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December 24, 2011

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Harry

Is there an official point where it stops being a watch and becomes a clock? Like "Hey, how do you like my new wrist clock?"

ed s.

These are being worn by the same guys who used to drive Hummers ... The old Bigger-is-better mentality. But it is a fad, and in 5 years they will be curious chunky artifacts of strange economic times.

Jeffrey McMahon

I find people either hate or love XXL watches. A good compromise is the Invicta Ocean Reef; its 46mm bezel is dwarfed by XXL watches which are between 52-60mm.

Huesby

[Quote] Watches Keep Getting Bigger and Bigger [EndQuote] ?

Could it be because people who like to wear watches is becoming blinder and blinder ? I mean those guys really need bigger numbers, dont´they ?...


Just kidding guys....
Have a happy Xmas.

Jeffrey McMahon

No joking, a lot of guys get near-sighted and want the bigger dials and numbers. My officemate says it's all about compensation.

ed s.

They're compensating for something alright, but I don't think it's for eyesight.

Bill

I have a hyoooge watch-- a mechanical pocket watch. And if I rigged something to strap it to my wrist, I'd just be going back to what they did when they invented, or popularized, the idea of men wearing watches on their wrists, back in the trenches of World War I.

For me, because I am officially Old I guess, a watch is still a piece of equipment with a function. In an era when everybody carries a pocket watch again (although, granted, with interesting additional functions such as telephone, Internet and Angry Birds, the wristwatch is more and more just a fashion statement. Cover it with subdials and multiple time zones and dozens of buttons that do obscure things- I've even seen some cheapos where the extra dials and buttons don't do anything at all, they're just there for looks. It doesn't matter whether the silly thing actually keeps time, or whether you can use it or read it. If it didn't run at all it would still serve its real function perfectly well.

Paul

ha ha ha :) that was a good one Ed.

Jeffrey McMahon

Ed, that's what my officemate said, "compensation" as you alluded to. I should have been more clear, but you drove it home.

Angelo

Jeff's blog got me into some "large" watch buying---starting with a 47-48MM Cardinal, just to test the waters, and I then progressed to a 54MM Tauchmeister, which has become one of my favorite watches and gets loads of attention, mostly positive (The numbers are large enough for "Longstreet" to see.). Unlike Jeff, I am still a switch hitter (And hold the comments, please, I'm talking about watches!). I have no problem going from my jumbo Tauchmeister, to the small/elegant Movado Museum watch, which is minute by comparison. It depends on my mood, the occasion, what I'm wearing, etc. I am trending toward the larger watches the last year or so---but still enjoy my older, smaller watches too. I recently purchased a "medium" Aeromatic----but will entertain the possibility of going larger than my Tauchmeister (perhaps with another Tauchmeister) if the mood strikes me.

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