Anyone else wish for an even larger watch? (46mm... 50mm... ?)

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by rhildinger, May 20, 2015.

  1. rhildinger macrumors member

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    Anyone else besides me find the 42mm watch too small and wish it came in an even larger size? I'm not knocking the current size offerings - if they work well for you that's great! Personally, I'd like to see an even larger size, along with the larger battery that would enable...
     
  2. Tmelon macrumors 6502a

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    It would definitely have some advantages in readability and battery life, but unless you have really big wrists, it would definitely look a bit weird.
     
  3. ParishYoung macrumors 6502a

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    I've been quietly thinking this since my try-on appointment, but I think it's just the geek in me. I'd like to see it go wider rather than taller though.
     
  4. mchoffa macrumors 6502a

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    I think the 42mm looks small on my wrist (and I'm not a big guy). My wife ordered a 38mm, but she's thinking my size might be good for her (too bad they don't have modern buckles for 42mm). Something like 46 would be perfect for me I think.
     
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  6. KojiH macrumors 6502

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    Yes. I'm a watch collector and most of my watches range between 44-48mm with a good number at 50mm as well. So 45mm would have been perfect. One of my favorite watches, the Omega Planet Ocean is 45.5mm in diameter and I find it to be the ideal size.

    I think it would have been nice if Apple had chosen to separate the two sizes a little further apart. 38mm and 42mm are not that different.

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  7. venom600 macrumors 6502a

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    I wish they had a 46 or 50mm option. The 42 is smaller than any watch I've ever owned. In fact, when I first tried it on at the Apple Store, I was almost certain that they had fitted me with a 38mm watch.
     
  8. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

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    No way! I wore a 52mm Pebble for over a year and my 38mm Apple Watch now seems so nice. And the problem with a wider watch is that it starts to impede your wrist from bending back if it sits to far up your arm.

    I've done the big smart watch thing and I'm so not going back there. And the funny thing is, the actual screen on my 38mm watch is larger than the screen on the 52mm Pebble.
     
  9. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    nope..... i really wanted the 42mm before trying it on.... i wanted the larger screen.... but my wrists are so small, that i had to get a 38mm....

    so larger does me no good...
     
  10. FuzzyLogic13 macrumors newbie

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    Maybe if they would do a rectangle shape and not just square, we could have more real estate on the top and bottom at least.
     
  11. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    uhm..... :confused: the current apple watch IS a rectangle.... a square is all 4 equal. sides... a rectangle is 2 shorter and 2 longer sides....
     
  12. FuzzyLogic13 macrumors newbie

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    Well, I mean a longer rectangle. The could call it the Watch Stretch!
     
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  14. Branskins macrumors 65816

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    Is Samsung going to "innovate" with the mega size watch now that you have given this idea :p
     
  15. SarZ macrumors regular

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    Why do some people want to wear very large watches
    Is it to show off to other people ?
    unless you've got massive wrists they look ridiculous
     
  16. rhildinger thread starter macrumors member

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    You seem somewhat offended that people wear larger watches...

    For me it has nothing to do with showing off, I simply prefer larger sized watches. The 42mm apple watch looked like a ladies watch on my wrist, which is certainly not "massive" but probably somewhat larger than average.
     
  17. rhsmd1 macrumors member

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    not just a larger size, but also a heavier steel.
    I routinely wear Omega, tag and breitling watches that are built for diving.
    the steel is much heavier.
    I am not advocating for a diving AW, just a bigger, heavier one.
     
  18. SarZ macrumors regular

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    Not offended just curious
     
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  20. KojiH macrumors 6502

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    Exactly
     
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  22. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    Some people do have really large wrists. I think it should be an option.
     
  23. friedmud macrumors 65816

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    I think they went small on purpose... because if they were any bigger all anyone would talk about is the large version... and how it's so huge and geeky.

    The press cannot possibly talk about how "huge and nerdy" the 42mm or 38mm are.

    This is a first generation product so they needed to be quite conservative. I expect a larger version in time once the world gets used to the idea that it can be fashionable to wear a smartwatch...
     

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