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    I suspect women are unafraid to own and admit that they're mostly fashion driven choices for the purpose of ornamentation and occasionally to tell the time.

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    Or perhaps.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    I suspect men are unafraid to admit that they're mostly fashion-driven choices, for the purpose of ornamentation, and occasionally to tell the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    Or perhaps.....
    Could be but I was trying for diplomatic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben4watches View Post
    Fixed that for you Lee.
    Hehe, not gonna argue with you there.

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    My other half’s friend wears a rose gold Panerai. She looks very attractive in it...

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    Well women wore wristwatches first and often pocket watches in straps which were large.



    So to be fair, we blokes are the newbies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    Ofcourse it is. Only a fool or the uninitiated would think women don't care what men think about their grooming/style.
    Yeah right, of course it would be men's preferences at the centre of a woman's watch choices. Just like your choice in watches is centred around what women think.

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    I will quote my dad from a business point of view
    "Never trust a woman with a man's watch"

    Now, as we are getting in that "what a watch tells about a person" psycology crap here is my thought:

    1. She did not buy it herself
    2. Probably inherited (from a dead man)
    3. It's just a fling, has no idea "what" she's wearing
    4. She's a show off
    5. She's the aggressive type

    Unless:
    1. She's bigger than me
    2. She's your wife


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    Quote Originally Posted by RobDad View Post
    Do women have better eyesight than men? - those tiny watch faces must be almost impossible to read, anything under 36mm isn’t really practical for anyone is it?
    My wife has a 26mm Datejust that she can read without problem - and it's actually quite large compared to a tiny Gucci watch that she can also read perfectly well. I can't read either of them without my glasses!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kungfupanda View Post
    My other half’s friend wears a rose gold Panerai. She looks very attractive in it...
    Any pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubi View Post
    I will quote my dad from a business point of view
    "Never trust a woman with a man's watch"

    Now, as we are getting in that "what a watch tells about a person" psycology crap here is my thought:

    1. She did not buy it herself
    2. Probably inherited (from a dead man)
    3. It's just a fling, has no idea "what" she's wearing
    4. She's a show off
    5. She's the aggressive type

    Unless:
    1. She's bigger than me
    2. She's your wife


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    Heh - Mrs Cain has a 40mm Montbrillant B01 Navitimer, a mid-size Cartier Tank and a ladies' Omega constellation, none of which had anything to do with me. The Breitling gets almost all the wear and IMO looks great on her. But then, Special Condition (2), above, applies so that's OK. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubi View Post
    I will quote my dad from a business point of view
    "Never trust a woman with a man's watch"

    Now, as we are getting in that "what a watch tells about a person" psycology crap here is my thought:

    1. She did not buy it herself
    2. Probably inherited (from a dead man)
    3. It's just a fling, has no idea "what" she's wearing
    4. She's a show off
    5. She's the aggressive type

    Unless:
    1. She's bigger than me
    2. She's your wife


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    Heh - Mrs Cain has a 40mm Montbrillant B01 Navitimer, a mid-size Cartier Tank and a ladies' Omega constellation, none of which had anything to do with me. The Breitling gets almost all the wear and IMO looks great on her. But then, Special Condition (2), above, applies so that's OK. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubi View Post
    I will quote my dad from a business point of view
    "Never trust a woman with a man's watch"

    Now, as we are getting in that "what a watch tells about a person" psycology crap here is my thought:

    1. She did not buy it herself
    2. Probably inherited (from a dead man)
    3. It's just a fling, has no idea "what" she's wearing
    4. She's a show off
    5. She's the aggressive type

    Unless:
    1. She's bigger than me
    2. She's your wife


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    1. Ive bought all of my watches myself.
    2. Nope, not one.
    3. 23 years collecting, work in the trade and write about watches.. I've worn Patek to Casio and known each and every single one of them in between.
    4. I keep my watches under my sleeve.
    5. Im laid back despite being capable of sharp words.

    1. I'm 5'9, are you short?
    2. N/A.

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    Here’s mrs Smith wearing mine and hers


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    Apa-logies for crap quality

    I mean pic not wife
    Last edited by Harry Smith; 23rd May 2019 at 16:07.

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    1. Ive bought all of my watches myself.
    2. Nope, not one.
    3. 23 years collecting, work in the trade and write about watches.. I've worn Patek to Casio and known each and every single one of them in between.
    4. I keep my watches under my sleeve.
    5. Im laid back despite being capable of sharp words.

