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Mr.Blacky

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I currently have a launch day Apple Watch SS and there is shop which still has one unit of a white Series 2 Edition Watch. I'm thinking about buying it, but I'm not entirely sure about it. Some advices you could give, if it's worth or not?
 

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I currently have a launch day Apple Watch SS and there is shop which still has one unit of a white Series 2 Edition Watch. I'm thinking about buying it, but I'm not entirely sure about it. Some advices you could give, if it's worth or not?

I Likely would not. Only because I believe the Series 4 is likely imminent in September and you could use that money for a newer model if you wanted. But I also think it depends on what you’re using the watch for and if you’re really set on owning the ceramic Edition.
 

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I think it's a waste of money. Just wait for the next model and spend the 500 bucks on whatever you can get with that. It'll be autumn before you know it unfortunately...
 

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Thanks everyone for the answers!:) I'll have to think hard about it. On one hand, I don't think I would get an unused ceramic Apple Watch this cheap again, on the other hand, the watch itself is of course alittle bit "old".
 

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Four months ago, I tried selling my series 2 ceramic edition watch on Craigslist for $500 and I think after two months of listing, I got maybe 5 inquiries. Most made lowball offers of $300 or less so I gave up and just kept it.

I would never spend the $1300 on an Apple watch again and I don't recommend anyone ever do that either.

I would not spend $500 on this watch either.
 
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Four months ago, I tried selling my series 2 ceramic edition watch on Craigslist for $500 and I think after two months of listing, I got maybe 5 inquiries. Most made lowball offers of $300 or less so I gave up and just kept it.

I would never spend the $1300 on an Apple watch again and I don't recommend anyone ever do that either.

I would not spend $500 on this watch either.

I think the used market looks for the best deal possible for the Apple Watch and they don’t want to spend that much realizing when they could purchase a brand new Apple Watch for the price of a used Series 2 ceramic at $500. It’s just one of those devices that doesn’t really retain value because it’s a tech device and can be difficult to sell.
 

Arran

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Well, at least it doesn't have the dreaded red dot! Series 2 does have that going for it. :D

Why are you not entirely sure about it?
 

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Will WatchOS5 make any speed improvements to Series 1 and 2 like iOS 12 is suppose to do on older iPhones and iPads? Thats my biggest gribe with the Apple watch - just compare series 2 and 3, series 2 already feel slow.

I think the ceramic edition is quite unique and goes great with many sports bands, but as already suggested in this thread maybe its better to wait and see what series 4 will bring - and maybe the current series 3 edition will be discounted.
 

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I bought my Series 2 Ceramic about two months ago on eBay and absolutely love it. I also have a series 3 Aluminum Cellular that I use for workouts. I really don't notice much of a performance difference between the two. Since a Series 3 Edition is $1,349 and I paid $515 for my series 2 I think it was a good deal. Plus, it had AppleCare so the warranty is good through November 2019.
 
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I wouldn’t. To me, the AW is a device where the smart buy is the low end (aluminum) version of the newest model. I can’t see paying more money for worse performance, which is what you get with a S2 ceramic.
 
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I bought my Series 2 Ceramic about two months ago on eBay and absolutely love it. I also have a series 3 Aluminum Cellular that I use for workouts. I really don't notice much of a performance difference between the two. Since a Series 3 Edition is $1,349 and I paid $515 for my series 2 I think it was a good deal. Plus, it had AppleCare so the warranty is good through November 2019.
So where are these series 2 ceramics for $500? I've been looking :)
 

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I wouldn’t. To me, the AW is a device where the smart buy is the low end (aluminum) version of the newest model. I can’t see paying more money for worse performance, which is what you get with a S2 ceramic.

Excellent point. That’s exactly what somebody’s doing, you’re purchasing dated technology in terms of performance, especially with watchOS 5 launching, it’s technically already going to be behind in some ways. The only reason somebody would purchase a ceramic Edition, is strictly for aesthetics and they don’t care about the latest specifications. Its One of those situations where you have to factor benefit versus cost ratio. I don’t see the benefit when Series 3 might be more expensive, but in terms of longevity, I think those consumers rather have the longer support, being they don’t upgrade their smart watch annually.
 

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I bought the Series 2 Space Black with link bracelet for 350€ the other week, I think that was a good value compared to normal price of 1300€.
 

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Thanks everyone for the answers!:) I'll have to think hard about it. On one hand, I don't think I would get an unused ceramic Apple Watch this cheap again, on the other hand, the watch itself is of course alittle bit "old".
The watch is old. That is why the price is low. It’s technology will be 2 years old this coming September with the incoming series 4. Save your $500 to get the newer technology. Also start saving to get the series 4 ceramic if you like. $500 spending is not worth it for old technology and design despite it was made by Ceramic. Series 4 might come with the redesign form since the current design is 3 years old.
 

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Four months ago, I tried selling my series 2 ceramic edition watch on Craigslist for $500 and I think after two months of listing, I got maybe 5 inquiries. Most made lowball offers of $300 or less so I gave up and just kept it.

I would never spend the $1300 on an Apple watch again and I don't recommend anyone ever do that either.

I would not spend $500 on this watch either.

I understand as they watches do not hold value well at all.
[doublepost=1530233799][/doublepost]Me I would not spend 500 on a series 2 ceramic.
 
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