Apple Watch UK Pricing announced

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  1. djrm, Mar 9, 2015
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    djrm macrumors 6502

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     Watch Sport £299 (38mm) and £339 (42mm)
     Watch Steel £479 up to £949 depending on strap
     Watch Edition £8,000 up to £13,500 depending on strap

    Thoughts?
     
  2. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

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    Thoughts? Buy a return ticket to the US if you want to buy the Watch Edition. $4000 cheaper !!!!!!
     
  3. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    Will get the SS with Milanese loop for £549 I think.
     
  4. Phillybizzle macrumors regular

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    Far too much. To spend almost as much as on my 6+ on a watch which is half the product is crazy.

    I'll likely pick one up in the US.
     
  5. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

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    http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MJ5J2/42mm-link-bracelet


    link bracelet band for £379 are they NUTS?

    Look at the most expensive Apple Watch edition in the UK, it's the equivalent to $1400. That's 40% MORE than in the US.

    considering VAT is 20% it's outrageously more expensive over here.
     
  6. djrm thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

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    It's totally crazy. I was ready to buy one but these prices are too much. 20% premium over US prices even when taking VAt into account.

    No, thanks.
     
  8. djrm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    $999 in the US (£660) hmmm, international warranty?
     
  9. smr macrumors 6502a

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    Don't forget VAT @20%, so that is £792 i.e. we pay a £67 premium over the US. I want the 42mm :apple:Watch with the link bracelet and fortunately I can afford £859:)

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    We do pay a premium over the US, but it is 8.5% when you include the VAT.
     
  10. tagy macrumors regular

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    Was only ever planning to get a sport so pricing is ok for me. Probably get the space grey model, not sure on size yet.
     
  11. m11rphy macrumors 6502

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    I wasn't going to get one but this looks great and is the cheapest so why not, bet this sells out first


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  12. Gadge Goblin macrumors regular

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    I was looking at the sport but not at those prices! The UK gets shafted again!
     
  13. djrm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thinking more of going there to get them or getting someone to bring two back. Im sure customs won't notice them/me wearing several watches :)

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    Agreed, that is a good combination but got my heart set on the SS Link (Poor wallet)
     
  14. -Garry- macrumors 6502a

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    It's going to be the black aluminium sport model for me at £299.

    I would pay a lot more for a designer watch, but I'm probably going to upgrade every year. Can't justify spending £819 on the Link Stainless Steel edition only to be looking to get rid next year. I'm pretty sure these things won't hold their resale value the way some devices do.
     
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    Thats the £859 question, what will the resale value be in a years time. Its not like you're gonna be able to keep that band scratch free in 12 months.
     
  16. My Name is URL macrumors 6502

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    I really like the Apple Watch with the Milanese loop but can't justify spending that much so it will be the sport edition wth black strap.
     
  17. -Garry- macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't mind betting I would :)

    Seriously though, look how the strap connects to the watch body. There is not a snowball's chance in hell that current straps are going to be compatible with future iterations of AppleWatches.

    As the watch body gets smaller and thinner (which it will) it's just not going to be feasible to connect older straps. Maybe they'll be compatible for a year or two, or maybe they'll bring out an adapter but neither of those seem particularly 'designer.' As much as I'd like (and can afford) one of the higher end ones, it just doesn't make sense to me so it's going to be function over form this year, I think.

    Even a £299 Sport Edition is the most expensive watch I've ever owned - I'm not much of a jewellery wearer.
     
  18. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

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    Besides, in a couple of months the market will be flooded by 3rd party bands.. £50 for a link band :)
     
  19. BMcCoy macrumors 65816

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    That rose grey leather strap, with the rose gold clasp...

    It's $7000 in the US Apple store...

    But here in the UK.....


    £5500.

    ( = $8300 at today's rate.

    EIGHT THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS....... )

    ..for a STRAP!

    **** me
     
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    Space Grey 38mm Sport for me.

    Got the green light from the Mrs so day one purchase for me. :D
     
  21. djrm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good point i guess but will they have crafted it from the same 316L stainless steel alloy as the case and have more than 100 components? Will the machining process be so precise that it takes nearly nine hours to cut the links for a single band ;) #applehavehypnotisedme
     
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    Thank was sarcasm, right?

    Serious question though. I'm a jewellery philistine. What's the different between the Apple Link band at around £450 and something like this, other than the quality of manufacture? https://www.globalwatchband.com/mat...el-solid-link-men-s-metal-watchband-26mm.html
     
  23. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

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    to be honest.. selling a watch same price as a macbook air is almost obscene to me. I really like the link bracelet band, but not for almost 400 pounds.
     
  24. djrm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Of course ;)
     
  25. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000

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    The Apple watch with the stainless steel strap looks so right but the price is crazy. I am sure that third party straps will come out that will look just as good for £50
     

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