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Old 22 October 2020, 06:58 AM   #1
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Im wondering if any 5968 owners can chime in and help me figure out how massive the 5968 really is.

Background: I wear a 5990 daily along with a 15202st and feel the size is just right. I own 41mm AP's but feel i need the bracelet to be super snug in order for it to look right on my wrist.

I have tried on a 5164 and 5167 and they fit just fine...im wondering if the lug to lug/height of the 5968 is THAT much larger on the wrist compared to to a 5164 or even a 39 Royal Oak?

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Old 22 October 2020, 01:16 PM   #2
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I really had hope to get 5968 one day but was told queue is very long for my part of the world, sadly
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Old 22 October 2020, 01:39 PM   #3
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Love it. I think itís the perfect size. But I prefer bigger watches and I have numerous 42 mm Pateks that I prefer. For reference Iím 6í4, 215 pounds.
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Old 22 October 2020, 03:23 PM   #4
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Love it. I think itís the perfect size. But I prefer bigger watches and I have numerous 42 mm Pateks that I prefer. For reference Iím 6í4, 215 pounds.
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Old 23 October 2020, 10:03 PM   #5
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5968G with a twist of orange

Perfect everyday watch.
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Old 24 October 2020, 02:30 AM   #6
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The 42mm Aquanauts wear smaller than the 41mm ROs in my opinion. I have the 5968 and 5168, and both are fine on my 6.75 wrist. I also have a 15400, and that one I don‘t wear because it wears too big for me...
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Old 24 October 2020, 03:17 AM   #7
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IMHO 5968 (In your face timepiece) if your wrist size is under 7.5 inch.....

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Old 24 October 2020, 03:37 AM   #8
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I was keen on getting a 5968 and tried it on at the Salon in Geneva to figure out how it looks on my 6.5+ inch wrists. Not impossible, but clearly borderline... This combined w the movement trouble of one of the members here had my interest cool in the mean time. Fun watch but not on my must have list anymore.
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Old 24 October 2020, 12:13 PM   #9
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It’s an amazing piece. Love it.
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Old 24 October 2020, 03:26 PM   #10
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it wears much smaller than the 5990
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Old 25 October 2020, 01:37 AM   #11
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The 5990 is perfect for a smaller wrist like mine. The 5968 wears bigger in my view but because it doesnt have an integrated steel bracelet, it wears smaller than you expect from a 42.2mm watch.
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Old 25 October 2020, 01:40 AM   #12
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The 42mm Aquanauts wear smaller than the 41mm ROs in my opinion. I have the 5968 and 5168, and both are fine on my 6.75 wrist. I also have a 15400, and that one I donĎt wear because it wears too big for me...
You think could work for 6.5?
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Old 25 October 2020, 03:29 AM   #13
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You think could work for 6.5?
These are small differences and it isnít an exact science. It all depends if you are comfortable with a watch that is rather big. I am not, and the 15400 is too big for me. The 5968 just still works for my taste, but it is on the edge.
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Old 25 October 2020, 03:41 AM   #14
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Here my wrist with a 5990. Great fit imo.



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Old 25 October 2020, 03:44 AM   #15
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Here the 5968 when I tried it on at my AD. Big, but not too big for my taste.




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Old 28 October 2020, 02:38 AM   #16
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I have a 7 inches wrist. I think you can carry it since you wear 5990 daily.


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Old 28 October 2020, 06:44 AM   #17
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Thanks for the insight guys. Here are some wrist shots...i think its safe to say i can rock the 5968.
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Old 28 October 2020, 01:21 PM   #18
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Thanks for the insight guys. Here are some wrist shots...i think its safe to say i can rock the 5968.
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