    1. I'm 5'9, are you short?
    2. N/A.
    Out of curiosity Verv what size range have you got - and how big are your wrists?

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    Currently Ive got 36mm - 42mm range.
    Maximums that i've worn are 34mm (Air King) and 47mm (Pam 605)
    7 inch wrists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    Currently Ive got 36mm - 42mm range.
    Maximums that i've worn are 34mm (Air King) and 47mm (Pam 605)
    7 inch wrists.
    Thanks 👍

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    Whilst I consider it entirely up to the woman what size watch she wears, having a watch and bangle/bracelet on the same wrist as the watch makes me cringe.

    Cannot imagine what kind of damage that habit can cause to a nice watch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeremyO View Post
    Whilst I consider it entirely up to the woman what size watch she wears, having a watch and bangle/bracelet on the same wrist as the watch makes me cringe.

    Cannot imagine what kind of damage that habit can cause to a nice watch!
    As long as the metal of the bracelet is softer than the watch, it shouldn't cause any damage at all. ie Stainless or titanium watch verses silver or gold bracelet.

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    My wife wears a Daytona and root beer- she wouldn't buy a ladies watch now. I, happy as take less of a hit when she changes.


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    My wife's favourite watch for a long time has been a Seiko SNK field watch. She likes the readability of a larger dial.

    Last edited by bedlam; 24th May 2019 at 01:02.

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    My wife wears a 36mm TT diamond dial DJ from 1984, bought for a “special” birthday. She wears it all the time.

    Looks a lot better on her than it does on me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    1. Ive bought all of my watches myself.
    2. Nope, not one.
    3. 23 years collecting, work in the trade and write about watches.. I've worn Patek to Casio and known each and every single one of them in between.
    4. I keep my watches under my sleeve.
    5. Im laid back despite being capable of sharp words.

    1. I'm 5'9, are you short?
    2. N/A.
    1. you're bigger than me

    Please don't be so aggressive

    And I shall add: unless
    3. She's a wis (very rare but much appreciated condition in a woman)


    Anyway,
    I wear small watches

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    .......

    But you do love a little bit of sparkle C ;)
    LOL


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    The history of women and watches is actually really interesting which is why the regular threads pontificating about women wearing "mens" styles get on my wick. No offence intended, but we arent all vacuous dollies wearing trinkets from sugar daddies.

    The breguet 160 was made for Mary Antoinette. It was the most magnificent watch ever produced (at the time)
    The first dedicated wristwatch was made for countess koskowicz by antoni patek.
    Mercedes Glietze did the water resistance testing for Rolex oyster.
    The first woman pictured wearing a mans watch either photographically or on film was honor blackman 55 years ago. It's not a new thing. Princess Margaret was getting drunk and gambling in a mens watches for years :D

    Anyway. 42mm on me, 36mm on mrsv. And gratuitous pg.


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    My wife often doesn’t wear any of her watches, most are small traditional ladies, but usually if she needs to know the time she asks me, there is a clock in the car, or she looks at her phone, this has become more usual of late since she wears a strap on her wrist for arthritis but I did suggest she wears a watch on her other wrist, WHY!, was the retort. I suppose I need a use even if it is just the timekeeper.
    Me, I don’t care what they wear as long as they are happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by endo View Post
    But you do love a little bit of sparkle C ;)
    LOL

    Got me shiny shiny bauble thing Endo ;-)
    I bloody loved that, it was ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    The history of women and watches is actually really interesting which is why the regular threads pontificating about women wearing "mens" styles get on my wick. No offence intended, but we arent all vacuous dollies wearing trinkets from sugar daddies.
    +1 It is interesting V and the wristwatch on men was very much a later thing. The wristlet in its various forms was considered a feminine jewellery item and decidedly non U for a man to wear one. The Boer war shifted attitudes, for military men at least and the Great War really got men wearing them. Even then it was well into the 1920's before wristwatch production for men outstripped pocket watches. And outside of very niche areas like pilot's watches both men and women's watches would be considered tiny by today's standards.


    The first woman pictured wearing a mans watch either photographically or on film was honor blackman 55 years ago. It's not a new thing. Princess Margaret was getting drunk and gambling in a mens watches for years :D
    and soon after you had Raquel Welch wearing a Breitling Chrono in the spy caper flic Fathom.



