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    Obtrusive vs unobtrusive

    Not sure whether it's been done before...

    Share your most obtrusive and unobtrusive watches.

    My most obtrusive watch is my gshock rangeman, really annoying to wear and the least one is my marathon navigator I hardly notice on my wrist.

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    Most tricky as I donít have one particularly large watch but every surface polished and being kinda bling the Breitling just takes it

    Least at a hair under 36mm and thin as a thin thing, I frequently forget itís on.

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    I hope I donít own anything very obtrusive. Watches should be a private pleasure, I think. However, this is probably a touch obtrusive....
    Although, maybe not...anyway, this really does fly under the radar.
    The one I wear most often is 43mm, but I tell myself itís not very obvious. Who knows what others think...
    I still think, if a watch is obtrusive, itís wrong.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Most tricky as I donít have one particularly large watch but every surface polished and being kinda bling the Breitling just takes it

    Least at a hair under 36mm and thin as a thin thing, I frequently forget itís on.
    Well i think the breitling looks very nice
    Possibly on a dark brown or blue strap could be very nice


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    Quote Originally Posted by scooby View Post
    Well i think the breitling looks very nice
    Possibly on a dark brown or blue strap could be very nice


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    it has been known

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    Now that looks stunning
    What is the watch reference number as i am looking for a white face watch


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    probably my most obtrusive


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    In theory this would be my most obtrusive - however when worn it is always under a shirt cuff, so to me it becomes unobtrusive.


    This one at 34mm is unobtrusive.

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    My main three are all designed to go under the radar but probably the Rolex 15200 is the least noticable I think


    Rolex by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


    Trio by Robert Seymour, on Flickr

    The most is probably my Swatch Oscillation although its not been worn in 4-5 years at least.


    Swatch Oscillation by Robert Seymour, on Flickr

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    This one can be a struggle to get under a cuff.



    This one just disappears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooby View Post
    Now that looks stunning
    What is the watch reference number as i am looking for a white face watch


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    Itís Breitling Superocean Heritage (mk1) 42mm

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    id say this is very noticeable as its all highly polished and stands proud on the wrist especially in summer with a short sleve

    and this for subtle under a sleve

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoopsontoast View Post
    My main three are all designed to go under the radar but probably the Rolex 15200 is the least noticable I think


    Rolex by Robert Seymour, on Flickr


    Trio by Robert Seymour, on Flickr

    The most is probably my Swatch Oscillation although its not been worn in 4-5 years at least.


    Swatch Oscillation by Robert Seymour, on Flickr
    That rolex is very classy looking I must say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post


    This one can be a struggle to get under a cuff.



    This one just disappears.
    And i thought my Gshock was big! That's a beast. Having said that I bet it's a talking point sometimes eh?

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    I'll play:

    Omega Z-33 (didn't even leave the shop)



    Patek 5167A

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    I'll play:

    Omega Z-33 (didn't even leave the shop)



    Patek 5167A

    I was excited when the z33 was announced but ultimately it was size that put me off considering it further. That Patel is lovely and I'll never have one 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    I'll play:

    Omega Z-33 (didn't even leave the shop)



    Patek 5167A

    I was excited when the z33 was announced but ultimately it was size that put me off considering it further. That Patek is lovely and I'll never have one 😂

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    How about?












































    Mitch

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    Vintage lungman there mate. Looks like its in good condition. How's the resin holding up?

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    Most (and actually not very):



    And least:


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    Most will probably be this Gshock



    Least


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    This is hard to hide...



    This quite unobtrusive...


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    Quote Originally Posted by raydin View Post
    Vintage lungman there mate. Looks like its in good condition. How's the resin holding up?

    The resin seems to be in very good condition, no sign of the resin rot that does afflict these and other G Shocks from the same period.

    The watch is fantastic actually one of the best 'Masters of G Shock' Casio ever made. The looks are a bit 'challenging' though!



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    I have the lungman like that,the resin have rot and local casio centre cannot service the watch....

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    Quote Originally Posted by colin t View Post
    Most (and actually not very):



    If we're talking about literally standing out (i.e. watch height) rather than visually, then surprisingly this is also mine, at around 16mm:




    And my least, at around 11mm:


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    Most obtrusive is my newest, though the shine will recede as it ages and sitting flat on the wrist as it does, it slips under a sleeve pretty well so can hide when required.



    Most unobtrusive is probably this one, itís beautiful but subtle I think.




    Sent from my back pocket without my knowledge

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    Shape, thickness, width, lug width, lug-to-lug, styling, these two represent the extremes of my collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synequano View Post
    Most will probably be this Gshock



    Least

    Proof if ever required that less is more

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    For my purposes I can just re-title this "Largest and smallest"

    At 38mm the Hamilton is my smallest watch and I wear it as a beater when in the garage, doing yard work, etc. The 55mm flieger is a Messerschmitt (by Aristo) quartz and has never been worn on the wrist. It stays on that stand and serves as my bedside clock.


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    I've a couple of 42mm watches which, while large, aren't obtrusive. My smallest watch though is just 30mm - and it's tinyness is so striking that, in a way, it's the more obtrusive....


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    Most people who are familiar with my collection would argue that I donít really do unobtrusive...

    I guess the one that gets noticed the most is this...



    ...and the one that most successfully Ďflies under the radarí is this...



    Simon

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    Obtrusive is a tie between these two:





    Although Breitling donít have reputation for unobtrusive watches, Iím going to have to go with this stealthy number



    Dave


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    For obtrusive itís a toss up between This



    or this



    Unobtrusive this






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