Thread: BBK or Panerai?
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      10-12-2011, 05:18 AM   #232
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Drives: 2011 e90 M3 6MT
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Originally Posted by Ateam View Post
Still schocked what people pay for a watch with a leather strap, and a skinny one at that. For men these days a "chunky" larger faced watch with a thick band is much more stylish. That thin strap cartier looks like a womens watch. Nice brand though!
Bigger watches are the "trend" right now, but in my mind it just screams "look at my watch." So I like nice things, not to show off, but so I can appreciate them. Kind of the reason I went with the m3. The vast majority of the public just sees another ubiquitous 3 series. One day the trend meter will swing back to normal size watches, and when that happens these larger watches will just look tacky. I'd rather put my money on a watch that will stand the test of time (I have a 38mm datejust that still looks good that is 30 years old, and is actually on my wrist right now).

Also, you have to take into account the wrist in which the watch is going on, I realized that anything bigger than 42mm just looks silly on my wrist. Metal bands also don't work when I'm wearing a suit or a shirt with cuff links.

My current daily watch below, and if you say it looks like a women's watch maybe I need to introduce you to the prop behind it... I joke, I joke...