Anyone switch from SS to Sport?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by durangojim, May 8, 2015.

  1. durangojim macrumors member

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    I've been fortuate to have a 42mm SG sport since 4/24 (one of the lucky ones) and I'm really happy with it. I decided to go this route after seeing the SS in person and cancelled my order for it. At first the lack of sapphire screen bothered me but now I don't really care and am glad I went with the sport. Did anyone get a SS and regret not buying the sport instead? I've thought about getting a SS gen 2 when they come out if they have a different finish than the mirrored finish on the gen 1. Not a fan of fingerprints all over my watch case. I think a mirrored/brushed look would look good if they changed the case design a bit.
     
  2. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like you want to feel better about the downgrade by hearing others have done it also?
     
  3. cruzmisl macrumors regular

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    I would personally like a brushed stainless look
     
  4. rsxmachine macrumors 6502

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    I sent back a too small 38 SS and now ordered a 42 SG sport. I can't justify the pricing difference between sport and SS which is $290 in Canada. This is a first gen product and it feels like it. There will be a ton of bands and adapters coming so you will be able to make the sport look pretty nice too.
     
  5. SarZ macrumors regular

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    And here it is ;)
     
  6. msb3079 macrumors 6502a

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    Obviously, it's all opinions. I personally am not a fan of the bright metals on a watch like this. I ordered the 38mm SG Sport.. I like that and the Space Black, but that's a THOUSAND DOLLARS. For $349 for the SG Sport... that's doable for me. I don't understand how people are spending $550, $700, $1,000... on a watch with internals that will be outdated quickly. It's not like a Citizens watch that you can keep for 10+ years and it is what it is.. I guess others have more money to spend than I do.

    But yeah, I'm with you. spending almost double for essentially the same thing, is just foolish, IMO. To each their own!
     
  7. SarZ macrumors regular

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    I can justify spending more money on a better quality watch but there's no way I could justify spending from $149 to $449 on the bands Apple are selling
     
  8. msb3079 macrumors 6502a

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    On the flipside -- decent chance those bands would be compatible with several future generations of the watch. Far from definite, but good chance. I hear you, though.
     
  9. PantherHollow macrumors newbie

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    My SG 42 should be here shortly (13-27th window) and I just ordered a 38 SS ML. Thinking I will just CL the SG to cover the additional cost of the SS ML and keep that one. Feel kind of dirty doing it, but what are ya gonna do I guess. Figure, worst case, by the time my SG comes, if the market no longer shows interest in it for $700, then Ill just keep it and return/cancel the SS ML.
     
  10. durangojim thread starter macrumors member

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    You caught me! Especially when these are two of my daily drivers. Money was such a huge issue that I ordered both at 3:03 and cancelled the SS:cool:
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    Before you try to make yourself feel better by opening your pie hole, maybe you should actually think that not everyone has an ulterior motive but have a genuine question.

    What I'd really like is a titanium Apple Watch.
     
  11. AbsoluteMustard macrumors regular

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    I have the 42 white sport and have had it since day 1 like you. I have always worn polished stainless watches, so this was a departure for me. One thing that people have seen is stainless scratches easily, and all of my watch cases are scratched. It is nice to see the aluminum hold up to the wear and tear, and it looks brand new still.

    I tried on the SS Milanese in the store last week and I wasn't impressed by the SS. I like the aluminum case better. I did buy a milanese band after trying it on though, man that was nice.

    If I had to craft my perfect watch, it would be the following:
    Aluminum case
    Sapphire screen
    Ceramic back
    Milanese band

    I have had no problems with the screen scratching yet, but if I do I will just get a sapphire screen form ifixit. I have put my other watches through hell and they look brand new because sapphire is amazing.

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    Nice Panerai :cool:

    Don't worry, I had a lot of people here say I can't afford the SS version and that is why I went with the sport.

    What people don't realize is that money isn't everyones deciding factor. I
     
  12. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Many nice watch are more of a brushed than a polished mirrored look. So I do see that. In my opinion the Sport looks cheap and not worth $400. But I also haven't really looked at the black. The SS at least looks like you are getting your $600 worth until you start talking about band pricing.

    The black sport may buck the trend on not looking cheap as it is black, but I personally don't care for what I consider a pervasive and growing cultural infatuation with many things in black that in my opinion look ghetto, especially when it comes to things like black wheels on cars. And so I tend to like polished, brushed, or otherwise clean and silver looking things. That is just my personal taste.

    On the SS side, I am curious how the Link in grey/black looks. Only seen it under a glass case at Apple as they haven't had them for try on. It does look like a nice gunmetal finish as opposed to a straight black and from what I have read the DVC? coating may actually make it more durable than the regular SS. But I still tend to like silver watches.

    That's my $.02.
     
  13. SarZ macrumors regular

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    Great watches
    I have to say the Apple watch looks like a toy compared to the other two watches
     
  14. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000

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    Currently using a 38mm SS BCB, I think it's nice, but I don't think it's worth the price, I'm going to return it and get the 42mm SG, also I'm getting the watch mostly for exercise purposes so I don't like wearing a SS through my lifting.
     
  15. AbsoluteMustard macrumors regular

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    Thats why you need to wear both

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  16. GeorgiaPower macrumors newbie

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    So you're saying Black = Ghetto?
     
  17. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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    The sport band doesn't do it justice. And a stainless link band would look stupid with the space grey watch. For that reason I went with the silver version.
     
  18. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I am saying that some things in black, such as black wheels on cars look ghetto to me in my opinion. I am wearing a black shirt right now. Is that ghetto. No. But some things in my opinion don't really work well in black. Not sure how I feel about the Space Grey Sport look. But that is my first response to it. I do know a lot of men prefer straight black for many things. I simply don't. It's not an indictment or a personal judgment. Just a feeling.
     
  19. SarZ macrumors regular

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    Not sure that would work for me now but I'm sure in the future a lot of people will be wearing two watches
     

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