Any smaller ladies wear the 42mm??

ssledoux

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And, if so, would you mind posting a pic?

I like the idea, but I’ve put it on in the store and can’t decide what I really think. I have the 38mm S1 and am definitely upgrading to a 3 soon, but I’m just torn about whether I could pull off going up to a 42. The weight scares me a bit also.

I’d love some input.
 
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I have 6 inches wrist, I liked the 38mm on me but ended up going with the 42mm because of longer battery life.
2 weeks after wearing the 42mm I do have some regrets. The bigger watch face does feel heavier and more noticeable during workout. If you live in cold area then you will also notice the bigger watch gets in the way with coat/sweater sleeve.
The plus are the bigger display for easier viewing/controlling, and longer battery life(about 20-25% in my test)
 

esaelias

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tbh i have seen women wear 42 mm and it looks like a toy watch they are wearing...or lie when you were a kid and you used to wear ur dads watch..... i am a guy and have 38mm looks perfect on skinny wrists
 

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Unless you're a female athletic director or football coach, 42mm looks weird on smaller ladies.

In terms of utility, the 42mm is obviously better.
 

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I was originally dead set on getting the 42mm for the larger screen. I tried it on once and thought I could go with it. As I tried it on more, different types and at different stores with different bands, it became clear that I should stick to the 38mm. I thought I would miss the larger screen size, but it hasn’t been an issue at all. The 38mm does in fact look like a large screen on my wrist. My wrist is 5.25”. No problems with the battery lasting all day either.

My suggestion is to keep trying it on and vary the bands based on what you will be wearing so you can be certain if the 42mm really will work out for you. I thought pictures here would help me, but I really needed to make the decision based on my comfort and how it looked on my wrist to me.
 
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tbh i have seen women wear 42 mm and it looks like a toy watch they are wearing...or lie when you were a kid and you used to wear ur dads watch..... i am a guy and have 38mm looks perfect on skinny wrists
I think someone should buy what looks more appropriate on their wrist, and in your situation, it doesn't have to be a 42 mm. Apple designed a 38 mm or 42 mm for either gender.
 

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Well the 38mm probably looks best, and I do have concerns about the weight and bulk of a bigger watch - not to mention I would have to replace all my bands (and some are retired colors that I love), so it looks like I’m sticking with the 38!
 
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bonjourx

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And, if so, would you mind posting a pic?

I like the idea, but I’ve put it on in the store and can’t decide what I really think. I have the 38mm S1 and am definitely upgrading to a 3 soon, but I’m just torn about whether I could pull off going up to a 42. The weight scares me a bit also.

I’d love some input.

I've been trying to upload my watch's picture but I keep on getting an error message. anyway, I have a 42mm one and I don't have a pretty big wrist. I used to have the 38mm with my series 2 but ended up returning it since I wanted more battery life. I got the sports band loop and I swear its so light I don't even feel that I have a watch on me. the 42mm has a better battery life so I went for it, also I prefer a bigger screen.
 

esaelias

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Well the 38mm probably looks best, and I do have concerns about the weight and bulk of a bigger watch - not to mention I would have to replace all my bands (and some are retired colors that I love), so it looks like I’m sticking with the 38!
i am sure you will not regret your decision
 

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i wanted to, but i couldn't wear the sport band of the 42mm watch cuz it wouldn't go small enough for my wrist.... so it was the 38mm by default!