Is it a mini-computer around your wrist?

Geert76

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Funny and almost comical to watch a lot of the 44mm new Series 4 of people showing it here on this forum and elsewhere online.

A lot of them are way too big, almost like people are carrying a mini-computer around their wrist :D

I thought a watch should be elegant and subtile.
Not like when you see someone coming towards you and bammm! The first and only thing you see is that gigantic 44mm Apple Watch around a (very) small wrist.

But hey...maybe I am still old fashioned :p
 
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Relentless Power

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Technically, the Apple Watch is most certainly a ‘mini computer’, but I don’t pay attention or care enough to worry about how big or how small the Apple Watch is on somebody’s wrist either.
 
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I think Apple Watch is one of the smallest ‘smart’ watch out there?
 

Geert76

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Technically, the Apple Watch is most certainly a ‘mini computer’, but I don’t pay attention or care enough to worry about how big or how small the Apple Watch is on somebody’s wrist either.
I am in no way worried about anyone's Apple Watch ;)

like I mentioned, it's just funny to see those big 44mm watches around some of those really small/tiny wrists.

But at least Apple is offering some really good choices with the Series 3 and Series 4, so that's really good!
 

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I have small wrists so I prefer the 38/40, never felt like it was big. I don't think the 42/44 looked too big on more normal size wrists though. Obviously it's a preference regarding size so it's good we have both sizes.
 
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I thought a watch should be elegant and subtile...


But hey...maybe I am still old fashioned :p
I am afraid things have changed. I do not consider my SBSS 44 mm a computer, it is more of an extension of my MAX.

Before the Apple watch I was wearing a solid gold Rolex. Not sure if it was elegant but it was NOT subtle, it drew too much attention from the wrong people and glad I no longer wear it. It now sleeps in my drawer.

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I think you mean pico (nano would be a smartphone, for example).
 
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Geert76

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I am afraid things have changed. I do not consider my SBSS 44 mm a computer, it is more of an extension of my MAX.
oh, I am sure things have changed....Nowadays big is good and biggest is best, at least for a lot of people when it comes to iPhones and/or Apple Watches.

Just look at where the iPhone came from with 3,5inch years ago and now 6,5inch XS Max.
If you would say in 2014 that there would be 6,5 inch iPhones in 2018, a lot of people whould call you crazy, ''Apple will never go that big!" ;)

I guess we are heading that way with the Apple Watch as well.

It's just an observation I had the last few days watching some of the 44mm watches on small/tiny wrists.
 
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Fthree

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i always thought i had small wrists but the 44 fits just right without any "overhang" its replaced my garmin (that was about 50mm and fit nicely)
 
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Renjo2007

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I think it is a mini computer with limited capabilities and it is elegant if combined with a nice color leather band.
 
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I think where you might have gone off the rails is assuming that other people share your view that watches are supposed to be elegant and subtle -- which are arguably incompatible with each other, anyway -- rather than, say, functional and utilitarian.

My 44 isn't any more or less elegant on my large wrist than on someone's smaller wrist. More subtle, possibly.
 
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anthonymoody

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No.

Don't be mislead by the close up photos. Most are taken with iPhones, so because blahblahblah photography the perspective is very much distorted. Pay more attention to the ones where you can see a forearm in the frame. Those do a much better job of conveying the scale.

And btw, the 44 is only very slightly larger than the 42. You do realize that that's well under 1/10 of an inch? If you didn't think the 42 S0/1/2/3 looked like a computer on the wrist, then the S4 shouldn't either.
 
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tl01

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Who said watches need to be subtle?? Diving watches for example are not subtle. You might like small watches but not everyone is you!
 
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