Tudor GMT and Zulu time looking a little big, but you can still carry them well.

mannyb65

Wowww great collection you have there i love the Longines Zulu GMT an the BB Pro

Many thanks! Longines has been my fave brand lately with all their recent releases

weng_c

39mm-40mm looks great on your wrist. All your watches look great on your wrist. I find the Tudor GMT and Zulu time looking a little big, but you can still carry them well.

Thanks! They look good when they sit still on wrist 馃槀

So here鈥檚 the thing. We are all victims of trends. Before the big watch craze that began in the early 2000鈥檚, 36mm and even 34mm watches were pretty much standard for men. By 2010 even men with 6鈥 wrists were wearing 44mm+ watches, and smaller sizes were considered feminine. Then vintage became cool, and watch sizes slowly began to decrease. Today, the wrist clocks that were so popular to many just a few years ago seem ridiculous. Will 31mm cases be all the rage five years from now? Stay tuned.

Watchme1

So here鈥檚 the thing. We are all victims of trends. Before the big watch craze that began in the early 2000鈥檚, 36mm and even 34mm watches were pretty much standard for men. By 2010 even men with 6鈥 wrists were wearing 44mm+ watches, and smaller sizes were considered feminine. Then vintage became cool, and watch sizes slowly began to decrease. Today, the wrist clocks that were so popular to many just a few years ago seem ridiculous. Will 31mm cases be all the rage five years from now? Stay tuned.

Yes! But I don't think we'll ever go back down that small. I think 36 will continue to be the classic size 馃憣馃徏

Deciding to focus on timepieces that sit well in one's sweet spot is always an "Aha!" moment. Glad you had yours.

IanCognito

Yes! But I don't think we'll ever go back down that small. I think 36 will continue to be the classic size 馃憣馃徏

Did you ever think the 鈥渟tandard鈥 for several years would be in the mid 40鈥檚 with people wearing up to 60? Never say never 馃槀

My wrist swells quite a bit in humid summer months so my older 44mm- 48mm are great but none of us exists in vacuums, trends matter, a little, my last 4 watch purchases were a 42mm Longines, 43mm Longines, 42mm Omega and 39mm Tudor, a 41mm Tudor ceramic. I have set aside the Ranger and the ceramic Tudor while measuring a decent 41mm looks small due to its black appearance. I collected vintage, the tiny sizes chased me away from a pleasant examination of well worn, loved timepieces to modern models. The niche trend to much smaller watches is not going to alter dramatically manufacturers who worship the bottom line, according to a few ads that I am friendly with watch sizes have been mostly constant will not return to an olden days market there is now a size being categorized as 鈥渦nisex鈥, which is still odd since many women who are enthusiasts are buying watches from brands such as Breitling, Omega and Panerai who are not at the forefront of companies noted for producing smaller watches. I continue to buy and wear what I can best enjoy.

Get out of my head!!!

I have a 6.75" wrist. My collection ranges from 33mm to 44mm. I have gravitated to 39mm for most of my wrist time. I traded away my Speedy and BB41. The few larger diameter watches I have now are also very comfortable.

I have also been obsessed with Longines lately. I鈥檓 up to five now.

Davemcc

Get out of my head!!!

I have a 6.75" wrist. My collection ranges from 33mm to 44mm. I have gravitated to 39mm for most of my wrist time. I traded away my Speedy and BB41. The few larger diameter watches I have now are also very comfortable.

I have also been obsessed with Longines lately. I鈥檓 up to five now.

Longines have been nailing it in the last year or two!

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That Majetek is so cool. The specs suggest it might be too big for me but I鈥檇 like to try it on to find out. My AD rarely carries these kinds of models though.

Here鈥檚 my current Longines situation.

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Davemcc

That Majetek is so cool. The specs suggest it might be too big for me but I鈥檇 like to try it on to find out. My AD rarely carries these kinds of models though.

Here鈥檚 my current Longines situation.

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That burgundy LLD is lovely!

And yes, the Majetek is way too big. I only had it for a few weeks testdrive