No, this isn't a post about not buying now.. I orders and I wanted to share some of the reasons I think version 2 shouldn't be that much of a wrench (unless it's in the next 6 months). Some people obviously quite like Apple Watch as an idea.. I like it and personally I want to support Apple and see what they can do with it because if anybody can really do something significant in this area then I'm sure Apple can. I'm curious, I think this might be a valuable tool for me and want to enjoy the benefits of a popular and justifiably well developed product over it's generations. Let's focus on the SS model just now because I think versatility is the key here. It's little more pricey than the entry level and right now people have an up-front cost of the whole package of the watch and the strap used and many are already buying extra bands, even before launch.. I bought a SS model with a leather strap and added to the order an elastomer strap and am already thinking about a Milanese loop. If you consider that the exquisite bands being offered may be purchased on those occasional 'retail therapy' trips from time to time over the year, then in 2 years time, assuming you hang on to the tech for at least 2, body replacement is the key thing. I would love to hear that Apple could rip out and exchange the guts of the watch but it wouldn't be economic to do that, I'm sure of that and I'm sure that most educated buyers of Apple products realise they get the best by buying products that are worth it and that produce a clear profit margin that support the development of these great technologies to even greater offerings in the future. Apple products aren't the cheapest but they really create great solutions and produce significant advances at the point when you feel a need to reinvest in their ecosystem. The really obvious thing to show customer support would be to ensure that the bands from v1 were forward compatible and that future designs could use this investment. I suspect they won't comment but it would clearly help band sales independently of the watch and would ease the transition to v2 if a body only option was allowed for the Watch. So, if you spent X on Apple Watch right now would you think that 2/3 X would be too much in 2 years time. Then ask yourself the question.. you spend X now, occasional trips and presents gave you another X/2 investment in the ecosystem, would you then think a body replacement that cost 2/3 of the initial value X to be expensive in 2 years time..? If you think in those terms a V1 doesn't seem that bad does it..?