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Apple Watch sightings in the wild (not counting anyone you know)

Have you seen an Apple Watch in the wild?

  • Yes

    Votes: 383 52.3%
  • No

    Votes: 349 47.7%

  • Total voters
    732

zmunkz

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Nov 4, 2007
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Since I am so eagerly awaiting the arrival of my own watch, I've taken up the habit of staring at everyone's wrists as I walk by them, in the gym and wherever. I haven't seen a single apple watch yet... I suppose that is not too unexpected, but I was curious: have you guys spotted any of these in the wild?
 
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mateytate

macrumors regular
Apr 10, 2014
157
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Since I am so eagerly awaiting the arrival of my own watch, I've taken up the habit of staring at everyone's wrists as I walk by them, in the gym and wherever. I haven't seen a single apple watch yet... I suppose that is not too unexpected, but I was curious: have you guys spotted any of these in the wild?

I've just spotted one, a 42mm Space Gray Sports...... on my left wrist :p
 
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kycophpd

macrumors 6502a
Jun 7, 2009
716
702
Louisville, Kentucky
Since I am so eagerly awaiting the arrival of my own watch, I've taken up the habit of staring at everyone's wrists as I walk by them, in the gym and wherever. I haven't seen a single apple watch yet... I suppose that is not too unexpected, but I was curious: have you guys spotted any of these in the wild?

I was in the Apple Store twice yesterday at a local mall and both times I walked out, people were staring at my wrist. This was people walking by the store. It felt weird as I don't like to draw attention. The good thing is, no one else has said anything since then.
 
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khn

macrumors newbie
Apr 12, 2015
21
0
CA
I haven't seen an Apple Watch, but I have been more attentive...and noticed many other smart watches.
 
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BmoreDrumGuy

macrumors regular
Mar 12, 2010
182
0
Baltimore, MD
I had an event to photograph today at a local area mall, and twice someone noticed my watch and commented on it. Once by a local sheriff who asked "did that really cost $10,000?" about my sport model. I had to laugh a little bit.
 
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KauaiBruce

macrumors 65816
Jul 5, 2007
1,002
20
Kauai, HI
I think it may be a while before I see any on Kauai. My UPS guy did NOT have any others to deliver yesterday. (at least not SS). BTW: The box is HEAVY. WOW.
 
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valleian

macrumors regular
Jun 1, 2014
241
90
New York
I had an event to photograph today at a local area mall, and twice someone noticed my watch and commented on it. Once by a local sheriff who asked "did that really cost $10,000?" about my sport model. I had to laugh a little bit.

Had the same experience, anywhere form $1,000-$17,000 are the guesses as to how much I paid for my Watch Sport.
 
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Uccle

macrumors 6502
Sep 22, 2012
352
113
Just now in local (fancy) grocery store. White sports band model. The owner loves it.
 
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phantomsd

macrumors 6502
Dec 7, 2006
333
13
San Diego, CA
My first "in the wild" sighting was at the Padres game last night. Sport with White SB. Still need to make my way to the Apple Store for a try-on/play with display models. June for my orders.
 
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Jungo

macrumors regular
Aug 1, 2007
200
29
had some young girls at Gengis Grill gushing over my ss 42 classic - "OMG is that the apple watch ? "
 
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BigMovieGeek

macrumors regular
May 22, 2010
161
62
Went into my local Apple Store for a charger and the manager wanted to see it... And have his picture taken with me... Also the staff all clapped their hands...

It felt weird.
 
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ru7hl355

macrumors regular
Aug 31, 2013
100
15
Scotland
I had a similar experience as BigMovieGeek today when i went into my local store to purchase applecare, they told i me i would need to bring it in when i receive it so they could inspect it... thats when i gently pulled my sleeve up :D:cool: had a few employees asking me about it and telling me how jealous they were(One of them had a pebble with a still of the app screen on the watch to tide him over till his gets delivered, lol!).

