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Why Women's Watches Are Getting Smaller

Postby Darksider » April 27th 2016, 3:16pm

For those keeping an eye on women’s watch trends, the buzzword is smaller. In a slow move away from the past decade’s large (and oversized) watches, women’s watches seem to be scaling down in size—a trend that may offer a bit more femininity.

Recently, Baume & Mercier unveiled the smaller-sister version of its highly successful Promesse line. The Petite Promesse— inspired by the individual styles of the 1970’s—is a 22 mm watch (compared to its “bigger” sisters of 34 and 36mm). To put this into perspective, that means the Petite Promesse measures just 0.866 inches in diameter—just over half an inch, as compared to the 1.4-inch diameter of its largest sister. The watches are offered in bright orange, bold blue or stainless steel.

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Re: Why Women's Watches Are Getting Smaller

Postby Racer-X » April 27th 2016, 3:55pm

Elegance and a return to our roots. I like where this is going.
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Re: Why Women's Watches Are Getting Smaller

Postby bedlam » April 27th 2016, 4:27pm

Things will cycle around as people experience diminishing returns for any given trend and move the other way for a time. Rinse and repeat.
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Re: Why Women's Watches Are Getting Smaller

Postby Hawk » April 27th 2016, 4:36pm

This is why I still have my Nehru jacket and my zoot suit with the reet pleat.
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Re: Why Women's Watches Are Getting Smaller

Postby JAS1125 » April 27th 2016, 4:52pm

Racer-X wrote:Elegance and a return to our roots. I like where this is going.



Yup!
Hell, even Wing is down to 47mm on some of the new Aragon models :mrgreen:
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Re: Why Women's Watches Are Getting Smaller

Postby biglove » April 27th 2016, 6:18pm

Small is fine until the eyes get my age and then you can't see shit.
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Re: Why Women's Watches Are Getting Smaller

Postby jungleman607 » May 17th 2016, 7:54pm

I have long suspected that watches got bigger recently because people, generally, have gotten bigger. It would be nice if the trend in smaller women's watches reflected a trend toward smaller women. (Get thee to a gym!)
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Re: Why Women's Watches Are Getting Smaller

Postby Beau nidle » May 18th 2016, 7:24am

It has come to my inescapable attention that (outside of a cocktail party) it is the chunkiest of the fairer sex that carry the teensiest handbags, drive the tiniest cars and wear the smallest watches as if this makes them look more delicate. It does not.
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Re: Why Women's Watches Are Getting Smaller

Postby conjurer » May 18th 2016, 1:28pm

You guys are a bunch of misogynist fucks!

I like my broads chunky. The more the cushion, the better the pushin'.
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Re: Why Women's Watches Are Getting Smaller

Postby foghorn » May 18th 2016, 1:59pm

conjurer wrote:You guys are a bunch of misogynist fucks!

I like my broads chunky. The more the cushion, the better the pushin'.




Just so lurkers won't think you are crass, abrasive, and hostile to the fairer sex allow me to explain that you mean this by your last churlish statement.

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You prefer a large cushion case with a push/pull crown
GET OFF MY LAWN
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Re: Why Women's Watches Are Getting Smaller

Postby conjurer » May 18th 2016, 4:45pm

foghorn wrote:
conjurer wrote:You guys are a bunch of misogynist fucks!

I like my broads chunky. The more the cushion, the better the pushin'.




Just so lurkers won't think you are crass, abrasive, and hostile to the fairer sex allow me to explain that you mean this by your last churlish statement.

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You prefer a large cushion case with a push/pull crown


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