Ahhhh!! Still undecided!

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by matthew23, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. matthew23, Apr 8, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2015

    matthew23 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2010
    With all of the reviews coming out (mostly of the SS versions) I am still undecided on what watch I want. I am pretty sure that no matter what I choose, I am going with the 38mm size.

    Question is, space gray aluminum or stainless steel (silver)....

    The stainless steel undoubtedly looks more appealing to me. It looks classy and I will feel like I have a more premium watch if I get it. Also, there is much more option to switch out the bands if I choose to (I would probably go with the black classic leather).

    But then I come to my senses and think about how this is a generation 1 product and as everyone has pointed out will be much better with generation 2 and 3 and so on. Plus, I tend to upgrade every iPhone as they come out so I am willing to be I will want to with the watch as well (hopefully not!).

    Decisions, decisions (of the first world!). Anyone else still facing the same dilemma?!
  2. gcooldude86 macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2014
    Ontario, Canada
    I'm on my final decision of 38MM SS Link Bracelett and getting the modern buckle black
  3. mchoffa macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    I say if you're barely able to afford the SS, then don't buy it. If it's not breaking the bank, and you like it more, and you want it, then get it. Then sell it when v2 comes out, and even with a $250 loss, that just means you spent $250 (or ~$21 per month) to be able to wear the one you wanted for the first year.
  4. SNGR macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2015
    I haven't seen any review of the Sport model, could you post a link?
  5. matthew23 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2010
    I can afford either model fine, its just can I justify spending up to $649 for the SS with the classic leather band or just getting the sport version for $349, especially considering the sport version just a capable as the SS version in features...
  6. SMIDG3T Suspended


    Apr 29, 2012
    John Gruber said that the Sport Band was one of the most comfortable bands he's ever worn.
  7. matthew23 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2010
    I actually have not either...just pictures from previous posts and articles...
  8. mchoffa macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    Well I guess you just have to decide if the sapphire glass + ceramic back + stainless steel watch + leather band are worth $300 more to you or not. For me, they definitely are.
  9. matthew23 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2010
    Yeah, those features are tempting but did you see the scratches on the SS review by The Verge? There is a thread floating around now. That is concerning...
  10. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    I wouldn't be surprised if Apple sells future generations of the Watch with only the body as "upgrades." Worst case you should be able to buy Gen 2 or Gen 3 with the Sport band and transfer the existing band.
  11. st0k3d macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2013
    I am in the same boat as OP except with 42mm

    The lighter weight, and less cost (because gen 1) appeals to me... However I enjoy premium products.

    I can easily afford either, it is more of a matter if I WANT to.
  12. matthew23 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2010
    And, I'm realizing after watching the review videos that the SS is really good looking IMO and I am sure it is better looking and more premium looking that the aluminium sport version (which I have heard is very "toy-like"). I'll bet that is the reason why all of the review units seem to be SS.... :)
  13. Lennyvalentin macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2011
    I don't see it as premium vs. non-premium. The Sport model is clearly plenty premium as well, considering how much effort is spent on its manufacturing. It is cheaper, but not cheap, you know? Heh.

    Its lines are also noticably cleaner as well; the crown is solid metal, and the pulse sensor windows have a continuous cover, rather than being separate pieces of sapphire (with those IMO distracting) silvery rings around them set into the casing.

    Also, the crown's serrated grip is cut using a laser beam on the Sport model rather than ground out with a cutting wheel... Lasers! Wow, who doesn't like lasers, that's what I wanna know! :)

    So yeah, silver aluminium for me, please.
  14. profmatt macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2015
    After watching the video, the Sport is very much back on the table for me.

    I can afford the SS but it's not a trivial amount of money. I actually think the Sport looks good. (I'd get silver with white band, but buy a black band for actual use.)

    Sapphire and ceramic? I'm not sure I care. The SS clearly scratches and I'll no doubt be trading up to the AW2 next year.
  15. Scrub175 macrumors 6502


    Apr 25, 2012
    Port St Lucie FL
    Started as a sport, then SS, but now back to sport. I just want the functionality not the notoriety.
  16. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    The most exposed surface of the watch is the face which is made of glass. Sapphire glass will not be as easily scratched as regular glass (like the one the sport has). This is why luxury watches come with Sapphire glass.

    The Ceramic back protects the sensor areas of the watch from scratches and wear and tear.

    The casing WILL get scratches on it regardless. My Omega watch has scratches on the band and the casing but the glass is flawless.
  17. SHKLMRE macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2013

    just talking more about apps, but the sport is pictured here. and it looks great in the video. She's using the space grey and it's making me reconsider my decision.
  18. matthew23 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2010
    I'm still on the fence. It might come down to what's available sooner. I really like how flexible the SS model is in terms of bands etc but some of the reviews are making me want to wait to spend any more that $349 on gen 1…
  19. aawil macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2008
  20. matthew23 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2010
    I think I've made a decision none too late. I think I'm settled in the SS with black band. I will upgrade to the classic leather or Milanese when they are available in store.

    Anyone else make up their mind today?
  21. AreYouIn? macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2009
    I was all set to get the sport band today. Now I'm flipping back to the ss model. I'm still unsure of what size. I'm a female with 185 mm wrist, both sizes look fine. I feel like the smaller watch is more feminine, but the "feminine" bands are too small for my wrist. I would be limited to the sport band and the classic buckle only. This shouldn't be this hard.

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