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      04-24-2022, 02:48 PM   #1
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Big watch face, need some help.

Hey All,

Looking at getting a new watch and wanting to find a watch with a big watch face and the leather band being thick. I have big wrists and small watches look smaller on my wrist. Had the bigger Apple Watch screen before but returned it after a week because it looked funny on my wrist.

I have two Express watches that have big faces but are showing their age.

Any help / links would be great! Not looking at breaking the bank with the watch purchase.


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did you want a Pilot watch style ? what diameter case did you think you need ? these may be too small. also the new moonswatch you could add a leather band ?

https://www.hamiltonwatch.com/en-us/...B&gclsrc=aw.ds


https://www.watchbuys.com/store/pc/sinn-watches.asp

https://www.swatch.com/en-us/mission.../SO33M100.html
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374 is a big ass watch at 47mm, you need a big wrist to pull that off. The PAM233 at 44mm wears a little easier. One of my favorite Panerai faces.
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Appreciate all of the help. My current express watch face is 56mm. I am looking to a little bigger to be honest. Maybe something in the 60mm range.

Thanks!
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Appreciate all of the help. My current express watch face is 56mm. I am looking to a little bigger to be honest. Maybe something in the 60mm range.

Thanks!

60mm is big. I'm just posting this U-Boat for fun. https://www.uboatwatch.com/product/chimera-60mm/
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Appreciate all of the help. My current express watch face is 56mm. I am looking to a little bigger to be honest. Maybe something in the 60mm range.

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60mm...what are you, the fk'n Hulk??
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60mm...what are you, the fk'n Hulk??
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60mm is big. I'm just posting this U-Boat for fun. https://www.uboatwatch.com/product/chimera-60mm/
This was also straigt away what I was thinking about

The inside is just as much fun. Worst value for money watch; very simple movement for the money:



($5k+ watch with eta2824-2 and the rest is movement ring )
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This was also straigt away what I was thinking about

The inside is just as much fun. Worst value for money watch; very simple movement for the money:


($5k+ watch with eta2824-2 and the rest is movement ring )
good info. Always kind of unflattering watches that use wide spacers to locate a smallish movement. I can't imagine any 60mm watch quarts or mechanical not needing a big spacer.
Not sure if accurate but when people say Rolex makes the best $600 movement.
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lol, I have big wrists and dont want to rock a small watch as it would look weird on my wrist. I have tried and I don't like it.
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Only garbage watches are over 47mm. Go look at a Diesel if you want a 60mm
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good info. Always kind of unflattering watches that use wide spacers to locate a smallish movement.
I guess there's nothing wrong with it when it's a $100-$300 watch that has a quartz movement (like a diesel or TWsteel watch) or $400-$800 and has a basic mechanical movement (like a Sellita, Seiko or eta2824 movement), but those U boat watches cost usually (starting from) $2,5k - $5k and are way way overpriced (and ugly but that's a personal preference)

In the end every 60mm watch will have a large movement ring as all movements are way smaller, or a movement of a clock has to be fitted
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Just bought for sons birthday,we may share it! 45mm
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Get a James Cameron and throw it on a leather.
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