Daughters sport came and glad I purchased stainless

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by camaroIOM, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. camaroIOM macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2010
    My daughters sport edition finally came today and glad I made the decision to purchase the stainless steel.

    Sorry to the sports edition buyers but in my opinion it looks and feels like a knock off to what the stainless is.
    The SS just looks better and feels better. Heavier for sure.
    The crown on hers also feels very plastic like.

    For runners and such I could see why owning since lighter. I would definitely worry about scratching the sides.

    I would also like to add my wrists are not huge and the 42mm is definitely the way to go. Her 38mm is tiny and meant for extremely small wrists.




  2. metacove1 macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2014
    The one with the Mickey face looks like a toy ;-) Just kidding. The milanese combo is my favorite.

    I have the space grey sport and it is fantastic. To each their own. I like the SS. I like the SG Sport. I'm as keen on the Silver Sport though.
  3. bikermahn macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2015
    The 38mm in my opinion is the size I would want(even from your photos)
    When I looked at all the mechanical watches I wore daily, they resembled the 38mm size. I have a few oversized watches and I don't wear them because they are too big, so for that reason I ordered the 38.

    When I tried on the sport vs the stainless I liked the weight of the stainless, and it felt more substantial. That and you can get better bands that won't corrode the aluminum.

    Really the sports is for those that don't want to break the bank and have the exact same features as the others. If apple releases AWs or AW2 in less than 2 years with even more battery life and better features then they will be the ones laughing.
  4. nasa25 macrumors 65816

    Apr 11, 2010
    Not sure if I agree about the 42mm being only for extremely small wrists. My wrists are 60mm wide and 170mm around and I'm extremely pleased with the way the 38 fits

    Plus I really do love the weight of the sport. I'm actually using the watch while playing sports so the decreased weight is great. It's weird putting on my full stainless steel link band citizen nighthawk now. Weight difference is insane.

  5. garbun629 macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2015
    Nice watch!

    I wanted to get SS but I couldn't do it. I chose Sports at last.

    Few things bothering me when making the decision.

    1) Apple Watch is not a watch to me (personally). It's a gadget only.
    2) This is the 1st gen of Apple Watch. I don't know if this style will last long.
    3) For SS with nice band, I rather to get a TAG at this moment.

    Of course, the above just my personally comments. No offence to everybody.
  6. GmDude66 macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2010
    PA, USA
    I like the matte finish of the SG, that's the main reason.
  7. Dumbinho macrumors member

    May 10, 2014
    I do like the feel of the SS. My favorite was space black. But I couldn't justify paying $1100 for a 1st gen watch.
    The only thing I didn't like about the SS is the shiny SS. I wish it was brushed stainless steel.
    Plus... As a golfer I thought the sport would be better for me. So SG BSB it is for me. And I love it!!
    I do think the silver aluminum looks like a knock off.
  8. kingofwale macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    people need to realize that Apple watch is NOT a handcrafted time-piece. It's not going to last you for decades. It's a simple, replaceable electronics that won't last you any more than 1 years (80% of people will get gen 2 next year).

    so in that spirit, I will gladly take my cheap "knock-off" and save myself $250. Frankly, it's hard to justify paying 60% more for a case
  9. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2009
    Wichita, KS
    My wife got the sport with a blue band, I got stainless steel with the milanese loop. I'd say we both got watches that fit our personal tastes and looks.
  10. thewebb macrumors regular


    Jul 22, 2014
    I understand the reluctancy to pay for an Apple Watch considering its a little pricey but to say that the watch will only last 1 year is pretty inaccurate. These watches are very durable and the components don't need very many internal upgrades since they don't have any heavy computing. Its also unlikely that Apple realeases gen 2 next year. It will most likely have a longer upgrade cycle.
  11. M-5 macrumors 65816


    Jan 4, 2008
    If it's something you wear on your body and rely on & look at dozens of times a day for an entire year (or more), then it's not too difficult to justify paying more for a more aesthetically pleasing device. When you're using a product for such an extended period of time, I think it's wise to allocate a little extra money in the short-term to make it the most pleasant and rewarding experience you can make it in the long-term (within your budget of course).
  12. egeek84 macrumors 6502


    Mar 26, 2010
    Northern California
    Jonny Ive would disagree with you
  13. adammull macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2009
    I will only accept "Cheap Knockoff" criticisms from people who don't have a Mickey Face.
  14. camaroIOM thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2010
    I think apple will come out with an upgrade next year definitely...however never would stop me from spending the extra funds on the stainless steel. It will hold a better resale value as well. More likely to have less scuffs and harder glass.

    I don't plan on selling anytime soon and normally keep first releases just to show later how far they have come.


    Lol I work in children's hospital so goes over well with the kids
  15. taedouni macrumors 65816

    Jun 7, 2011
    I also plan to keep my SS Apple Watch for some time. I'll probably hold out until the third version comes out (I assume then they'll change the design).
  16. lankox macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2007

    It would be great if you could place both watches in direct sunlight and take pictures to compare visibility.
  17. camaroIOM thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2010

    I can do that tomorrow
  18. Blakjack macrumors 68000


    Jun 23, 2009
    The whole lighter thing is BS. People are acting like the watch weighs five pounds. When you are working out and running, the weight of any watch won't be an issue.
  19. lankox macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2007
    Big thanks!
  20. Joe1602 macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2012
    I don't understand the "better resale" argument. So you're paying $215 more at the minimum (after sales tax) but there's no way you get $215 more in resale after depreciation. More expensive things depreciate more, not less.
    Why not just buy the Edition since it has a much higher resale?
  21. Mac 128 macrumors 603

    Mac 128

    Apr 16, 2015
    Based on what? History tells us Apple radically redesigns the 2nd Gen product after a launch within a year of the original. Why would the watch be any different?

    Also -- it's a fashion product, an industry Apple has courted heavily over the last year, and f ashion is seasonable, so it stands to reason there would be an annual product refresh at a minimum, with seasonal bands/cases released every fall/spring.

    And to encourage upgrades the 2nd gen will have to have some pretty impressive additions -- FaceTime camera among them. Proper water resistance, possibly GPS. I save the round watch for at least 3G. And don't forget it will be at least 1mm thinner.
  22. bnekic macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2013
    Cleveland, OH
    Daughters sport came and glad I purchased stainless

    I personally love the look of the 7000 series aluminum on my silver sport, has a nice luster to it without showing any fingerprints. Not sure how the crown feels like plastic to you, definitely feels like aluminum to me.

    But I agree for the size, 42mm is for men.
  23. Rm.237 macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2008
  24. Arran macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    But the greater inertia of a heavier watch will make it slide around on your wrist more. Some may find that irritating, particularly in repetitive movements.
  25. mac.cali macrumors 65816

    Mar 16, 2012
    Both watches are nice. Honestly I would be happy with either one. If someone is working fast food, it would be a little strange to see them with a high end watch. What I'm trying to say is, go with the one that fits your lifestyle. An office worker will probably pick something different than a field worker.

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