A few notes on my try-on appointment (with pics)

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    Staindsoul macrumors 6502

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    I was sure I wanted a SS Apple Watch leading up to launch. I changed to 42mm Silver Sport the day prior. In my case, I am happy I did. Here are a few comments.

    - I tried on both the SS Apple Watch and SG Sport. Fit and finish are superb on both. Both are extremely light. I do not understand some of the comments I have read about the SS being heavy.

    - 42mm looks huge in pics. It definitely is not too big. Much smaller in person.

    - Bands: I tried on the Sport, Milanese and Stone Leather Loop. My favorite was the Sport. It does not feel like a cheap rubber band at all. "Buttery smooth" would describe it. The Milanese and Leather loop were both nice... but I don't know about $150 nice. Looking at price value alone the Sport is by far the best band.

    - I rotate weekly a Tag Heuer, Hamilton and Oris automatic watch. Ultimately I do not need another SS watch. Big reason why I went with the Sport. If I didn't have other watches I might have gone SS. Also, I had concerns this being a Gen 1 product, didn't want to spend a lot. Anyone that currently wears a mechanical watch will be surprised how light the Apple Watch is.

    - Fun fact: The Apple employee insisted my 5 year old son try on the 38mm Sport as well. Props to the Apple Southlake, TX store.

    *Edit - No idea why the thumbnail shows the pics sideways. When I click on them they are properly oriented.
     

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  3. ttexxan macrumors regular

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    I tried on mine at Southlake Store as well. Very Nice guys there. I just thought the sport edition felt cheap and look like a knock off. IM glad spent the extra money on the Stainless still. If anything for resale value. It will bring more later down the line
     
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    Actually, if the watch is like other Apple products the higher then MSRP the more it depreciates. Look at used 128GB iPads for example.
     
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    I was also at the try-on today and I was amazed. The experience is just one to nothing compared to other stores. I'm really glad I ordered the SS version though..
     
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    Haha. That's a big fat NO.
     
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    Oddly they did not have a single 42mm Silver Sport to try on. Only 38mm. Any other stores that way?
     

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