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How Heavy Are Your Watches? 2149

Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 37,833
How Heavy Are Your Watches?
« on: September 24, 2015, 02:50:34 PM »
I was trying on a few watches the other day.
One at 101g was quite noticeable however the strap fitted well and it was comfortable.
Another at 68.5g was nice and light but the strap didn't fit as well and it was annoying.

Is weight something you consider when shopping for a watch?
How heavy are your watches?
Is it more about the fit than the weight?

What is the maximum weight watch you would be prepared to wear for work?
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Re: How Heavy Are Your Watches?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2015, 03:14:56 PM »
I haven't weighed my work watch, but it's about as heavy as I'm prepared to go.


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Re: How Heavy Are Your Watches?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2015, 04:00:27 PM »
I haven't weighed my work watch, but it's about as heavy as I'm prepared to go.



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Re: How Heavy Are Your Watches?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2015, 05:33:05 PM »
I haven't weighed my work watch, but it's about as heavy as I'm prepared to go.



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Re: How Heavy Are Your Watches?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2015, 06:03:28 PM »
It was my work watch when I was a rapper in a rapping band. I don't wear it so much now I'm not a rapper.

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Re: How Heavy Are Your Watches?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2015, 06:04:31 PM »
well, the lighter the better, but more solid, manly watches tend to weigh more.

You do not really notice the weight much

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Re: How Heavy Are Your Watches?
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2015, 06:39:18 PM »
I've never actually weighed my watches but I tend to prefer them to be on the lighter end of the scale.

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Re: How Heavy Are Your Watches?
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2015, 07:04:58 PM »
I have some (steel cased diver style) watches that are rather heavy and it depends on teh strap if the "balance" on teh wrist is acceptable or the watch is a nuisance, but I tend not to go bigger than about 40mm on watch cases. And I do like lighter watches, for example the Marathon style Praetoran Legionnaire I own did only make it to my wrist a few times - It just feels too heavy, althoiugh I really like teh case design.

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Re: How Heavy Are Your Watches?
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2015, 09:20:38 PM »
I'd say fit first and foremost. Harder to notice the weight if it stays nice and settled where you want it to be.

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Re: How Heavy Are Your Watches?
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2015, 09:38:26 PM »
I've never actually weighed my watches but I tend to prefer them to be on the lighter end of the scale.

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Re: How Heavy Are Your Watches?
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2015, 10:58:32 PM »
I haven't weighed my watches either; however, given that I don't wear metal bracelets mine usually are/were light ones.

I'm all for good fit. Bulk and height are two points to consider. I prefer my watch inobtrusive.

The Casio Protrek 550 I'm wearing practically every day since I got it a year ago tends to get knocked on walls and doors because, despite the good fit, it is taller than what I'm used to.

I try to wear a watch as little as possible, at home and at work I remove it, usually I'll do the same if there's work to do with my hands.

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Re: How Heavy Are Your Watches?
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2015, 11:07:35 PM »
After all these years ive still not found a watch as comfortable as a 5600, :salute:
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Re: How Heavy Are Your Watches?
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2015, 10:58:30 AM »
164g is my heaviest, 49 lightest. Honestly I don't really notice the weight, only difference is the lighter watch is low profile and will slip inside cuff of winter jackets.

The diver has a stainless bracelet on it, not rubber.

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Re: How Heavy Are Your Watches?
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2015, 11:46:46 AM »
I love my diver on a ss bracelet, but as the day goes along and i get hot it becomes tighter,so wear it looser and then the weight of the watch hangs down my wrist ,probably why i stick too my G's and rubber straps  :tu:
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Re: How Heavy Are Your Watches?
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2015, 12:53:08 PM »
Not a traditional watch as such but I wear a Garmin Fenix and its a solid 82 grams; anything larger is impractical.


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Re: How Heavy Are Your Watches?
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2015, 01:25:50 PM »

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Re: How Heavy Are Your Watches?
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2015, 07:05:54 AM »
I love my diver on a ss bracelet, but as the day goes along and i get hot it becomes tighter,so wear it looser and then the weight of the watch hangs down my wrist ,probably why i stick too my G's and rubber straps  :tu:

You expand in heat?  :D

I find if I wet my arm where the watch goes right before putting it on, it stays put all day long.
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Re: How Heavy Are Your Watches?
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2015, 10:05:03 PM »
I like having a solid weight so it doesn't feel cheap but I don't want a brick on my wrist at the same time
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Re: How Heavy Are Your Watches?
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2015, 05:55:20 PM »
I go for lightweight and non obstrusive/not sticking out.

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Re: How Heavy Are Your Watches?
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2015, 12:37:45 AM »
I meant to get back to this thread a lot sooner but better late than never huh?  Especially since I have one more watch to add to the list!  I never thought of myself as a watch collector, but I seem to have quite a few for someone who isn't collecting....   :whistle:

Casio G Shock DW-5900:


Seiko Orange Monster w/ NATO band:


Victorinox unknown model w/ leather wide band


Casio Telememo 30:


Pebble Smartwatch:


Victorinox Garrison watch w/ velcro band:


Cheapo Jeep clip on watch:


MTO ZA1 w/ NATO band:


Wenger promo watch w/ SAK hands:


MTO ZA2:


Casio G Shock GA100:


That's a lot of watches for a guy that isn't into watches, isn't it?   :think:

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Re: How Heavy Are Your Watches?
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2015, 07:59:41 AM »
Thanks for all the replies.  :cheers:

Ended up spending the cash on some unexpected bills.  ::)

Put a couple watches on the short list and will decide while I save up again.  :)
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How Heavy Are Your Watches?
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2015, 09:01:34 AM »
I prefer my watches light, but how they fit matters a lot to me.
My wenger field watch feels heavier on the wrist, than my citizen eco drive that ways about the same.
My seiko skx007 is quite heavy, but is comfortable to wear so its ok.
My g-shocks are all very comfy to wear, and feels lighter than they actually are.
I hope that made sense.




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Re: How Heavy Are Your Watches?
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2015, 09:17:12 AM »
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Re: How Heavy Are Your Watches?
« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2015, 02:42:20 AM »
I think it's a combination of the weight, center of gravity of the watch, and the strap that influences me. I have an SNE283 that feels a bit top heavy, so it likes to move around a lot with the leather strap I have it on unless strapped down tighter than I generally like.

Otherwise, I like a heavier watch with a good heavy bracelet on it just fine.  :)
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Re: How Heavy Are Your Watches?
« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2015, 07:12:10 AM »
Can someone beat this?



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Re: How Heavy Are Your Watches?
« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2015, 07:40:08 AM »
Manly Eth could Beat it.  :facepalm:
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Re: How Heavy Are Your Watches?
« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2015, 07:46:02 AM »
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