Consolidated thread on the Space Black - Stainless Steel - Link Bracelet watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ashsong, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. ashsong, Apr 24, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2015

    ashsong macrumors newbie

    ashsong

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    #1
    Howdy guys, let's start with a few disclaimers,

    1. I am aware that there is a thread on the Space Gray, Stainless Steel, Link Bracelet watch / orders. The purpose of that thread was not very explicit, and there were also comments on separate orders of the Link Bracelet (of the white one), cause certain combination would yield better overall shipping days. This thread is different and only concerns the space gray version of the link bracelet stainless steel version. As separate band purchase for this version is not possible, the scope of subject should be much smaller.

    2. I am also aware that there is an excel spreadsheet created for the purpose of shipping status updates for proxying rough estimates for "processing" orders. And I know it gets accidental updates* a lot by interesting folks*. As of the most current revision* of that excel, sparse information on orders of this particular model remains.

    3. Given the baseline delivery estimate of this model starting at 4-6 weeks for the very first orders, I hope this post could be a place where people who have purchased this model, or are interested in buying this model, could contribute or find some information that might help with the current purchase, or any future purchases from apple.

    I have read some (a lot) of posts on watch order / delivery status updates, while part of me sees the irony of the fuss about a piece of consumer electronics without which lives had been perfectly okay, part of me find it hard to resist joining the hype and be part of this funny movement. So I will include information on my order of this model in a format that is easy to follow. If you happen to have ordered either the 38mm or the 42mm version of the Space Black, Stainless Steel, Link Bracelet watch, do submit information in a similar format that helps interested readers.

    ---------------template---------------

    Size: 38 | 42
    Interval: The time between the apple store started accepting orders, and the time you received the payment authorization text / email.
    Time & Country:
    Available to ship (Original):
    Delivers (Original):

    Client: e.g. Safari on OSX, Chrome on Win8.1, Apple store app on iPhone via LTE, Apple store app on iPad via WiFi. (the more specific the better)
    Payment: e.g. Visa, Debit, Amex, Apple pay with Amex.

    Current status:
    Delivers (Updated):

    Order Number (optional, only first 3 unit): e.g. W49-------

    ---------------my submission---------------

    Size: 42
    Interval: 80 seconds to 120 seconds
    Time & Country: 3:02 pm, (UTC+08:00), Hong Kong SAR
    Available to ship (Original): 4 - 6 weeks
    Delivers (Original): 13/05/2015 - 27/05/2015 [May 13th to May 27th]

    Client: Apple store app on iPhone via LTE
    Payment: Visa

    Current status: Processing Items
    Delivers (Updated): N/A

    Order Number: W49-------

    ----------------------------------------------

    I also have my order information on the new macbook that I might update here as a trivia. In the mean time it would be very helpful if this tread could receive more submissions following that template.

    Do excuse my Chinglish and happy watch day folks XDD

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    Quick update

    I just realized that it should have been Space Black* that I meant. But given the context, I think this shouldn't be too much of a problem.
     
  2. H3rman macrumors 6502

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    #2
    Size: 42
    Interval: 90 seconds to 120 seconds
    Time & Country: 8:02:45am BST (UK)
    Available to ship (Original): 4 - 6 weeks
    Delivers (Original): 12/05/2015 - 26/05/2015 [May 12th to May 26th]

    Client: Apple store app on iPhone via Wi-Fi
    Payment: MasterCard

    Current status: Processing Items
    Delivers (Updated): N/A

    Order Number: W57-------


    I noticed you said your delivery time is 3-4 weeks. You are the first person I have seen for the Stainless Steel Space Black Link Bracelet that has had less than 4-6 weeks!
     
  3. saschke macrumors 6502

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    Type: Space Black Link Bracelet
    Size: 38
    Interval: 90 - 150 seconds
    Time & Country: 09:03:05am CET (Germany)
    Available to ship (Original): 4 -6 weeks
    Delivers (Original): 12/05/2015 - 26/05/2015 [May 12th to May 26th]

    Client: iPhone Apple Store App via private WiFi
    Payment: MasterCard

    Current status: Processing
    Delivers (Updated): W46---------
     
  4. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

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    #4
    The delay has to be the DLC coating. Rather them take their time and get it right!
     
  5. ashsong thread starter macrumors newbie

    ashsong

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    #5
    Yeah. In general the link bracelet ones are slower than other sport / watch models. And I agree a black version would take even longer.

    I like the black color and have opted for black on a number of devices that they offer in space gray / black. In hindsight though, I was wondering maybe the regular link bracelet one might have been a better choice for the following reasons,

    a) at least faster than black link bracelet;
    b) no worry about chips or the band looking different after some use;
    c) potentially more options for combination with other bands. (black stainless steel watch doesn't really go well with many other bands.)

    But I don't know. :D
     
  6. RunningOne macrumors member

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    Size: 38
    Interval: 80 seconds to 120 seconds
    Time & Country: 2:06 am, Central US
    Available to ship (Original): June
    Delivers (Original):

    Client: Apple store app on iPad via Wifi
    Payment: Amex

    Current status: Processing Items
    Delivers (Updated): N/A

    Order Number: W51-------
     
  7. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

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    #7
    IU am gladly waiting on my black watch. I want it now but hope to have it in a few weeks.
     
  8. jjm3 macrumors member

    jjm3

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    #8
    Type: Space Black Stainless Steel with Space Black Link Bracelet
    Size: 42mm
    Interval: 2 minutes
    Time & Country: 3:03 AM EDT, USA
    Available to ship (Original): 4-6 weeks
    Delivers (Original): May 13 - May 27

    Client: Apple store app on iPhone via WiFi.
    Payment: Apple pay with MasterCard.

