Ever buy on-line - then when it arrives it feels to small?

Ever get a watch, find its to small and just shelf it ?

This Seiko 5 day date looks great. Red second hands, day date dials in black that match the dial, 40 hour power reserve, all features I love. Hit the Buy it now. Looks small on my 7.5" wrist. Its in the box maybe 20 years later.

I bet it looks fine. I've got 7.5" wrist and I'm happy to wear 34mm watches. Vintage look is all the rage don't you know 馃槈

I think it's a real beauty.

This is going to be an increasing problem if local ADs disappear in favor of an e-commerce model. Not all X mm watches wear alike

This is how I felt when I purchased my first SNK809.

It鈥檚 the Speed Racer! I have that one with a gold dial. Very fun watch.

You are right though that it looks a little small for a 38.5. Couldn鈥檛 be a better fit on my 6.5鈥 wrist though.

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Yes, I had a Sinn 556 and 38mm felt too small. A great watch but just a tad small. I sold it and ordered a U1 MOP.

I don't understand. It sounds like you are saying that a watch is too small but that can't be. Seiko 5's were always big and sporty.

You should give it a go and see how it wears for 7-10 days. Anyone under 10" would wear it fine. It's not that it's trendy, just we've all gotten used to, what is realistically, oversized everything.

I move around a lot, doing all sorts of weird, oddly intense tasks for work and I find 36-41-ish the sweet spot of readability, overall size, and wearavikity.

Doesn't keep me from absolutely LOVING the heck out of my Holton Pro and Casio Protreks, but I find I wear my Neptune SIII or Seiko SNEsub almost as much.

If I need a compass I have my GPS plus strap button compass.

I wore a 34mm on my 7.25 in wrist. I like smaller watches.

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I don't understand. It sounds like you are saying that a watch is too small but that can't be. Seiko 5's were always big and sporty.

Hmm, it was I think the year 2000. But maybe I will give it another try. Smaller is coming back. I was used to larger heavier dive watches.

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It鈥檚 the Speed Racer! I have that one with a gold dial. Very fun watch.

You are right though that it looks a little small for a 38.5. Couldn鈥檛 be a better fit on my 6.5鈥 wrist though.

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Thanks, I love yours. It fits the name the Speed Racer ! I will give it another try.