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Jun 03, 2019,16:06 PM

Fellow Purists. I am considering purchasing a preowned 1815, 3 hands, around 2003/4 vintage as a dress watch. My main concern is the size which is 36 mm and may be too small. I do not like large watches and normally wear 40mm. I have 7 in wrist. Obviously these are not available in ADs to try and so wondering if anyone with similar size wrist has one and could share opinions or photos?

Many thanks.

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So subjective, but for me...

 By: vitalsigns : June 3rd, 2019-16:10
36mm is a bit too small, even if it's a dress watch. 38.5 mm or 40 mm 1815 is better, with 38.5 mm probably being the sweet spot for a dress watch. My wrist size is 7.25"... Cheers, John


 By: stevenokes : June 3rd, 2019-16:37
Yes, think 38 is probably the minimum. Difficult without trying it on. Lange do make larger (newer) models but price hikes up.

There are many second hand stores

 By: vuillaume : June 5th, 2019-20:12
There are many second hand stores that will have the 36mm available to try on. I think the 36mm 1815 is wonderful.

I use to own the exact same model 1815 (36mm) yellow gold with blue steel hands.

 By: Bounce781 : June 3rd, 2019-17:05
Lovely watch but a bit too small. I ended up selling it because it was a tad too little on the wrist. I'd go for a 38mm if I were you (unless you like your watches on the small side). Otherwise It is a fabulous piece. Finishing on the movement is phenomen... 

Always with the unique and stand out pieces

 By: xxn : June 4th, 2019-01:04
Outstanding taste 👌🏻

This is a very personal choice...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 4th, 2019-00:26
One of my favourite watches is a 36mm Rolex Explorer. When changing from something larger it takes me a day to adjust to it, but then I wonder why we need anything larger, other than for vanity.

I have had that one too.

 By: shafran : June 4th, 2019-01:57
The newer 38/39mm fit much better and still retain the aesthetic you want.

Thanks All

 By: stevenokes : June 4th, 2019-07:14
Especially for the picture Bounce. Watch looks amazing on you but I do wonder if that (exquisite model) “looks” slightly bigger on the wrist. I’ll try some other 36 models to get a try and get a feel. Much appreciated everyone. Steve

I used to own

 By: Chromatic Fugue : June 5th, 2019-19:29
a 36 mm yellow gold 1815. The size was perfect, but I could never shake my sense that the yellow gold looked wrong on my wrist. I also remember looking longingly, post-purchase, at a rose gold version on display at a shop in Basel when I was visiting ther... 

I have the 36mm Pt 1815

 By: NT931 : June 11th, 2019-23:36
It wears perfectly well for me but I have a slim 6.3" wrist I think it might wear a tad small on your 7" wrist, but not unduly so. ...  

7.25” wrist...

 By: mdg : June 12th, 2019-23:08
...I find 38mm to be perfect for a dress watch. I wear vintage watches that are 35mm and they look just fine. To me it’s more about the coherence of the dial; the ‘whole package.’ But the ratio of width to height is also to be considered. To me, a dress w...