A small wrist predicament.

I am lusting an elprimero ... Badly!

But I just can't decide if I should get one and which one to get.

I have a lame wrist of 15cm. The chronomaster original has this very strange lug geometry and even though it's diameter is perfect the wearing experience is borderline funny because the lugs make it wear considerably bigger. I have attested to the fact by trying it. Too bad I deleted the pics on my phone.

On the other hand the chronomaster sport is of bigger diameter but I have read/heard that it wears smaller. (Good luck finding one to try it)

I can't ignore how a watch looks on my wrist. You can get the coolest shirt on the planet but if it is bigger then you look like crap.

Any input or thoughts would be welcome 

Any input would be welcome.

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I’d find a way to try on a Zenith Chronomaster Revival El Primero A3817. At 37mm, it should work and it’s just an awesome watch.

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Honestly speaking. You and I share a wrist size that’s pretty similar. My wrist size is 15.5cm in circumference. I own pieces like the Captain Cook in 42mm and such. In my opinion if you love the watch and the way it makes you feel i wouldn’t worry about the size. Lastly I do think you should measure your overall length of your wrist as the circumference doesn’t tell the whole story of the lug to lug is going to go past your wrist. The Rado has a lug to lug of 48.3 and the measurements of my wrist is 51.3mm so I dont get any overhang. Hope this helps! 🙂  

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AllTheWatches

I’d find a way to try on a Zenith Chronomaster Revival El Primero A3817. At 37mm, it should work and it’s just an awesome watch.

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Brother this model doesn't do it for me... It's way to vintag-y for me... I mean it's nice and has character when I see it on photos or others but it is just not for me...

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I can totally understand you problem. My wrist is a little larger than yours but I still have these issues from time to time.

That said, are you sure the chronomaster sport is hard to locate for trying on? the AD here where I live has one in store according to their website. 

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Ricky8

Honestly speaking. You and I share a wrist size that’s pretty similar. My wrist size is 15.5cm in circumference. I own pieces like the Captain Cook in 42mm and such. In my opinion if you love the watch and the way it makes you feel i wouldn’t worry about the size. Lastly I do think you should measure your overall length of your wrist as the circumference doesn’t tell the whole story of the lug to lug is going to go past your wrist. The Rado has a lug to lug of 48.3 and the measurements of my wrist is 51.3mm so I dont get any overhang. Hope this helps! 🙂  

... I don't know about that but I can tell you something that goes in tune with what you propose. So far I have not bought a watch without trying it. 

The problem now is a) I cannot find a sport available.

b) it seems with lug to lug of  46 I am borderline fit for wearing it... (Judging from the chronomaster original)

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As you know, YOUR perspective is all that matters but it can be hard listening to our own logic. Despite that, I suspect you already know it's not going to work. In my experience, I know the various dimensions which look right to me, but I've still bought watches several times which fall outside those dimensions because I admired the watch and wanted it to fit. Every time I didn't listen to my own logic and bought them anyway, I ended up selling the watch (following a period of trying to convince myself it was fine - which it wasn't). Trust the eye, not the heart.

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Calumets

As you know, YOUR perspective is all that matters but it can be hard listening to our own logic. Despite that, I suspect you already know it's not going to work. In my experience, I know the various dimensions which look right to me, but I've still bought watches several times which fall outside those dimensions because I admired the watch and wanted it to fit. Every time I didn't listen to my own logic and bought them anyway, I ended up selling the watch (following a period of trying to convince myself it was fine - which it wasn't). Trust the eye, not the heart.

Nicely said. But really the eye can’t decide… I thought about it you know: buy it anyway and then sell it if it doesn’t work… 🤦🏻‍♂️😂

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Check out the "revival shadow". It wears really small and it is light as a feather. 

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You could get one of these, if there are any left. 37 or 38mm in titanium.

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I think the Port Royal may wear a bit on the smaller size.

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MegaBob

I can totally understand you problem. My wrist is a little larger than yours but I still have these issues from time to time.

That said, are you sure the chronomaster sport is hard to locate for trying on? the AD here where I live has one in store according to their website. 

In Greece they are impossible to find. There is a waiting list. I know that it is NOT long but you can't find them in a store lying there ready to get worn

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I think the Port Royal may wear a bit on the smaller size.

Hmmmmmmmm.....