Apple Watch Style/Color for corporate look

dammit

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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.
 

Rangers94

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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.
 
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MagicTorch

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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.
 

Presonance

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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.
 

DononyG2

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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.
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.
 

jssrea

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Sep 25, 2014
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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.
 

KarimLeVallois

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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.
 

canyonblue737

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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.
 

bluespark

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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.
 

Cnasty

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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!
 

Mabus51

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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.
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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!
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.
 

Cnasty

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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.
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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.
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
 

Mabus51

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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
Yeah I forgot about the new green. The forest green does look sharp.
 

tgara

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

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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.

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ectospheno

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I work for a defense contractor. Every watch I've seen in the building is aluminum with a sport band. YMMV.
 

cornerexit

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It doesn’t matter, quit obsessing. Your work is what speaks at work, unless you die your hair pink and dress like Danzig.
 

Relentless Power

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stainless with Milanese is the best
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.
 

ob81

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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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