38mm or 42mm?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by virginblue4, Jan 19, 2015.

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Which size?

Poll closed Apr 29, 2015.
  1. 38mm

    19 vote(s)
    17.4%
  2. 42mm

    54 vote(s)
    49.5%
  3. Haven't yet decided

    7 vote(s)
    6.4%
  4. Haven't yet decided, will buy both and return one

    3 vote(s)
    2.8%
  5. Will try out in the store before I decide

    26 vote(s)
    23.9%
  1. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    #1
    So, who has decided which size they are going for?

    I'm really undecided, all I know is that I want the stainless steel model. I may pre-order both initially and then return the one that I don't want. However, I don't like the idea of doing this!
     
  2. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    I went ahead and printed out the mockup from @ryanpmack and lined it up with my current cheap daily watch. Other than switching from a round face to a rectangular face, the 42mm Apple Watch will be almost the exact same size.
     

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  3. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    And here's the side view (same thickness).
     

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  4. mjs402 macrumors 6502

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    42mm for me. I imagine there might be a small price gap between the two. Functionally, they are the same therefore I'd rather have a (ever so slightly) larger screen.
     
  5. virginblue4 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I printed out a scale mockup posted on another thread. 1st one is 42mm, 2nd is 38mm. I have small wrists so can't decide. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. Tycho24 macrumors 68020

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    My opinion on buy both, return one...

    I have NEVER heard anybody else mention this about the "buy two, return one" plan, yet... so, I'm wondering if I'm alone in the opinion that this is a crass & rude thing to do when the product is still in constraint.

    Obviously, if you return one, it won't make it back to the regular supply channel soon (if ever). It will most likely, some months down the line, become available as a "refurb" online.

    That seems like a lame thing to do... maybe not if it's only one or two people that do this, but if it's thousands or tens of thousands that do this in lieu of looking at it in a store or printing a papercraft, they're adding to the scarcity & basically screwing somebody else out of one, that also is trying desperately to get one on day one as well.
     
  7. TheDeviceUser macrumors 6502a

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    It's going to be interesting what they do regarding the price difference. I think it would be hard to justify an higher price only on the edition, which it'll have to be. Therefore, I think there will be something like a $30 difference on the Sport, $50 on the SS and obviously a significant difference on price with the Edition.
     
  8. virginblue4 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well then clearly you haven't been on these forums for very long.

    I even stated above that I don't like the idea of doing it. It depends how Apple manage the introduction. If people can try it out before it goes on sale (which I doubt) then I'll do that, but if not, I want it on launch day and if I find out for example the 42mm looks terrible on my small wrists, ill return it. Nothing wrong with that at all, it's not like I'm not paying for it. It's an option in considering.
     
  9. TheDeviceUser macrumors 6502a

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    I really do hope that there could be an opportunity to try the Watch in advance of launch day, Apple has never done it, but then again, Apple has never done a fashion product before.

    Wasn't it with the iPad 2, if I remember correctly? Apple did some sort of tour around the world showing off the product? Was this before or at the same time as the launch of the iPad 2? Maybe Apple could do something like that, so users could take a look at the Watch, then make a decision on launch day?

    I'm fairly certain I want the 42mm, but I'd like to see it first.
     
  10. mjs402 macrumors 6502

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    Both look good on you to be honest (of course this may differ when it has actual volume and is the real product). The Watch isn't pulling you off, you're pulling the Watch off.
     
  11. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Can you post a picture of both size watches on your wrist together
    I want to see how they look together
    Size comparison

    Edit never mind I saw your pictures
     
  12. Sym0 macrumors 6502

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    42mm considering the Pebble Steel is 45mm across the face and looks small on my normal sized arm.
     
  13. Vundu macrumors 65816

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  14. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    I was on the fence about size. But, between that one website, the cut outs virginblue4 used, and measuring my wrist (8 1/4" / 20.96 cm), I settled on the 42 mm size.
     
  15. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Based on that, 38mm for me.
     
  16. dev.gandhi macrumors newbie

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    would you be able to provide the link for this mockup.. I can seem to decide. based on this and my other watches, I feel I need to go with 38mm but somehow think it will be just a tad small..
     
  17. fousfous macrumors regular

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    42mm because there aren't bigger, I've a watch up to 50mm and that's perfect to look at time.
     
  18. Mascots macrumors 65816

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    I have small wrists, so it will probably be the 38mm for me.
     
  19. Technodynamic macrumors 6502

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    link to printouts? please! :D
     
  20. TonyC28, Jan 20, 2015
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    I'm no watch guru so forgive me if I'm misunderstanding the watch world, but is there really a worthwhile difference between 38mm and 42mm when it comes to the size of a device you're strapping to your wrist? 4mm, or just a shade over 1/8 of an inch, doesn't seem like much of a size difference. I am absolutely getting an Apple Watch either way, I'm just concerned about the size. I hope the choices aren't "bulky" and "slightly less bulky."
     
  21. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    Well, both of those pics are regarding the 42mm, the 38 was only marginally smaller, but since the 42mm lines up almost perfectly with the watch I'm accustomed to wearing, it's a natural fit for me. This is assuming that any price difference for the two models is "minimal". For example, a $200 price difference between 38mm and 42mm on the stainless steel model may make me consider the 38mm, but there's an entirely different thread already discussing that.
     
  22. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    Here you go
     
  23. mac.cali macrumors 65816

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    I tried the cutouts and was initially was going for the 38. But after the mockups, I'll be going with the 42. The 38 just didn't look right on me. The wife joked and said that looks like a girls watch on you. LOL. So it will be the 42 after all.
     
  24. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    To me people who buy several products to try with the intention of keeping one, simply because they are to impatient to wait or lazy to go to the Apple store and try what fits them, are a bit ridiculous! Personally I find it immoral! There is the argument of other people who don't have store near them and I can understand that. But I still wouldn't do it. Usually I have made up my mind about a product by the launch day.... after trying it in store.

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    very very unlikely (but not impossible)
     
  25. virginblue4 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Who says I'm too lazy? I work 7am - 7pm Monday to Friday (which coincidentally happens to be the day Apple usually launch new products). If I leave it until Saturday, they may be sold out for the next month and I don't want to wait that long. If Apple let people try them on before they can be purchased, it'll stop that problem, but if they don't, then this is an option I'm looking at. Sorry if you find that 'ridiculous'.
     

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