Companies like iFixit rush to be the first (iFixit even sends a team to New Zealand to be first) with teardowns. The Edition adds the complication of determining the gold content. This is something most are not used to dealing with. Also at what could be north of $10,000 in procurement costs (38mm and 42mm), this will not be an inexpensive teardown. Still I feel sure we will have companies willing to spend the big bucks to be the first to teardown, measure and assay both of the Edition editions (38mm and 42mm). I’m upping my previous guesstimate also and still feel they may still be too low. Do you think this will happen and if so how soon? What do your expect will be the results? What do you expect the retail prices to be? 1. I’m betting on release day we will have a teardown and at least a weighing of the 38mm and 42mm’s cases. 2. Gold weight and content 38mm (sans strap) case/Crown/button will weigh over 42g. This is 31.5g of fine gold (over a 31.1g oz). 42mm (sans strap) case/Crown/button will weigh over 46g. This is 34.5g of fine gold. 3. Price guessing (Yellow or Rose same price) 38mm Sports Band: $5000, 42mm Sports Band: $5500 38mm Classic Buckle: $5200, 42mm Classic Buckle $5700 38mm Modern Buckle: $5250, 42mm Modern Buckle $5750 I’m thinking about $75 to $100 for the gold Sport bands, about $200 Classic Buckle and about $250 for the Modern Buckle. This makes my package vs straps guesstimates slightly asymmetrical, but they are just guesstimates.