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Old 9 October 2019, 07:01 AM   #31
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I prefer the YM out of those two. The wife wears a YM and loves it.

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These are the two watches I am really torn and both fit me perfectly.


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Old 9 October 2019, 07:01 AM   #32
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I do think the proportions are part of the problem. Look at the 36mm Time-O-Graph. Looks great. The Yachtmaster is practically that but the large bezel and small dial make it seem smaller. I also think the 18mm bracelet doesn't help. If it was on a 20mm band it would look different.
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Old 9 October 2019, 07:13 AM   #33
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Agree. It’s not so much the size, as it is the size of that watch. I’m not sure why any male would opt for the 37 instead of the 40.

I like the yachtmaster well enough, but agree that it is a bit of a red headed step child to the sub.
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Old 9 October 2019, 07:27 AM   #34
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When you said sister in law I immediately thought it was your brother's wife and thought "wtf???" and then I moved on. But when someone asked if she was available I was like "duh!"

So I'm glad that was cleared up in my head.



I would travel to Singapore. Just saying.
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Old 9 October 2019, 07:30 AM   #35
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When you said sister in law I immediately thought it was your brother's wife and thought "wtf???" and then I moved on. But when someone asked if she was available I was like "duh!"

So I'm glad that was cleared up in my head.



I would travel to Singapore. Just saying.
Haha, that's too funny!
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Old 9 October 2019, 07:45 AM   #36
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My 40 mm Platy.. thinner than a Sub great shirt and tie piece if you want sports with a little fling .
What ever you like go for it !


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Old 9 October 2019, 08:41 AM   #37
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Size matters to most people these days
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Old 9 October 2019, 08:51 AM   #38
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it's because of the name 'yachtmaster'... if it was called the submariner 'platinum date', they would sell like hotcakes.
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Old 9 October 2019, 08:53 AM   #39
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8Ē wrist. I would look absurd with a baby 37mm watch.
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Old 9 October 2019, 09:34 AM   #40
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My 40 mm Platy.. thinner than a Sub great shirt and tie piece if you want sports with a little fling .
What ever you like go for it !


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That's a very handsome watch. Nice photo too.

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Old 9 October 2019, 09:44 AM   #41
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My friend picked 37 because he has slimmer wrist and I don't think 40 would've worked.
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Old 9 October 2019, 10:23 AM   #42
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You guys are so funny, I do wish number 21 hit me more often next month in Vegas. But on a serious note, is it off balance? Ugly design? Too small (depends on wrist size though, I am at 6.5Ē which is good for me). These watches donít move much or at all in secondary market.


Who cares. If you like it buy it. And ask for a discount.


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Old 10 October 2019, 12:48 AM   #43
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YM is somewhat of a girly watch to be sure..esp in smaller sizes..
And small w/ thick bezel...making the dial even smaller..
So if you are a guy lookin to get laid...
Not exactly the recipe for success...lol..
Unless you are Charlie Sheen..with his 35mm...
But that said..
I have a 7" wrist and luv em..esp the 35mm size..
Even the 37mm seemed too heavy for me..PT is heavy..and the 40 for me..fogetaboutit!
Advantages..
Fewer people are in the market..and they are slow sellers..so...you can actually get good deals on em..
And who doesn't want to own platinum... for a discount..
And once you get past the smaller size..and feel the lightweight..
You may be sold..
Here is my comparison vid...35/37/40mm YM's..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIJdMVTQ7QY
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Old 10 October 2019, 01:23 AM   #44
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Wife had one. And the 35mm one. Sold them off over time. Now wears 40mm Rolex and larger Seikos and GS.
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Old 10 October 2019, 06:10 AM   #45
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I love the YM. My only concern is how the bezel holds up. It seems to be not only a scratch magnet but also if you have any oil on your hands, (hand lotion especially), it really stains.
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Old 10 October 2019, 09:15 AM   #46
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Size of watch is not only dependent on wrist size , body size plays a big role .

6ft & over 200lb a 36/37mm just comes off as too small, Even with a small to avg wrist

The proportions of the YM throw visual off some . Bezel large / Dial small watch appears smaller than it is

That said I'm loving the 40mm , case isn't maxi style ,it's not as high off wrist , lugs jus melt into bracelet. The size is really Perfect for me .

