Bunch of pics - 38/42mm on 160mm wrist

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by matthijst, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. matthijst macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009
    Went to the Apple Store today, because I couldn't figure out which size to pick, with my 160mm wrist. All clear now: 42mm!

    Space Black and RVS. Space Black is not "black black", more like a darker grey, in some light it even looks as if it has a bluish hue:
    They didnt have this model to try on, only on display:

    42mm with leather strap. Looks great from the front. Wraps closely around the wrist:

    But the backside, not so much: hated the bulky loop:

    42mm with my current watch. Think the black one was 42mm as well, though it looks smaller.
    But black one is flat, SS is a bit higher because of the band.

    38mm on my wrist, pulling the band tight here, can't get it to stay this tight when regularly strapped:

    38mm on wife's wrist:

    Sport band 42mm, don't like the fit, doesn't "hug" the wrist like the leather or SS do:

    From a distance, this was before they adjustes the strap (which literally took 20-30 seconds. :
  2. Domino8282 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2010
    Southeast USA
    Thank you for sharing! Do you think there's anything that can be done to make the sport band fit more snugly?
  3. cosmic68 macrumors 6502


    Dec 26, 2007
    Thank god!

    Someone with hairy wrists then me! :)

    Great pics-thanks for posting. the SS was what i ordered and tried today-looking forward to it being on my wrist.

    Attached Files:

  4. matthijst thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009
    Maybe it will bend better after a while? Not sure, the rubber seemed quite stiff to be honest.
  5. Pinksteady macrumors 6502a


    Aug 19, 2008
    Its an interesting observation and I've noticed it in loads of photos - the gap on the sides of the wrists between the wrist and the band.

    I reckon it will loosen up though.
  6. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    Would wrapping the leather loop a bit tighter fix that problem?

    Looks sleek on all other pictures I've seen.
  7. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    It looks like the rubber straps have a fixed angle away from the phone so I doubt it will change much over time.
  8. scrapple macrumors regular


    Sep 23, 2004
    nice to see Sassqwatch tried on the Apple Watch?
  9. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000


    Nov 18, 2009
    I wish the price difference between was $50 or maybe $100 between the sport models and the regular apple watch, I would've picked up the leather one but $699 and $399 is a huge difference so I settled for the sport.
  10. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    This helped out a lot. 42mm looks great on you. My wrist is 165mm so I feel comfortable with my purchase.
  11. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    great post and photos. I usually am not a fan of the SS bands, but it looks really nice.
  12. matthijst thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009
    Oh, could be, I wasn't too interested in the leather strap, so didn't really fiddle with it too much. Maybe it will also loosen a bit overtime.

  13. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000


    Nov 18, 2009
    So the leather loop band is the only one that "hugs" the wrist?
  14. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    classic buckle will too, and the milanese loop looks like it does.
  15. matthijst thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009
    I only tried on 3: Sport, Stainless and leather.

    The Stainless Steel one fits best.
    The Sport ones are loose on the sides (as you can see on many pics online).
    The leather one looks nice from the front and is tight fitting, but has an unattractive bulge on the back.
    That's also visible in this pic from another person:
  16. JanaS macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2015
  17. iVegas macrumors 6502


    Nov 16, 2013
    Do you know what size leather loop you tried on?
  18. iggypod macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2010
    Thanks so much for sharing this - very helpful! Do you know your wife's wrist size?
  19. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000


    Mar 12, 2012
    Swindon, England
    Not much help but scaled down, the difference between the two screen sizes is approx half of the difference between the iPhone 6 and 6 plus. That is on a scale though
  20. sfwalter macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Dallas Texas
    Apple's PR shots sure make the 38mm look bigger than the ones in these photos.
  21. matthijst, Apr 10, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2015

    matthijst thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009
    I didn't know, but I do now ;)

    Yes, the smaller one, because the big one wrapped all the way around and came back on top of the watch :)

    If you look at this pic both Apple Watches are 42mm, but the SS looks bigger already, because the camera is so close: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7707/16477859693_eb1ff3a691_c.jpg
    I read in another review here that for some reason they seem bigger in pics than when you see them in real life. When I look at the pic of the 38mm one I took, it seems like an alright size now, but when I had it on in the store it looked ridiculousnly small :)
  22. n8c macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2008
    Yeah I seriously do not see any difference between the 38mm and 42mm in the original post's pics.
  23. Jackmalyono macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2015
    Really thank you for sharing :)

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