Big watches for small wrists - 3 parts

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Big watches for small wrists - 3 parts

Post by koimaster » October 8th 2020, 11:19pm

3 watches that prove the 'lug to lug' measurement is a more important metric for fit than case diameter

Whenever we look at a watch’s specifications online, we generally find the usual suspects – case diameter and thickness, depth rating, type of crystal, number of jewels in the movement and so on. But this information omits perhaps the most important detail; the ‘lug to lug’ measurement. Although commonly discussed within the enthusiast community, very rarely are the lug to lug measurements of a watch listed within the provided specifications from the brands.

What is lug to lug?

https://timeandtidewatches.com/lug-to-lug/





Yesterday, we published an explainer on why lug to lug measurement is a better fit-telling metric than case diameter. Today, we’re continuing the theme, with yet more examples, this time with a focus on big watches that are suitable for smaller wrists. At the end of the day there is no substitute for trying on a watch in the metal, but making a trip to your local AD is not always an option. Lug to lug measurement, in my opinion, is the best way to guesstimate if a watch will flatter your wrist when buying a watch online – and this list proves it beyond doubt.

All you need to do from here is learn the measurements of your best-fitting watch or any watch you have previously tried on that can serve as a benchmark for your wrist. As an example, I know anything over 50mm is unlikely to suit my wrist (which is why I opted for a Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight over the GMT as much as I love that Pepsi bezel). Let’s explore 10 watches with compact lug to lug measurements in proportion to their case diameter. You may be surprised at some of these numbers…

https://timeandtidewatches.com/10-big-w ... ll-wrists/

While some Ressence Type references push upwards of 52mm lug to lug, if you are looking for one of their more compact offerings, the Type 1 Slim is your best bet. At 46mm in lug to lug measurement, the 42mm case wears very well on the wrist. Its wire lugs taper the strap downward, creating an absence of unnecessary fixed length. This Ressence watch is a great example of why you need to pay attention to lug profile as much as case profile. Larger diameters do not necessarily mean a larger watch. The front of the watch is all dial, with no bezel to take up dial diameter. This creates the illusion of a much larger watch, but it is in fact just that: an illusion.

https://timeandtidewatches.com/big-watc ... rs-part-2/
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Post by boscoe » October 18th 2020, 9:00am

It is common knowledge all manly men - or the blind - wear watches 48-66 mm. even if they have a 4 inch wrist.
It is a psychological phenomena known technically as "over-compensation" and has its basis in penis size. Generally, the larger the watch, the smaller penis.
This was first pattern was first discovered in a group of American mouth-breathers known as Invictards. However, European experts confirmed the syndrome after studying Paneristas.
Sadly, this article does not mention these startling developments which, among other things, have made certain brands the "most feared" names in the watch industry.
However, it has become a well-known axiom among women: "Big watch, small dick."
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Re: Big watches for small wrists - 3 parts

Post by biglove » October 18th 2020, 12:16pm

boscoe wrote:
October 18th 2020, 9:00am
It is common knowledge all manly men - or the blind - wear watches 48-66 mm. even if they have a 4 inch wrist.
It is a psychological phenomena known technically as "over-compensation" and has its basis in penis size. Generally, the larger the watch, the smaller penis.
This was first pattern was first discovered in a group of American mouth-breathers known as Invictards. However, European experts confirmed the syndrome after studying Paneristas.
Sadly, this article does not mention these startling developments which, among other things, have made certain brands the "most feared" names in the watch industry.
However, it has become a well-known axiom among women: "Big watch, small dick."
My wife will tell you that the first thing women think when they see a cartoonish large watch is, "little dick." Same applies for jacked up trucks with loud pipes.
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