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    36mm watch on a large wrist?

    Hi all,
    Would anyone have any views and opinions, and maybe some pics of a 36mm Everest on a 7.75bhp wrist (or similar)
    I do think Iím growing tired of bashing my larger watches on things and struggling to wear them under sleeves!
    I read a comment earlier about the black 36mm Everest and the Explorer being the only 2 watches you would need and itís got me thinking...
    Thanks in advance,
    Rob

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    Your wrist is a smidgen smaller than mine, I've a Smiths Expedition and a Baby Dreadnought, I'm slowly falling away from 42mm+ watches, happiest with 36>40mm, I'll try to attach a shot or two.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    There are a number of factors at play here of course - including not least fashion

    Big butch alpha males in the mid 20th century thought nothing of wearing a 32/33mm watch

    I dont regard 36mm as tiny and I would have thought that one would be fine at your wrist size

    Just my 2p's worth
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    This is on my 7.5 inch wrist
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    I have a medium / average size wrist at 6.75" so its not a direct comparison but here's a pic anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by yannlepantrec View Post
    This is on my 7.5 inch wrist

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    purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis"

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    Thank you gents,
    It just sounds so small compared to my current sized watches, I also have a Marathon JSAR which is stuck over in Australia but I found that slightly too big!
    Iíve an old dive watch upstairs I was given for my 21st many moons ago which is probably around 36mm, Iíll have to measure it. When I put it on it is small but looks Ďokí
    I had a PRS-18 which I know is bigger than the 36mm Everest but did find that a nice size.
    Off upstairs to find/wear my old diver...

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbusg60 View Post
    I read a comment earlier about the black 36mm Everest and the Explorer being the only 2 watches you would need and itís got me thinking...
    Difficult to argue with that suggestion....

    I was all for 42-45mm watches but now Iíve tried 36mm watches Iíve realised they are the perfect fit, and big watches just seem silly on my 6.8Ē
    wrist...


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    I can't stand wrist shots, they are so misleading. My wrist is a smidge over 7" and I veer between smaller watches ( early 80s issued Precista and CWC G10s, 1984 Datejust, 36mm Everest), to larger at 40mm (Damasko DC56 and DA37), to larger again at 42mm (Dreadnought Voyager, Archimede Deck Watch) They all have different lug to lug lengths and profiles and wear quite differently. Watches are for personal enjoyment, so wear what you like and damn the torpedoes!

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    Bobs right

    Often LTL case and crystal style and shape are more of a factor

    If you like it, wear it.

    In reality few people will look twice at it regardless.....


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    I don't think I have large wrists, 7.5 inch. I've a seiko 5 and a an Everest Exp at 36mm and I find them a little small.

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    I have to agree, the dimensions of a watch can make all the difference even if they have the same case size.

    Two examples, my Oris 65 40mm next to my Omega Seamaster 41mm next to my Steinhart OV GMT 42mm, due to their sizes (dial & LTL) the Oris & the Steinhart visually look the same size with the Omega looking the smallest of the three.

    My Smiths Everest PRS25 36mm next to my Smiths Empire 34mm, both on an oyster style bracelet, visually look exactly the same size on and off the wrist.

    My wrist size is pretty average at 7.25 inches I would think, but yes, just wear what you like and it is just a watch at the end of the day.

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    Thanks all, your input is appreciated.
    Maybe Iíll take a shot net time a sales window is open.
    Cheers,
    Rob

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    Coming from a larger watch, the PRS-25 appears smallish for a day or so. After that it just seems "right" and wears extremely well on the bracelet. It always makes me appreciate how comfortable this classic size is for everyday wear.

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    I have flat 7.5 inch wrists. The original 40mm Everest was my daily wear for around seven years.

    When I bought the first generation 36mm version, I thought, 'Oh blimey, it's too small'. After a day or so, however, it looked absolutely right. For me, it transitions comfortably between casual/semi formal.

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    I love swapping from 45mm to 36mm and back again on a 7Ĺ wrist. I wouldn't have said that 10 years ago.
    A fully wound watch smells like Switzerland.

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    I wouldnít go any smaller than my 39mm MKii Vantage and also enjoy swapping between my 47mm and 39mm pieces. My wrist is 8.5 inches and I would see 36mm as terribly dainty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmarchitect View Post
    I wouldnít go any smaller than my 39mm MKii Vantage and also enjoy swapping between my 47mm and 39mm pieces. My wrist is 8.5 inches and I would see 36mm as terribly dainty.
    My wrist is the same size and I don't think my 36mm 1016 looks dainty.



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    Hereís one of favourite watch images of all time - think it highlights how well this design and size fits...




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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGent View Post
    Hereís one of favourite watch images of all time - think it highlights how well this design and size fits...




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    And itís under £200 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbusg60 View Post
    And itís under £200 ūüėā
    Exactly - a bargain


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    Quote Originally Posted by barbusg60 View Post
    And itís under £200 
    It says 175 dollars...
    A fully wound watch smells like Switzerland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    It says 175 dollars...
    Which was £62.58 back in 1964 when the advert was published, apparently!


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    I wonder how much that would equate to now though?
    Sounds cheap to us but was probably still out of most peopleís reach still

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    Average wage was around £17 pw, so maybe equivalent to the price of a Tudor BB or similar these days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    I love swapping from 45mm to 36mm and back again on a 7Ĺ wrist. I wouldn't have said that 10 years ago.

    I like the cut o' your jib!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbusg60 View Post
    I wonder how much that would equate to now though?
    Sounds cheap to us but was probably still out of most peopleís reach still
    $1,637.25 adjusted to inflation in 2020 dollars


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    Quote Originally Posted by fogar View Post
    $1,637.25 adjusted to inflation in 2020 dollars


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    So, a bargain!


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    36mm 1970 OP on my 7.5Ē wrist, small but looks alright I think. Donít think Iíd go any smaller personally. I would imagine this case is fairly similar in profile to the 36mm Everest.

    Excuse the wonky end link I think it was just because the bracelet was too tight.


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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    My wrist is the same size and I don't think my 36mm 1016 looks dainty.



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    Give me time Eddie. I’m sure there’ll come a day when I grow tired of lugging around a door-frame-clanger and retire it to the box in favour of something dainty. Dainty or not, your Explorer is exquisite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fogar View Post
    $1,637.25 adjusted to inflation in 2020 dollars
    If you take away the hype that is exactly what the current Explorer 1 is actually worth.
    A fully wound watch smells like Switzerland.

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    In the early 90's I bought a second hand 1016 on bracelet. At the time I was using a midi (34mm)Tudor sub (with stick hands on bracelet). After 6 months I sold the 1016 because I felt that it didn't have enough wrist presence compared to the midi Tudor which actually had a smaller dial than the 1016.

    I found the 1016 quite boring and the 18.000 beat-rate seconds lazy.

    Anyway that was then.
    A fully wound watch smells like Switzerland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    If you take away the hype that is exactly what the current Explorer 1 is actually worth.
    Completely agree with that. Making the PRS-25 a bargain still.


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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    In the early 90's I bought a second hand 1016 on bracelet. At the time I was using a midi (34mm)Tudor sub (with stick hands on bracelet). After 6 months I sold the 1016 because I felt that it didn't have enough wrist presence compared to the midi Tudor which actually had a smaller dial than the 1016.

    I found the 1016 quite boring and the 18.000 beat-rate seconds lazy.

    That's the reason why it is worth a small fortune nowadays: not a lot of people loved the watch back then

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