Ceramic Edition & Band Selection?

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  1. nathanjbrown macrumors regular

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    I find myself enamored with the new white ceramic Watch Edition, but band selection seems limited. Given that many of Apple's accessory bands include stainless steel hardware, I'm thinking it'll clash with the white ceramic at the point where band meets watch body. So that would essentially leave only sport and nylon bands (and I don't know that I'd want the nylon style on such a nice version of the Watch).

    This isn't unlike the Space Black Stainless Steel when originally launched. And while there are a few more "style compatible" bands for Space Black today, it remains limited.

    Any thoughts on this? I suppose I'm hoping someone will convince me that the white ceramic Watch will look good with a leather loop, milanese band, etc.

    Thanks!
     
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Owners of the $10,000-17,000 Edition had it worse, no ability to change bands because of the color-keyed crowns and gold buckles.
     
  3. nathanjbrown thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh, heavens! Those poor people! ;)

    Just to be clear, I'm not criticizing those who purchased the first Edition. If you've got the cash...enjoy! And I think it's pretty cool that Apple has (for the time being) discontinued those models. A fun collector's item for those who had the wealth to afford one (and all the celebrities to whom Apple gave one).

     
  4. JayLenochiniMac, Sep 7, 2016
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    I bet they'll expand the new Edition line in a couple of refreshes. Only one model isn't normal. It'd be just like the Space Black owners who had to content with the link bracelet until more (officially) compatible bands came along.

    In the meantime, you can always pair it with the black Milanese loop, etc.
     
  5. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    Some people just don't care. I've seen lots of people wear the bands with silver ends in their black or pink sport watches... I'm too anal. I just can't do it! I wear sport bands or nylon bands.

    So I see where you are coming from....
     
  6. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

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    I agree and this very issue (plus the fact that I haven't, you know, seen one in person!) has me on the fence as to whether to replace my AW with ceramic or SS in the AWs2. I'll have to play with one in the store and swap in some of my bands to see.
     
  7. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    They need to at least update the interactive gallery so we can see how the different bands look with the ceramic watch.
     
  8. leenak macrumors 68020

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    Although I've worn my first apple watch for a total of about 2 months since I bought it when it launched, I'm tempted by the ceramic. Only thing is, I have ceramic knives and those things have chipped... I don't really want a watch chipping.
     
  9. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

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    Supposedly it's 4X the toughness of steel. So, maybe not all ceramic is created equal?
     
  10. leenak macrumors 68020

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    They say it is 4x harder than steel, not tougher. I'm not a materials expert but toughness is what would make something chip resistant, harder wouldn't. They also say it won't scratch or tarnish, my ceramic knives also don't scratch :)
     
  11. Thai macrumors 6502a

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    Ceramic is scratch proof...see bottom of AW1 Stainless steel. So, it is a great material...the problem is that ceramic does chip and shatter i think. So, dropping it may cause significant damage vs. SS/ALUM.

    But yeah, that white ceramic is nice!
     
  12. nathanjbrown thread starter macrumors regular

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    Damn. No more Black Leather Loop? I thought that one might pair nicely.
     
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    Some Wite-Out® on the lugs will make it match. :p

    Oops, thought you meant the Classic leather band.
     
  14. nathanjbrown thread starter macrumors regular

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    Now we're on to something...

     
  15. Poochi macrumors 6502a

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    What do you think?

    Would the white ceramic AW work well with stainless steel Malanese Loop or Linked Bracelet?
     
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    Will it fit? Sure.

    Will it look good? Up to you.
     
  17. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I'd imagine it'd look pretty good with the black version.
     
  18. Poochi macrumors 6502a

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    I have the stainless steel versions, just not sure if it goes with white watch... a little skeptical to be honest.
     
  19. profets macrumors 68040

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    Been using a SS AW since launch. Definitely going to upgrade for the GPS and swim-proofing. But so torn on the white ceramic vs SS. Very tempted by the ceramic but I feel like any of the metal bands or leather bands with metal lugs won't look good with the white. I guess I could always keep my SS for the times I really want to dress it up with metal bands..
     
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    I was wondering the same thing. I have the black stainless steel right now and it looks amazing with everything except silver milanese/link. Tempted to get the ceramic but not a huge fan of the white, it'll take time to get used to. I feel like the white ceramic won't match very well with any of the metal bands, it would look a bit odd. Will have to try it out in store before buying.
     
  21. profets macrumors 68040

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    Agreed. I think it would definitely work well with nylon bands or any other colourful bands, burt the steel ones are going to look out of place.
     
  22. lotzosushi macrumors 6502

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    If only they made a black ceramic version :confused: or at least given it some kind of white anodized metal strap. With the discontinuation of the gold "edition", the ceramic "edition" is now their highest end watch. It deserves to come with something better than a cheap sport band especially at $1000+

    I'm would be so pissed if they randomly released a black version later on to screw over early adopters.
     
  23. JayLenochiniMac, Sep 8, 2016
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    As opposed to the $10,000 gold Edition with the cheap sport bands?

    Be prepared to get pissed if history is any indication. They did release only one Space Black model at debut. Just one model in a collection isn't normal.
     
  24. lotzosushi macrumors 6502

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    I know, they've done late color releases in the past so that's why I have a feeling they might release a black one later. When I bought the black stainless steel first gen on release it was only available with the link bracelet, now it's available with the cheaper sport band. Decisions, decisions!
     
  25. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    I agree. I want the ceramic over the black SS link I'm buying this go around (upgrading from sport) but I can't spend 1300 for a watch that comes with a 30 dollar band. I didn't get the black SS link first gen because well...it was a first gen. This gen seems much more up to the price tag of a nice watch since you can now bring it in the water and treat it a little more aggressive.
     

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