Any men pre-order a 38mm and then tried it on and are sticking with 38mm?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by melman101, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    Hey all, stupidly and all in a clumsy fashion, I ordered the 38mm but waited a bit before ordering the 42mm.

    My 38mm is my initial gut choice due to my wrist size, but everyone is saying it's real small now. I'm going to go from try on's at 5:30pm.

    But I was wondering if anyone has ordered the 38mm, tried on the 38mm and 42mm, and decided to keep the 38mm because the 42mm was way too big and heavy?

    Also, if they have pictures of the 38mm vs 42mm milanese on their wrist, that would rock.
  2. melman101 thread starter macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
  3. se18 macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2015
    Ordered the 38mm and booked to try on in a few hours. Will report back here later.

    Was a bit worried about the size after a lot of people said it was tiny however after seeing photos I'm confident I've made the right decision.

    The same people saying the 38mm was really small posted photos of the 42mm and to me it looked massive.

    I want a smaller understated look.
  4. BMox macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2014
    United Kingdom
    I ordered the Sport edition 38mm (blue band) this morning.

    Tried it on in store this afternoon.

    Still sticking with it.
  5. djrm macrumors 6502


    Feb 12, 2010
    Norwich, UK
    The 38mm is tiny, ignore photos, period.
  6. se18 macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2015
    It's all opinions isn't it.

    The 42mm photos you posted were not to my taste. It looks like the watch is nearly as wide as your arm.

    People keep saying ignore the photos...maybe because it felt smaller.

    To others it will probably look as big as it does in the photos.
  7. Marco123 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 14, 2012
    I ordered 38 and just back from trying it on and still sticking with it.
    It's small but that's what I want.
    Remember the watch sits off the wrist because of the sensors so I found the 42 hard to tightly wrap around my wrist and look right.
    I agree that the 38 strap accessories make it look targeted towards females but I don't care, I prefer small watch faces.
  8. bms2993 macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2015
    I stuck with the 38mm Apple Watch. I think it will be fine for my rather small wrists. :)
  9. macrumors 68020

    Jun 17, 2009
    Fort Worth, TX
    what's your wrist width? I pre-ordered the 38mm Sport but won't make it into an Apple Store till Sunday to try one on. I'm still thinking 38 will be fine for me but just curious.
  10. sbbrown333 macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2009
    Upstate SC
    My "try on appointment" was this morning at 10AM. The 38MM is definitely small. To each their own, but it really felt like a woman's watch. The 42MM is smaller than I had imagined by the pictures but felt great.
  11. GoingDark macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2013
    I ordered the 38mm. My try-on appointment is in about an hour, I'll report back with photos of both 38mm and 42mm on my wrist, which is around 160mm in circumference.
  12. melman101 thread starter macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    You guys are awesome.

    I can't wait to check it out myself. I'll post pictures too, but my appointment is at 5:30pm eastern time.

    It makes me feel hopeful that the 38mm was the right choice. I did see some pictures of people wearing the 42mm and it did look massive. LOL
  13. GoingDark macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2013
    Just got back from my try-on appointment. What everyone else is saying is true - the watches ARE indeed MUCH smaller in person than they look in the photos. Even in my own photos, the 42mm looks too big and the 38mm looks fine, but in person the 38mm felt VERY small.

    The only exception to this that I found is with the Milanese Loop. It's silly that a different band makes such a big difference but I found that the 38mm aluminum with sport band felt tiny but the 38mm with Milanese Loop felt exactly right, even though rationally they are both the same size. I've attached some photos below.

    PLEASE NOTE: I am aware that I am wearing the 38mm SS with Milanese Loop upside-down. I was not paying attention at the time and I know it looks kind of silly. :eek: It wasn't intentional.

    Attached Files:

  14. spytech macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2013
    Damn, the 38mm + Milanese looks bigger than the 42mm + Sport, lol. How much is your wrist?
  15. abluehaze macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2008
    As he stated earlier his wrist is approximately 160mm. I'm sorry but most of these people posting pics of the 42 should be getting 38's. The 42's look comical in many of the pics on these forums.

    The point of a watch isn't for it to cover the entire surface of your arm. When it doss that it looks silly and quite goofy.
  16. se18 macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2015
    Tried on both sizes and happy with 38mm order

    Initial reaction was that the 38mm seemed small...compared to the big table and the 42mm.

    But on my 163mm wrists the 38mm felt right. I'm not really one for the large watch trend
  17. Pooshka macrumors 65816

    Jun 28, 2008
    How about this for the next title:

    "Any men pre-order a 38mm and then tried it on and are sticking with 38mm but then 3 hours later cancel the order and pre-order 42mm instead?"
  18. pshifrin macrumors 6502


    Mar 14, 2010
    Posted in another thread but yes, ordered 38 sport blue at 3am and tried on white 38 at 12:30 (they had no blue to try on). I'm 5'3 140lb with low 150s wrist. Sticking with it and my 4/24 ship date.

  19. nippyjun macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2007
    Yes, I ordered 38mm and tried on both in store today and I ordered the correct one for me. My wrists are about 157mm.

    I'm not a watch wearer, but have worn a fuel band and a garmin vivosmart and prefer less bukly wristwear. The 38mm was just right.
  20. bnekic macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2013
    Cleveland, OH
    Any men pre-order a 38mm and then tried it on and are sticking with 38mm?

    I just left the Apple Store and the 38mm is tiny, so glad I went with 42mm. I have 165mm wrist. Pictures totally misrepresent the size.
  21. cruzmisl macrumors regular

    Nov 10, 2012
    160mm wrist, ordered 38, went in and tried 38 and 42, happy I ordered 38.
  22. melman101 thread starter macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    Leaving in 20 minutes for my appointment.

    Got 38mm for 4/24 and 42mm for 5/13.

    42mm are now shipping in June!
  23. Mascots macrumors 68000


    Sep 5, 2009
    Nope, I went with 38mm Sport in space grey and am glad I did.

    The 42mm was the height of my wrists, which are 157mm-ish, so it was kind of awful though I appreciated the additional size of the 42 when playing with it. It's too large, though, so here's a photo from me of a 38mm sport, which fits perfectly:

  24. slicecom macrumors 68020

    Aug 29, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    Yes, many. Just check the numerous threads on 38mm vs 42mm. I ordered both and will try them on after work and decide which to cancel.
  25. i0Nic macrumors 65816

    May 17, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    The 38 looks great on you.

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