Another day, another Reverso try-on ...

Oct 06, 2019,16:11 PM
 

Yesterday I posted photos of the sublime Reverso Tribute Moon on my thin wrist, and the consensus was that it was just too big. Nicolas wisely suggested that I consider the Duo, which I have now done. I love this model too, and it’s definitely more wearable than the Moon, but I need to solicit advice again on whether it is also too big for my wrist. Here are some shots:































Part of my ambivalence comes from the fact that I tried on the still smaller Tribute Small Seconds last summer. There’s no risk that that one is too large, but it struck me as potentially too *small* and of course it lacks the charming duo feature, which is the main thing I find interesting about this watch. This group’s thoughts on this admittedly first-world problem will be most appreciated!


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Thanks ...

 
 By: Chromatic Fugue : October 6th, 2019-16:41
but I was under the impression that the delightful Duo in your photo was the same basic watch as the one I tried on, but with a different color scheme. Is it actually smaller? And if so, is it still in production, or was it an LE?

Ah. I now see ...

 
 By: Chromatic Fugue : October 6th, 2019-17:22
... that the Tribute Duoface I tried on (in current production) is in fact quite a bit larger than the 85th Anniversary Tribute Duo that was released in 2016 ... and no longer appears to be in production. But I would love to hear I’m wrong about that!

Thanks Nicolas! I found it today ...

 
 By: Chromatic Fugue : October 7th, 2019-20:09
in an AD, after another AD told me that it was a limited edition and no longer for sale new, anywhere. I'm glad I have a choice of ADs. It's beautiful, and as you predicted, it fits perfectly. I may well buy it, though there's a wrinkle I will need to sor... 

The blue small seconds is actually a better fit for me.

 
 By: Chromatic Fugue : October 7th, 2019-20:11
Luckily, with Nicolas' help, I found an intermediate size that is both (1) not too large for me and (2) a duo.

I think the size is borderline for you

 
 By: mpg13 : October 6th, 2019-17:29
Try it with the bracelet for a more integrated look. You might like it more. Best, Martin

Fitment example

 
 By: cazalea : October 6th, 2019-18:04
My is a Grande GMT, hers is my previous gold standard size Reverso. This one is fine for me but I've tried a Squadra, for example and can't pull it off. Seems way too big for me. Cheers, Cazalea ...  

Those look very, very nice.

 
 By: Chromatic Fugue : October 7th, 2019-20:12
But I won't show your photo to my wife, lest I double the expense!

An important point, this. I felt the same way looking through your photo essay. For me, it's the robust nature of the piece that gives it its gravitas. It is not delicate,

 
 By: halgedahl : October 6th, 2019-18:30
nor is it small in any sense. Yet… I think it probably fits. The lugs seem properly placed. And you will get used to something this substantial. It is soooo beautiful! FH

thanks -- agreed that it's beautiful, but

 
 By: Chromatic Fugue : October 7th, 2019-20:15
it's really too close a call on the sizing. I bought a Royal Oak Chrono eight years ago because it took my breath away, even though it didn't fit all that well with the integrated bracelet. I sold it earlier this year because I never wore it anymore; it w... 

Your inner voices are the most important, certainly. I completely understand. I never wear my favorite moon phase watch for exactly the same reason. I "had" to

 
 By: halgedahl : October 8th, 2019-15:23
have itm and have it I did. But do I wear it??? So good for you. There are, after all, many Reversos in the sea. FH

That is so true.

 
 By: Chromatic Fugue : October 7th, 2019-20:13
That's part of the reason why I took most of these photos in the mirror, to correct for the optical distortion of close-ups. I think this particular model is still too close of a call.

Thanks -- and yes, dark dials can help on the margin.

 
 By: Chromatic Fugue : October 7th, 2019-20:16
But there's really no substitute for a watch that actually fits, as the 85th Anniversary Duo does. (Thanks again, Nicolas!)

I think it looks just right.

 
 By: rnaden : October 6th, 2019-22:02
Fits your wrist very well, and as some have said, it looks larger in photos, which means that in the metal, it would be just nice.

Thanks for the encouragement!

 
 By: Chromatic Fugue : October 7th, 2019-20:17
But given a choice between a size that kind of works, and a size that actually really works (the 85th anniversary Nicolas illustrates above), I should probably go with the latter.

It looks fine to me on your wrist. Great watch!

 
 By: DarrenKats : October 7th, 2019-06:55
I've found that if a Reverso is too large it will not be comfortable to wear due to the large flat surface. How does it feel on?

It looks beautiful but is slightly "chunky."

 
 By: Chromatic Fugue : October 7th, 2019-20:18
Obviously lots of guys could pull this off. It's just hard to be tall and thin. OK, maybe not that hard for most purposes, but hard for watch-sizing purposes. : )

There is a flaw in the Tribute Duo. Note the second timezone 24 hour display is incorrectly labeled.

 
 By: patrick_y : October 7th, 2019-16:19
Day is defined as 0600h to 1800h and night is 1800h to 0600h. The Tribute versions of the duo seem to have this incorrect.

I hear you, but ...

 
 By: Chromatic Fugue : October 7th, 2019-20:21
the finest oriental rugs come with a subtle flaw, if only to show that God alone is perfect. Also, this: : )

I tried one of these and it fit me perfectly...

 
 By: everso : October 17th, 2019-04:52
But I just couldn’t get past how shiny the dial markers were. Otherwise it was a lovely watch just a bit too much glitter and glimmer for me ...