Can I wear a Royal Oak (properly, if this thing exists)?

Apr 30, 2018,04:40 AM

Deep down I really want to own a Royal Oak for long. But 99% of their model are just too big for my tiny (sub-6”) wrist.

I went to an AP boutique today and tried on the 15450st. What do you think about the fit of this 37mm Royal Oak on my wrist?

Many thanks for your input and advise!

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looks great [nt]

 By: Baron - Mr Red : April 30th, 2018-04:48

Thank you Baron [nt]

 By: Musigny82 : April 30th, 2018-19:15

That works very well on you…

 By: Cpt Scarlet : April 30th, 2018-04:51
I would go for it !

My pleasure [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 1st, 2018-00:47

Looks like a good fit!

 By: Pixelstrata : April 30th, 2018-04:52
Maybe also some adjustment by the dealership. I bought a 36mm Quantieme Perpetual recently. I have a medium sized wrist I’d say and can also wear large watch if I want. But the Royal Oak looks great on my wrist I reckon. Smaller watches are coming back! ...  

Good quality blue dial 14790ST would be awesome.

 By: Pixelstrata : May 2nd, 2018-00:20
Or alternatively, the cool Arabic military dial said to be a likely collector's piece going forward. Also 36mm! OR if spending up a bit near the price you'd have paid for a new model you can purchase a rare 14790ST in Yves Klein Blue ! Should be possible ...  

Watches with integrated bracelet look bigger

 By: piccolochimico (aka dsgalaxy1) : April 30th, 2018-05:00
Can you try an old 14790? Nevertheless i think it would fit the same

Looks fine to me

 By: Onemorewatch : April 30th, 2018-05:09
Go for it

Thank you. [nt]

 By: Musigny82 : April 30th, 2018-19:19

Maybe, but

 By: Velociphile - No longer in the building : May 1st, 2018-03:14
It may look fine, but is it going to actually be comfy and operate as a RO should? That is the question. I think size wise it looks ok...... just. Some of the older pieces of smaller size may work better for you if you can find a nice example. So the look... 

my view exactly from that pic doesnt sit on top of your wrist..tight bracelet wud just press the center of the case hard against your wrist n bone but the lug gap wud remain..

 By: redcorals : April 30th, 2018-07:18
...but then again anything goes these days. If it doesn't turn on the wrist its almost acceptable (not the best fit but goes)

Thank you! [nt]

 By: Musigny82 : April 30th, 2018-19:21

The Bracelet is Key

 By: Uncle Chico : April 30th, 2018-06:36
I have a similar problem. For me the fit of the bracelet is key to being able to wear a watch comfortably. If the bracelet/strap is snug, the watch will not slide up and down the wrist or rotate to the underside while being worn.

It looks great on your wrist!

 By: walds11 : April 30th, 2018-06:45
You may need a 1.5 link to get an ideal fit, but other than that, go for it man!

Thank you sir! [nt]

 By: Musigny82 : April 30th, 2018-19:22

Persoanlly I wudnt pick it if it jiggles around. I wud also look into the 33mm automatic. You can even go dual tone or gold- Luks like a beautiful delicate bracelet w/o the chunkiness....

 By: redcorals : April 30th, 2018-07:28 don't want the watch to overpower or subdue you. Its like wearing sz 12 shoes when you are 5' tall. Proportions matter ...  

Thank you :) [nt]

 By: Musigny82 : April 30th, 2018-19:23

Looks a little big...

 By: rnaden : April 30th, 2018-09:26
I have the same watch and it just fits nicely my 6.75” wrist.

Sad news for me :( [nt]

 By: Musigny82 : April 30th, 2018-19:25

IMO, it looks a bit too big.

 By: vitalsigns : April 30th, 2018-11:02
But if you're in love, go for it. Just be prepared to compromise comfort. Cheers, John

It looks perfect! Not big, but bold, because of its braclet and shape. But not too big, just bold...

 By: MCG (Markus) : April 30th, 2018-11:15
We are still talking 37mm (only)! Don‘t think too much, go for it! I have a 16cm wrist, I would take the same model! 👍🏻🍀☀️😉

I like big watches

 By: Speed freak : April 30th, 2018-14:23
I think it looks good on you, the main thing is comfort.

that is wat i find F'ed up...take it or leave it attitude. Luxury used to be getting fitted whether its a suit or hat or glasses or shoes - all male accessories. Now its you..

 By: redcorals : May 1st, 2018-02:46
...are no one to make an effort worthwhile. Charge 20k for a steel watch and still belittle you. Cartier used to travel continents to sell his jewelry now there is a line up outside the store to get in and no services r promised. or Maybe the luxury has j... 

Aesthetically I think it looks good

 By: stabilizer : April 30th, 2018-21:21
If feels / wears well to you, then by all means!

Thank you [nt]

 By: Musigny82 : May 1st, 2018-02:34

If there is a 36 mm

 By: ChristianDK : May 1st, 2018-03:16
maybe you could find one and try on before you decide. Maybe a dealer has one or you can meet a collector who has one. From your picture it looks too big. I feel your pain. I have very large wrists and there a watches I dream of but they just don’t make a... 

I share the opinion that it is a tad large for you

 By: NickO : May 2nd, 2018-06:26
As others have said, the Royal Oak on bracelet wears large for its size and I think a 33mm to 36mm version would fit you well. BTW - your 34mm Roger Dubuis chronograph looks like it was made specifically for your wrist, it looks awesome on you, I think th... 

Thank you NickO for your honest and constructive feedback.

 By: Musigny82 : May 2nd, 2018-07:58
I will try to see if I could get hold of a 36mm RO. And I share your opinion that the vintage watches will suit me well (and they are usually less sought after so less expensive).

I fully support it. This 37mm model looks so nice...

 By: MichaelC : May 2nd, 2018-12:16
I can't say nicer than a 39mm, which for me is the most proper size fore a Royal Oak. But this one has awesome proportions, I like it much more than the 41mm version. Keep us posted.

I agree on the proportions

 By: Velociphile - No longer in the building : May 2nd, 2018-12:44
I think AP overstretched the 15400. The subtlety for me is that bracelet of the older versions was thinner which helped the flow of the whole experience.

Looks good! [nt]

 By: jomni1 : May 3rd, 2018-00:08