Any guys getting the 38mm Apple Watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by macness, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. macness macrumors 6502a

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    Im an average size guy and I'm thinking about getting the 38mm Apple watch. It might be a bit bulky as it is so I'm thinking the smaller version will look a bit more sleek.

    I ill most likely get the bigger one. Just a thought though. What are you guys doing?
     
  2. mr.steevo macrumors 65816

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    Personally I find the trend of larger and larger watches off putting. I think they look great in the case but when I see people wearing these larger watches it makes me think of clown shoes.

    If there is no difference in function between the 42 and 38 then I could see me getting the 38mm. But not first generation.
     
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  4. k3ith macrumors regular

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    I too am getting the 38mm...I for some reason have super skinny wrists and am afraid even the small one is going to look too large!
     
  5. illcoolz macrumors member

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    I plan on getting the 38 mm SS, with a few bands to go with it.

    I already own a bunch of large watches, with sizes going up to 47 mm (SevenFriday M1, which is attached below), and honestly the best watches are the smaller one. They're just much more comfortable, light, and are not too flashy.

    Since the 38 mm Apple Watch does everything the bigger watch does, that's just good enough for me.
     

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  6. ihatephish macrumors regular

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    I will definitely be getting the smaller one and I'm a big dude. I don't wear watches, but have been using my fitbit the last three months and only use it for its function, not fashion.
     
  7. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    It kind of depends on the strap situation. I am leaning toward the smaller watch since I have a pretty small wrist, but I like the leather loop enough to possibly convince myself to like the larger watch if it ends up being 42mm only.
     
  8. Tanegashima macrumors 6502

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    It looks like everything will be available in the two sizes.
     
  9. Tycho24 macrumors 68020

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    I would be pleased if somebody would hurry up and make a papercraft one for me to "try" on.
     
  10. jafingi macrumors 65816

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    I am unsure on the size too. I don't have the biggest wrist, so I don't know if the 42mm will be too big. On the other hand, I don't know if the 38mm will look to flimsy.

    Will have to try both before I decide.
     
  11. Tar Sniffer macrumors 6502

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    This uses approximate sizes but gives you a pretty good idea.

    http://ryanpmack.com/files/AppleWatchSizeComparison.pdf
     
  12. Tycho24 macrumors 68020

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  13. AceFernalld macrumors 65816

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    On the contrary, it looks like the Leather Loop will only be available in 42mm and the Modern Buckle will only be available in 38mm: https://www.apple.com/watch/gallery/
     
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    Tanegashima macrumors 6502

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    You should be right then...

    Makes sense, as the modern buckle is very feminine and the leather loop is very masculine.
     
  15. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I'm a woman, but I don't find the loop masculine at all. Seems like a good way to adjust to any waist size.
     
  16. lars666 macrumors 6502a

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    I'll have to see both sizes in person, but I think that another factor to consider could also be a slightly bigger sized battery in the 42mm and therefore longer usage time, like with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ...? Or will the 4mm, even in relation, not give more room for a significant boost of, let's say, 1 or 2 hours extra time?
     
  17. Julien macrumors G3

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    ...or Apple could use the same battery for both making the 38mm a little longer, or Apple could carefully size the batteries making both relatively the same or.....

    While I have said and believe the 42 may have a slightly longer batt life we just don't know yet. I would not use this speculation to base a preorder on.
     
  18. MeFromHere macrumors 6502

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    You must have a remarkably small waist!
    ;)
     
  19. CharlieBrandt09 macrumors 6502

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    I'm an average sized guy (6', 185 lbs) and I will definitely be going with the smaller size. My wrists are small(ish) and I can't stand how big watched look on me.
     
  20. iThingsGurl macrumors 6502a

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    I had exactly the same thought! Although another thought comes back to say that while the 42mm may have a slightly bigger battery, it also has a slightly larger display - thus rendering the battery life of the 38mm and the 42mm almost equal ultimately.

    To OP -
    My friend, although not fat, is certainly not petite and he's going to get the 38mm one - in fact he says he's gonna preorder it the moment they start taking orders!
     
  21. valleian macrumors regular

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    Absolutely! I'm planning on buying one the day they launch. From what I've seen, the 38mm looks better on smaller wrist, which i have, but also, better in general. I feel it looks appropriate in size, not too absurd, unlike the Almost 360, which reminds me of a steel tire on your wrist.
     
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    I'll be getting the 38mm one. I don't like large bulky watches. Just unnecessary in my opinion.
     
  24. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    If I buy one it will certainly be the smaller one. But the more I hear the more I am leaning towards waiting for the second gen.
     
  25. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    Depends on the price difference between the 2. it the price of an additional 4mm is $50 or more, then Im definitely getting the smaller one.
     

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