44m seems pretty big for this style, but if you can rock it, more power to you I guess. I think functionally this watch fails in the following - hands are too short - don't reach respective markers. Probably because the watch face is oversized and wanted off the shelf hands. Secondly, the date is much too small for the watch. Again, because the movement is meant for smaller watches. Better to not have the date. If this was 39mm -40mm with appropriate hands and no date I think it would be much better watch and better fit the "Bauhaus" ascetic.