If you buy the watch now what are you gonna do to it when gen2 comes out?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Appl3FTW, Apr 4, 2015.

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If you buy the watch now what are you gonna do to it when gen2 comes out?

  1. Buy ss, sell next it when gen 2 is out

    58 vote(s)
    30.9%
  2. Buy ss, keep it and buy gen 2 too

    15 vote(s)
    8.0%
  3. Buy ss, give it away and get gen 2

    14 vote(s)
    7.4%
  4. Buy ss, keep it and skip gen 2

    30 vote(s)
    16.0%
  5. Buy alum, sell it when gen 2 is out

    29 vote(s)
    15.4%
  6. Buy alum, keep it and buy gen 2 too

    5 vote(s)
    2.7%
  7. Buy alum, give it away and get gen 2

    8 vote(s)
    4.3%
  8. Buy alum, keep it and skip gen 2

    15 vote(s)
    8.0%
  9. Skip gen 1 and get gen 2

    14 vote(s)
    7.4%
  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

    Appl3FTW

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    #1
    If you buy the watch now what are you gonna do to it when gen2 comes out?
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    #2
    I suspect they will do the same thing they do when a new phone comes out. Some will buy and replace and others will just keep on moving on with life.
     
  3. Glene macrumors 6502

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    Ummm...sell the gen1 and get the gen2?


    You have to get it in your mind that if you want to play in the gen1 arena with any apple products, it's gonna cost you some $ to be the early adopter....fine with me....
     
  4. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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  5. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    Keep it (don't know which model yet) I have nearly every watch I've ever bought or been gifted. I've got the 1972 Mickey Mouse watch that my parents gave me when I was 5. We were really poor so it was quite a gift especially for a five year old. My collection isn't really of any value to most collectors because I didn't keep original boxes or maintain the watches very well. But it's fun to see my journey through the 70's, 80's, 90's-present preserved in popular watch styles of each era.

    In all that time I only gave away a couple of watches. One really special one to a cousin who isn't very nice and doesn't like me. It was an offering of friendship and since she turned out to be a nasty piece of work I regretted it and haven't parted with a watch since, except for two recent thrift store donations that don't really reflect my personal history in any way.
     
  6. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    Hahaha thanks for sharing your experiences grumpy
     
  7. Skylitfly macrumors 6502a

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    #7
    Im just gonna keep the gen 1 and move on. Im not gonna replace my watch ever year.
     
  8. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    #8
    Keep SS gen 1 for a few years then update and give my gen 1 to my wife if she wants it.
     
  9. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Whether I get the Stainless Steel or the Aluminium I will sell it to upgrade to the generation 2 model.
     
  10. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    Don't u think there is a historical significance of the watch to keep it? First device post steve jobs, first wearable smart watch etc.
     
  11. megatron2000 macrumors newbie

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    Where's the option to keep gen 1 and skip gen 2?
     
  12. Glene macrumors 6502

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    #12

    nfw......
     
  13. bnekic macrumors 6502a

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  14. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    #14
    I'll give it to my wife and then keep it for history sake. Will not sell it.
     
  15. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a

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    #15
    Tough to say. Unless gen 2 has some amazing sensors added (that I NEED) I will likely skip it.
     
  16. 8CoreWhore, Apr 4, 2015
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    8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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    #16
    I'll put it in safe-keeping for my grandson.
     

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  17. I am Sampson macrumors 6502

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    #17
    I'll get sport then go for gen3 and skip gen2.
     
  18. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    #18
    Entirely depends on what the second generation adds.
     
  19. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    #19
    Leave the old one in a drawer somewhere because I don't feel like selling it, if my iPhones are any indication.
     
  20. Armen macrumors 604

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    #20
    nothing. I'll wait for 3rd or 4th gen.
     
  21. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    #21
    I'll likely keep gen 1 and buy gen 2. After that, I may start selling them to upgrade.
     
  22. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    #22
    I'm getting the standard SS link bracelet. I might get the base SS v2 and reuse the link bracelet, and sell the v1 with the Sport strap. I'd recoup more of my cost this way.
     
  23. profmatt macrumors 65816

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    #23
    My plan is to buy the SS this time round and then put a bag over my head and not look at any Apple websites so that I never even hear about the 2nd generation.

    If the 2nd gen is clearly better, the temptation to upgrade will be high. What I've done with iPhones is to sell the one I own to part-fund the purchase of a the new one I want.

    I no longer use eBay. I've been using O2 Recycle and the Apple version of it. eBay is too much hassle. I also use Gumtree, which is cheaper and has given me great results.
     
  24. DreamPod macrumors 65816

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    I can't imagine anything that gen 2 could possibly add that would make me feel a need to upgrade to it. Enough better battery life to actually make a usable difference (more than double), not gonna happen in just one year without making the watch significantly larger. Faster processor, speed doesn't matter much since most watch apps are actually running on your phone and using the watch as a sort-of display. GPS, I don't feel a need to go jogging without my phone in my pocket. More health sensors, I'm not a health enthusiast.

    Maybe Gen 3, but by then maybe I'll be living in an AR world, where a virtual watch can just appear on my wrist when I look at it :)
     
  25. Pug72 macrumors 6502a

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    #25
    Will probs keep the first and use it as the work/knock about watch.
     

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