Get Rid of Your Big Watch, Small Watches Are the Thing to Have

GQ says these watches will be with you till the very end.

Move on big watches: It is time to get into smaller watches. (Getty Images)
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When the smartphone slowly started to take over, men started to get really into watches. GQ writes that each guy went a different direction: Some went the very macho route, wearing pieces that were similar to what Sylvester Stallone wore in the ’90s; others chose blinged-out pieces, which became even more popular after Beyoncé gave Jay-Z a $5 million icy Hublot for his 43rd birthday. But now, the status-symbol watch is shrinking. GQ writes that for most of history, men’s watches have measured less than 40 millimeters in diameter, from World War I watches men wore in trenches to the iconic pieces from the 1950s like the Rolex Explorer. Watchmakers are taking note of men’s interest in smaller watches and are making more. GQ recommends pieces that all clock in at 36 millimeters or less. You’ll never want to take it off. Below are a few GQ speaks highly of:

1. Tudor Black Bay watch

2. Hublot Classic Fusion Titanium watch

3. Piaget Altiplano watch

4. Bulova “Ambassador” watch

5. Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 MM

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