What size should I get my Seagull 1963 in?

Hey folks, I'm currently planning on buying one of those beautiful Seagull 1963 Mechanical chronograph on https://seagull1963.com/ Since there's no real option for me to try this watch, I wonder what size I should order my watch in considering my 19cm (7.5 inches) wrist. I've watched so many reviews online and some of them say that this watch comes in at 50mm lug to lug whereas the seagull 1963 website says that it comes at 48. This kinda scares as I'm used to wear my Casio EFV-100D (my first and for now only real watch) which has a 47mm lug to lug, a size I absolutely adore (look at how it wears on my wrist by clicking on the photo higher up). The 38mm version has a 46mm lug to lug which may be too small for me. So, should I go and buy the 38mm with a smaller footprint than the watch size I love or should I take the 40mm with it possibly looking too big on my wrist? Remember that I'm not a fan of oversized watches. Thank you!

If you want to stay true to the original, get the 38. If you want one that looks normal on your wrist, get the 40. I've the same size wrist, roughly, and the 38 looks a bit like a toy on me. I still wear it tho since I prefer to stay true to the original since it is a replica after all.

GallupisCool

If you want to stay true to the original, get the 38. If you want one that looks normal on your wrist, get the 40. I've the same size wrist, roughly, and the 38 looks a bit like a toy on me. I still wear it tho since I prefer to stay true to the original since it is a replica after all.

Thank you for the comment. I definitely enjoy the true-to-the-original factor of the 38mm and I think it would look quite good in my wrist but the 40mm may look less like a toy and more like a tool. That stays in the watch's spirit, but in a more modern way. This definitely needs some thinking! 馃榾

I'd go with the 40mm version. I have the 38 and it's just at my bottom end for size with a 7" wrist.

Also, be aware that the crown is tiny on the 398mm version, I never wear mine because winding it is so annoying.

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TickyBurden

I am a 7.5鈥 and I have the 38mm. I like 鈥榚m smaller. I certainly don鈥檛 feel like I鈥檓 missing anything. Wears comfortably.

I'm glad to hear that. The 38mm seems to be a really good pic!

KristianG

I'd go with the 40mm version. I have the 38 and it's just at my bottom end for size with a 7" wrist.

Also, be aware that the crown is tiny on the 398mm version, I never wear mine because winding it is so annoying.

I'm taking notes. So maybe the 40mm will sit just a little bit better on my wrist. One huge pro it has for me is the 20mm lug width instead of the 18mm on the 38mm. Makes this variant even more of a strap monster! Image

Considering that you have had the same wrist for a while, you should have some idea what size watch feels and looks the best on you. My wrist is almost the same size as yours and I feel very comfortable with watches up to 41mm.

Velomax

Considering that you have had the same wrist for a while, you should have some idea what size watch feels and looks the best on you. My wrist is almost the same size as yours and I feel very comfortable with watches up to 41mm.

I know but I'm quite new to the world of watches. After all, I'm only 15 years old. I got interested in watches 2 and a half years ago and only got my first real nice watch 8 months ago. Since then, I only had my EFV-100D so I haven't tried different sizes on the long term even though I know what might and might not fit my wrist. Also, this watch apparently has quite odd proportions so I had to ask you guys' opinion! Thanks for the advice!

Lilian_Georges71

I know but I'm quite new to the world of watches. After all, I'm only 15 years old. I got interested in watches 2 and a half years ago and only got my first real nice watch 8 months ago. Since then, I only had my EFV-100D so I haven't tried different sizes on the long term even though I know what might and might not fit my wrist. Also, this watch apparently has quite odd proportions so I had to ask you guys' opinion! Thanks for the advice!

Well young watch enthusiast, when you are in your local jewelry store, department store and even second hand shop, stop by the watch case and if the clerk isn't busy ask to try some watches on. You will get a feel for size and an appreciation for certain watches that you like. You are under no obligation to buy.

By the way, that 1963 is a stunningly beautiful watch. It's hard to believe that a watch made for the air force would have gold numerals, blue hands, red accents on a cream dial. It will look good with any color you match it with. Best of luck with your collection.

Velomax

Well young watch enthusiast, when you are in your local jewelry store, department store and even second hand shop, stop by the watch case and if the clerk isn't busy ask to try some watches on. You will get a feel for size and an appreciation for certain watches that you like. You are under no obligation to buy.

By the way, that 1963 is a stunningly beautiful watch. It's hard to believe that a watch made for the air force would have gold numerals, blue hands, red accents on a cream dial. It will look good with any color you match it with. Best of luck with your collection.

Thank you so much! That's a really nice comment! Yeah, I've already been in some jewelry shops, tried a fair amount of watches and got a feel of what size is better. I'm certainly not a compulsive buyer as I only bought a single watch in my life. I had a nice feeling with that humble little Casio and still do. I took it around Europe and it was such a lovely companion!

That Seagull 1963 really attracts me as I love everything related to history, watches, cars and aeroplanes, my passions and hobbies. It's really cool to love universes this closely related to.

I took a look at my buddy's 38mm 1963 then went with a 40mm one. Here were my notes.

38mm

  • Pros

    • The original size

    • The minute hand actually reaches the indices

  • Cons

    • Too small for my wrist (7 inch wrist)

    • 18mm lug-to-lug width

40mm

  • Pros

    • Fits my 7 inch wrist better

    • 20mm lug-to-lug width allows for more compatibility with the straps / bands that I already own

    • Bigger crown allows for better winding

  • Cons

    • The minute hand don't reach the indices because the 38mm hand was reused for the 40mm version

All that to say, I like my "tool watch" or my non-"dress watch" to be at least 40mm. The fact that the second and the minute hands don't quite reach the indices does bother me but not enough for me to get a 38mm one.

I did replace the watch band right away, though.

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jcRUwithMe

I took a look at my buddy's 38mm 1963 then went with a 40mm one. Here were my notes.

38mm

  • Pros

    • The original size

    • The minute hand actually reaches the indices

  • Cons

    • Too small for my wrist (7 inch wrist)

    • 18mm lug-to-lug width

40mm

  • Pros

    • Fits my 7 inch wrist better

    • 20mm lug-to-lug width allows for more compatibility with the straps / bands that I already own

    • Bigger crown allows for better winding

  • Cons

    • The minute hand don't reach the indices because the 38mm hand was reused for the 40mm version

All that to say, I like my "tool watch" or my non-"dress watch" to be at least 40mm. The fact that the second and the minute hands don't quite reach the indices does bother me but not enough for me to get a 38mm one.

I did replace the watch band right away, though.

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Thank you so much for your detailed overview! It's really helpful to me! I already knew that the 40mm had something up its sleeve, the lugwidth. This watch looks amazing on all sorts of straps and bracelets and the 20mm lugwidth is much more conventional and popular making the watch way more versatile.

Good to know that the 40mm fits you better even with a smaller wrist. I might go with the 40mm without huge concerns now. Thanks a lot mate!