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snowatom

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Don’t be scared buying the 41mm. I think many or choosing the 45mm, as that’s the “man” version.

But then again, the “man” version makes many look like a “manchild”.

It takes a bigger wrist to be wearing the 45mm.

In my opinion, many chooses wrongly. The are so many wearing the 45mm, when they should have gone for the 41mm.

It looks like a kid wearing a toy watch. And not a man wearing a smart watch.
 

snowatom

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Alternatively, you can buy whatever you like and just not worry what other people think about how it looks.
But what if many are buying the 45mm, even though the 41mm looks better. But think people find it weird to have chosen the “woman” model?

I totally agree with wearing what you want, but think many are choosing the 45mm cause of the above statement.
 

james2538

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As long as it isn’t hanging off the sides of your wrist I think it’s fine. The larger display makes it easier to use the watch. Bigger watches are still in, and it’s still gonna be smaller than people slapping the 49mm Ultra on their wrist.

Plus look at it as motivation to hit the gym and work on those forearms lol
 

Velin

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In my opinion, many chooses wrongly. The are so many wearing the 45mm, when they should have gone for the 41mm.

It looks like a kid wearing a toy watch. And not a man wearing a smart watch.

Totally agree. I wear the 41mm, it looks perfect. The 45mm looks ridiculous on a whole lot of people.

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Saturn007

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Jul 18, 2010
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Men's vs. women's watch is an old-fashioned and sexist construction. We're well past such gendered stereotypes — e.g., pink vs. blue — and there are more than two genders.

People wear what they like, what suits them, and what they need.

Now, I’ll admit having had a concern about a large watch on a small wrist looking like a “clown watch”. (I suppose that makes me a “clownist”.)

However, simple cut-outs from a 3x5” card show that the difference in size between a 41m and 45 mm watch is relatively marginal — only 4 mm in height! And, not that much bigger overall. Any misgivings about looking a 45mm foolish or silly were soon set aside!

Plus, the photos posted here and comments such as Teride's are further confirmation. (I do wish that we would all start focusing on the wrist width rather the overall circumference — that's more critical aesthetically.)

What drives me toward the 45mm is the marginal difference in cost to get a somewhat larger, more comfortable display — especially the Series 7 & 8 watches vs. earlier models. For only $30 more, you get a watch that's easier to see and use — and, for many, easier to enjoy!
 

akidokraja

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Jan 19, 2013
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Don’t be scared buying the 41mm. I think many or choosing the 45mm, as that’s the “man” version.

But then again, the “man” version makes many look like a “manchild”.

It takes a bigger wrist to be wearing the 45mm.

In my opinion, many chooses wrongly. The are so many wearing the 45mm, when they should have gone for the 41mm.

It looks like a kid wearing a toy watch. And not a man wearing a smart watch.
Buy whatever you want but I think you got that backwards.
 

Regbial

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I will say, I cringed one time when I was at the electronics section at the mall, and a man was figuring out which apple watch to buy, and I overheard the employee telling him "the 41mm is for women, the 45mm is for men"...

Man... it's crazy how the minds of people are so easily manipulated and insecurities so easily fed into and used. Especially with straight men. But... not gonna get into that mess lol.

I also wonder how many guys who fall into the "larger one is for men" trap think to themselves "I'll grow into it... I'll workout this year and become swole with thicc arms and become the "gigachad" I was supposed to be." which of course, never happens lol.

Agree with you TC

Sad. ...but, even then if a person wants the larger one for battery life I guess I can respect that. Even though the difference is largely negligable..
 
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Alicia1

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Nov 13, 2009
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I am a women with 145mm wrists. I have always bought the smaller watch. This time I bought the 45mm and I absolutely love it. People should just get what they are happy with and not worry what others think. Who cares if a watch looks too big on a persons wrist, as long as they are happy, that is the main thing. Besides who actually walks around looking at other peoples wrists??? I sure don’t, I have better things to do lol
 

DennisdeWit

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I went from the 41mm to 45mm and many people tell me it fits me better. I also feel like that myself.

But I am wondering, will you make a new topic when the Ultra is released? :)
 

Farrellcollie

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Apr 23, 2011
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I'm a woman and I wear the 45 mostly so I could see it better, but in os9 because of the way they've changed the complications - It probably doesn't matter anymore- I can't see them very well now no matter what. I will say it doesn't matter one whit to me what other people wear- I never notice other peoples' wrists
 

strakagirl

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Sep 25, 2020
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I'm an old lady upgrading to a 45mm AW8 from a 40mm AW6 because the text is too small for me on the AW6.
 
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