42mm with Modern Buckle - not available?

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  1. DGord macrumors newbie

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    I was browsing the different models and am taken with the look of the modern buckle (leather band) but could not find it offered with the 42mm size. Seems strange - am I missing something?
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I actually think I did read it was geared towards females, and that is why it is only offered in the 38mm size.

    I am not trying to start a debate on the 38mm size being more feminine (I am getting that size), but I really do remember reading that somewhere.
     
  3. Uccle macrumors regular

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    Not right now anyway. Seems the modern is only offered for 38mm while the leather loop is only for 42mm.
     
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    It's available only in 38mm because it's a feminine strap.
     
  5. gcooldude86 macrumors 6502

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    One of he colors is more feminine, the soft pink, but the other three band colors seem unisex, blue, black, and a tan color. Not trying to start any debate. Maybe in the future they will offer it on the 42mm model.
     
  6. troop231 macrumors 603

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    I'm not aware of a leather loop band, only the Michelin man band.
     
  7. Uccle macrumors regular

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    Great...now that is all I can see when I look at it :rolleyes:
     
  8. DGord thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Interesting - didn't see that band as feminine from the picture....just seemed pretty streamlined and "modern" in a way that fits the watch. The leather loop seems a bit bulky but will have to see it in person. Can always go with the regular classic.
     
  9. gcooldude86 macrumors 6502

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    I'll be getting the modern buckle in black, don't find that to be feminine.
     
  10. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    It looks a little bit feminine to me. It's mainly how it curves. If they made one more neutral, they could have it look the shape of the case. Having more of a rounded rec style.
     
  11. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Exactly. The clasp is also quite large like what you see on many ladies bracelets.

    Apple is marketing it as a ladies strap so you'd be wise to listen to them if you're a guy.
     
  12. andreyirra macrumors regular

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    Guess what? It's available in 42 mm... with the Edition... :eek:
     
  13. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    No, it's not.
     
  14. andreyirra macrumors regular

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    Just cheked again and you are right. I'd swear the orange band was for a 42 mm watch. Oh well.
     
  15. Uccle macrumors regular

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    So maybe it'll trickle down to us 42 mm plebeians once they have been able to gauge the various watch bands' popularity.
     
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    It still could. Some men will go for the 38mm size, I'm sure.

    I have the opposite complaint. I'm interested in the leather loop, but it's only offered in 42mm. Actually, I'd like the bigger size watch for the bigger screen, but I'm afraid it would be too big for my wrist. So if indeed the 42mm is too big and I have to get a 38mm, then the leather loop won't be an option for me. And there isn't even a quasi-plausible reason for that, like the "it's feminine" reason for not having 42mm modern buckle. I mean, the loop looks pretty unisex to me.
     
  18. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Nope, it's only available on 38mm watches throughout every collection.
     
  19. andreyirra macrumors regular

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    Somehow I feel as if i'm losing something of the experience. You normally use a strap or a buckle so if it's a new watch with new technology it makes sense that the strap uses something different, like the magnets in the modern buckle. Plus it would look nice and cool to just put it as in the iPad's smartcover, instead of having to strap it like a normal watch.
     
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  21. Uccle macrumors regular

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    Maybe Apple made decisions on band availability not on perceived masculine/feminine attributes but solely to constrain choice so as not to have to produce every possible strap and size for every watch (gold band excepted). That said, I still hold out hope that they will relax those constraints if the market is there.
     
  22. DGord, Mar 11, 2015
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    I was guessing that it may be not as much to constrain choice as to help manage inventory. Though Apple sells various products in a few different setups, that is nothing like building and managing inventory for so many different configurations when everything comes sealed and boxed together. As a matter of fact, I am surprised that they don't sell the watch portion and band separately to begin with. For instance, I may want the Sport one with a black strap but in the silver body and not black body - that will now cost me an extra $50 and piss me off.

    I bet at some point they will separate them...maybe with the second release so people can reuse the prior bands that they bought without paying the up charge for a band to come in the box. Perhaps at this point, they want to establish it as a "watch" product which cannot be sold without the band as opposed to a small computer that can be strapped to a wrist if someone chooses to buy a band but that will likely change.
     
  23. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Not likely of Apple to do that, as they'll want to use the extra revenue by including them and upselling some of the more exclusive bands. Plus, leather bands can only last so long and will have to be replaced anyway.
     

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