As you may know, ‘Mr Oakleigh’ writes a regular column in the luxury lifestyle magazine ‘The Norwich Resident’ (http://www.norwichresident.co.uk).
In April 2015 the article was called ‘Fashion & Trends’ and here it is:
This month is all about fashion and trends and with ladies watches that only means one thing – size.
In the early days of wristwatches it was considered vulgar for a lady to even wear a watch and this created a trend for small wristwatches which amazingly lasted until the late 1980’s.
Initially ladies watches were tiny – around 15mm like the Omega above
Then during the 1950’s the average size grew to 26mm like the classic Rolex.
While the 26mm size is still very popular now, the trend is definitely upwards and the demand for and consequently the price of 31mm and even 34mm ladies watches is on the increase – watches like the 31mm Rolex are very popular at the moment.
A word of caution though ladies: successfully wearing anything larger requires a very careful choice of the watch itself and a good deal of confidence from you…