Big and small watches...

Big and small watches...

Joined: May 5th, 2009, 1:22 pm

June 26th, 2012, 1:40 am #1


Yesterday I wore my 1954 Zvezda:



Today I'm wearing my Shanghai 2L open-heart:



The Shanghai is maybe slightly more than twice the size of the Zvezda.  These two watches represent the current extremes of size in my wristwatch collection.

What are the biggest and smallest watches that you wear on your wrist?
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Joined: June 19th, 2009, 6:51 pm

June 26th, 2012, 2:51 am #2

you better be tethered to the ground

That is an excellent comparison in watch size vs wrist size.
It demonstrates just how much of a range there is that still look ok on the wrist

Of the ones that I actually wear; they all range between 38mm and 43mm. Anything larger is usually also too heavy to be comfortable and anything smaller would have to be one of my older dress watches that I generally don't wear.

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Joined: December 1st, 2006, 7:39 pm

June 26th, 2012, 4:24 am #3

Yesterday I wore my 1954 Zvezda:



Today I'm wearing my Shanghai 2L open-heart:



The Shanghai is maybe slightly more than twice the size of the Zvezda.  These two watches represent the current extremes of size in my wristwatch collection.

What are the biggest and smallest watches that you wear on your wrist?



37mm for the Royal Calendar Orient from 1961 and 43mm for the new Orient Classic Re-edition..

Cheers

http://anzacsorientwatchspot.blogspot.com/


Tony Lewis
New Zealand
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Joined: September 1st, 2008, 1:36 pm

June 26th, 2012, 10:47 am #4

Yesterday I wore my 1954 Zvezda:



Today I'm wearing my Shanghai 2L open-heart:



The Shanghai is maybe slightly more than twice the size of the Zvezda.  These two watches represent the current extremes of size in my wristwatch collection.

What are the biggest and smallest watches that you wear on your wrist?
.......... >>> I don`t have a lot of small watches. The only small one I can think of is this Citizen...



....and the biggest one would be this Timex



However, none of the above are the heaviest. But that would be a whole different category..

I don`t make things. I make things better !
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Joined: December 4th, 2008, 11:34 pm

June 27th, 2012, 12:02 am #5




37mm for the Royal Calendar Orient from 1961 and 43mm for the new Orient Classic Re-edition..

Cheers

http://anzacsorientwatchspot.blogspot.com/


Tony Lewis
New Zealand
Specifically, the calendar version!!

You probably know that "Royal" was Orient's highest quality movement @ time of it's introduction (1958) & it served as the base for both this calendar version & for the 1st Generation automatic wind watch from Orient...

my Super Auto "Perfect Self Winding" is written up here in an earlier post/thread so you can get a look (in & out).

Really quite nice watches from Orient that were designed to compete w/ such things as Seiko Cronos and Citizen Deluxe (also intro'd 1958). I had a chance recently to try for a Citizen Hi-Line Date [Hi-Line was successor to Citizen Deluxe] @ auction here [Philippines] but let it 'pass' due to questions over condition (movement was not shown also)... see auction report:

http://seikoholics.yuku.com/sreply/4463 ... e-HLD15801

And, thanks to Sweephand's Citizen movement table AND his Orient movement table for that info!! You can find the Citizen table both on his blog & @ Dr. Seiko Database [Citizen section]. The Orient table is referenced out of Dr. Seiko [Orient database section], but I'm not sure if it's also found @ his Citizen blog.

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Now, for me ... I'd have to say I go anywhere from a "standard" '40s/'50s era dress watch of about 34mm ... all the way to a Seiko 6138 Bullhead [Kuro Uma or Cha Uma] or 'Big/Small Eye' [Yachtman, UFO] 6138-001x. I can barely get away with the 6138s on my wrist

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Joined: May 5th, 2009, 1:22 pm

June 27th, 2012, 2:22 am #6

.......... >>> I don`t have a lot of small watches. The only small one I can think of is this Citizen...



....and the biggest one would be this Timex



However, none of the above are the heaviest. But that would be a whole different category..

I don`t make things. I make things better !
It's amazing what they could pack into a watch of that size back then. Imagine how many features they could pack into a modern large size watch if each part of the interface was scaled the same as that Citizen. It would be like mission control on your wrist!
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Joined: December 1st, 2006, 7:39 pm

June 28th, 2012, 4:15 am #7

Specifically, the calendar version!!

You probably know that "Royal" was Orient's highest quality movement @ time of it's introduction (1958) & it served as the base for both this calendar version & for the 1st Generation automatic wind watch from Orient...

my Super Auto "Perfect Self Winding" is written up here in an earlier post/thread so you can get a look (in & out).

Really quite nice watches from Orient that were designed to compete w/ such things as Seiko Cronos and Citizen Deluxe (also intro'd 1958). I had a chance recently to try for a Citizen Hi-Line Date [Hi-Line was successor to Citizen Deluxe] @ auction here [Philippines] but let it 'pass' due to questions over condition (movement was not shown also)... see auction report:

http://seikoholics.yuku.com/sreply/4463 ... e-HLD15801

And, thanks to Sweephand's Citizen movement table AND his Orient movement table for that info!! You can find the Citizen table both on his blog & @ Dr. Seiko Database [Citizen section]. The Orient table is referenced out of Dr. Seiko [Orient database section], but I'm not sure if it's also found @ his Citizen blog.

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Now, for me ... I'd have to say I go anywhere from a "standard" '40s/'50s era dress watch of about 34mm ... all the way to a Seiko 6138 Bullhead [Kuro Uma or Cha Uma] or 'Big/Small Eye' [Yachtman, UFO] 6138-001x. I can barely get away with the 6138s on my wrist

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Seiko Matsuda
The Patron Saint of Seiko Collectors
and the re-edition came care of Wayne Lee..

http://anzacsorientwatchspot.blogspot.com/


Tony Lewis
New Zealand
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