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  1. thingziliketoo

    thingziliketoo Apr 16, 2021

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    My two cents - I find the big issue with the 41mm Black Bay non contouring slab side. It looks and wears bigger due to that for me. A tapering side profile would help it wear better and not so large. They should slim the side and let the base protrude a bit to help it wear and appear slimmer. The BR03-92 that Jim refers to wears great on the wrist. It has a nice profile and wears more like a 40mm watch where the BB41 seems to wear much larger. The BB58 is great for many wrists as even though its smaller it still has presence and wears bigger with its slab side.
     
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  2. imagwai

    imagwai Apr 16, 2021

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    Sensible not to rush into it. It's hot right now, but in a year or twos time, people will have moved on to something else and you can either pick up a bargain, or there'll be something else you really want (like a panda Carrera).
     
  3. imagwai

    imagwai Apr 17, 2021

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  4. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Apr 17, 2021

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  5. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Apr 17, 2021

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    Supposedly the new Chrono's case was reshaped to help it be a little less slab sided. But it's a real shame they couldn't make a more compact package, since it's supposed to be retro. This side by side with a Daytona shows how much relatively bigger it is. The Daytona is a much better size IMHO, if only they were more attainable to the average Joe.
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  6. Yago

    Yago Apr 17, 2021

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    There’s supposed to be a 1mm difference between these. 40mm vs 41mm
     
  7. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Apr 17, 2021

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    Yes, but visually the Tudor seems much larger, doesn't it?
     
  8. Hubert

    Hubert Apr 17, 2021

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    Measured from where?
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  9. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Apr 17, 2021

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    ^Measured from there, diameter width.
     
  10. Yago

    Yago Apr 18, 2021

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    Yeah it looks at least 42mm. might be 39.6 vs 41.4 or something like that.
     
  11. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Apr 18, 2021

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    Tudor looks huge in comparison :eek:

    I have never tried on a Daytona but I can imagine it wears perfectly
     
  12. ASW

    ASW Apr 18, 2021

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    The Daytona is closer to 38.5/39mm (model dependant) than the marketed 40mm. Visibly it’s clearly smaller than the 40mm Sub without even getting the measuring callipers out.

    I think because people are so obsessed with measurements being exact on watches nowadays manufacturers are stating actual sizes, not marketed sizes hence the “massive” different above.
     
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  13. dtf

    dtf Apr 18, 2021

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    Wears very nicely. I had no massive love for the daytona before I tried one on, but after I understood what the fuss is about.
     
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  14. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Apr 19, 2021

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  15. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Apr 20, 2021

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    I like this one too. But i don't like it much when it's not on dark :p
     
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  16. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Apr 20, 2021

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    Yes I agree with this. I prefer this one

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  17. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Apr 20, 2021

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    Praises the most hideous looking Breitlings and then says 'TAG Heuer had a bad year'.:rolleyes:
     
  18. imagwai

    imagwai Apr 20, 2021

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    Generally not a Breitling person, but I really like that green dial chrono.

    And I'm afraid I agree with him about TAG this year. They haven't got the Aquaracer designed or positioned right imo. But as ever, it'll be the market that decides I guess.
     
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  19. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Apr 20, 2021

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    Really? It made me feel slightly nauseous.
     
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  20. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Apr 20, 2021

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    He is spot on in his analysis about W&W. Brands would be a lot better off releasing on other dates to get more attention and not drown in the flood of press releases. The W&W fair concept makes sense in physical form but this digital version makes no sense. I wonder how much brand pay to have their name on the list of brands participating. As he says about Breitling, they participated without officially participating. Hodinkee even listen Breitling in their top list article from W&W and Breitling payed nothing to W&W.
     
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