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Thread: Too big / Too small - which looks worse?

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    Too big / Too small - which looks worse?

    I'd weigh in with 'too big'..but I'd probably risk bigger rather than smaller..7 inch wrist limits me otherwise?

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    Too big. At least too small is still on your wrist rather than half off it.

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    Error to the smaller side, too big looks like "Dad's" watch.

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    I don't know. Taken to extremes they both look funny. I think it is probably better to err on the side of slightly too small. On the other hand (pun intended), I tend to have gone with too big of a watch at times. Proper sleeves and shirt cuffs can cover a multitude of sins.

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    To big often looks silly, to small gets overlooked.

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    Sorry, but I can't choose. Both have the potential to look wrong...

    It's impossible to apply a single parameter to take definitive conclusions, because the large/small perception depends on the size and shape of your wrist; the watch lug to lug distance; case shape, bezel and dial size. Even the color of the dial has to be taken into consideration. So, I'm afraid I don't have an easy answer.

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    Too small looks wrong, but too big looks wronger.

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    Too big.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hayday View Post
    Too small looks wrong, but too big looks wronger.

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    Too big.

    Unless its a ProTrek or Suunto. These watches should be worn by everyone :-)
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