Have been collecting/using Submariners since 1974,
Bought a 1665 about 1976 and it has been my daily beater since.
Perfect size now but I thought it was a monster when new.
Have had a gorgeous 5508 for several years. Will use it
one or two days a week. Love to wear it.
Sure it is smaller but it makes up for it with tons of
character, charm and color. The black gloss dial is a deeper black,
the gold on the hands is bright and cheerful. gilt
writing striking, and the lume a rich tan. Wow.
On the other hand, I had a "Mount Everest Explorer". Very
small watch. Cute but too small. Looked like a girl's watch on me.
Sold it years ago.