42mm is a tiny watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by wlossw, May 9, 2015.

  1. wlossw macrumors 6502a

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    So I finally went to the Apple Store to try on the apple watch...

    I was really surprised by a few things:

    1. Both models are tiny compared to most of the watches I own.
    2. The ss model is very light. I brought my tissot t touch titanium watch along (my smallest and lightest) and the apple watch watch was both lighter and smaller in all respects.
    3. The link bracelet is the only even slightly masculine band.

    The apple watch in both sizes is obviously geared towards elves and the like.

    I left feeling conflicted by my desire to have the newest apple product and my desire to wear a watch made for larger people...

    Admittedly the insane 1300$ Canadian price for the only model I actually liked is also making me think twice...
     

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  2. sincere11105 macrumors 6502

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    You state negative comments. You state it's geared towards elves. Why are you conflicted. Get a moto 360
     
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  4. wlossw thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have an iPhone....
     
  5. SHNXX macrumors 68000

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    Perhaps you should get the Will.iam's bracelet.
    It will look good together with Nixon and diesel watches on your other wrist.
     
  6. Peace macrumors Core

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    I'd suggest trying to wear it with the face on top of your wrist rather that on the side.

    Any watch will seem tight when twisted to one side.
     
  7. wlossw thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't own either of those... I have a Couple tissots, a few citizens, a Mont Blanc timewalker, Rolex gmt ii, and a Raymond Weil don Giovanni...

    I'm not a watch snob by any means, and I really want to like the apple watch I was just underwhelmed by its small size.

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    That's the side of my arm.. It's a funny shot.
     

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  8. Peace macrumors Core

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    So umm..Exactly what is the point of your thread ?
     
  9. blindside217 macrumors regular

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    I thought the same thing that they were both smaller than I expected, not necessarily too small. I have a 42mm on order and I am sure it will be just fine. My wrists are about 195mm.
     
  10. wlossw thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    They made 2 watches, and both are tiny!
     
  11. BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

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    I know someone with exactly the same thoughts that you have. He got the watch. He hated it. He hated the appearance and the functionality. He returned it.

    While I love my watch, the Apple watch is most definitely NOT for you. Don't waste your time. Don't even think about getting it. Listen to me. You'll thank me.
     
  12. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I have to completely disagree with your third point. There is nothing emasculating about the Milanese loop or Leather loop.
     
  13. wlossw thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    By the way I'm 6'1", and although I put on a couple this winter, I'm no Hagrid! I can't believe that so few people share my oppinion on the size issue...

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    Perhaps "dainty" is a better description of the other bands...
     
  14. NAYo2002 macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't look small on you at all, but everyone has different taste I suppose.
     
  15. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    I have stated from the beginning and still believe to this day that Apple specifically went out of their way to make the Apple Watch as a fashion accessory for women and fashonista. I'm 6'1" tall and weigh 215 pounds and the Apple Watch looks tiny on me. The Moto 360 I own looks 'normal'.
     
  16. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I thought. It looks great on his wrist. But I suppose some people need a watch you could kill a man with. :p
     
  17. SHNXX macrumors 68000

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    Please show me your GMT2.

    Because I have one, and it is 40mm in diameter.
    It is NOT larger than the Apple Watch.
     
  18. Ben_Dover macrumors regular

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    it actually looks good on you...
     
  19. wlossw thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not larger. "Different"... And the width of the apple watch is less than 40...
     
  20. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    No. That is not a better description. IMO there is nothing wrong with any of the bands except for the classic buckle. That is the only one a guy wouldn't wear and most guys aren't wearing a 38mm watch so it's not even a problem.

    If anything the link bracelet is boring and too generic while the others, especially the leather loop is unique.
     
  21. FrancoRumors macrumors 6502

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    Napoleon complex... Look how BIG my watch is.
     
  22. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    You can pull off 42 barely, would be interested to see 38 for comparison.
     
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