There have been a dozen or so threads on the various watch models and the how and why of things like: 1) Pricing of the Edition model: that's a biggie all around, because it takes this one and makes it out of the range of the reasonable for most buyers (some of whom would purchase the watch because they like the look of it from a fashion perspective) 2) Deliberate packaging of the Space Black SS with the black link bracelet, making it more expensive by default than the regular SS model (and leaving buyers wondering what sort of band options they'll have because all the bands that have metal hardware other than the Link have regular SS hardware) 3) Deliberate packaging of the Space Gray Sport with black band, causing the buyer to have to purchase a black band separately if they want it on their regular aluminum-body Sport model and it leaves people who want Space Gray with no choice but black (same issue with hardware match on bands as Space Black SS watch) The Edition no doubt gets the most attention with regard to its pricing scheme and attempts at "exclusivity" for the buyer, but it is my opinion that Apple has set apart a "poor man's exclusivity" in each of the watch categories. We don't get it often here on MR, but I suppose there are a good many people out there who think that the purchase of the Space Black Link Watch will impress their friends because they'll all know that it is ONLY available at a 1K price point regardless of what other bands may eventually show up that will also work with the Space Black SS model. No matter how you look at it, the cost of entry with the Space Black SS model is about twice as high as the cost of entry with the regular SS model. With the Sport series, though they are the same price, going for the Space Gray guarantees you that you'll get to have a black band (if white and bright colors aren't your thing) AND that you'll likely have people seeing that watch at a glance and not realizing it's the Sport and thinking you've got the Space Black Watch. There's also going to be a group of people who really want the regular aluminum watch that will have to pay for an extra band to get the black... and does it even come with regular aluminum hardware in black? There IS some psychology at work with the pairings of the bands and the initial configurations. It will be very interesting to see how Apple expands band offerings in the future. Point being... Apple is counting on people wanting to make some sort of impression with these watches. I've been on MR quite some time. I've seen people post about being "seen" carrying a certain color or model of iPhone. I've seen the back and forth over whether or not gold is a manly color, etc etc etc. We are a small community, in the grand scheme. It will be VERY interesting to see what happens in the general public with this watch. And you will see every variety of this watch. Some less often than others. And believe me, you will find it interesting (if you are at all interested in other humans) the first time you see someone wearing an Edition. Unless you live far from any sort of diverse city. You may never see one being worn in person unless you are on vacation, but you'll see celebrities wearing them. I would not be surprised to see these hit the Oscars SWAG bag next year. Me, I just like new tech gadgets and I appreciate the care that Apple puts into their gadgets. I'm an Apple geek like most of you who post here regularly, and this new product line is such a huge unknown. Who knows where it will or will not go? My questions to you... If you're buying Apple Watch, what made you choose the version you're planning to buy? Was it cost? Was it style? Was it a combo of both? If the Edition was closer in price to the Watch series, would you be buying one of them? (the amount has been hashed over and is irrelevant... let's just assume it's close enough that most people wouldn't find it a leap over the SS models). If you could get a band besides the Link with the Space Black, would it be your first choice? (assuming it isn't already)... are you buying another style of watch because of the Space Black/Link band pairing? Are you disappointed that you cannot get a black band with the regular aluminum Sport watch? (if that's the one you wanted)... has the band choice changed your choice of watch? TL;DR What made you choose the watch/watches you're considering so far? I always wanted the SS Watch. I liked the look of the rose gold Edition, but from the moment I first saw it, I knew it would be fairly expensive. I also knew that I'm not the type to wear a watch, so this might be something I put down in 6 months, and I figured I should keep the cost modest and be sure to choose a watch that went with pretty much everything to increase the odds that I'd wear it regularly. This brought the SS Watch into play. I knew I needed sapphire, or I'd bang it up pretty bad, because I'm not used to wearing a watch. That ruled out the Sport. I'm still undecided on the band, but I have it narrowed down to Modern Buckle (not sure which color yet) or Milanese loop. Modern Buckle has a slight edge, but I always think about it getting wet and start thinking Milanese is a safer choice... Milanese is also less expensive. I do think of that factor, too. I'll just mull it over during the next couple of weeks, then the night of preorders, I'll grab the one that I'm leaning toward, then try on both in the store and I'll change my order if I need to. What's the psychology behind your choice?