Did I order an unmasculine watch?

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  1. CChevW macrumors newbie

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    Got to the pre ordering party a bit late this morning and was only left with a few options that delivered 24/4-8/5. I ended up going with the green sport band as a man. Did anyone other males go with this? And does anyone think it's a bit feminine as Apple's green has always striked me as quite yellow? Thanks :apple:
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I think (or hoped) that we've progressed as a society to not attribute colors to gender. I like the green and if I were to order a watch, that would have been on my short list.

    My other point is instead of sacrificing selection in the name of getting it first, buy what you want and wait it out. You're spending a lot of money on a watch, it pays to be patient and order the model/band selection that you initially wanted.
     
  3. tkermit macrumors 68040

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    I would say that it doesn't seem particularly masculine to worry about such things...
     
  4. CChevW thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I do agree. I was not particularly sold on any of the sport band colours, so I was always going to be doubting myself after ordering. But I wanted a sport band and wanted to keep the price down.
     
  5. Domino8282 macrumors 6502a

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    Lol!!! That is too awesome that your username has Kermit in it. It's not easy being green...
     
  6. Appl3FTW macrumors 603

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    I'm sorry... your watch will be now delivered to you directly in the bedroom by Timmy.
     
  7. Mythicstatus2 macrumors regular

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    i am a man and would gladly rock a green watch if it meant i would not have to wait another month for the watch. You can always get another strap later.

    if anyone asks tell them you are eccentric.

    I mean drake is sporting a red edition and chances are thats what he wanted.
     
  8. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

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    I got a green. Why do you think you have to be "masculine"? Why does this matter to you? Wear what you want to wear. Be what you want to be. Don't let colors or anything identify you.
     
  9. totten76 macrumors regular

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    Green is a color. You can wear green clothes, have green shoes, wear a green bow tie, green plaid socks. Nothing is wrong with a green watch. In my opinion if you matched the watch with something you were wearing your masculinity level would be over 9000!

    Seriously though, don't fret it
     
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  11. maflynn Moderator

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    As long as you ordered the model you wanted then enjoy it. I can't ordering a watch but finding its out of stock and then ordering one that you didn't want just to get it sooner. Once you have it, you'll be looking at it with regret, especially as time went on.
     
  12. Presonance macrumors regular

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    No, it's not feminine. Don't worry about it. The modern buckle is pretty feminine though IMO.
     
  13. JSRockit macrumors 6502a

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    Since when is green a woman's color? They make fishing lures that color... ;)
     
  14. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    WOW! :D That was a good one.

    I think of fungus when I think of green.
     
  15. scrapple macrumors regular

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    just bring the band to the store... they will probably swap it?
     
  16. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    This.
    Nope.
     
  17. Tim7 macrumors 6502

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    I got the green sport. I think green goes with a lot more colours than pink or blue does. I will probably buy a black sport band too at some point. But I am quite eccentric in my colour choices usually anyway!
     
  18. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    Silver aluminium and green sport band was my only choice, was the money I can't justify. :p
     
  19. Pinksteady macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure I understand the question. The word 'masculine' when applied here refers to some form of stereotype. The green sports watch doesn't conform to the stereotype of a masculine watch, so if you are defining your purchase by whether it conforms to a particular stereotype, no, it probably doesn't look 'masculine.

    Whether that makes absolutely any difference whatsoever in the way you live your life or choose your style, and therefore whether you'll be happy with the green watch, is a completely different question.

    Maybe it could be said, as you are concerned about appearing masculine, that perhaps you will be disappointed with your choice?
     
  20. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. Get what you want, if you like a particular color then get it even if you have to wait a little for it.
     
  21. walshy1009 macrumors regular

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    Couldn't agree more. +1
     
  22. Robert M. macrumors 6502a

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    Got this because my first option was sold out. Seems like a lot of men on here are concerned with looking unmanly. Someone asked about the Light Blue one too. There's NOTHING wrong with either color. Both of them will look fine on men. The green one will probably draw the most attention, though. :cool:
     
  23. TheLastOfConnor macrumors member

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    No? In fact, if anything, I'd say white and pink are far more feminine than the blue and green options.
     
  24. nfl46 macrumors 604

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    So, you basically went with the color you probably didn't want to begin with...because you wanted it by 4/24? Bad idea.

    Then again, you should be fine because you can switch out the bands. Lol. So, calm down. By time you get it, third party bands or Apple bands may be available in stores.
     
  25. GoingDark macrumors 6502

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    I'm in the same boat as you, by the time the page loaded for me the Space Grey sport was pushed to mid/late May. I pre-ordered it anyway but also went back to try my luck with some of the others and landed on the aluminum sport with the blue strap.

    The only person who can decide whether it looks masculine or feminine on you is you, and only by trying it on. That's why I set up an Apple store appointment for 12:15pm today and I'm going to try them both on. If it turns out I really can't rock the blue, I'll cancel my pre-order and wait it out.
     

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