    And later on Farrah Fawcett wearing a LIP chronograph*.



    Seems to work on them.



    *for such a slightly built woman she must have had large enough wrists as they're not a small watch. Look much bigger on my wrist. In fairness my wrist shots have Bob Geldof organising charity gigs, so there's that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepere13 View Post
    Does my wife qualify ?

    Does she only turn left, like Zoolander?

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    Hi

    I am delighted to say my wife has better taste in men than watches.

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    Cheers for that wibbs! Not gonna quote but I didnt know about the shift between the wars.

    And yep! Definitely works on them. As did the Ripley on sigourney 70s stylee :-)

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    I'm always amused when men make adverse comments about ladies wearing watches. For years women have scoffed at men's choices in 'taste' be it cars, clothing, watches, and dare I say interior design 😁

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    Women buying larger quartz fashion watches is why DW is doing well -

    Last edited by J J Carter; 25th May 2019 at 13:12.

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    My wife wears a 36mm Day-Date President. Personally I think the smaller sizes look silly...

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    afraid the wife wears watch's only as jewellery , the are small so she cant read them without glasses , but I come in hand for battery changes ,she's happy, I am happy more money for my own watches .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    I've just noticed that Cheryl Hakeney (a dealer on Dickinsons Real Deal) wears a steel Daytona on her left wrist. What do the panel think of women wearing big watches?
    Kinda sexy or what?
    Women wearing big watches, men wearing small watches, doesnt matter to me, its their wrist, their money, their style, their choice.

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    And there was me thinking "how great it is to have a light-hearted thread with no chippy snotty trolling"

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    I think it's so important we don't assume the gender of the people wearing big watches. They could be on a journey

    Last edited by J J Carter; 25th May 2019 at 20:18.

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    My mom often wears 47mm Panerai as it’s comfy,have long PR and easy to change the time zone


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    Wifey switches between Polar ExpII, 14060 and 312 on occasions.

    All look good but she is 23 stone. 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by J J Carter View Post
    I think it's so important we don't assume the gender of the people wearing big watches. They could be on a journey

    Is that "Babs" out of Bab's cabs?

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    It's nothing new for women to wear large items of jewellery - large hoop earrings being an example - and doing so makes them appear daintier. A large watch on a slim wrist (male or female) makes the wrist look daintier - just as a smaller watch make a wrist look thicker.
    It's not rocket science...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubi View Post
    1. you're bigger than me

    Please don't be so aggressive

    And I shall add: unless
    3. She's a wis (very rare but much appreciated condition in a woman)


    Anyway,
    I wear small watches

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    That wasn't aggression you felt there...

    ...it was the unwelcome feeling of having your view challenged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedlam View Post
    As if the opinion of a bunch of guys is in any way relevant.
    This.


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    My gf has been known to wear my BB58 and my 1603, and both look awesome on!

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    My wife wears a 47mm PAM Chrono and to be honest it looks absolutely tiny on her 10.5" wrist. She's put on a bit of weight recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffcotton View Post
    My wife wears a 47mm PAM Chrono and to be honest it looks absolutely tiny on her 10.5" wrist. She's put on a bit of weight recently.
    .. and if shopping wasn’t challenging enough

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    My eldest daughter wears a mid size seamaster that I got her for her 21st - I think for her wrist size it’s about the limit - not too big but just about the right amount of heft :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobDad View Post
    I’ve also noticed more women wearing ‘status’ brands like Rolex and Panerai whilst a lot of younger men wear an Apple Watch or no watch at all. But women have always liked a bit of flashy jewellery, a big diamond ring ‘look how wealthy my fiancé is’ type of stuff whereas men are more ‘I’d only break a watch whilst fixing the car, why spend beer money on a flashy watch’. I know we’re an exception on this forum, and in 2019 I’m not sure it’s even pc to say ‘a lot of women like showy ‘look I’m rich’ jewellery , and men generally don’t ‘ but hey, it’s only an opinion!


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    Reminds of the day our gold digging former neighbour appeared wearing James Constantinou; of Posh Pawn fame's Rolex diver (I forget the model) - apparently she had absolutely no idea of what it was or its value in a very "oh, this old thing" kind of way. Apparently he'd just left it on the bedside table, it was hanging off her wrist like a wizard's sleeve!

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