Pictures of the 40mm on the wrist

seattlecard

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It seems most pictures and reviews are for the 44mm. Did anyone pick up a 40mm today? Curious to see how it looks (I have the 40 on order)...
 

actcyclist

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I went from a 38mm to the 40mm and it definitely feels bulkier on my wrist. Not to the extent I want to return it or anything, but it's something I'll have to get used to. The bonus of course is I can more easily see messages, emails and things like the HR graph on there.
 

ssledoux

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I went from a 38 to a 40 (and I have NO CLUE how to post pics - sorry), and honestly I don’t think there’s much of a difference in the overall look, but I feel like it’s noticeably thinner on my wrist. It definitely sits lower, and I love how the openings for the bands are angled slightly differently; between that and the slight difference in thickness, I don’t have that gap on either side between the band and my arm.

I haven’t been able to get mine all set up and linked to my phone - heading to my daughter’s shortly to babysit and get all that done with her fast WiFi!
 
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Sword86

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I’m not going to mess around posting a pic so I just made a crude tape measure for my wrist size. I bought a 40mm today and I think it’s the perfect size. I did try a 44mm and I knew immediately it was too large. It wasn’t like I waffled at all. It wasn’t like I had to go back and forth between the two trying to decide. It was like picking between a fluorescent lime green watch and the most pleasing colour of watch you’d ever seen. Absolutely no contest.
My crude tape measure has the circumference of my my wrist where my AW goes at exactly 7 inches. From my perspective, it looks as though my AW looks just about the same as the pic in Porterhouse’s post. I found the 44mm way to big, but maybe I have baby wrists.
Maybe I make an effort later and post a pic. S
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Fits my 167 cm wrist perfectly. My 42 was just too big. This is ideal. Love it.
167 cm? Those are some big wrists. You had to mean 167 mm.
167 cm works out to wrists bigger than most chests. Chests on really big guys.
167 mm is slightly larger than 6.5 inches. Yup, your 40mm looks pretty much perfect to me. I didn’t reference your pic in my previous post because it seems to make the 40mm look a little bit bigger on your wrist than mine does but they are real close. They’ll get the gist of it regardless. S
 
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Wildgift

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I’m not going to mess around posting a pic so I just made a crude tape measure for my wrist size. I bought a 40mm today and I think it’s the perfect size. I did try a 44mm and I knew immediately it was too large. It wasn’t like I waffled at all. It wasn’t like I had to go back and forth between the two trying to decide. It was like picking between a fluorescent lime green watch and the most pleasing colour of watch you’d ever seen. Absolutely no contest.
My crude tape measure has the circumference of my my wrist where my AW goes at exactly 7 inches. From my perspective, it looks as though my AW looks just about the same as the pic in Porterhouse’s post. I found the 44mm way to big, but maybe I have baby wrists.
Maybe I make an effort later and post a pic. S
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167 cm? Those are some big wrists. You had to mean 167 mm.
167 cm works out to wrists bigger than most chests. Chests on really big guys.
167 mm is slightly larger than 6.5 inches. Yup, your 40mm looks pretty much perfect to me. I didn’t reference your pic in my previous post because it seems to make the 40mm look a little bit bigger on your wrist than mine does but they are real close. They’ll get the gist of it regardless. S
Mm it is. :)
 

Porterhouse

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40mm GSS. Seems pretty rare from reading these forums, but I like it.

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It does seem rare for some reason. Personally, I thought the gold SS would be more popular since it was something new.

At the same time, I wavered on whether to choose gold; I've got a number of very nice bands that won't make the transition to gold, such as a silver link bracelet. I'll be keeping this watch for several years, so I need to be satisfied!

I love the size--40mm is great, as I have small wrists. I love the watch itself; I just keep rethinking the color even though I really like it. (That means I need to stop overthinking everything and just enjoy it!)
 

treellama

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At the same time, I wavered on whether to choose gold; I've got a number of very nice bands that won't make the transition to gold, such as a silver link bracelet. I'll be keeping this watch for several years, so I need to be satisfied!

I love the size--40mm is great, as I have small wrists. I love the watch itself; I just keep rethinking the color even though I really like it. (That means I need to stop overthinking everything and just enjoy it!)
In my case it’s the size I reconsider. The gold is amazing (way better than the gold aluminum), and I’ve always worn a gold colored watch. I have normal wrists so I could get away with the 44 mm, but when I got my series 1 I tried on the 42 mm and didn’t like it. I like a normal watch look not a smart watch look. That screen though!

The compromise ended up being to use the easy-to-read utility face instead of the dense mess that is infograph. Infograph probably works better on the bigger size.
 
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naturalstar

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Gold Milanese Loop - 5.25” or roughly 133mm wrist

I didn’t have the band as tight as I should have and the angle isn’t the greatest. I do have a little space to the top and bottom.

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