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

matrix07

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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?
 

MacDevil7334

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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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Binarymix

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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.
 
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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.
 
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matrix07

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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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Yep. The old design is much much better.

Sigh.. another great band discontinues.
 
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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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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.