Can anyone post pic comparing the clasp of 2nd gen classic buckle and 3rd gen one (newest design)?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by matrix07, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    Many seem not a fan of the new design. I can't find pics comparing them so anyone having both, could you help?
     
  2. MacDevil7334 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I'm definitely in the "not a fan" camp. The old classic buckle was elegant, understated, and, well, classic! I don't own the new design (and never plan to), but the buckle is much larger. It looks very similar to the modern buckle bands Apple sells and I'm not sure why they didn't want more differentiation between the two. I've posted a pic of my old design saddle brown buckle compared to a pic of the new buckle I took from another thread on this forum.
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  3. Binarymix macrumors 6502a

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    Way too big, not a fan. Also looks feminine to me...

    And now you'll have a kink/wear in two spots if your wrist gets bigger or smaller.
     
  4. the future macrumors 65816

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    Just like the Watch itself, the new buckle looks bigger in pictures than in real life. Also, it gives the Watch + band combination a nice symmetry. It took a few days, but now I like the new buckle better than the old one.
     
  5. matrix07 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yep. The old design is much much better.

    Sigh.. another great band discontinues.
     
  6. MacDevil7334 macrumors 6502a

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    Best Buy still has the old style in stock. That's where I got that saddle brown band from. Wanted to grab one before they sold out!
     
  7. bluespark macrumors 65816

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    Also not a fan of the new design, which is too bad because I really like some of the new colors. And you're correct: this buckle is of the type Apple refers to as the "Modern Buckle," even though it isn't exactly the same as that one. I also would have expected more differentiation. Hopefully this is a one-generation change.
     

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