I just got back from seeing the 42mm. I can confirm what most are saying - the pictures do make it look like it is too "big" for the wrist. It really isn't. The problem is that it is too THICK. Almost to the point of being comical. It almost felt like I strapping a block of metal to my wrist. This is why I think it looks so ridiculously massive in some of the pictures.... it's an optical illusion due to the thickness. This same thickness and appearance is present on the 38mm and neither is going to get rid of it. To put this in perspective, the iPhone 6 6.9mm thick, the iPhone 5 is 7.6mm thick, the iPhone 4 is 9.3mm thick. This watch is over 10mm thick. This thing is thicker than an iPhone 4. Pretend you strapped an iPhone 4 to your wrist. Let that sink in for a moment. Obviously, the thickness was to house a large enough battery to get the usage time they needed. Now that I have tried it on, I think the *biggest* flaw was not using a curved LCD display. (Think the Samsung Gear S with the curved LCD display tech) This would have done a lot, IMO, to eliminate the "I've got a block of metal strapped to my wrist" feel since the watch would curve around the wrist. If your wrist is too small, you WILL have a thick block of metal jutting off your wrist, and, because of the thickness, it will look ridiculous because of the optical illusion this thickness creates. But, is the screen it's self too "big" in so far as screen dimensions for most peoples wrists? No. Now, is this a deal breaker? No. Is it something you will probably get used to feeling pretty fast? Yes. Was the watch overall good with TONS of potential and probably lots coming in future generations? Yes. Make no mistake, however, this literally *feels* like a first gen product. My first comparison in my mind actually was "brick" first generation cell phones. Still, no regrets on the pre-order.