Apple Watch Style/Color for corporate look

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by dammit, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. dammit macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2010
    Just wondering what everyone's recommendations are on which Apple Watch style/color, wearing it in a office/business setting with a suit.

    I guessed stainless steel space grey (aka black look) - is most versatile for wearing in both office and out at night/casual...probably paired with a milanese black band?

    Is anyone considering the stainless steel gold option for predominant wearing in the office...I thought it might look good as well?

    Want to see what options others recommend whether it be aluminium, stainless steel, and then black, gold or silver - and what watch band you pair it with !

    I am going for 40mm because my wrist size is fairly small. I am a 33 y/o male. My company style is pretty modern/relaxed but I still want to look professional.
  2. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2009
    St. Louis, MO
    34 y/o financial professional, and I have always worn a stainless with Milanese. Black looks good, but the SS is classier. Gold to me looks good with a blue suit and brown shoes, but can be gaudy in casual settings or with a black suit.
  3. tomdwan macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2015
    I think stainless steel silver is the best option, with Milanese or 3rd party link bracelet.
  4. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2007
    Silver stainless steel with link bracelet.
  5. Rangers94 macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2014
    Space Black Stainless Steel paired with Space Black Milanese looks the sharpest imo. Plus like you said, the SBSS also looks great worn casually or when working out paired with a Sport Loop Band or regular Sport Band.
  6. MagicTorch macrumors member

    Sep 8, 2007
    I have a Series 0 SS with Classic Buckle in Black Leather, which is great for wearing with a suit in the office or to a black tie event. It is a shame that Apple no longer sell the Classic Buckle Strap. The SS is OK when paired with a Sport Band or material strap for casual wear, but a little bit too ‘bling’ for my liking. For casual wear, I prefer to switch to my Series 2 Aluminium in Space Grey, to tone things down.

    Agree with your comment about SSBB - probably the most versatile option for using in both a Corporate & Casual environment.
  7. Presonance macrumors regular


    Aug 31, 2010
    The Space Black SS looks amazing up close, but from a normal viewing distance it looks much darker than you’d expect. In certain lighting situations it just looks like a formless black blob sticking out from under your cuff—not great.

    The regular SS reflects more light and IMO looks far more professional and classic with a nice shirt, especially with the link band.
  8. Nozuka macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2012
    spaceblack SS will likely look good the longest ;)
  9. DononyG2 macrumors member


    Aug 11, 2011
    I work in a corporate setting as well, and wear my SS everyday. I'm not a fan of the black, but it's still very nice. I plan to wear my Gold SS with the milanese loop, as well as a nice leather band. Trust me, people notice (especially colleagues). Just my opinion.
  10. jssrea macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2014
    I don't understand the obsession with how the watch will look like at work. I work in a corporate setting as well, and I see every day people with their aluminum Apple Watch and sport band. I hardly ever see anyone wearing SS/SBSS watches. That said, I always wear my SS with either the black leather classic buckle band, or the link bracelet.

    For the Series 4 I went with SS again mainly because it's a lot easier to match with other bands.
  11. KarimLeVallois macrumors 68000


    Feb 22, 2014
    Take it this way, I work for an investment manager/hedge fund, I wear a grey ceramic, my CEO wears a SS with red sports band, others wear aluminium with sports bands. People on the underground are wearing all sorts of watches with their attire.
  12. garethjs macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2008
    Decided to do Gold SS will match it with the Nike anthacrite band
  13. canyonblue737 macrumors 65816

    Jan 10, 2005
    Any of the stainless models are classy in a corporate environment. While the regular SS is the most conventional and never, ever out of place I would also say the space black (what I wear) and the new gold would also look great and no one would think twice about it. in aluminum if you are going for cost savings i would get space gray and avoid silver or gold because although both look sporty and nice they do have a bit of a "sport gps" watch look to them.
  14. bluespark macrumors 68000

    Jul 11, 2009
    I wear a SS with silver Milanese loop most of the time with a conservative business suit, and I think it looks very sharp. I also sometimes pair it with a black Milanese loop, which works surprisingly well since it matches the black face of the watch. I'm tempted to try a gold watch this time around, but that plus the gold band seems like it might be too blingy.

    Casually, I wear my SS with sports bands or the leather loop. The leather loop is my favorite Apple band, but I don't think it quite works with a nice suit.
  15. Cnasty macrumors 68040


    Jul 2, 2008
    I went with the SS Gold this time as I wear a lot of navy, grey and brown suits daily within my role and I have always wanted a brassy/copper color for an AW. I liked the silver SS but looking for a change this year and they delivered.

    Still trying to figure out the casual band to pair with the gold SS though so open to suggestions for weekend wear!
  16. Mabus51 macrumors 65816

    Aug 16, 2007
    I’ve seen VPs an Board members with the aluminum. So I don’t really think it matters which version you get. Personally I love the black stainless steel and have always purchased that version. With a quick band change, it looks really sharp in all settings. This year is the first year I opted for the aluminum version. I want to try it out because the tech is improving so quickly in the watch right now that I feel getting the stainless and losing its value next year is a waste of money.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 20, 2018 ---
    Casual band, I would think the stone sport band would look really sharp on the gold stainless or even the new blue sport band. I know it’s weird to put a $50 band on a $600+ watch, but when it comes to Apple Watch it breaks rules.
  17. Cnasty macrumors 68040


    Jul 2, 2008
    I have always like the green/gold or navy/gold combo so thats how i am leaning.

    I prefer the sport loop over the sport band and it looks like there are new blue options. I was also considering the new forest green leather loop
  18. Mabus51 macrumors 65816

    Aug 16, 2007
    Yeah I forgot about the new green. The forest green does look sharp.
  19. tgara macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2012
    Connecticut, USA
    Quite right. Look at it this way: Rolex, Omega, Brietling, etc. all have made stainless steel watches for years. I myself have a stainless Omega Seamaster Professional, similar to the one James Bond wears -- with a tuxedo! :D

    Stainless steel is classic, and for good reason. You don't see these storied manufacturers making black watches very often.
  20. Feisar macrumors member


    Aug 16, 2010
    Corporate attire is getting more casual. Select the finish you like the most.

    At HQ, I’m Enjoying the last of summer with SS bracelet. Will be switching back to colorful leather for fall and winter.

    Looking forward to rocking the new Hermès S4 when multicolored band and gold SS when they arrive tomorrow.

    Here’s my SS with bracelet for inspiration.

  21. ectospheno macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2005
    I work for a defense contractor. Every watch I've seen in the building is aluminum with a sport band. YMMV.
  22. cornerexit macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2014
    It doesn’t matter, quit obsessing. Your work is what speaks at work, unless you die your hair pink and dress like Danzig.
  23. ztw2002 macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2012
    New York City
  24. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I never owned the Milanese loop, but it never suited my style with that particular band, but I would agree with you, however I’m partial to the stainless steel link band looks really good with the stainless Apple Watch.

    What I do personally: I pair the ‘black stainless’ link band Apple Watch with the regular stainless Apple Watch and then I will pair of my black stainless watch with the regular link band. The contrast looks really sharp.
  25. ob81 macrumors 65816


    Jun 11, 2007
    Virginia Beach
    Pick the watch you like best. In my office people have Garmin Fenix watches, different models of Fitbits, and Apple watches of all types; in suits.

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