Edition buyers upset about gold bracelet?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by durangojim, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. durangojim macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2013
    I think if I had the money to pay for an Edition but wasn't given the option to buy a gold link bracelet I'd be pissed. What about you?
  2. poematik13 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2014
    i wonder how many are actually out in the wild given that we have now seen 2. it is by far the nicest looking band.
  3. 16Paws macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2014
    I feel like if that was you and you were upset about the non-gold link bracelet your staff could call someone at Apple and make it happen... I think they didn't want to have the option and have the top end be closer to 30 or 50k.

    Just my 2 cents though.
  4. edlex macrumors 68000


    Apr 14, 2010
    I'm guessing a solid gold link bracelet would be amazingly expensive. I wonder if the ones we've seen are gold anodized or plated?
  5. H3rman macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2015
    This! If you have the money to afford something like that then your people can and will make it happen with a few swift calls to Apple and a big fat cheque.

    Hell, I'm sure they would make you one out of solid diamond if your bank balance was big enough!
  6. Mac 128 macrumors 601

    Mac 128

    Apr 16, 2015
    You can bet these are solid 18K gold, created after 9 hours of laborious lathe-ing.
  7. flyinmac macrumors 68040


    Sep 2, 2006
    United States
    By cheap laborors making half a cent per hour. ;)
  8. rhyme macrumors regular


    Sep 22, 2013
    Not necessarily. middle-middle and upper-middle class people could afford the Edition if they choose to prioritise it, and people can be strange in their financial priorities. I know middle class people who pay $20K/yr to send their kids to private schools when good public schools are closer to home and free. I've met middle class people who have bought houses so expensive that they'll take 30 years to pay off, and in the meantime, they have to be careful with their food budgets. I know a middle-income public servant in his 40s who still lives in a share-house and has no car, but wears tailored suits and treats his girlfriends to melas in expensive restaurants several times a week. Inevitably, some people will buy the watch even if it means another year on their mortgages.
  9. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2006
    Personally, and I think people forget the importance of that word when it comes to how personal a watch is, wouldn't care because I (in my opinion) think the link bracelet is ugly as hell, gold or not.
  10. robbie12345 macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2011
    United States
    I would certainly be upset. The thing with a solid gold wristband is that you could also use it on any other gold watch. If u just changed the mechanism for clipping in (certainly cheaper than buying a new band) you could actually keep it. Personally, I think the gold band would be a much better purchase than any other band or even the watch itself. It will actually last you longer than the watch and you can strap it to a rolex if you want to.
  11. Lennyvalentin macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2011
    Gold link-less edition buyer tears would undoubtedly taste sweeter than anything else in the universe. So you're not Karl Lagerfeldt or Beyonce. Whoop-de-doop. Your life must truly suck if you can't get a gold link bracelet for your gold Watch. :rolleyes:

    For those dreaming that any middle-class people (or even upper middle class) could afford a gold link bracelet when mere stainless steel costs $450 is just plain dreaming. Just the link bracelet would undoubtedly cost a lot more than an entire Edition with one of the regular straps; you'd have to take out a major bankloan to finance something like that with any kind of normal income, and seriously, who would DO that for a tech gizmo which will for all intents and purposes be obsolete in a few years' time?

    Also, what bank would actually lend you the money for what effectively amounts to just a really, Really, REALLY expensive toy?
  12. nasa25 macrumors 65816

    Apr 11, 2010
    The edition is for someone who wouldn't blink an eye to drop $400k on a Rolls Royce. We aren't talking about dropping $20k on something timeless like a Patek, we're talking about dropping $20k on a gadget that will basically be obsolete in 3 years time.

    Buying an edition is for those that flaunt their wealth just because they can
  13. sulpfiction macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2011
    Philadelphia Area
    U got a lot of weird friends.
  14. kdarling macrumors demi-god


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    Actually, his friends sound fairly normal for today's generations.

    - Sending kids to private school is common in some places.

    - A 30 year mortgage is normal anyway, and paying for a high priced house just on the edge of affordability, seems to be common with younger couples these days. If things go right, it's a great investment, too.

    - A single guy using money for dates instead of for a home or car is not unusual either.
  15. cmChimera macrumors 68040


    Feb 12, 2010

    Yeah, I don't really make a ton of money, but if I really wanted to, I could buy an Edition (It would be a terrible financial decision, and the 15-17,000 ones would still probably be too much). I don't because I
    1. Actually like the Space Black one more, since I'm not really into gold jewelry or jewelry in general, and
    2. Would much rather spend the money on something(s) else.

    But I honestly don't feel like it's only the absurdly rich that could afford to buy an Edition. It's just much easier for them.
  16. RayDonovan macrumors regular


    Aug 30, 2014
    Lol these are some good stories
  17. iPhisch macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2010
    I guess we could have purchased an Edition with the elusive link bracelet, but we just picked up a new Jeep Cherokee instead. Pretty much the same thing, except the Jeep has a bigger screen.
  18. h9826790 macrumors G4


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    Their gold may be still not strong enough to make that link bracelet, the mechanism to make it adjustable required very strong material. I bet this Apple 18K good still too soft for that. It's achievable, but won't last long. A malfunction gold link bracelet will put Apple on the headline, which is not a good idea.
  19. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I think we should allow the Edition buyers to work this out for themselves.:rolleyes:

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