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Article: How to choose a watch for people with thin arms

How to choose a watch for people with thin arms


This is Seno from Belle Montre.

In today's video, I'm going to explain how to choose a watch for people with thin arms.

We often have people with thin arms come to our company, and I've noticed a lot of things while talking to them, so I'd like to offer some advice to people with thin arms on how to think about watches and choose the right type of watch.

I will talk about this suggestion from a seller's perspective.

Please watch today's video as if it were a radio broadcast, until you get to the recommended models.

So let's get started right away.

I will talk about how to choose a watch for people with thin arms.

If you are watching this video, you are probably aware that you have thin wrists.

First of all, the most important thing is to wear a watch that suits you, whether your wrist is thick or thin.

I will let you know in advance.

In today's world, even 36mm watches are quite small...

There's a feeling like that in the air.

However, although the increase in size of watches is a result of people's desire for them, it is ultimately nothing more than a fad.

The three major watch brands, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, and Audemars Piguet, have long been supplying watches to royalty, aristocrats, and the upper class.

It is because such important people flocked to order watches that they are one of the three major watch brands.

So, were those clocks huge? Not really.

All of those watches are small.

The Patek Ref. 96 is very easy to understand and small.

The upper class at that time would have been the rulers of some European country, and they probably thought that small watches were beautiful.

Let's talk a little more about modern times.

In the early 1970s, when the luxury sports boom began, Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak and IWC's Ingenieur were born with a case diameter of 42mm, but what is not widely known is that these were flops.

The reason it was a flop was because the case diameter was too large and the market rejected it.

If human nature is such that we prefer larger watches, then the Royal Oak and Ingenieur would have remained hugely successful to this day, and there would be no need to shrink large pocket watches into wristwatches.

In short, the current huge watch boom is a movement of the times that has been created by the market and then jumped on board by watch companies.

This is an important part, so I want you to listen to it.

First, when choosing a watch, think about the concepts of "big" and "small" and decide which one is best for you.

Please choose based on the following criteria.

What I'm trying to say is that if you choose based on size, you should not end up thinking that even though a case diameter of 21 to 30 mm would actually be a good match, you can't choose anything smaller than 34 mm, which is generally considered small.

Society's standards are society's standards, and there is no more boring purchase than choosing a watch based on society's standards.

Now, let me tell you about what our actual customers think.

In addition to those watching the video, there are many men who purchase small watches, so I think any hesitation you may have about whether a small watch is good or not will be dispelled.

Stories of our customers who come to our company

Most of the customers who come to our store already have a large watch, but it doesn't fit them, so they are looking for a smaller watch...

This is how you will come.

When talking to customers, the most common thing

"I saw the watch I have now on a website and thought it looked cool, so I bought it online. I liked it at first, but then I started to feel it was too big."

"My arms are quite thin, but the current one is too big overall, so I came here."

"Because the watch is so big, it moves really fast when worn with a bracelet."

I hear these kinds of comments a lot.

If you have a thin wrist, choosing a watch can be more difficult than for the average person.

At the same time, although I haven't asked all customers, I get the impression that many customers see the item in a photo or video when they purchase it, think it looks cool, and end up buying it without wearing it.

Of course, there was an epidemic recently so that was the mainstream way people bought things, so that's understandable.

There's no point in complaining about something that can't be helped, so let's look forward and move forward.

When choosing a watch, especially for people with thin arms, I would like them to actually see and try on the watch they want, if possible.

Even if the watch you want to buy has the same case diameter as the one you currently own, the impression it gives on your wrist will be different for each watch.

Earlier I used the expression "the impression when you put it on your wrist," but perhaps it would be better to express it as "excitement."

This is because, although it is quite common, some customers who come to us have products that are being overhauled, so we

Which watch would you like to see?

We have prepared it and are waiting for you, but when you actually come to the store and see other watches lined up,

"Hey, this one looks good too. Can I try this one on too? Hmm... I wonder. Maybe this one is better."

Like this, there are quite a lot of people who end up choosing a different watch than the one they had originally intended to buy.

There are cases where someone originally looking for a 20mm diameter lens changes to a 23mm diameter lens, and vice versa.

Once again, it's the opposite.

In some cases, the originally planned large clock may be changed to a smaller clock.

This is my honest impression after seeing it with my own eyes, but it's clear that seeing it in person changed my mind in one go, lol.

This is just my imagination, but I think that anything under 34mm was too small to be an option for him, and then when he actually saw one under 34mm, it fit his wrist perfectly, which is why he had that reaction.

Also, the excitement is something that doesn't occur when you choose online.

As you know, the actual impression or feel of a wristwatch is different from that shown in a photograph or image, both in a good and bad way.

Something I thought was good turned out to be not so good, or something I thought was mediocre turned out to be really cool.

I usually take photos with a single-lens reflex camera, and I try to make the image as close to the actual thing as possible, but to be honest, it's impossible to convey the aura that the real thing emanates through photos or videos.

