Just tried it on in Bondi. Impressions.

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jjd, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. jjd macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2003
    Walked in and got an appointment in 5 minutes. There was no line outside or anything. It looked like a normal day there (in fact even a bit quieter than normal). Not sure that means much - after all you can't even order one yet...

    My impressions:

    1.The 38mm is tiny and not for men. Period (and I have small wrists). In fact, I think the 38mm is small enough that it will inhibit the functionality of the watch somewhat

    2. People say the photos don't do the watch justice. Not true. The (superb) photos on the website do capture the look of the watch and bands very well. I was not "surprised" by anything I saw. And for the record, yes the Sport space grey is darker than it is on my iPhone 6

    3. The silver v space grey Sport debate has not been resolved for me. I am still torn...

    4. I did not like the white band. And it was already getting dirty. I am actually leaning towards the blue with silver Al watch (though ordering a black band to go with it which I will be wearing almost exclusively)

    5. The sport band is a real achievement and a piece of tech in itself. It is very pliable and supple and feels very premium. In fact it is more supple than the fairly disappointing leather loop (which looks good but feels pretty average)

    6. I won't be going for the SS - I prefer the Sport. But, the SS with the link bracelet is really, really nice.

    That band is as good as it gets - especially the machining of the deployment clasp (so it should be for the price). I held it next to the Silver Sport watch and clearly the match is not perfect but nor is it with the SS watch (the link is far more matte finish).

    7. The milanese loop is all wrong. Just too fussy and inconsistent with the design and function of the watch (though it too is an impressive bit of engineering).

    7. The taptic feedback is insanely cool. So much better than mere vibration. Would be very hard not to notice it no matter what else you are doing

    8. The display is good - but not amazing. The try on watches are on a loop (you cannot interact with them), so I could not try out everything but some of the faces seems to looked sharper than others. (There are some static displays next to iPads that allow interaction but I didn't spend much time with them).

    In short: still getting one, still getting Sport. Leaning towards silver Al.

    Go ahead - flame away!
  2. SHKLMRE macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2013
    do you think the silver sport would look alright with the milanese loop? I was considering a silver sport and a leather band, but I want to see the leather first. I like the milanese loop.

    I'm in-between space grey and silver sport.
  3. Steviejobz macrumors 68000

    Jun 19, 2010
  4. tantantheman macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2015
    Did you get a chance to see the Space Black SS?
  5. SLQ03 macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2012
    Fort Lauderdale
    Hearing that the space gray is a darker shade than the 6 makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.
  6. map1978 macrumors 68020


    Feb 9, 2006
    Jacksonville, FL
    Makes me hope the 6S Plus this fall has the same darker look
  7. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    All good info. Based on this and everything else I'm hearing I'm pretty sure I'm gonna stick to a sport black. I may get a colored band later to spice things up a bit, but I doubt I'll end up getting any other bands

    This is the most interesting piece that I just learned. I hadn't heard that yet.
  8. Supermallet macrumors 65816


    Sep 19, 2014
    Ditto. I have the gold but would love to go back to space grey on the iPhone.
  9. Gooberton macrumors 65816

    Jun 20, 2010
    What do you mean? This makes no sense.. Fussy and inconsistent with design and function? Huh??? Haha
  10. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2014

    At least you are still getting one after seeing it.

    That's encouraging :D

    The rest of us stumbling blindly.
  11. vanimal macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2014
    This! I want that black on black Knight Rider! :cool: Tough looking, but minimal and sophisticated. :D


    My guess the band is "meshy soft lines" the watch clean hard lines? And the band only comes in silver. So if you wanted the black SS, that would be inconsistent color wise. Too flip flop. Black on black for me! Or Space Gray :D

    Everyone has different tastes though.
  12. Photography macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2007
  13. Jd3774life macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2013
    Kansas City
    This post is amazing to read but yet I am still up in the air and have no idea which one to select. I was leaning towards the leather loop until you said it was fairly disappointing! Maybe i'll go sport strap instead and decide on another strap later.
  14. njhorn macrumors member


    Sep 17, 2014

    I wear a 52mm invicta now and live the size. I'm disappointed they did 42 and now 46 or 48
  15. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Small wrists? Care to be more specific as in wrist circumference? That would be a helpful bit of info. A Fiat 500 is huge to a child, not so much to Shaquille O'Neill.

    Are you saying the "actual size" pictures on the Apple Store iOS app are not actual size? Or are you just being modest when you say you have small wrists?
  16. NateEssex macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2008
    So, you think the silver aluminum face looks better than the space grey? With a black band?

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