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I haven't measured them all, but most are quite chunky. Most of mine are over 12, and I think my thickest is 14.something. It's not one of the specs that have a large contribution to how much I like a watch, but I have an upper limit. Not sure what it is yet, but maybe around 16mm.
 

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I used to be very rigid with thickness (only under 12mm) but I find that it really depends on the case design. My opinion now is that thickness is fine as long as it’s not slab-sided. I have a 14.5mm that I think looks really cool.
 

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That Cartier is very interesting. Useful design as a stand-up for table/mantle use.
Thanks for the recognition. Lots don't understand the watch and even it's close relationship with Jaeger-LeCoultre. Here's an article of many that really explains the Basculante.

 
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My thickest, Breitling Avenger Seawolf at 18
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My thinnest, Grand Seiko sbgv223 at 10
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Actually my Mudmaster is thicker at 19.3, but all G Shocks are thick and padded, so I don't really count it in the mix.
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Some folks like 'em thick and some folks like 'em thin. Some roll both ways.
My daily wear Seiko divers are pretty chonky, Tunas or divers. But I also own Seikos that are dressy or casual that are more svelte.
And sometimes, a man just feels the need to switch it up. Here are the extremes of my collection.
Let's see yours!

Prospex LX SNR029 - 44mm x 15.8mm, titanium

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SGG705 - 37mm x 8.4mm, titanium

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that SGG705 Seiko is awesome.
 

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Some folks like 'em thick and some folks like 'em thin. Some roll both ways.
My daily wear Seiko divers are pretty chonky, Tunas or divers. But I also own Seikos that are dressy or casual that are more svelte.
And sometimes, a man just feels the need to switch it up. Here are the extremes of my collection.
Let's see yours!

Prospex LX SNR029 - 44mm x 15.8mm, titanium

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SGG705 - 37mm x 8.4mm, titanium

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Prospex LX SNR029 looks amazing.
 

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I can't say I ever really cared how thick or thin a watch is. "I'll know it when I see it" There are a few that I noted were too thick though, like a PO 44mm I tried on - even though it was in proportion it felt weird. Others are too thick for their size, like the SBGE253 where the thickness is just too much on a 40mm watch.
 

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For practicality I like lite and thin watches but for pleasure I prefer heavy and thick. This bronze Timemachinist is my favorite big block timepiece.

57mm wide x 30mm thick

400 grams on leather

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With my thinnest. Seiko SKX 007.

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I'm kinda surprised no one else has noticed or asked, but what is the bracelet on the SKX? it look like a solid brass or bronze wrist cuff that hooks into the 12 o'clock spring bar to fasten around the wrist. I'm very interested.
 

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I'm kinda surprised no one else has noticed or asked, but what is the bracelet on the SKX? it look like a solid brass or bronze wrist cuff that hooks into the 12 o'clock spring bar to fasten around the wrist. I'm very interested.
The bracelet is homemade. I took apart a silver bracelet I bought in Mexico and made the watch bracelet and the money clip with the skulls and a strip of brass.

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Recently bought a Tudor black bay, love everything about the watch but at almost 15mm I'm worried it's a bit too thick. But I prefer this colour scheme to any of the BB 58's


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The bracelet is homemade. I took apart a silver bracelet I bought in Mexico and made the watch bracelet and the money clip with the skulls and a strip of brass.

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Bravo to you!!! the craftsmanship and artistry is beautiful. I love the warmth of the brass. that Timemachinist is out of this world. while I cannot see myself wearing it I think it would make an amazing addition to the collection as a conversation piece. The bracelet on that monster is also a work of art and I appreciate that it's bulk matches that of the watch.
 
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