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    How thick is too thick for you?

    I was thinking happy thoughts about the dimensions of the watch on my wrist. 40mm diameter, 10mm thick feels like a good substantial wodge of auto to me. It has a built up bezel and curved sapphire crystal - between them the equivalent of the nice domed acrylic crystals of yore - and a display back.



    Then I looked up the thickness of the Seiko Cocktail Time: 13mm - and can't help but wonder where that extra 30% comes from (or why the watch buying public is unfussed by this trend)


    Here are the thicknesses of three dressy Christopher Ward watches:

    10.5mm - C65 Trident Classic (15ATM, SW200)
    12.5mm - C9 Big Day Date (2836)
    14.5mm - C9 (in house move with 5 Day PR)

    Which suggests it's movements/complications, not WR, that accounts for the extra millimetres.
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    well was going to say Ed Miliband


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    At 18mm, this is about as thick as I'm comfortable with:
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    But, for 'daily' wear, around 12mm is my sweet spot:
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    I prefer about 10mm max, not including any crystal height. I might go thicker if I like the watch enough.

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    Ah, there it is....found this little list I made of movement thicknesses, which might be handy for this conversation

    3.6mm ETA 2892
    3.9mm Miyoya 9015

    4.1mm Omega 2500
    4.6mm ETA 2824 / SW200

    5.3mm Seiko 6R15 (SARB065)
    5.5mm Omega 8500
    5.7mm Miyota 8215

    6.0mm Rolex 3135
    6.0mm Seiko 9S65 (GS)

    I can't find the height of the Chr Ward SH21. Lets assume its not less than 6mm

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    I'd say 12.5mm and less is about my upper comfort spot, but less is better. My GS hi-beat is 13mm and i'm constantly wanting it to be much thinner and a tad more elegant as a result

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steppy View Post
    I'd say 12.5mm and less is about my upper comfort spot, but less is better. My GS hi-beat is 13mm and i'm constantly wanting it to be much thinner and a tad more elegant as a result
    The only GS I've held in my sweaty mitt is a quartz SBGX061 (37mm x 10mm) and I often wonder how dismayed I will feel when I finally get to maul a SBGR053 (37mm x 13.3mm)

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    Really does make a huge difference, my Aqua Terra is 38.5mm x 12.5mm and its profile is completely different, a far more elegant and enjoyable watch to wear.

    My Spring Drive GS is 39mm x 12mm and it is in my eyes and wrist - size perfection

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steppy View Post
    Really does make a huge difference, my Aqua Terra is 38.5mm x 12.5mm and its profile is completely different, a far more elegant and enjoyable watch to wear.

    My Spring Drive GS is 39mm x 12mm and it is in my eyes and wrist - size perfection
    Yeah I don't feel that my AT is too thick at all. My tag was a bit - it used to get stuck in my sleeves when I put my jacket on. That was like 16mm thick
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    I was just putting my 37mm manual Seiko alongside my 12.5mm thick Nivrel, and trying to imagine something 37mm x 13.3mm. Trying and failing And I thought how unenthusiastic I would be about anything thicker than 12.5mm

    I'm aware that domed crystals make a big difference. I've two 42mm watches, one 11.5 with a flat crystal, the other 12.5 with a dome. The difference is only slight.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steppy View Post
    My Spring Drive GS is 39mm x 12mm and it is in my eyes and wrist - size perfection
    Just found that the manual wind SBGW031 and 035 are 36mm x 11.5mm

    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    Yeah I don't feel that my AT is too thick at all. My tag was a bit - it used to get stuck in my sleeves when I put my jacket on. That was like 16mm thick
    I just checked out the Rolex 36mm OP - 12mm thick (that's not from Rolex's own website, just a forum post). See no reason why the forthcoming 39mm should be any thicker

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