This watch’s large draw is the consolation issue. It simply doesn’t take up a whole lot of actual property on the wrist, and that slight curve to the case retains it sitting low and planted, to the purpose the place you actually simply don’t discover it’s there. That is additionally, for me, the explanation gown watches work so properly with informal clothes. I don’t learn about you, however after I’m lounging round in sweats, unfastened becoming consolation is the secret. Whereas watches just like the Rectangular may appear anachronistic or stylistically against extremely informal clothes, they will have the identical impression of that impossibly delicate hooded sweatshirt in that each are unobtrusive and a pleasure to put on. There’s additionally, I feel, a specific amount of informal magnificence in matching a dressier watch to clothes that’s on the other finish of the spectrum. That is coming from the identical a part of my mind that thinks I’d put on the hypothetical Daytona I don’t personal with the screw down pushers unscrewed, by the way in which.
When discussing watch sizing and the way acceptable a watch is on a given wrist, I typically hear the time period “overhang” used to explain what’s seen as an undesirable extension of the lug suggestions previous the wrist itself. This look all the time makes me consider Wile E. Coyote operating off the cliff, not realizing he’s misplaced the bottom beneath his ft. Anyway, is there an acceptable time period for the other of lug overhang? Is underhang a factor? I ask solely as a result of that’s what I expertise sporting the Rectangular, and I think about it’s what many will see after they look right down to examine the time in the event that they buy this watch or strive it on at an Oris retailer. I’ve a sneaking suspicion that it’s a glance that’s as undesirable as the other, however I need to push again on that just a little.
On my wrist, the Rectangular actually doesn’t come near reaching the top of my wrist, and I feel that’s acceptable for this model of watch, and likewise appears fairly good. Sooner or later through the Large Watch period that’s fortunately behind us, it was determined that watch lugs, in the event that they match, ought to span the size of the wrist completely. Not too lengthy, like Wile E. Coyote, and definitely not too quick, just like the Rectangular. Whereas I feel a case will be made that a big watch with lugs prolonged far previous the wrist will be universally thought of “too large,” it bugs me that the other concept is likely to be equally ingrained in our collective watch consciousness. The Rectangular is designed to suit precisely as you see on my wrist in these pictures. It’s not too small in any respect. There’s a specific amount of discretion that’s supposed with a watch like this, each in visible phrases (how the wearer and others see it) and in the way it feels whereas it’s strapped on.