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Women wearing men's (or oversized) watches.

The trend isn't all that new. It's been around for a while. However, InStyle magazine just did a feature on women wearing large watches.

One the positive side, you can get away with buying your wife/girlfriend a Rolex Daytona as a gift (and you can tell her that wearing it loose on the wrist is the way to go - that way you can borrow it).

One the negative side, your wife/girlfriend will be wearing YOUR watches.

So...is this a positive or a negative trend?

Here's a scan of the article. And check out all of the beautiful celebrities wearing men's watches on our website. Doesn't get much better than that.



 

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I wore vintage mens watches 25 years ago .......but I have always been ahead of my time .....

Unfortunetly, unless you're a recognized trend setter, people just think you're weird ......however, since I have always reveled in my wierdness, it hasn't been much of a hardship......:001_rolleyes:
 

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The trend among women doesn't bother me at all. In fact, women's watches were so dainty for so many years, I would often wonder how they could even read the time. Having said that, I tend to draw the line in my own mind at about 40mm on a female in terms of its appeal to me. Anything larger tends to go from looking "trendy" to just plain "gawdy" from my perspective.

I do, however, perceive that the increased size of what women are wearing may be, in part, what has driven the size increases for men's watches. But here again, there is a fine line between "manly" and "ridiculous" in my mind. Even a big guy who tries to pull off something larger than about 50mm tends to be pushing the limit in my opinion. On the other hand, I would take a 50mm behemoth to a 35mm vintage any day. This obviously has more to do with my age and the watch fashions of my era than my opinion being right or wrong. I figure a person should buy whatever size they like and not begrudge others for wearing something "too large" or "too small".
 
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:cool1: I sold quite a few men's watches to ladies. One of the coolest sights I've seen was a lady
wearing a Panerai walking out the door and checked out a guys wrist walking in. Each gave a
snappy Panerai salute.
 

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I really like it.
I was thinking of getting my girlfriend a Sub for her birthday after seeing her try on my sea dweller.
Got her a diamond instead :)
 

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I have a couple of Art Deco pieces, one of which I gave my wife--a 1926 Waltham Sapphire movement with a quad-stepped case. It's small by today's standards, and it looks great on her, and I wear it myself on occasion.

IMO, the dorky, huge watches that people wear today are going to be tomorrow's clunky white elephants. I think it's fantastic that great looking women (almost said chicks!) wear vintage men's watches. That has to increase the demand for what we're already collecting.

And I particularly hate the traditional gaudy, over-decorated ladies watches that would be just as functional when worn in the ear, so I think it's good for women, also.
 

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Nope! Doesn't bother me one bit.
Even as a little kid I could never understand how women tolerated those teeny-tiny little watches.
 
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I do believe that those teeny tiny watches were supposed to make women feel like they were teeny tiny....and I mean in a fashionable physical sense ......


the thing is .....the one thing about those itty bitty watches is the remarkable quality of some of the movements ....I have a Hamilton ladies watch and it's movement is smalller than a dime ! and it keeps perfect time and ticks happily away for at least 24 hours .....ok most don't have second hands ..but as they'd be only about a hairsbreath thick ,impossible to see.....


I mean those little guys do all that the men's watches do and in 1/4 the size .....it is the one time that I find the movement more interesting than the rest of the watch .....


also, the standard ladies small watch is a dead bore...but I have seen some .....whooo eeee......very nice designs......


but would I wear one of those small watches ......not on a bet !
 

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Then again, I've had male customers who came in and asked to see ladies watches for themselves. They had 'pencil wrists' and couldn't handle anything over 35mm.
 

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I like this trend!

I've been trying to get my wife to wear larger watches. She draws the line at my ~36mm vintage pieces. I think a Sub would look perfect on her!
 

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I can see why. Ladies watches are pretty hard to read! I gave my girlfriend a vintage Timex electric (she likes vintage clothing), and she had to stop and stare at the watch for about 10 seconds just to be sure what time it was.

Eventually I got her another Timex electric, this time it was a mans! She's been wearing it ever since.
 

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I have some pretty small Accutrons, especially the Alphas from the very early 60's, that make it look like I'm wearing a lady's watch on my 7 1/2 inch wrist. Some day when I have the time and nothing else to do I will try to get around to giving a darn about what someone thinks of the size of my watch.
My wife tried wearing my Rolex Sub but and didn't like the size but, even more, didn't like the weight. We got her a lady's Date Just and she loves it. I'm a little surprised that some of the ladies pictured enjoy that much weight on their arms.
 

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When push comes to shove, I don't think those watches are all THAT heavy, are they?
Too, this is the age of celebs having personal fitness trainers.
 

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I agree that they were too small to start with. As long as they are nice watches it is great, but I see many cheap large blingy mall fashion style watches and it just makes me sad.
 

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I have had a few itsy-bitsy ladies watches in my past (when I had super-woman vision). But have always preferred a watch with a larger face that I didn't have to do anything more than glance at it to know the time. The trend part I don't get is wearing them lose on the wrist...just makes the crystal more susceptible to scratching or breaking from being slung around so much and I personally find that annoying on my wrist. (As far as the "celebrities", I don't know who more than a handful of them are. :blink:)
 

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oooo boy, I know what you mean Liz.....drives me absolutely nuts to have a watch sliding around on my wrist .....not only cause of possible crystal damage, but the face of the watch is never where you want it when you want it !
 
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