Black SS Real Life Pics?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by lupend88, Mar 4, 2015.

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Which Stainless Steel Color?

  1. Classic Stainless Steel

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  2. Black Stainless Steel

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    48.2%
  1. lupend88 macrumors 6502

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    Hi everyone,

    I seem to be completely torn between SS and Black SS. I think the SS will have better bands matching, but bands aside, Black SS looks better on it's own. If anyone has good "real life" pics (not professionally computer generated) please post them here and I will update my original post. Thanks!

    Additionally, I've added a poll. Which Stainless Steel color do you prefer?
     
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I like both but Space Black won't go well with my platinum and 18K gold wedding band so I'm going with standard SS.
     
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  5. al256 macrumors 6502a

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    It gives me significant pause when considering which model I want. I want to have multiple bands but the black SS doesn't work with many.
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Yeah, I can understand that. Perhaps you might want to preorder both and return the one you don't want.
     
  7. vigilant macrumors 6502

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    Yeah this is something I want to see in person too.

    Space Gray on Apple's site looks almost dirty on the iPhone. In person though it's a very subtle difference between Space Gray and Silver.

    The Space Black looks great here [​IMG]
     
  8. ianrip macrumors 6502

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    I have a very old Blackish Titanium band with a Seiko, and it looks well and worn, I also have a newer SS plain Seiko, which kinda looks tacky

    I think I’ll go for the Black SS but should really wait and see in the flesh before deciding
     
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    Great picture I beleive I'm now sold on the space black. I'm pleasantly surprised how thick the bracelet is :cool:
     
  11. Itsedstech macrumors 6502a

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    after seeing how much the SS watch and the link strap mash, i may just go for aluminum with a link strap, looks like it might go better.
     
  12. JayLenochiniMac, Mar 6, 2015
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    Aren't you concerned about galvanic corrosion where the aluminum and SS connect, especially in conjunction with chlorides from sweating/working out?
     
  13. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    Please explain, since I have no clue what you mean.
     
  14. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Galvanic corrosion (also known as electrochemical corrosion). Aluminum and steel together is supposed to be a big no-no.
     
  15. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    This image has convinced me that I HAVE to have the Space Black model.

    Interesting
     
  16. vigilant macrumors 6502

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    Have we heard if all of the SS faces will have the same variety in faces?
     
  17. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    I expect the aluminum will be be anodized, so it won't be pure aluminum exposed to the stainless steel. Also, since stainless steel doesn't have the same corrosive properties are regular steel, which has more iron in it, then I doubt this would be such a big issue.
     
  18. jsmith189 macrumors 65816

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    See, now I'm torn. I was always sold on the SS, but the grey looks great in those photos...
     
  19. al256 macrumors 6502a

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    I gotta say, of all the Watches, regardless of price or anything else (fear of scratches), I like the Black SS with BSS links. God that's beautiful. If it's not too much, I'll get that, plus a black plastic band to use for the rough and tumble times. :)
     
  21. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Good point so maybe it won't be an issue. What if the anodization wears away from repeatedly sliding the hinges in and out? Will it then become a problem?
     
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  23. al256 macrumors 6502a

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    It's a combination of how dark it is and how well other bands would look with it. But, the bands pushed me over.
     
  24. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a

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    Personally I don't get the point of Black SS. I love the shiny SS look. I miss my SS Rolex (that I sold back to the dealer at a profit after wearing 7 years) and replaced it with a SS Seiko. SS watches look classy. I feel that if you love the Black SS and with the matching band then go with it. It is a great look like that. BUT, I would not want to mix that with any other band.

    I am totally the opposite if I have to go with the Sport model. Basic aluminum looks cheap to me so in that case I would get the Space Grey.

    I am crossing my fingers that the regular SS is not over $599 (and expect it to be $499). I'll start that with the Black Sports strap and hope to see the Milanese Loop and SS Bracelet when I am in Berlin and Paris in May to pick out my 'dressy' strap versus the one for the gym. I am only in cities with Apple stores about twice a year and won't pick up those straps until I get to touch it.

    BTW: I can afford the Gold Edition. However, if I was willing to spend that much on a watch I would be wearing a SS Rolex with shiny Green face right now. :cool:
     
  25. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Are we talking about the Milgauss by any chance? :D

    [​IMG]
     

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