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Watches: the bigger, the bolder, the better

Over the last few years there has been an explosion in the size of watches, says analyst

FASHION STATEMENTS: Since 2005, TW Steel's collections have grown rapidly; they now have 150 watches, including single-function dials and chronographs, with square, tonneau and round cases, using Japanese or Swiss quartz movements


JORDY Cobelens was a 22-year-old Dutch disc jockey, working in Amsterdam electro clubs in 2005, when he noticed that a lot of the club kids around him were wearing bigger and bigger wristwatches.

"I had a girlfriend at the time, and she wanted to have a men's watch, and