Is the Apple Watch too thick?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by MultiMediaWill, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

    Aug 1, 2010
    After watching the reviews, I'm a bit concerned. Do you think the Apple Watch is too thick?

  2. Cory Bauer macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2003
    It's about twice as thick as I would personally like, yes.
  3. slicecom macrumors 68020

    Aug 29, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
  4. Wreckus macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2015
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    compared to the seiko analogue watch i'm wearing now, its very close to the same thickness. think the width of the watch face is very close to the same as well (42mm model).

    So for me, not a big deal.
  5. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2014
  6. Rogifan macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2011
  7. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

    Dec 26, 2009
    It wouldn't look so chubby had it had the more traditional lugs sticking out of the case, rather than having bands attach to inside the case.
  8. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    Compared to how thin people would prefer it to be I guess.

    Don't worry, there are those who are now, and who have been saying the current thickness is perfect, ideal and how it should be.
    Just like people said how amazingly thin the 1st iPad was.

    In X years time, people will be saying the THEN thinner watch is perfect, and right and how thick and clunky the 1st Apple watch was.

    Just like now iPad air people are saying how horridly thick and heavy the iPad1 was.
  9. sterl320 macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2015
    maybe, but I'll like the weight. I hate when things are a bit too light. Makes it feel fragile, empty, fake.

    I like it with a little meat, if you know what I mean.
  10. mbhforum macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010
    I was concerned too. I am currently wearing a Omega Speedmaster Professional which is also 42" diameter, but the case is 14mm. Being the Apple is 10.5, I am actually getting a slimmer watch now! I think it's a matter of what you are using to wearing...
  11. MultiMediaWill thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aug 1, 2010
    0mm as I don't wear a watch currently.
  12. bnorthro macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2010
    No. 10mm is not thick at all for a watch. My Breitling is like 18mm thick. I would wager that the vast majority of mechanical watches are over 10mm thick.
  13. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    Obviously like others here I've not seen it in person but going by photos and videos in my opinion it's probably thicker then it should be but its not a deal breaker for me.
  14. technosix macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2015
    West Coast USA
    It's fat and chubby looking.

    The size is inconsequential when the actual appearance is bloated.

    It's a reflection of J Ive's style preferences. I'm not saying it's a bad design, but I'm a thin person with thin Apple products. Traveling I don't have to carry an overstuffed laptop bag. It's quite nice.

    All Apple needed was a design that would give it some style and get rid of the plain bulbous sides. Yet Jony's in charge and Apple loves him. Besides Apple Devotees never object to anything Apple does.
  15. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    There are dozens of threads on this topic. Jesus.
  16. GrumpyMom macrumors 603


    Sep 11, 2014
    It is for my small feminie wrists. I got a much better sense of that today seeing the review photos than I have seeing it on models. It should look fine on my bigger sister in law and on my husband. I might go with the Sport model after all since it is actually and visually lighter.

    I think it looked fine on the wrists of the male reviewers I saw.
  17. bnekic macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2013
    Cleveland, OH
    Of course gen 1 is too thick at 10.5mm!! It gives them plenty of room to make it thinner every generation and make a ton of money. Same upgrade path as all of their products.
  18. technosix macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2015
    West Coast USA
    Breitling are gorgeous because they are designed with style.

    Apple is fat and happy. :)


    Yes indeed and they'll sell well.
  19. furam90 macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    Eek thats the fugliest looking pic I've seen yet. I knew it was bulky... but I hope that's just a bad angle.

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