It's small. It's really small.

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by profmatt, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. profmatt macrumors 65816

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    Thank God I got the 42mm. All that agonising over photos and making paper models and so on. The photos were hugely deceptive.

    The Apple Watch is small. Really small. As in, I wouldn't be able to read the small print on the 38mm.

    People suggested an Apple Watch Plus. I thought they were nuts. Now I'm not so sure. I think I'd be in the market for one.
     
  2. LuvAussies macrumors 6502

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    With my tiny wrist, the 38mm is still BIG. :confused:

    I hope they're able to at least make them thinner down the road!
     
  3. TigerStephie macrumors regular

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    Me too! They are right the screen is "small" but its still big on me.
     
  4. BMox macrumors 6502

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    Please.

    The text on the 38mm is perfectly readable.
     
  5. erikjc macrumors member

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    I actually think the 42 looks quite large, especially in all the photos people are posting on here. I'm glad I got the 38! (I'm a guy with average size wrist)
     
  6. omgitscro macrumors 6502a

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    Although both Watch models are well within the range of acceptable watch face sizes for children, adult females, and adult males, you'll find that 42mm is recommended for the average adult male's wrist.

    In addition, the photos just plain suck at depicting the size. I hope you got to try it on in-person!
     
  7. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    How tiny is your wrist? I have a 155mm wrist which is pretty tiny for a man.

    BUT I 've got to say I was really surprised how small they are in reality. The 10.5 mm height also seems a lot on paper but it totally isn't.

    I made a couple of photos in the Apple Store with different 38mm watches on my wrist and - surprisingly - they even look bigger on the photos than in reality. You'll realize its measurements when you wear it.

    Saying all that I am sure I've made the right choice ordering a 38mm SGS because it just looks and feels natural, just like a perfectly fitted watch.
     
  8. DJLAXL macrumors 6502

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  9. LuvAussies macrumors 6502

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    I'm more like 152mm! :-(

    I was surprised at how small it is in person, but when I put it on my wrist, the thickness made it stand out more than I'd like, but I'm still getting one! It's still better than my Pebble!

    I ordered a pink one, so I don't know if I'll ever actually get it or not though! ;-)
     
  10. sb22 macrumors 6502

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    What is with these threads?
    It's a matter of opinion and every individual will view the watch size in their own way, it doesn't apply to everyone
     
  11. -Garry- macrumors 6502a

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    Ok I have really small wrists at 150mm but the 38mm is exactly the size I was looking for.

    I think the preference for 42mm or behind really comes from those people that like big, heavy traditional watches. Personally I wanted something a little more discreet.
     
  12. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    Couple of pics - 38mm, 155mm wrist. Sorry for the quality, I think my hands were shivering. :D
     

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  13. leenak macrumors 68020

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    I'm going to disagree. I got the 38mm and it seems quite large to me. I think 36mm would've been my comfort point for it but I'll live with it.
     
  14. spiderman0616 macrumors 68030

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    FWIW, I think that size looks fine on your wrist. I know that doesn't say anything about how easy or hard it is to read and use the face, but looks wise, it seems fine.
     
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  16. jtrue28 macrumors 6502

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    No offense to the guys who ordered the 38mm, but I just assumed those were meant for women.

    :ducks:
     
  17. erikjc macrumors member

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    I did try both sizes on in person and went with the 38mm. I just think it looks more like a watch than a smart watch at that size, and that's what I wanted. But I think that's what it comes down to more than wrist size, gender, etc...personal preference.
     
  18. BellaMaggs macrumors newbie

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    This is one of those matter of opinion things, but I just want to interject that I am very happy I chose the 38mm. I'm not a small framed person and I consider this watch large on me. If the depth was thinner perhaps not, but I knew right away during my try on appointment that I made the right decision in the wee hours of 4/10. :D
     

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  19. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Size is relative to ones wrist same as pants, shoes, shirts, etc. No need to make much of it. If you have small wrists like me 38 is perfect. If you have more "normal" sized wrists then 42. I tried on both and had no problem using the 38. Again it's all relative to one's size.
     
  20. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    I guess I never realized how wide and flat my wrist is compared to most people. In all of the pictures it looks huge, on my wrist it looks just right. Very pleased with the size.
     
  21. JoEw macrumors 65816

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    Choose 38mm, went and tried it on in store vs 42mm. Perfect fit. Yes, I am male. 6ft. Everyones body is different.
     
  22. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a

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    Ah good, MacRumors needed one more thread where almost nobody seems to realize that not all wrists are the same width. What are we at, 1,000,388,209 such threads now?

    :rolleyes:
     
  23. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Care to show any examples of these "hugely deceptive" photos?
     
  24. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    Seriously?

    Because I almost need readers and I can read the small print on the 38mm quite easily.

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    I know, right?

    I have photos of me wearing a 38mm and everyone asks if it's the 42mm version because it looks quite large ON ME.

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    My husband is 6 feet tall and not a tiny guy. He's broad-shouldered. He bought a 38mm. He said he needed it to look professional, and the 42 would just look like a sport watch.

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    I think you and I have a similar-sized wrist width. Not diameter, because I'm female, but width, yes.

    The 38mm looks that way on me, too.

    Just the right size.
     
  25. leenak macrumors 68020

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    I'm going to start a thread with the title "It's huge, it's really huge"
     

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