40mm Panerai Luminor

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40mm Panerai Luminor

Post by kempoman » Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:02 pm

Hi, i always think that 40mm is the best for 6.5 inches wrist not the 44mm or 47mm. What do you think? Would you wear one for a wrist between 6.5-7 inches?
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Re: 40mm Panerai Luminor

Post by jtbenson » Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:27 pm

nope, you want a 44mm case, preferably 1950 luminor.
the 40 (and 42 imo) are not wide enough to balance the width/weight of these cases well, and they wear top heavy. 44mm spreads the load and wears very well balanced.
6.5 - 6.75 here and 44 is the sweet spot for sure
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Re: 40mm Panerai Luminor

Post by kempoman » Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:30 pm

jtbenson wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:27 pm
nope, you want a 44mm case, preferably 1950 luminor.
the 40 (and 42 imo) are not wide enough to balance the width/weight of these cases well, and they wear top heavy. 44mm spreads the load and wears very well balanced.
6.5 - 6.75 here and 44 is the sweet spot for sure
Thanks for the input. :cheers:
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Re: 40mm Panerai Luminor

Post by aikiman44 » Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:06 am

Small wristed one here. I wear a 44mm 562 and it wears well.
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Re: 40mm Panerai Luminor

Post by kempoman » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:51 am

Jay, I will take note of that.
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Re: 40mm Panerai Luminor

Post by pbj204 » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:15 am

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Re: 40mm Panerai Luminor

Post by DON » Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:19 pm

If you can try them on. Try them on and decide what fits you best. Some feel self conscious wearing something that just looks too large for their wrist. Some think it looks fine

The cushion case makes the watch wear smaller than a fully round case

There's always the Due models. Some people look down on them as they're no where near as water proof as the screwback models, but if you don't swim with them and at best a desk diver. Could work for you as they're slimmer

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Re: 40mm Panerai Luminor

Post by matt009au » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:14 pm

44mm is the one you want. The lugs drape the wrist nicely.

I think my 560 wears better than my 42mm 683 submersible tbh.

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