First time i'm not pre-ordering

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  1. Lucifer666, Mar 16, 2015
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    Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to have to try one on first. Mostly because of the bands. It's really the bands that have got me worried.

    This is nothing like anything they have sold before.

    It's not big deal, and I could always order one like a fool, and then immediately wonder about the zillion other bands. Use it, until I have time to try out other bands.

    But this course of action is probably not optimal. :D
     
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  3. Lucifer666, Mar 16, 2015
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    You think it's frivolous?

    Maybe.

    It's late :D

    (wish they had a thread delete feature actually )
     
  4. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Can't you pre-order and return it, if you are not happy?
     
  5. Lucifer666 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Of course. That's the thing. Apple is great about that. Super.

    It's just the wearable contact thing. Like they say, it's getting personal. I like grabbing this stuff right off the line, but this time logic is dictating to slow down.


    I'm also not a big return guy. I try to avoid it.
     
  6. profmatt macrumors 65816

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    I don't. You're expressing a view, which you're entitled to do. And it's a view that's probably widely shared.

    On the other hand, I don't think it's helpful for people to be snide about other people's threads.
     
  7. Donoban macrumors 6502a

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    Worthwhile thread brah.

    You can try one anytime after the 10th April, then pre order anytime up until the 24th April. Whats the prob broc?
     
  8. Lucifer666 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, thanks.

    Didn't know that's how their doing it. Makes a lot of sense.

    (thankfully these threads move quickly to the next page...and out of sight :D )
     
  9. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Hi


    Your very much not alone in spending sometime thinking about this product and indeed the bands have raised concerns from a few from the price of them, which to use ,and if they will fit their wrist to should I go for one size of watch to the other.

    As a member your entitled to create a thread as well as join in existing ones, and if a moderator sees fit they would close or merge with another.

    If someone has no interest in the thread content then in my view perhaps should pass it by ,instead of making an unhelpful non productive reply post.
     
  10. profmatt macrumors 65816

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    I'm fairly certain I want the SS, because the Sports doesn't look like a serious person's watch. If I'm spending hundreds of pounds, I want something I'm going to enjoy owning and keeping for at least two or three years. And I'm fairly sure I want the 42mm because the 38mm just seems a bit small and the 42mm is no bigger than my current watch. (Some photos make it look really big but it's impossible to judge how big people's wrists are. The various cut-outs I've tried seem to make it look OK.) Plus the bigger screen is probably better for my eyesight and there might be some battery advantages.

    I also want the 42mm because I like the leather loop. And here's where it gets difficult, as the OP says.

    None of the straps are ideal. The Milanese loop has a lot going for it, but there are also some question marks. The leather loop seems to look great but my wrists are on the cusp of the two strap sizes and it's not obvious which one will look best. The basic plastic strap looks great in Apple's renders, but looks like a dust magnet in pretty much every photo I've ever seen. Besides, it's plastic. On a £519 watch.

    The obvious solution is to take the OP's advice and wait until I can see the thing in real life. But that's not particularly convenient and, besides, I'm impatient!

    I'm currently favouring the following strategy. Buy the SS with plastic strap. Separately buy either the Milanese loop or one of the sizes of leather loop. If it looks and feels good, keep it. If not, send it back and get one of the others.

    This way I get to keep the watch, rather than having to send the whole thing back. And the plastic strap might have its uses sometimes. I might even like it. Or I could almost certainly sell it. (Actually, because you get two plastic straps when you buy a complete watch, I'll definitely sell one of them at least, and mitigate some of the loss I've made in buying the second strap rather than just buying, say, the leather loop as a complete watch from the start and risking not liking it when it arrives.)

    From what I've seen on these forums, I think Apple is going to have vast numbers of cancelled orders and returns. I hope they've prepared for that logistically.
     
  11. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Sounds like a sound strategy.

    Personally I'll be checking out the 42mm Space Grey Sports Watch with Black Straps.

    If one of the other straps feel / look good I'll buy into them. Theirs a good link in one of the threads that shows how each  strap looks with the watches.

    Plus I'm sure 3rd party options will be hitting us pretty soon.
     
  12. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    So far one think is certain, that I will get the SS.
    Size not sure and I will be trying it on my wrist first on the 10th of April (does anyone think there will be people queuing up for something like that? ) My wrist is quite thin and I don't want something that looks too big or too small on it.
    Will be getting the white sport band for any workout and either milanese loop or black classic buckle.

    But will have to try it on in the Apple Store first.
     
  13. Donoban macrumors 6502a

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    Thread Starter... You've unleashed a beast that will not go to sleep so easily.
     
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    I would like to make the point that the OP has since updated the original thread. When making my comment, it was simply a 1 line thread.
     
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    Funny, this'll be the first time I preorder an Apple product :apple:
     
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    I know what you mean. For me, I really cannot pick the size until I get to try one on in April.
     
  17. eneisch macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in the same boat, but in my case my concern is the size of the bands. My wrist is right around 200mm. I like the SS with the Milanese loop, but it fits wrists between 150-200mm. While I think the band will fit me, I am not sure where the clasp will lay at 200mm and how it will look. I wouldn't get it if the clasp lays to close to the watch face.
     
  18. refslady macrumors regular

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    I'm going to preorder a Sport online, then go to the store and play over that weekend. I will either confirm that I like what I ordered, or know that I want to place an order for an SS (unlikely), but I'll definitely get to try the bands at the store.

    All of that will help kill time until delivery day!
     
  19. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    The Apple employees better be cleaning those watch demos with so many people wanting to try the watches on
     
  20. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Do your  stores have  watch display models ?

    I thought they were not being put in place until around the 10th of April 15 ,or so I thought I'd heard.
     
  21. refslady macrumors regular

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    No, I will go to the store on or after April 10. I will pre order on line and THEN go to the store for hands-on playtime. If I find that I absolutely cannot tolerate the Sport, then I will reserve an SS in the store and cancel/return the Sport.

    In store will also give me a chance to look at the different bands -- I'm only going to pre order the Sport with a default rubber band.

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    I don't want to try any watches on at the store I just want to OGLE them. :p
     
  22. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Ah , and their was me hoping something had changed and they were being fitted into Apple stores early. Sorry I misread your post. #
     
  23. refslady macrumors regular

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    Sorry to raise your hopes sooner than you can raise your wrist to check the time!
     
  24. PeterRollback macrumors regular

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    Apple has confirmed to their employees and to 9to5 mac that on launch day, you will indeed be able to try it on and if you are not happy with the casing or the band you have chosen, you can change it right at the spur of the moment. Also you pay on launch day, not when you pre order so they will be able to charge you more or less depending if you have made any changes to your final purchase.

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    Only bad thing about doing that is that Pre-Orders will for a fact get delayed surely after the first day.
     
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    Not disputing that they confirmed it, but I'm super skeptical the the reality will match up to this. I'd be really nervous about altering my order in any way after preordering as soon as the store goes live. During iPhone pre-orders there are always many stories of people that had to talk to the fraud department at their credit card company and just that interaction results in delayed shipping.
     

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