46 vs. 43

Aug 11, 2021,15:49 PM

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I like the 43mm,

 By: Thomas_3 : August 11th, 2021-17:16
no date, blue dial is simply gorgeous.

I like the classic 46 mm. I’m just so used to it.

 By: Galen : August 12th, 2021-00:08
The 43 mm is nice but not my cup of tea. This is my BP photographed while on the ski lift this winter. ...  

43 for me any day, as I find it considerably easier to wear.

 By: Boris : August 12th, 2021-03:48
The blue dial / blue leather with rivets version is superb.

43 for me. Purer.

 By: amanico : August 12th, 2021-05:33

I like the 43mm size ,but...

 By: jlux : August 12th, 2021-12:13
...the dial layout of the 46mm is way more attractive to me.

I like them both will probably pick up the 43...

 By: nacelle : August 12th, 2021-12:59
...but my heart belongs to the 46.2

Both are beautiful

 By: Watch_This : August 12th, 2021-13:16
But I think there are very few wrists out there where the 46mm wouldn’t look too big. I know these watches are meant to be big, but 43mm is plenty for most, IMHO. I have a 42mm IW371709 which is perfect for my 7” wrist. Both are great looking. Cheers. ... 

The 43 is very cool

 By: HK852 : August 12th, 2021-14:19
I like the simplicity of the dial. I like that now we can see the movement. The original model remains so nice! But I’d put the 43 on my buying list! Tibo ...  

What size is your wrist?

 By: walds11 : October 14th, 2021-19:49
My wrist is just over 6.5” and more rounded than flat. I can pull off a Panerai Submersible 42mm (PAM 959). Any larger, then meh. My PAM 959 is 13.3mm case thickness and 51.5mm lug-to-lug. The IWC BP43 is 13.6mm case thickness. What is the lug-to-lug meas... 

My wrist is 7’’

 By: HK852 : October 16th, 2021-13:49
My apologies for replying just now. My wrist is 7 inches and not so round. I can’t tell you about the lug to lug of the 43mm. But for the 5002 it is 5.8~5.9’’. I have one and this is how it sits on my wrist. I believe the 43 would work on your wrist. I sa...  

No worries. Thank you for the reply.

 By: walds11 : October 16th, 2021-14:04
I’ve read that the lug-to-lug measurement is 52.5- 53mm. That could be pushing it for me. I want to try it on before pulling the trigger through one of my grey market sources.

43 for me. 👍

 By: KCLQMULKU : August 14th, 2021-17:48

Both are equally splendid, however...

 By: KCLQMULKU : October 10th, 2021-16:18
For my preference it will always be the 43. Chiselled down to the core. Simple, elegant, exuding history and nostalgia, with a touch of flamboyant adventure, and a size just perfect (for me at least).

No argument there 👍

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : October 10th, 2021-16:29

Miss my BP

 By: gregcarraram3 : October 21st, 2021-02:10

I wish I liked the hands...

 By: Mostel : October 22nd, 2021-00:35
and the automatic on dial--why? Seems very 'beginner' type thing.... the buyer of this watch needs no reminder of the obvious... BUT... I sense the 43 with updated hands and date at 6... may take it all in the future... very wise of IWC... looking forward...