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    Watch Fit Issues

    Hello!

    Just bought a 40mm Hamilton Khaki Field Auto H70595963

    Im still pretty new to watches so I thought Id come here first with my questions.

    I have a wrist size just under 7 inches, but my wrist is flat so I didnt think 40 mm would be a problem (though Im aware of the longer lug lengths on these hamiltons.

    The watch will not sit flat on my wrist. It wants to sit very low on my wrist or very high on my wrist, but not in the center and flat. The first 2 pics below show the issue. The 3rd pic shows it flat and centered when I manually force it there, but the second I move it reverts back to high/low.

    Is this fit issue because the strap hasn't broken in yet? Is the watch too big for me? Is it something else? Just trying to figure out if I should return it... Love everything else about the watch so far

    http://imgur.com/GhtrWa7

    http://imgur.com/uyNDMRs

    http://imgur.com/d0i8wmP

    http://imgur.com/bevtiqc
    Last edited by kts1230; January 20th, 2018 at 09:15 PM.

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    Seems like a strap issue currently because pic 3 seems to show the watch will eventually sit flat. Since it is a fabric band I would get it wet and try to mold it to your wrist.

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    Hmm, pictures aren’t showing for me.
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    I tried updating the picture links so hopefully that fixes it.

    Thanks for the response JBarwick.

    If it matters, the watch is kind of "hovering" flat above my wrist in pic 3. Which is weird, but I feel like this is another sign that it's likely the stiff watchstrap that's causing problems and not the case/lugs.

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    I agree with @JBarwick - the strap seems to be the issue. You need to wear the strap tighter, which will be easier once it's broken in and more flexible.

    Or just swap for a new strap.

    Here's a video that shows you how you can speed up the break-in process for a leather strap (I'm pretty sure those Hamilton textile straps are backed with leather).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAA01yUXAdU
    Ben

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