NWI Mark wrote:
The 55mm would be too big, and that's what the real ones were I think, but I can get away with 42 ok I think. It's still big for my medium sized wrist. I'm just used to vintage, smaller.
The original pilot's watches were very large because they were intended to be worn on the outside of the pilot's leather jacket sleeve. It was cold in those old planes and pilots needed quick access to accurate time so they wore their watches on the outside of their jackets instead of on their wrist. I don't see why anybody would want to wear a 55mm watch on their wrist then or now.