Thickness or Weight?

After case diameter, which matters more thickness or weight?

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The lug to lug measurement gives an idea how the watch is going to wear on the wrist.

But I will give it to the thickness in this case, the proportions really matter.

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nightfury95

The lug to lug measurement gives an idea how the watch is going to wear on the wrist.

But I will give it to the thickness in this case, the proportions really matter.

For sure, but not quite my question.

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Thickness as it can dictate what you wear , especially in winter

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Weight because you can not argue with physics and heavy is uncomfortable.

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Thin is in. The chances of a slim watch being a heavyweight are pretty slim. There are indeed big cases unfilled by disproportionately small movements. I want no part of that. It states that they deliberately made the thing bigger than necessary just to waste space and appeal to modern tastes. yech.

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My consideration is always:

1) Lug to Lug

2) Diamter

3)Thickness

I’ve never considered weight, only too light. Like injected carbon.

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Yeah, L2L is most important, but after diameter it's thickness for me

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Thin allows a watch to wear comfortably, even if you have long sleeves, or a jacket on. I've never come across a watch that weighed so much it was uncomfortable.

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For me, yes, case diameter first. But weight and thickness are thresholds for me. So long as they don't push past a boundary, then it's ok. As @OscarKlosoffWatch mentioned, a thin watch is very likely a light weight, so it's a good indication for me.

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The BBPro is thick. But I love it. So I guess it doesn’t matter as long as the watch is nice?

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Neither of those lug to lug. Even over case diameter. I think gives you better idea of how "wearable" a watch is.

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Out of your two specs, weight is more important for me. I've got a 13.5mm thick titanium watch which is lighter than the 11mm thick steel watch. I can wear the titanium watch for longer.

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+1 on Lug to lug

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Hey if it’s Platinum or gold you like the weight so long as it’s not top heavy ! Thick watches are a cause of irritation to me to wear a thick watch , for example a Stowa chronograph or the BB Pro i tried both on in the past and the irritation was instant even though I loved the look of both watches in photos. Go figure….

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Lug to lug, then diameter, then thickness then weight.....but movement quality, aesthetics and legibility first