    Current status: Processing items
    Delivers (Updated): no change

    Order Number: W42-------
     
  9. Mrsemexter macrumors regular

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    #9
    Hey guys, with the order number, is there anyway to judge where you are in queue roughly, I'm in the May batch, but my order is w59?
     
  10. ashsong thread starter macrumors newbie

    ashsong

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    #10
    It is only an assumption I am making.

    Most likely, all apple orders across the domain on store.apple.com/(whatever) would follow a unified order number that increases in numeric value the later you order.

    That means all orders, be it laptop, accessory, would be pooled together.
     
  11. Smileyboy macrumors 65816

    Smileyboy

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    #11
    Type: Space Black Stainless Steel with Space Black Link Bracelet
    Size: 42mm
    Interval: 3 min 34 seconds
    Time & Country: 12:04 AM MST USA
    Available to ship (Original): 4-6 weeks
    Delivers (Original): May 13 - May 27

    Client: Apple store app on iPhone via LTE
    Payment: Visa.

    Current status: Processing items
    Delivers (Updated): NA

    Order Number: W49-
     
  12. layble macrumors newbie

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    Size: 42
    Interval: 120 seconds
    Time & Country: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:04:09 -0700 (PDT) (USA - NY)
    Available to ship (Original): 4 - 6 weeks
    Delivers (Original): May 13 - May 27

    Client: Apple store app on iPhone via WiFi
    Payment: Amex

    Current status: Processing Items
    Delivers (Updated): May 13 - May 27

    Order Number: e.g. W43-------
     
  13. cmChimera macrumors 68040

    cmChimera

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    #13
    Type: Space Black Stainless Steel with Space Black Link Bracelet
    Size: 42mm
    Interval: Under a minute.
    Time & Country: 2:01 AM CDT, USA
    Available to ship (Original): 4-6 weeks
    Delivers (Original): May 13 - May 27

    Client: Apple store app on iPhone via WiFi.
    Payment: Apple pay with MasterCard.

    Current status: Processing items
    Delivers (Updated): no change
     
  14. adamjackson macrumors 65816

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    Type: Space Black Stainless Steel with Space Black Link Bracelet
    Size: 42mm
    Interval: 2 Minutes
    Time & Country: 2:03 AM CDT, USA
    Available to ship (Original): 4-6 weeks
    Delivers (Original): May 13 - May 27

    Client: Apple Online Store (Safari on Mac OS)
    Payment: VISA Debit Card

    Current status: Processing items
    Delivers (Updated): no change
     
  15. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    #15
    I think within months there will be MANY band options available, some crappy but also some really nice. Time will tell!
     
  16. ashsong thread starter macrumors newbie

    ashsong

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    Most likely it's going to be a while.

    I believe many of you have already seen videos of water resistance demonstrations of various sorts.

    While swimming with watch or submerging it in water didn't seem to do much damage at all, I guess the warrantee coverage posts would give some clues on the condensation in the heart-rate sensor.

    While explicitly told by apple to be covered in the warrantee, I don't think many of you would want to swap for refurbished or wait for repair just because you can't wait to put it in water for a few minutes. :confused:
     
  17. Sikh macrumors 6502

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    Size: 42
    Interval: 80 seconds to 120 seconds
    Time & Country: 2:06 am, Central US
    Available to ship (Original): June
    Delivers (Original):

    Client: Apple store app on iPhone via Wifi
    Payment: Visa

    Current status: Processing Items
    Delivers (Updated): N/A

    Order Number: W57-------
    Quote
     
  18. ShawnTXDFW macrumors regular

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    #19
    Type & Size: 42 mm Space Black Stainless Steel with Space Black Link Bracelet
    Interval: 80 - 120 seconds
    Time & Country: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 03:03 (CST) (USA - Texas)
    Available to ship (Original): 4 - 6 weeks
    Delivers (Original): May 13 - May 27

    Client: Apple Store App on iPhone via WiFi
    Payment: Visa

    Current status: Processing Items
    Delivers (Updated): May 13 - May 27

    Order Number: W59-------

    Can't wait to receive this bad boy! Am hoping we see some kind of movement here within the next week or so!
     
  19. Outsiderdude26 macrumors regular

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    Size: 42
    Interval: 80 seconds to 120 seconds
    Time & Country: 1:05 am, Mountain US
    Available to ship (Original): June
    Delivers (Original):

    Client: Apple store app on iPhone via Wifi
    Payment: Apple Pay with Visa Debit

    Current status: Processing Items
    Delivers (Updated): no change

    Order Number: W49----
     
  20. Smileyboy macrumors 65816

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    #21
    Wow!! You ordered 1 min after me and you are in June?! I'm in Colorado!
     
  21. ashsong thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think it would be a while before our orders gets any updates.

    Other watch models that require less time to craft may be prioritized, naturally :(
     
  22. Outsiderdude26 macrumors regular

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    #23
    Yeah :( ... So am I! In Denver.
     
  23. ashsong thread starter macrumors newbie

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  24. AceFernalld macrumors 65816

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    #25
    I accidentally double ordered when pre-orders first went live and I ordered two Space Black models: one at 3:04 EST and the other at 3:05 EST. The one at 3:04 is May 13-27 (thank god) and the 3:05 was at June until I cancelled it. I was shocked it sold out so quickly!
     

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