So, first of all you need to consider whether it fits your arm well, and then there's the thrill of actually wearing it, so I would recommend that people with thin arms try it on for themselves.

So, what kind of watch should you choose?

I will explain this to you.

Choices including used watches

I feel that modern watches are becoming too big.

However, as I mentioned earlier, from the 1970s until around 2000, they were still available in appropriate sizes for men.

Therefore, we recommend that you consider so-called "vintage watches," including second-hand watches.

Some people may imagine that a watch is old when they hear the words second-hand or vintage, but in terms of performance, the watch is more than acceptable.

For example, if we think about the iPhone, the basic performance was already perfected with the iPhone 6, and it feels like small improvements have been made in the small features such as camera image quality from then until now.

By the late 1950s, wristwatches had reached the level of the iPhone 6, and watches made from the 1970s onwards have reached a level where durability and quality are more than satisfactory, so they can still be used without any problems today.

Now, we will introduce some recommended vintage watch models.

Omega Seamaster 120

This is a Seamaster manufactured in the 1960s.

The 120 indicates that it is water resistant to 120m.

A 37mm men's model was initially available, but a boys' size was later added, and the 31mm Seamaster was born.

Boys' sizes refer to the sizes that used to be between men's and women's sizes.

There are both automatic and manual winding models, but the manual winding models are thinner and have no date notation, while the automatic models have a date and are thicker.

This model was originally available for purchase for around 300,000 yen, but due to its immense popularity, the price has now risen to around 500,000 yen.

Diver's watches must be equipped with a waterproof function, which is why most models are quite large, but this is why there is a demand for a small type like this that is still waterproof to 120m.

(Of course, waterproofing is no longer guaranteed.)

The model in question is Higuchi, a YouTuber who promotes fashion using vintage clothing and accessories. A person named Rui-san is also a fan of this product, so I think you can get a good idea of ​​what it's like. Check out this video:

By the way, this is my other channel, but it explains the details of the Seamaster 120, so if you are interested, please check it out↓

Rolex Cellini

This model is part of Rolex's dress watch line, which was launched in the 1970s.

When you think of Rolex, you probably think of sports models, but they also made dress watches like this one.

The case diameter is 32mm and the thickness is 5mm, which is quite small for a Rolex, and the style is in line with the classic dress watch style, with bar indexes and bar hands.

The reason I like this model is that at first glance you wouldn't know it was a Rolex.

If you get close enough, you can tell that a Rolex has this shape and this color!

But even though this is a Rolex, it's good because it has some exceptions that don't fit that description.

Current Rolex models are quite bold, but vintage sports models are more understated and I like the fact that they are small and compact.

Although it has a simple design, it is small in size and I think it will suit people with slim wrists well.

The prices are around 500,000 yen, about the same as the Seamaster 120, so I have introduced two, one for sports and one for dressy wear.

Mast Tank

I always recommend it, it's just a great model.

The sizes available are SM, MM, LM, and XL, so you can choose from a wide range of sizes.

We produce more in SM and LM sizes, so you will generally see two sizes, but a fair percentage of men choose the SM size.

The case diameter of the SM size is 20mm, but even though it is so small, it has a strong presence and makes a great accent piece.

This is probably because it was designed and manufactured by Cartier.

Originally it was a jewelry brand, and the pieces are designed with the individual wearing it in mind, so they fit well on the wrist and give an elegant look.

If you would like to know more about mast tanks, please watch this video:

Consider ladies' watches too

First of all, this is aimed at people who are thinking about purchasing a new watch, but you may also want to consider women's watches while looking at men's watches.

We've been hearing the term "genderless" a lot recently, and it's becoming the standard around the world.

Seamaster Aqua Terra Shade

For example, this is the Seamaster Aqua Terra Shade from Omega. The case diameter is 34mm, and the overall color, indexes, and style make it a design that is perfectly suitable for men to wear.

Rolex Datejust 31

This is a Rolex Datejust, the Datejust 31 model.

As the model name includes the number 31, the case diameter is 31mm and it is classified as a ladies' watch, but the dials are available in other colors such as green that are suitable for men, so I think it will be easy to choose.

This is how to choose a watch if you are looking for a new one.


Finally, to summarise, I received a comment on another video, and I felt that its content made the most sense to me, so I would like to use its words to share my thoughts.

"Small watches give you a sense of freedom because you don't have to make yourself look big (or there's no need to). I think that they are the polar opposite of uncool because they are not influenced by shallow trends like "small watches for men..."

I received this comment, and I believe this expresses the true meaning of the message.

This time, the video was aimed at people with thin arms, so there is no need to wear a large watch.

That's what I talked about, but I think that there are also people who wear large watches watching this video.

As I always say, I also like big watches and think they're cool.

Above all, I believe that it's best to wear what you like rather than listening to other people's opinions, so I hope you realize that both large and small watches have their own appeal.

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