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royerlich 4 December 2019 11:49 PM

Too big?
Hi all. I own my breitling superocean 44 special for over a year and something. Lately ive noticed something and it started to bother me... what do you guys think? Is my watch too big for my wrist?? Its a problem cause im not going to sell it since it was the first "high-end" i bought and it has sentimental value to me. Still i would like to hear some opinions.

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Widows Son 5 December 2019 01:10 AM

It does seem to overwhelm your wrist, but if you like it, who cares??? Same as when people think a watch is " too small." To small for what??? If you can read the dial, it's not too small!!!

DCheeta 5 December 2019 12:35 PM

A Breitling, like a Panerai, is meant to be a large watch.

It looks good on you, don’t worry.

brandrea 5 December 2019 12:37 PM

Looks fine to me. If it were me, Iíd wear it a higher on the wrist:cheers:

123Blueface 5 December 2019 04:16 PM


Originally Posted by DCheeta (Post 10180457)
A Breitling, like a Panerai, is meant to be a large watch.

It looks good on you, donít worry.


karmatp 5 December 2019 10:50 PM

It looks good. Keep on enjoying it. :cheers:

ganiccus 6 December 2019 03:30 PM

By the time you get old and fat, it should fit you perfectly. Just kidding OP, wear it in good health.

Justindo 7 December 2019 12:34 PM

It's big but it doesn't look ridiculous. And, yes, it's meant to be a large watch so enjoy it.

bjlev 9 December 2019 05:50 AM

Coming from someone that has smaller wrists and a preference for even larger (47-48mm) dove watches...I like it.

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BeastGC 10 December 2019 01:37 PM

Who cares what other people think! If you like it that is all that matters, that's what makes you - you!, enjoy it.

Lew Archer 14 December 2019 12:41 PM

Sometimes, wrist shots exaggerate the effect. Stand back a few feet from a mirror. Let your arms hang naturally. Hands open. The size may seem more in proportion than the close up wrist shots suggest.

Large watches have been the rage for a few years, so donít worry. And, as noted by others, many Breitling models, especially with a military flavor, are intentionally massive.

In short, itís the look. Like suit coats. Now, they tend to be quite a bit shorter in length than in the early 2000s. For example, compare Daniel Craigís most recent Bond films to his first two. Styles change. Looks change. And, things go in cycles.

Also, if you have other watches that are smaller and wear them for awhile, then switch to this one, your first Breitling will look especially large, because your eye acclimated to the other watches. The same thing happens in reverse.

Wear the watch for a few weeks continuously. Your eye will come to see it as the ďrightĒ size. Same goes for a smaller watch. Your eye needs time to acclimate.

If, after all is said and done, it bugs you..then it bugs you and itís time to move on. Put it aside for occasional use (and settings that are more casual or sport oriented, where it will blend in more). Perhaps gift it to someone special to you in the future. A relative perhaps. If it brings someone you care about happiness, you will derive satisfaction from that.

And, above all else, listen to your own opinion.

legedema 17 December 2019 03:45 PM

too big , you need a SubC

DVR 20 December 2019 05:49 AM

Take a picture in front of a mirror. Those close ups are so misleading. As long as lugs do not protrude the wirst it's fine. As said before, a Breitling can be big.

son5 20 December 2019 11:08 AM

I think for Breitlings, they are supposed to feel that way. It looks fine to me

Al1969 25 December 2019 01:19 PM

No worries. You’re ‘good to go’.

rex311 26 December 2019 06:11 AM

It is perfect, enjoy your watch.

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donk344 26 December 2019 07:16 AM

I think it looks nice on you.

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polaris72 26 December 2019 03:50 PM

Looks good, enjoy! I used to wear 34 mm AirKing on my 7.25 inch wrist, but sold it. Miss it every day now. I wear anything from 39 to 51mm now. Variety...

jezza17 26 December 2019 05:37 PM

It is a big watch as it was designed but the lugs don’t hang over your wrist so you are good to go. Looks good. Enjoy the watch. It’s really nice.

cjcarter134 28 December 2019 10:26 AM

It looks a little big to me. But the important thing is that you are happy with it. It's a beautiful watch. Continue to enjoy it.

Rolextellstime 28 December 2019 10:30 AM

It looks badass, fits you well. Enjoy wearing it.

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skkali168 28 December 2019 10:30 AM

Yes alittle.big

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Camdamonium 9 January 2020 08:08 AM

Looks great, continue enjoying it! I am wearing an SOHC 46 right now and have a 6 in wrist lol.

You can wear whatever you want as long as you are happy. "Standard" sizes are out the window these days. I only wear 42-46 except No Date ceramic Sub.

sgarrity 2 February 2020 01:45 AM

Wrist shots are horrible for sizing questions. Look in a full length mirror. Enjoy your watch!

mosill 2 February 2020 06:35 AM

Looks good to me. I felt the same way wearing a 46mm Navitimer, but I eventually got used to it.

gavbaz 2 February 2020 06:58 AM

Not too big at all. Only worry if you like it or not. That is all that really matters.

melberber 2 February 2020 07:36 AM

Too big, it emasculates your wrist, not a good look. Trade it in for a submariner, or sea dweller, it has better proportions...

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juve 2 February 2020 02:31 PM

It looks a little big , but if you like it just wear it.

alphadweller 20 February 2020 03:06 AM

There's no such thing as a Breitling being too big :-). But seriously you can pull it off, no issues.

JesseBertone 20 February 2020 03:10 AM

Looks boss. Keep on rocking it.

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