Any regrets getting the stainless steel model?

gusping

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Mar 12, 2012
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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.
 

flur

macrumors 68020
Nov 12, 2012
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Not a one.

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

alywa

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May 6, 2004
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Nope

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.
 

JPIndustrie

macrumors 6502a
Mar 12, 2008
860
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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:
 

melman101

macrumors 68030
Sep 3, 2009
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Very happy with my 42mm Milanese :). Loving this watch. Also no problems with coating.
 

cruzmisl

macrumors regular
Nov 10, 2012
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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.
 

mtpandolfi

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Dec 8, 2012
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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.
 

Costino1

macrumors 6502a
Oct 1, 2012
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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.

Enjoy!
 

HippieMagic

macrumors 6502
Dec 21, 2011
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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.
 

srshaw

macrumors 6502
Aug 13, 2011
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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.
 
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CaptHook

macrumors member
Apr 27, 2015
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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.
 

RedSpeedRacerXX

macrumors newbie
Jan 21, 2012
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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.
 

mac.cali

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Mar 16, 2012
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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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