Buying an Apple Watch tomorrow...

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by NasalApe, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. NasalApe macrumors newbie

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    Do you think I should get the 42mm Gold Sport or the Stainless Steel? (I'm male btw)
     
  2. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried them on? I'm male, and, while I initially bought a Sport, I quickly traded for a 38mm steel.
     
  3. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    What does gender have to do with it?
     
  4. Four oF NINE macrumors 68000

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    Not much.. buy the one you prefer.
     
  5. ScottNWDW macrumors 65816

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    By the one YOU think looks best on your wrist. I was originally going to get the 42mm gold sport with the midnight blue band, but after trying it on and a few other 42mm realized it was too big on my wrist. The 38mm looked better and after considering what bands I might like to get in the future - I already knew I wanted the product (RED) and the green one, I ended up with the 38mm Space Grey Sport with the black band.
     
  6. Cowboy1629 macrumors regular

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    You can always try the sport and if you like it well enough trade up to the SS model, that's what I did.
     
  7. convergent macrumors 68000

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    You need to go to the store and try them on. I just bought one a couple of days ago and I did that. I initially thought that I wanted the 38mm because I have skinny wrists but after trying then on I changed my mind and went for the 42mm. I bought the sport space grey to try but will most likely exchange it for the stainless steel if I decide I like it. The jury is still out after two days.

    The gold /blue is nice looking but I think most of the other colors bands won't look good on it.
     
  8. maxsix Suspended

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    It won't be too long before the second generation watch is released. That's worth waiting for.

    Apple makes substantial changes even if very small and evolutionary each time they release a second gen product. Speaking strictly from personal experience with lots of Apple products, gen two is always a great deal better than the original.

    It will have much better resale as well. No need to jump the gun and buy now.
     
  9. Enygmatic macrumors 6502a

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    This is not confirmed in any way, shape, or form.

    OP - if you want one, follow the advice given and try them on, and get whichever one you like. "Gen 2" rumors run the gamut from "next Spring" to "maybe 2017"; there's always a next version on some hypothetical horizon.
     
  10. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I very much doubt that. In my opinion the watch is not likely to be on an annual refresh life cycle like the iPhone and iPad. I think the earliest we will see the second generation is 2017 and possibly even 2018.
     
  11. applicant macrumors newbie

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    Everything. That can be an important factor when choosing a fashion accessory.
     
  12. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    If you can afford the SS, then I think it's a no-brainer, just for the sapphire crystal alone. Plus I think it's classier and is more durable.
     
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  14. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Maybe so but certainly not in this case.
     
  15. maxsix Suspended

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    A long time Apple customer... I was thinking like one and that Apple always produces a second generation product. I did _not_ give a specific time, just a thought based on Apples past practice.

    However upon reading your response, I wouldn't be surprised if you are right.

    I know the SS Apple Watch I bought and later returned was a waste of money. I was expecting it to be useful but it was annoying. Who knows, Apple may silently let the Watch fade into oblivion.
     
  16. teeshot44 macrumors member

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    38 or 42 depends on your wrist, and and finger sizes. Which works and looks better for you. I went with the gold sport 42. Loved the look of the SS, but since the guts of the watch are the same and I didn't need or care about the extra durability of the SS and the sapphire glass I wasn't going to pay that much in price difference for what amounts to a piece of jewelry. I'll wait for the 2nd or even 3rd edition to spend more. (unless they come up with a means of just replacing the guts from version to version)
     
  17. applicant macrumors newbie

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    O-K:rolleyes:
     
  18. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    What do you mean everything? So only females buy the gold SS model?
     
  19. applicant macrumors newbie

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    I'm not going to have a gender discussion with you in an apple watch forum. Dress however you like.:p
     
  20. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68000

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    SS hands down. Next question
     
  21. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    Typical MacRumor newbie.....not finishing a discussion they started because they are insecure with their own decision ;)
     
  22. DSTOFEL macrumors 6502

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    -Think about the bands: SS will give you a lot more flexibility (both colors and styles).
    -Think about use: If you plan to use it outside a lot in bright sun (For workouts, etc...), the sports model are easier to read (research Displaymate review on Sapphire vs glass performance).

    I originally bought the Gold/midnight blue....a very nice looking combo (IMO). I quickly traded for the Stainless/Product Red combo. I found the Gold model was too limiting with respect to band options.
     
  23. davygee macrumors member

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    When I bought my Watch, I didn't have the option of Gold or Rose Gold, and initially I wanted to get the SS, but the cost alone put me off. I decided it was best to go for Silver Aluminium Sport with White Band. The silver colour is easier to find suitable bands, so that put me off the Space Grey model.

    If you have the money, it would be better to go for the SS model, solely for the ability to tailor it more.

    But in my honest opinion, unless money is no object, you would be better picking up a 2nd hand model to save yourself loads of money. Also feel that the SS will %-wise lose more value over a year or 2 compared to what you paid for it.

    Also, the SS is quite a bit heavier than the Sport model.
     
  24. Böhme417 macrumors 6502

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    I originally wanted the SS watch but changed my mind after trying it on. It's too heavy for me. I've returned plenty of other watches for being too heavy. I can't stand heavy watches. I also feel like I hit heavier watches against things. But, the SS does look better.

    Had the gold/blue option been available at launch, I would have gotten that one.
     
  25. nicho macrumors 68000

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    i traded my sport (had it since may) for a stainless steel last week, and the difference is already barely noticeable. you quickly get used it it, so it probably shouldn't be a factor.

    if you've had chunky watches before (my previous one was a citizen ecodrive skyhawk) then any apple watch is pretty light in comparison.
     

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