I also got asked if i would like to try one on from another employee, when checking out the other straps at the glass tables... guess what happened next :D
 
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Rob198612

macrumors 6502a
Sep 15, 2014
614
258
Miami
Waiting to get mine I am paying more attention to people wearing smart watches the only Apple watch I saw yesturday was the white Apple watch edition yes edition lol out of all the apple watches out there first one I see someone wearing was an edition lol in the movie theater out of all places
 
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zmunkz

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Nov 4, 2007
921
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Waiting to get mine I am paying more attention to people wearing smart watches the only Apple watch I saw yesturday was the white Apple watch edition yes edition lol out of all the apple watches out there first one I see someone wearing was an edition lol in the movie theater out of all places

Did it turn on while they were eating popcorn lol? That was a question from a thread a couple weeks back...
 
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randy98mtu

macrumors 65816
Mar 4, 2009
1,430
122
Went into my local Apple Store for a charger and the manager wanted to see it... And have his picture taken with me... Also the staff all clapped their hands...

It felt weird.

Did they have chargers? I want to pick up another and perhaps add Apple Care to mine.
 
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TheLastOfConnor

macrumors member
Apr 8, 2015
59
1
Did it turn on while they were eating popcorn lol? That was a question from a thread a couple weeks back...

Went to see Avengers today with my Apple Watch on. Yes, this was an issue. I had to turn it off because it would keep flashing on and off as I moved my arm.

Atypical usage though so it's not a flaw of the device.
 
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greytmom

macrumors 68040
Jun 23, 2010
3,463
664
I think it may be a while before I see any on Kauai. My UPS guy did NOT have any others to deliver yesterday. (at least not SS). BTW: The box is HEAVY. WOW.

It is indeed, but wow, was the packaging beautiful or what! I almost didn't want to open it. Almost!

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Did they have chargers? I want to pick up another and perhaps add Apple Care to mine.

Chargers are in the stores. I got one today. But forgot to add AppleCare. Dang it!
 
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nasa25

macrumors 65816
Apr 11, 2010
1,203
257
canada
Waiting to get mine I am paying more attention to people wearing smart watches the only Apple watch I saw yesturday was the white Apple watch edition yes edition lol out of all the apple watches out there first one I see someone wearing was an edition lol in the movie theater out of all places

I didn't even think the edition was available to ship at launch.....

In any event, haven't seen any in the wild. However some Asian girl was eying my wrist when I was out earlier.
 
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Patriot24

macrumors 68030
Dec 29, 2010
2,811
793
California
I've yet to see another in the wild. Everyone seems to be noticing mine (white sport band is like a beacon). I intentionally put on a long sleeve shirt last night when I went out to dinner with my family to avoid the attention.
 
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KauaiBruce

macrumors 65816
Jul 5, 2007
1,002
20
Kauai, HI
It is indeed, but wow, was the packaging beautiful or what! I almost didn't want to open it. Almost!
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I am still surprised about just how HEAVY the box was. Was considering using it on my vacation but do not want to add a pound to my carryon. :eek:

And YES. Loved the packaging.

I think it will take a good eye to spot any SS with Classic Buckle. It looks great but does not demand attention. I love how tasteful it is.

However, I am CERTAIN I will spot any of the sport band colors if I see them.
 
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DirtySocks85

macrumors 65816
Mar 12, 2009
1,441
82
Wichita, KS
So far just my wife's and my own. No one has "noticed" mine either. I did use it to pay with Apple Pay at Panera last night, the cashier didn't seem the slightest bit interested that I paid for my dinner with my watch.
 
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bunnicula

macrumors 68040
Jul 23, 2008
3,799
777
So far just my wife's and my own. No one has "noticed" mine either. I did use it to pay with Apple Pay at Panera last night, the cashier didn't seem the slightest bit interested that I paid for my dinner with my watch.

I've used it twice at Starbucks. Both baristas got excited about it.
 
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