Any regrets getting the stainless steel model?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by gusping, May 28, 2015.

  1. gusping macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2012
    London, UK
    Since there is a thread for the sport version I thought I'd create one for the steel model.

    I'll get the ball rolling and say I took my watch back after finding not much use for it and the fact the coating scratches rendering the sapphire screen pointless and for £600 I wanted it to be perfect. I am yet to decide whether to get the sport model.
  2. flur macrumors 68020


    Nov 12, 2012
    Not a one.

    And it's pretty hard to scratch the coating, so I have no worries either.
  3. alywa macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2004

    I got a SS with black sports band, my wife chose a Sport with white band. Both have been great so far... I prefer the looks of the SS, she's pleased with her sport as well.

    We'll see long-term, but for me the $200 premium was worth it for the sapphire and the classier looking (IMO) SS case.
  4. Funnone macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2010
    Not at all i love my :apple:42mm SS blue Leather Loop
  5. nfl46 macrumors 604


    Oct 5, 2008
  6. JPIndustrie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2008
    Queens, NY
    Very happy with my stainless steel choice...

    I would be eternally disappointed with the Sport had I ordered that one.

    Stainless steel case + Sapphire glass was always the intended materials for the watch. :apple:
  7. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    Very happy with my 42mm Milanese :). Loving this watch. Also no problems with coating.
  8. cruzmisl macrumors regular

    Nov 10, 2012
    When I had the sport, I was trying to be happy with it thinking I'd get SS for 2nd gen. I got up until the last day to return and I did it. Then I went SS and I haven't had one day of regret. It's the one I wanted.
  9. littlemissGTO macrumors member


    Oct 21, 2006
    No regrets here. The weight of the SS reminds me of a couple of my other watches.
  10. mtpandolfi macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2012
    I had a 38mm SGS, but after a few days I constantly found myself worrying about whether or not I would scratch the screen. I own a few watches in the four-figure range that all have sapphire screens, so I've never had an issue with scratches. I made the switch to a 38mm SS and have never looked back.
  11. Costino1 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 1, 2012
    Just got mine at 12 and got it set up..bought 4 hrs past preorders opened

    definitely a little learning curve...coming from someone who owned every iPhone from the iPhone 4.

  12. HippieMagic macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2011
    I am perfectly happy with mine. I scuffed the band a little somehow but the actual watch hasn't been scratched yet which surprises me. I normally scratch stainless up bad.
  13. crawler1975 macrumors regular


    Mar 22, 2011
  14. DDustiNN macrumors 68000


    Jan 27, 2011
    Not one bit. I like the look much more than the aluminum.
  15. BSben macrumors 65816

    May 16, 2012
    Not regretting it at all, quite the opposite.
  16. iamasmith macrumors 6502


    Apr 10, 2015
    Cheshire, UK
    No regrets at all, I knew it would be a quality product and it is :)
  17. srshaw, May 28, 2015
    Last edited: May 28, 2015

    srshaw macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2011
    I'm perfectly happy with silver aluminium for my mbp and iphone, but a watch is a watch, something that is visible all the time. I'm very pleased I payed the extra for the SS model. Of course it will be outdated next year or so. If the upgrades are significant I'll buy the new model, if not I'm keep my current model.

    My first iphone was a 3gs, I went with a 4 becuase I felt it looked better, then kept that until the 6 came out. I'll buy watches when I feel the upgrades are worthwhile.
  18. CaptHook macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2015
    I've changed my mind frequently. I ended up ordering a 38mm stainless because they were shipping quickly and my 42mm Space Gray Sport ordered on launch day was taking an eternity to arrive. I am now hooked on the stainless and can't go back to the Sport.

    I'm sure the fact that I sold the first two I ordered at a pretty decent profit helped significantly, however.
  19. RedSpeedRacerXX macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2012
    Got the 38mm SS with Milanese loop and a BSB for working out. Originally, I intended to buy the sports model because it was cheaper and wait to get the SS with the next generation. But I liked the look of the SS so much that I paid the extra. Not one day of regret since. As it is something that I use every day that gives me pleasure, it was worth the premium.
  20. mac.cali macrumors 65816

    Mar 16, 2012
    Sold my launch day SG for a nice profit. Then I ordered the SS since it was little out of pocket. Gotta admit I'm still attracted to the SG, but let's see if the SS grows on me. I'll know in a few days when the watch arrives.

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