Hello dear friends!
As announced last Wednesday the Theme asks our participants to share their feelings and preferences about case sizes.
In the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s men’s watches were generally offered with cases ranging around 34 to 36 mm maximum.
I can well remember the faces of my work companions and their jokes in September 1966 when I arrived to the office one morning proudly wearing for first time my 40 mm 5513 Submariner which my parents had presented me for my 18th birthday.
They had never seen such a big and thick watch, much less with that “funny” rotating bezel which every one wanted to know how it was used for.
Things changed a lot during following decades and as clothing and customs changed the trend for all Watch Brands was to keep offering larger and larger cases which made the 40 mm case of my Sub look small.
Brands like Panerai or IWC have big cases of 47 or 45 mm as part of their DNA but most traditional brands presently offer cases ranging from 42 through 45 mm.
I personally feel comfortable with watches in the 40 mm to 42 mm range (except for Panerai which I love to wear in spite their 47mm size) but I also enjoy wearing vintage watches like my old Omegas or Bubblebacks which sport cases of 34 to 36 mm.
I cordially invite participants to share shots of they bigger and smallest watches and briefly explain their preferences about case sizes.
As usual you may submit photographs for our traditional three Categories:
Best Wrist Shot
Best Static Shot
Best Watch of the Week
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