Are CW going generally smaller?

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Are CW going generally smaller?

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The Sealander series is brilliant. But should we (with larger wrists) have ben given a 42/42mm option? Wrote to the ever brilliant Mike F who, (aa always being the gentleman he is) replied that they will look at it if sales go well...
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Not restricted to CW but there does seem to be a trend towards smaller watches (or away from large watches if you like). The Seiko Alpinist is hardly massive at 39.5mm, but last year they released a 38mm version, albeit without the compass bezel.
Personally I think that c. 40mm is just right, but then there is clearly a market at present for larger watches. Whether that will last is another matter - maybe they are here to stay, maybe they will go the way of platform shoes and bell-bottomed trousers.
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I like big watches and the presence they project. My wrist is 8 inch and its for that reason I have bypassed the new C63's as I felt they would be a little small for me altho I know they will be perfect for others:-)
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I suppose the argument works both ways. There are a few CW watches only available in 42mm+ sizes which immediately put people like me off, so should CW be offering smaller variants of those watches?

Perhaps it’s too much to ask for every model they produce to have two or three size variants, and instead we just accept that certain models will skew towards extremes, whilst others will sit comfortably in the middle?
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I suggest people either work out to increase their wrist sizes or in my case eat lots of crisps while drinking lots of wine every night and then we can all wear bigger watches. Haha im a spanner and failing to be humorous and just to say good comments Cw257 :-).

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My sweet spot for watches is 38-41mm, so though I don’t yet have a Sealander, the new line is right for me. I have a few that get into the 44mm range but they really do feel large on my wrist.
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It’s funny as I find my taste wax and wane for different watches and unfortunately I seem to be out of sync with the watch world.

When I wanted modern, the watch world went vintage and I am currently coming out of my smaller watch phase (38mm max!) into larger watches and I find the watch world going the other way!

My summary is most manufacturers are going a bit smaller currently. Even IWC have released a 42mm “big” pilot if I recall...
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42mm C63 Sealander GMT please !!!!
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For me the C63 is perfectly sized. There are so many watches out there that while I could wish for a smaller chrono for instance, I understand the difficulties that having multiple sizes can create for a company. It helps keep my overall numbers down, too :D
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Deks wrote: Sun May 30, 2021 10:10 pm I like big watches and the presence they project. My wrist is 8 inch and its for that reason I have bypassed the new C63's as I felt they would be a little small for me altho I know they will be perfect for others:-)
I read this kind of thing a lot but it's really down to perception. My wrists are only 6¾" and a couple of years ago I thought a 36mm datejust looked tiny on my wrist. I'm not sure I would think the same today.

LeBron James rocking a 36mm President gives real perspective.

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Thats a really good picture and something to reference. I just looked him up though and aparantely he's 4ft 10" with a 5 inch wrist 😂😂😂. Lol only joking and a really good picture to reference to :-)
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CW257 wrote: Sun May 30, 2021 10:23 pm I suppose the argument works both ways. There are a few CW watches only available in 42mm+ sizes which immediately put people like me off, so should CW be offering smaller variants of those watches?

Perhaps it’s too much to ask for every model they produce to have two or three size variants, and instead we just accept that certain models will skew towards extremes, whilst others will sit comfortably in the middle?
While the cancellation of the C8PR might suggest they are going smaller, which is the only criticism I have ever heard of the C8, the above statement seem to be a very reasonable position. Can't please all the people all the time, with all the models.
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exHowfener wrote: Sat May 29, 2021 12:37 am Not restricted to CW but there does seem to be a trend towards smaller watches (or away from large watches if you like). The Seiko Alpinist is hardly massive at 39.5mm, but last year they released a 38mm version, albeit without the compass bezel.
Personally I think that c. 40mm is just right, but then there is clearly a market at present for larger watches. Whether that will last is another matter - maybe they are here to stay, maybe they will go the way of platform shoes and bell-bottomed trousers.
And right there's a watch which I tried to keep twice, maybe three times. Loved the look of the case and dial but on my 7 and a half wrist it just wore too small. I suspect that the mid-green dial didn't help.

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As my tastes change and evolve the pendulum is swinging back towards a preference for watches closer to 40mm.
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When the C63 line was launched and during an interview Mike France talked about watches becoming smaller and IIRC he mentioned that Rolex was leading the way in that regard....
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