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    Sizing the bracelet: why some don't bother

    I hate seeing people wearing their watches which have clearly not been sized to their wrist. They always shake their wrist to adjust the position of their watch and it droops to their hand like a girls bangle.

    Some actually believe that is the way to wear the watch!


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    Quote Originally Posted by t4citurn View Post
    I hate seeing people wearing their watches which have clearly not been sized to their wrist. They always shake their wrist to adjust the position of their watch and it droops to their hand like a girls bangle.

    Some actually believe that is the way to wear the watch!


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    Quote Originally Posted by t4citurn View Post

    Some actually believe that is the way to wear the watch!


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    Other than personal preference, is there a right or wrong way to wear a watch?
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
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    Watch forum? :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by vortgern View Post
    Watch forum? :)
    Good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    Other than personal preference, is there a right or wrong way to wear a watch?
    Yes


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    Glasses over the ears?

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alansmithee View Post
    Yes

    It's ok he's foreign

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    Other than personal preference, is there a right or wrong way to wear a watch?
    No even though some people would like to make that decision for you.

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    I like to wear my watches a little loose, It is more comfortable, especially in hot weather. I'm currently wearing my Tudor with a strap that allows me to adjust for conditions. Sorry if I'm violating some rule of watch conduct. As for shaking the wrist to see the watch, I don't wear them THAT loose.


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    Mine is slightly loose so that I can wear a G shock on the same hand above the wrist
    #covfefe

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    When I'm on holiday mode i tend to wear my top Watch loose in order to fit another underneath!


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    Quote Originally Posted by t4citurn View Post
    I hate seeing people wearing their watches which have clearly not been sized to their wrist. They always shake their wrist .....
    I think this is something of a wind-up.









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    Quote Originally Posted by seffrican View Post
    I think this is something of a wind-up.









    KA-BOOM, TISH!
    Really:





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    ^^^^^

    I think I heard a whooshing sound?

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    Quote Originally Posted by t4citurn View Post
    Really:





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    Wow! That is something special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eoghan101 View Post
    Wow! That is something special.
    Don't let mr tumble know.....

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    It's often intentional; some do like the bling style. It's not for me, but no skin off my ass if someone else prefers to wear their watch all dangly and jangly.

    Though subjective ęsthetic issues aside, it's certainly one of the more effective ways to wear out a watch's bracelet prematurely.
    Last edited by Belligero; 16th July 2017 at 23:33.

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    About 5 years ago, I noticed someone at work with a really loose watch on a bracelet. I asked him if he wanted me to size it for him.
    "No, this one is supposed to be like that. You can't change the size." he replied.
    I took a look at it. It was a Citizen with those double pin things. I got a paperclip and pulled one out.
    "But...they told me in the shop..."
    Five minutes later he had 3 spare links and a bracelet that fitted him properly. He'd been wearing it like that for two years.

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    Joe Rogan, not known to like a tight bracelet.


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    Almost as bad as wearing a watch so tight it causes a wrist muffin top

    Each to their own though, I wear a little loose myself

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    Tony's right, this is definitely an issue caused by BREXIT.

    At the F1 yesterday though, I saw a guy wearing a 43mm TAG 1887 (quite a large watch) and he hadn't sized it. It was rolling all over and no doubt smacking in to his hand at the same time. IMO it looks stupid to do this but if it's their choice then that's fine. If it's the dealer who sold it not being arsed to offer/do it for them then that's different, but normally the dealers are itching to scratch your watch, I mean resize it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W44NNE View Post
    Tony's right, this is definitely an issue caused by BREXIT.

    At the F1 yesterday though, I saw a guy wearing a 43mm TAG 1887 (quite a large watch) and he hadn't sized it. It was rolling all over and no doubt smacking in to his hand at the same time. IMO it looks stupid to do this but if it's their choice then that's fine. If it's the dealer who sold it not being arsed to offer/do it for them then that's different, but normally the dealers are itching to scratch your watch, I mean resize it for you.
    At the F1 yesterday I saw some people driving around with pictures of watches painted on their gloves. When will the madness end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenPecked View Post
    At the F1 yesterday I saw some people driving around with pictures of watches painted on their gloves. When will the madness end?
    Yeah I do think that's a rather weird piece of marketing. Decent race and great atmosphere though.

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    My brother inlaw wears his watch like a bracelet and I have to admit it does annoy me, especially when he jingles it about. Even told him I'd resize it for him but shock and horror, he actually prefers to wear it that way.

    As said already, is there a right way? I've seen pics here of people wearing their watches really tight which also, again to me just looks wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmATeaf View Post
    My brother inlaw wears his watch like a bracelet and I have to admit it does annoy me, especially when he jingles it about. Even told him I'd resize it for him but shock and horror, he actually prefers to wear it that way.

