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I’ve wanted this watch for a long time, and I’m currently saving for it. Black or blue dial, I’m undecided. Anyway, I’ve heard a lot about it’s thickness, and how it’s not the most enjoyable watch to wear due to this 17mm thickness.

I once owned a 47mm bronze diver. It’s thickness was just about 14mm. I loved the watch, and how it looked on me, I sold it because it was too cumbersome on my wrist. However, I figure the diameter and weight caused that.

So, how much of a buzzkill is the 17mm thickness?

Can I see some wrist shots from an angle showing the watch’s height while worn.

I’ll be saving for this for a bit. Ultimately, it’ll be my reward for getting through some hard times. So I really don’t want to be disappointed.

It’ll also be my first mechanical chrono. I ultimately want an Navitimer, but that’ll be a couple years.


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I have a small wrist and can wear a 13-14mm thick watch but typically more than that is too much. If you are concerned, factor in your wrist size, the strap size/thickness, the watch lug-lug, lug width and the weight of the watch to determine if you can pull it off.
 

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I have 8” wrists. The diameter and L2L aren’t an issue. I’m just wondering how uncomfortable a 17mm high watch will be.


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The Omega XL Planet Ocean is the same height and is sought after around the world also many Suunto and Garmin (style) watches are about this tall.
The height is a factor but many enjoy it and many tolerate it.

The PO is wider and has a more supportive band.
On a 41mm diameter watch with a 20mm band that 17mm height seems very tall and skinny.
 

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I had the 103 in Ti...I thought it would be OK because it was Ti....it was too tall for me...sold it to a friend who loves it...so there you go :)
 

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I have just got my 103 and it fits really well, better than my Seamaster 300M Chrono Diver ever did. Not too high at all. I can honestly say that there feels like little difference between my 104 and this 103. View attachment 14590427
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Can you take a few angled pictures? So I can see it’s height on your wrist.

Absolutely beautiful watch.

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Can you take a few angled pictures? So I can see it’s height on your wrist.

Absolutely beautiful watch.

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I have just got exactly the same watch. It's really deceptive in thickness mainly due to the crystal being proud of the bezel by 1.5/2mm, The rear crystal is also domed so of the 16mm of the LE you can probably discount 2-3mm. I've also had a standard acrylic 103 with the solid caseback and found that to wear very well. My Tudor Black Bay GMT catches my shirt cuff more than the 103 SA BE.

I think the ref you are after has the different style of bezel which may not mask the thickness quite as well, but I've never tried one of those.
 

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TBH Rob I’ve got spider leg wrists and have never noticed that the 103 is thick or uncomfortable to wear. If you lust after a Navi be sure to check the Sinn 903 out.
 

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I have 6.5 inch wrist and have an 103 acrylic which I find to be quite comfortable. I made the mistake of getting the blue above and found it too big and top heavy so I had to sell it off quickly.

Different people have different reactions to a tall watch. YMMV.
 

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Yeah so the 103 limited models are particularly thick because of the domed sapphire on BOTH sides. I don't own the blue but I have the Klassik and it's the exact same watch except for the color... it's definitely thick. There's no getting around that. But I will tell you that I've gotten used to it and now that I know what to expect and have gotten accustomed to how it feels when I wear it, I really love it and enjoy wearing it very, very much. No... it won't fit nicely under a dress cuff and it won't work with a tight sweater. But otherwise it's just such a lovely piece... I wouldn't let the thickness scare you off if you are otherwise really into the design. Now.... would I prefer it thinner? YES. 10000%. But sadly it's just not thinner...
 

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As a 103 owner I can say its high but its no bigger than any other 7750 powered watch. I find the sin to actually fit quite comfortably and have never felt that it sits ridiculously.
 

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Love my 103 St Sa Ar, thick but not too. Actually very comfortable to wear IMO. And just get custom made shirts, then you can have your left cuff made a bit wider to fit better with a watch.


 
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