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Old 9 September 2020, 07:06 AM   #1
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I’ve rarely seen a 36mm Rolex look bad on anyone. 36mm should be more universal.

36mm looks great on 98% of the population above age 18. But yet I don’t own one. I should.
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Old 9 September 2020, 07:10 AM   #2
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When I bought my 14270 Explorer in June, I was a bit concerned about it being too small. It's an optical illusion. It's the PERFECT size.
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Old 9 September 2020, 07:35 AM   #3
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Yes! They only look “too small” because we’ve been brainwashed by wearing larger watches for so long. There’s nothing wrong with a 36mm watch on a man and just because you could pull off a 45mm Panerai doesn’t mean that you have to.
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Old 9 September 2020, 07:47 AM   #4
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Old 9 September 2020, 07:50 AM   #5
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36mm looks great on 98% of the population above age 18. But yet I don’t own one. I should.
Yes, agree and I think more or less 98% women are wearing 36mm. Some are still stuck in 31mm though!
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Old 9 September 2020, 07:52 AM   #6
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So I used to think 36 was small. My wife tried on a 36 and it looked huge on her. My 41 didn’t look that much bigger on her. I think it is what you are more comfortable with, but 36 is not small.
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Old 9 September 2020, 07:55 AM   #7
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Yes! They only look “too small” because we’ve been brainwashed by wearing larger watches for so long. There’s nothing wrong with a 36mm watch on a man and just because you could pull off a 45mm Panerai doesn’t mean that you have to.
I totaly agree with you, I also believe there is room for all size watches in people’s collections.
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Old 9 September 2020, 07:57 AM   #8
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Yes, 36mm looks great on me. I ended up getting a 40mm DD about a month ago. I absolutely love the 40, but it does not really wear that much bigger than my older 36. It is a lot heavier though (which I like)
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Old 9 September 2020, 07:58 AM   #9
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Yes! They only look “too small” because we’ve been brainwashed by wearing larger watches for so long. There’s nothing wrong with a 36mm watch on a man and just because you could pull off a 45mm Panerai doesn’t mean that you have to.
This. I love PAM, but a great 36mm watch is damn near perfect.
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Old 9 September 2020, 08:07 AM   #10
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7.5 inch wrist here. 40mm is my sweet spot. I really think 36mm would look too small on myself. If I were to go Day-Date it would be a 40, no contest.
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Old 9 September 2020, 08:20 AM   #11
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I wore this every day for close to 30 years! It took a beating too. Now it sits so I'll give it to my daughter soon. I could see picking up an older DJ or Turn-O-Graph one day.
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Old 9 September 2020, 08:25 AM   #12
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I wore a 36mm DJ exclusively for years.

After wearing 40mm watches, it has become my preferred dial size due to improved visibility. I can glance for the time regardless of level of lighting.
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Old 9 September 2020, 08:26 AM   #13
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7.5 inch wrist here. 40mm is my sweet spot. I really think 36mm would look too small on myself. If I were to go Day-Date it would be a 40, no contest.
I agree - For me, a small watch makes the bracelet the first thing I see when I look at my watch.
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Old 9 September 2020, 08:35 AM   #14
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36mm looks great on 98% of the population above age 18. But yet I don’t own one. I should.
What's stopping you??
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Old 9 September 2020, 08:37 AM   #15
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Totally agreed. Wore the 36 and 41 side by side and went with the former. No regrets. Still looks fabulous
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Old 9 September 2020, 08:43 AM   #16
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I feel that it looks small in my eye even on my 6.5in wrist. On others it looks fine (even 34mm). I just can't get my head wrapped around 36mm fwiw.
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Old 9 September 2020, 08:53 AM   #17
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Old 9 September 2020, 09:01 AM   #18
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36mm is underrated. Wouldn't own too many but 1 in the collection is fine.
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Old 9 September 2020, 09:23 AM   #19
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Yes, agree and I think more or less 98% women are wearing 36mm. Some are still stuck in 31mm though!
Waaay less than 98% of women wear 36mm or larger.
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Old 9 September 2020, 09:25 AM   #20
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I'm still looking for a 36mm ExpI
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Old 9 September 2020, 09:26 AM   #21
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I prefer 36mm DD over 40mm DD40. Same with 36mm explorer
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Old 9 September 2020, 09:57 AM   #22
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100% agree. Classic size, looks great on everyone.
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Old 9 September 2020, 10:04 AM   #23
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My wrist is 7.25". 36mm is my minimum size, but I agree, for the majority of people it is perfectly fine.
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Old 9 September 2020, 10:09 AM   #24
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Yes! They only look “too small” because we’ve been brainwashed by wearing larger watches for so long. There’s nothing wrong with a 36mm watch on a man and just because you could pull off a 45mm Panerai doesn’t mean that you have to.
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Old 9 September 2020, 10:12 AM   #25
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Variety is the spice of life, I wear a 36mm Explorer & a 39mm Explorer, 36mm Datejust & a 39mm OPND....all are most excellent
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Old 9 September 2020, 10:33 AM   #26
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7.5 inch wrist here. 40mm is my sweet spot. I really think 36mm would look too small on myself. If I were to go Day-Date it would be a 40, no contest.
Exact same size wrist and totally agree with you. I have a 36mm DJ that I'm hanging on to for my kid - it's way too small for my liking. Only reason I never bought a 1016. My Daytona honestly wears smaller than I like and gets minimal wrist time. I really prefer 40-42mm.
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Old 9 September 2020, 10:39 AM   #27
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Dropped off my 36 DJ and my 114270 for service last month. Can’t wait to get them back from RSC!
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Old 9 September 2020, 10:50 AM   #29
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Agreed. My favourite watches from the Rolex collection. Great variety of dials.
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Old 9 September 2020, 10:56 AM   #30
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I agree, my 114270 looked great on wrist. The problem was that as more 40mm’s crept into the collection the 36 became less compelling and it fell out of rotation as every time I wore it I really wished I’d put my sub on or something. This would be my fear of going 36mm again.
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