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Old 24 February 2013, 02:30 AM   #1
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Offshore x Wristsize!

Really starting to consider an Offshore, but I have rather small wrists.. (6,5")

So I would like as much input as possible. What offshore are you wearing - And how big are your wrists?

What model would suit me best? Maybe diver?

How does a short strap affect the size and fit of the watch on the wrist?

Please post as many wristshots of as many different offshore models and wristsizes as possible!

But mainly you guys with smaller wrists!

Big thanks in advance :-)
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Old 24 February 2013, 05:08 AM   #2
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You really need to go and try one on. A lot of how a watch will fit you will depend on how the bone structure in your wrist is, not always about girth!
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Old 24 February 2013, 05:20 AM   #3
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Yup a flat wrist is key
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Old 24 February 2013, 05:21 AM   #4
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You really need to go and try one on. A lot of how a watch will fit you will depend on how the bone structure in your wrist is, not always about girth!
I would if I could, but the only AD in town just stopped selling Audemars Piguet...
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Old 24 February 2013, 05:38 AM   #5
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How flat is your wrist? 6.5" is fine for a ROO IMHO. Many people around here wear them at that size. But if your wrist is really rounded, it might not be the best fit. What other watches to you own in that size range?
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Old 24 February 2013, 05:44 AM   #6
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How flat is your wrist? 6.5" is fine for a ROO IMHO. Many people around here wear them at that size. But if your wrist is really rounded, it might not be the best fit. What other watches to you own in that size range?
It is pretty flat.

My daily wearer right now is a 16600 Sea dweller. Before that a 15300st.

Both watches are a very good fit on my wrist... Definitely not too big :-)
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Old 24 February 2013, 05:48 AM   #7
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It is pretty flat.

My daily wearer right now is a 16600 Sea dweller. Before that a 15300st.

Both watches are a very good fit on my wrist... Definitely not too big :-)

Sounds like you're a good candidate for one. My next piece will also be a ROO, but I'm pretty safe with 7.25" wrists that are pretty flat.
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Old 24 February 2013, 05:48 AM   #8
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If you can hack a sea dweller i dont think roo will be an issue

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Old 24 February 2013, 06:11 AM   #9
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I would think the 42mm ones would fit you fine. You should try the 44 mm ones before you buy.
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Old 24 February 2013, 06:25 AM   #10
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I have gone back and forth on this issue myself. I have a 6.5 inch wrist and here are a couple pics. You tell me if it is too big or not. Some will say yes and others no. It all depends on how you feel.

I will say it wears much bigger than a 44mm Pam IMHO.

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Old 24 February 2013, 06:27 AM   #11
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I have similar wrist size and any ROO above 42 looks off on my wrist.
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Old 24 February 2013, 06:29 AM   #12
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I have gone back and forth on this issue myself. I have a 6.5 inch wrist and here are a couple pics. You tell me if it is too big or not. Some will say yes and others no. It all depends on how you feel.

I will say it wears much bigger than a 44mm Pam IMHO.

Attachment 361664Attachment 361665Attachment 361666
As you say, it's a matter of opinion. And pictures don't always tell the truth... But seeing as it is a big watch, I don't think it's too big for you!

One thing is for certain, it's a great looking piece!
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Old 24 February 2013, 06:35 AM   #13
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And one more for perspective ImageUploadedByTapatalk1361651746.251295.jpg
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And one more for perspective Attachment 361673
Looks great!
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Old 24 February 2013, 08:28 AM   #15
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I have gone back and forth on this issue myself. I have a 6.5 inch wrist and here are a couple pics. You tell me if it is too big or not. Some will say yes and others no. It all depends on how you feel.

I will say it wears much bigger than a 44mm Pam IMHO.

Attachment 361664Attachment 361665Attachment 361666
It looks perfect to me Adam!!!
Beautiful rubberclad man, enjoy and take good care of it
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Old 24 February 2013, 08:49 AM   #16
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It looks perfect to me Adam!!!
Beautiful rubberclad man, enjoy and take good care of it
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Old 24 February 2013, 08:59 AM   #17
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Old 24 February 2013, 09:07 AM   #18
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The RGRC looks amazing!

More wristshots to share? :-)
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Old 24 February 2013, 09:10 AM   #19
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Old 24 February 2013, 10:07 AM   #20
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Old 24 February 2013, 10:11 AM   #21
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[QUOTE=MortgageGuy;3975378]I have gone back and forth on this issue myself. I have a 6.5 inch wrist and here are a couple pics. You tell me if it is too big or not. Attachment 361666

Hey Mortgageguy......best get the crack in that mortar looked at before approving a loan on that property!
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Old 24 February 2013, 12:34 PM   #22
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I have gone back and forth on this issue myself. I have a 6.5 inch wrist and here are a couple pics. You tell me if it is too big or not. Attachment 361666

Hey Mortgageguy......best get the crack in that mortar looked at before approving a loan on that property!

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Old 24 February 2013, 07:12 PM   #23
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6 inch wrist here..

Many would say that its too big. However ironically with a short strap the Panda fits me better than a 15202 which I tried on at the boutique, due to the stiffness of the bracelet at the lugs.

The right strap is key, and so is what you personally feel about it...
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Old 25 February 2013, 01:14 AM   #24
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How flat is your wrist? 6.5" is fine for a ROO IMHO. Many people around here wear them at that size. But if your wrist is really rounded, it might not be the best fit. What other watches to you own in that size range?
This is such a bigger factor than actual measurement. It's the shape of the wrist which dictates really how big one should go in general but honestly, its what the wearer is comfortable with. I have seen guys wearing these freaking enormous watches and whose to say they shouldn't.

My wrists are slightly bigger than yours and a 42mm watch seems perfect for me but I can go to 44mm with no problem because my wrist is flat.

As you have seen, Mike's wrist is the same size as yours and if yours is similar in shape, 42mm ROO will be no problem for you to pull off!

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Old 25 February 2013, 02:37 AM   #25
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This is such a bigger factor than actual measurement. It's the shape of the wrist which dictates really how big one should go in general but honestly, its what the wearer is comfortable with. I have seen guys wearing these freaking enormous watches and whose to say they shouldn't.

My wrists are slightly bigger than yours and a 42mm watch seems perfect for me but I can go to 44mm with no problem because my wrist is flat.

As you have seen, Mike's wrist is the same size as yours and if yours is similar in shape, 42mm ROO will be no problem for you to pull off!

You are right! But it helps seeing a lot of wristshots on a lot of different shaped wrists :-)

I have found a guy who is willing to let me try out his diver sometime this week. Exciting!
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Old 25 February 2013, 08:30 AM   #26
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You are right! But it helps seeing a lot of wristshots on a lot of different shaped wrists :-)

I have found a guy who is willing to let me try out his diver sometime this week. Exciting!
That's very cool of him as nothing is better than to put an actual watch on to see how you will like it!

Let us know what you think and post pics!

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Old 25 February 2013, 08:54 AM   #27
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That's very cool of him as nothing is better than to put an actual watch on to see how you will like it!

Let us know what you think and post pics!

Exactly! :-)

Will definitely post pics...
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Old 25 February 2013, 10:47 AM   #28
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Some of them LOOK great on your guys smaller wrists.. I have a 6.75" wrist and Like the look of the Offshore but am currently searching for a 26300 Panda and i think that looks a little big on my puny wrist!
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Old 25 February 2013, 10:56 AM   #29
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Golden rule is to make sure the lugs dont hang over the edge of your wrist.
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Old 25 February 2013, 11:01 AM   #30
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My wrist is between 6.25 and 6.5. The diver on a short strap feels quite comfortable.
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