I'd have to get around the "bling " factor ! YM 40mm is looking better each time I look at it

Wondering if the newest iteration is worth pursuing.
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Old 10 October 2019, 09:19 AM   #47
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I love the YM. My only concern is how the bezel holds up. It seems to be not only a scratch magnet but also if you have any oil on your hands, (hand lotion especially), it really stains.
It cleans just like any other watch. Your other concern is valid if you're used to ceramic.
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Old 10 October 2019, 09:35 AM   #48
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Another parent at my kid's school has both a blue dial and Pt dial YM, which I think are both 37mm. Looks OK to me but of course it depends on wrist size.
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Old 10 October 2019, 10:13 AM   #49
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Because it is not 38mm!
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Old 10 October 2019, 11:21 AM   #50
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I would say that if you tried on a 40mm and felt it was too big, then go for the 37mm YM. BUT if you can wear the 40mm, then buy the 40mm. the 37mm is probably for a person who wants the 40mm but it just doesnt feel right on the wrist.

now the 36mm DJ, is the perfect size DJ, simple as that. 36mm was the standard for 50+ years and IMO should still be.

You cannot go wrong with the 36mm DJ, but you CAN go wrong with the YM 37mm. Be careful of the comparison because you dont want to realize the 37mm is an "odd" size after the fact. I would stear clear of the 37mm, and go with the safer 36mm DJ.
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Old 10 October 2019, 11:23 AM   #51
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I do think the proportions are part of the problem. Look at the 36mm Time-O-Graph. Looks great. The Yachtmaster is practically that but the large bezel and small dial make it seem smaller. I also think the 18mm bracelet doesn't help. If it was on a 20mm band it would look different.


Agree 100%. The bezel is just right on a 40 but on the smaller size it just looks off.


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Old 10 October 2019, 11:26 AM   #52
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I own a gold sub and am happy sinking that much money into watch as a daily. I would not touch a yachtmaster in steel or gold. That weird bezel is hideous and ruins the watch. Ugliest piece in Rolex's lineup IMO.

I don't think I'm alone on the bezel. The watch seems fairly polarizing.

The sub and the yachtmaster are in entirely different leagues.
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Old 10 October 2019, 11:29 AM   #53
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I love the YM. My only concern is how the bezel holds up. It seems to be not only a scratch magnet but also if you have any oil on your hands, (hand lotion especially), it really stains.
Really? The platinum YM bezel is quite durable....im curious to see what your seeing.....are you referring to the gold or platinum bezels?

For the oil? It has the same inner texture as a Sub and GMT...just more surface area. And the oil can easily be wiped clean from any model...the YM just shows it a bit more.
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Old 10 October 2019, 11:55 AM   #54
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'Yacht Master' is 'Riviera Chic'... that's the issue. Re name the watch.
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Old 10 October 2019, 12:32 PM   #55
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I think it's because some believe that 36-38mm watches are not "manly" enough.

But I've seen some really nice looking DJ36 on here, so pretty sure a YM37 would look nice on a smaller wrist too.
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Old 11 October 2019, 01:50 AM   #56
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I do think the proportions are part of the problem. Look at the 36mm Time-O-Graph. Looks great. The Yachtmaster is practically that but the large bezel and small dial make it seem smaller. I also think the 18mm bracelet doesn't help. If it was on a 20mm band it would look different.
Yeah - Rolex designed the watch with the wrong priorities. They should have enlarged the lug width and downsized the bezel instead !
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Old 11 October 2019, 01:53 AM   #57
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If comparing the 40 to 37mm YM (really the only fair comparison to make), the 37mm is less popular bc it looks way too small for a sports watch w a timing bezel - pretty sure itís intended audience was women. The number of men with wrists that canít carry the 40mm are quite small IMO.
pretty much sums it up. 37 mm way too small for a men's sports watch. For a woman I think it works however
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Old 11 October 2019, 04:04 AM   #58
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Not the best looking model- letís be honest
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Old 31 October 2019, 06:34 PM   #59
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I bought the 37mm over the 40mm. I do have small wrists (6 inch). I could pull off the 40mm, but the 37mm felt like it belonged on my wrist. I have other 40-41mm watches, but the 37mm is by far the most comfortable. Most vintage watches are closer to the 37mm in proportions, and no one seems to take issue with wearing those.

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Old 31 October 2019, 07:34 PM   #60
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Statuswan -- great looking watch that looks extremely proportionate on your wrist. I agree with the adage so often posted here: "get what speaks/sings to you," and for that reason, respect your choice.

There's a man I work with at the hospital who's a super-hip 63yr old. He's 5'5" and fit with very skinny wrists. He rocks a TT blue dial and YG/SS Yachtmaster that's no longer in production. I sometimes wear my 2018 Bluesy and one day when we passed each other in the hall I told him how much I liked his watch. He said he liked mine, too, and had considered it long ago, but it looked ridiculous (his word) on him, so he chose the YM. He then tried on my watch to show me, and he was right. Conversely, his looked ridiculously small on my wrist.

I respect someone who buys what properly fits them as opposed to what's hot or trendy. And one thing I noticed about his that I liked...he wears it so often and it's so scuffed-up with scratches, that it looks cool AF. I like a "worn" look on a TT and of all my Rolex, I baby my Bluesy the least because I want that look, too.
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