Is 42mm the scientifically proven largest diameter the human field of vision can visually absorb? As long as we're throwing out numbers, why not anything over 34mm?Do you dive? Things are magnified underwater when viewing through a mask/lens. Anything over 42mm is a vanity piece.
Edit: Go meet divers…see how many of them are actually using a traditional dive watch for its intended purpose (pretty much none of them, other than those that do it for the lol’s). The only time mine gets action is if I’m bored at a safety stop and decide to set it, because timing your deco or safety stop when you’ve got two dive computers automatically tracking it is necessary, lol.
Excellent watches with nice wrist presence. Well done!Because large vs. small triggers so much debate, let’s put that to bed up front. People should wear what works for them, and I’m happy when watch manufacturers make them in a variety of sizes. Oris, Longines, Breitling do a nice job offering multiple sizes in quality dive watches. I wear them larger because that’s what works best for my wrists.
Without specifically looking for larger watches, the two dive watches I purchased this year both have 46mm cases, which is a few millimeters larger than what I most often buy and wear. I tend to look for watch cases around 43-44mm cases and 50-51mm between the lugs, though I have a few watches larger than that. As the Seiko Tuna proves, a large watch can feel much smaller when the lugs are closer together.
For the most part, I bought these based on overall impression, just saw them and thought I would really enjoy wearing them. Anything up to 48mm works OK with my wrist. However, I have been pleasantly surprised that the lugs on both of these aren’t very long considering their size (51 and 52mm). I had considered a Longines Hydroconquest 44, a very nice watch, that ’wears larger’ with 54mm between the lugs.
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For the sake of comparison, this is the largest watch I wear, and it has aftermarket lugs that facilitate more strap options but also lengthen the lug-to-lug distance. It’s a big watch, 48mm case, 55 lug to lug, 18mm thick. I have been wearing it more frequently because i finally found a strap that really works - a Borealis vulcanized rubber strap that looks similar to Isofrane without the price tag. View attachment 16624296
So - is 2022 the year of the big watch, or are people looking for smaller wristwear?
Sure. Why not?Is 42mm the scientifically proven largest diameter the human field of vision can visually absorb? As long as we're throwing out numbers, why not anything over 34mm?
1000m actually, and I'm totally taking it in the deep end this summer! I figure with a 1000m rating I'm safe both in the pool and washing dishes.That sounds like something someone says right before they begin to tell folks about their 500M+ rated dive watch that will never see the deep end of a swimming pool.