    As said already, is there a right way? I've seen pics here of people wearing their watches really tight which also, again to me just looks wrong.
    Pin him down, remove it, resize it and throw it back at him and tell him to be normal and stop annoying everyone.

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    I'm sure I saw Daley Thompson on TV one and he was wearing an Omega SMP that still had every link in the bracelet. It was so loose that the watch head was under his wrist and the clasp on top.

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    A Chilean man I used to work with before he retired told me he wore his loose as he hated the constriction (expander bracelet aswell) and had his loose. He had an issue with things digging into his skin or the feeling and refused to wear wedding rings or jewellery for that matter.


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    The idea of work and loose watches has reminded me of the stories over the years of watches being caught on machinery and body parts being lost as a result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmATeaf View Post
    I've seen pics here of people wearing their watches really tight which also, again to me just looks wrong.
    Ewwww. When they take it off the skin of their wrist must look like they've been wearing a waterproof band-aid.

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    Be honest with me - does it look too loose on my wrist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alansmithee View Post
    Be honest with me - does it look too loose on my wrist?
    Dial size fits perfectly on your wrist but the strap needs to be tighter. And make sure the watch its entirely above your wrist bone, it looks like there's some overlap right now.

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    It seems common here to wear a very tight watch, muffin wrist style !

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefmcd View Post
    Pin him down, remove it, resize it and throw it back at him and tell him to be normal and stop annoying everyone.
    Chill! Don't be such a Nazi! We've reached a new low if there are now rules and regulations for how you wear your watch! What next? Laws on which wrist you wear it on???

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGrumpy View Post
    Chill! Don't be such a Nazi! We've reached a new low if there are now rules and regulations for how you wear your watch! What next? Laws on which wrist you wear it on???
    Why not? Those righties ain't normal....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGrumpy View Post
    What next? Laws on which wrist you wear it on???
    I'm surprised the forum doesn't already have a law on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seffrican View Post
    I'm surprised the forum doesn't already have a law on this.
    Right is right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenPecked View Post
    Right is right.

    Oh God, what have I started?? The only answer is one forum for people who wear their watches on their left wrist, and another one for Rightists. But do we need sub forums for those who are left handed and wear their watches on the left and those who wear them on the right etc???

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGrumpy View Post
    Oh God, what have I started?? The only answer is one forum for people who wear their watches on their left wrist, and another one for Rightists. But do we need sub forums for those who are left handed and wear their watches on the left and those who wear them on the right etc???
    I'm right handed. Wear watches on my right. Always have done, since I was kid. Just feels right to me.

    But I always size the bracelets properly! Used to go very tight - I hated the watch moving on my wrist - but now I'm starting to tolerate a looser fit, albeit not quite as loose as some of those in this thread!

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    I don't like the cilise style of watch wear.
    Much prefer the looser look.

    Horses for courses innit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    I don't like the cilise style of watch wear.
    My my, an Opus Dei reference no less...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    Is there a right or wrong way to wear a watch?
    Of course, a watch is still a piece of product design and is designed in specific way. That's why some bracelets have micro-adjust, glidelock, removable links, extensions ect.

    But like baseball caps worn backwards, trousers revealing undies, or untied trainers with a tongue sticking up, people can wear things however they prefer (even if they're wrong - which they are undoubtedly).

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    I don't like the cilise style of watch wear.
    I look forward to the announcement of the new Rolex Cilice, with spikes on the inside of its 6" bracelet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt68 View Post
    When I'm on holiday mode i tend to wear my top Watch loose in order to fit another underneath!

    And i thought Fidel was dead !!
    Not going far on your hols then? both int the same time zone

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    Thieved it blud.

    I thought maybe this was a crime inspired trend, i.e. you can't get it sized if you nicked it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t4citurn View Post
    Really:


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    Quote Originally Posted by mycroft View Post
    My my, an Opus Dei reference no less...

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    Brightens up the day I find ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisparker View Post
    But like baseball caps worn backwards, trousers revealing undies, or untied trainers with a tongue sticking up, people can wear things however they prefer (even if they're wrong - which they are undoubtedly).
    Yes, they can, but it'll make them look like a knob.........a very fashionable look thesedays amongst youngsters.

    I thought wearing a watch that's slopping around because the bracelet hasn`t been adjusted had long since ceased to be fashionable amongst the knobhead fraternity........but I guess these things come back. A bit like wearing jeans with holes in the knees, that's made a comeback too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkerwek1958 View Post
    jeans with holes in the knees, that's made a comeback too.

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    Yeah, in 2016, grandad.

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