Apple Watch weight

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  1. jafingi macrumors 65816

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    Pretty huge difference in weight between the different models:

    Watch Sport
    38mm: 25g
    42mm: 30g

    Watch
    38mm: 40g
    42mm: 50g

    Watch Edition
    38mm: 54g
    42mm: 69g
     
  2. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    Reminds me of Jurassic Park

    "Are they heavy? Then they're expensive!"
     
  3. Julien macrumors G3

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    The specific gravity for Aluminum is about 3, for SS about 8 and for 18K about 16. So the cases are probably the same in volume and the difference in specific gravity is the difference.
     
  4. OllyW Moderator

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    There's a 19g difference between the stainless steel and gold 42mm watches. I'm assuming that the weight includes the identical ceramic back, battery, circuits and sapphire display so that would suggest there is roughly 38g of gold in the Edition Watch.

    That's about $1100 worth of 18K gold at today's prices so Piggie wasn't too far off with his gold content estimates, even if his retail prices were miles off the mark. :D
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    Lets also not forget they claimed it would be a thin eggshell and say a $100 worth of gold too.;)
     
  6. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Thanks for posting that. I kept forgetting to see if that info was available yet. The Sport is impressively light. Even the 42mm comes in 13g lighter than my running watch. I assume those weights are just for case, not including the band since each band style is different.
     
  7. MH01 macrumors G4

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    my current watch is 212g, this thing is going feel like a toy..... :(

    My moto 360 weight 49 grams and feels way too light.
     
  8. OllyW Moderator

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    Yes they are the case weights.
     
  9. MarcoCapa macrumors regular

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    Nice quote! I thought the same :D

    I definitely think that sport is the best one of all... the mirror finish and the weight of edition (too pricy but is gold) and of watch on ss are not for me...
     
  10. jafingi thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, only case.

    Weight for most common bands:

    Sport:
    38mm = 47g
    42mm = 51g

    Classic Buckle:
    38mm = 16g
    42mm = 19g

    Milanese Loop:
    38mm = 33g
    42mm = 41g

    Leather Loop:
    Medium = 30g
    Large = 33g

    Modern Buckle:
    Small = 23g
    Medium = 23g
    Large = 24g

    Link Bracelet:
    38mm = 65g
    42mm = 75g
    (but remember you can remove individual pieces on this one)
     
  11. Piggie macrumors 604

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    I'm not in a position to view my photo's right now, but I did place a value of just under $1200 of actual gold based upon my model of the case.

    Shuck, now I feel a bit proud if I got it almost bang on exact.

    Admittedly I did not think Apple would apply such a large "Fashion Tax" on top of it.
    Let's go with my numbers. $1200 of Gold, $200 for the insides? Let's add another $100 for the change from fancy glass to sapphire.
    That's $1500

    Throwing on $8500 of clear profit, on a $1500 device is a fair markup in anyone's books I'd suggest.

    ----------

    Actually I do agree.

    the Shiny Chrome look is the sort of thing you saw all over car and kitchen appliances a few decades ago.

    Regardless of price, I prefer a matt look.
     
  12. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    Does anyone have comparisons to other popular watches or sport watches? Just trying to get of sense of the weight that's gonna be on my wrists while running and stuff. Though if marathons can be run with it with no issue, I imagine I'll be ok.
     
  13. Julien macrumors G3

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    My Garmin 620 weighs 46g.
     
  14. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    Oh ok great, thanks. If that's the case, than 50g for the SS version seems to be pretty good.
     
  15. FatMax macrumors 6502

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    Although a fun and large number to throw around, it's not entirely accurate that it's clear profit.

    There's R&D and marketing costs. Also, I highly doubt all the fanzy retail stores (the ones not owned by Apple) are selling them for free...
     
  16. Julien macrumors G3

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    To give an example I have been switching my Garmin to my right arm while running (I'm going to use both for a while) to get used to it. I don't notice the weight and look at my left to see info and it's not there.:eek:
     
  17. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Apparently some can handle 50g + up to 75g for exercising.

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  18. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    So the sports band is quite heavy! And the lightest combo is the sports watch + classic buckle? OK, I might just go for that one! :D
     
  19. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    haha great to know. I'm excited to be getting a little more info with my workouts soon.

    Haha yeah, that won't be me. I'll be investing in a sport band.
     

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