Looking for opinions on 40 vs 44 on my wrist

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by antonmedstorta, Oct 17, 2018.

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40 or 44 mm

  1. 40

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  2. 44

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    26.9%
  1. antonmedstorta macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm about to order my first Apple Watch, and I know this might be thread 100 asking about opinions on wrist size vs watch size, but here goes. Below are a couple of pictures from yesterday, when I tried the different sizes out. I've also included a picture of the regular watch I'm currently wearing. It's about the same height as the 44 mm Apple Watch and I very much like the size of it, but as it is circular it does of course look a little smaller overall. My wrist is about 160 mm around.

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    44 mm

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    Current watch:

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  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Pick what YOU like and do not worry about what others think!
     
  3. antonmedstorta thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know I should (and thanks for the encouragement), but I have such a hard time even deciding what I like most myself at the moment.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I would say the 40 millimeter looks more appropriate on your wrist, as the 44 mm looks somewhat larger.
     
  5. hanser macrumors regular

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    ditto
     
  6. iPhysicist macrumors 65816

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    The 40 looks smaller than the 44. What made you decide to buy your current watch? Maybe go from there.
     
  7. antonmedstorta thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, to be completely honest I did not measure my wrist before buying my current watch. I ordered it online without a fitting process and happened to like the size of it. If the Apple Watch was circular, 44 in height probably would've been a no brainer to me at this point. But the fact that it's square-ish makes this decision way harder in my opinion.
     
  8. Mr.Blacky macrumors 6502

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    No offense, but the 44mm and your current watch look absolutly hilarious on your wrist.:eek: But if you think it looks great, go for the 44mm.
     
  9. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    I prefer whichever one you do, unless it's the current watch.
     
  10. scriptkitten macrumors regular

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    the 44 size is so much more useful. i went from a 42 to a 44 and its a game changer.
     
  11. hologram macrumors 6502

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    Everyone has their own opinion. Here’s mine: if the 44 is easier to see and work with, get it. If not, get the 40. If you’re more concerned about looks than functionality, don’t get a smart watch, you won’t be happy with either one. You’ll always be thinking you made the wrong choice.
     
  12. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68020

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    I think the 40mm for you. The 44mm just seems to overhang our wrist a little.
     
  13. antonmedstorta thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haha, thanks!
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    Thanks, that's good advice!
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    Thanks for the input! I do like big watches so I have no issue with my current one, but because of the square formation of the 44 it might push me towards the smaller one. We'll see!
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    Yeah, I can understand that. The screen is a total beaut. What's your wrist size (if you don't mind me asking)? :)
     
  14. turbineseaplane macrumors 601

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    40mm for sure - Looks so much more proportional and like it "belongs there"
     
  15. staggerlee41 macrumors 6502a

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    40mm is a timeless size when it comes to traditional watches. A more modern approach to sizing is 42-46mm range.
    I agree with others that have said it, it comes down to whether you value the wrist presence over functionality or vise versa. Very interesting choices from Apple this year regarding case sizes as I think either of them can be a solid choice for men or women depending on your preference and specific use case.

    The 2nd shot of the 44 shows a slightly different angle than the same intended 2nd shot of the 40 and I think it makes it look larger. Comparing the first shots of each, they really don't look that much different to me.

    Which one sings to you? That's the one I think you should go with and don't worry about what WE think :)
     
  16. Dino F macrumors 68030

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    I'm not sure the size of my wrists but I have fairly skinny wrists!!

    This is my S0 42mm watch on my wrist (its an old pic, hence the date on the watch!):

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    I'm currently waiting delivery of a S4 44mm Space Black watch....
     
  17. hipsheik macrumors regular

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    Someone said the 44mm looks like a clown watch.

    Maybe this will play out like phablets. Everyone laughed when they first came out, and now everyone has one.

    But right now it looks like someone took a big screen and strapped it to their wrist. Makes you wonder what Ive was thinking . .
     
  18. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    That people have different-sized wrists?
     
  19. staggerlee41, Oct 17, 2018
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    staggerlee41 macrumors 6502a

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    I mean it's 2mm that's not exactly a large difference by any means. Here is a shot of a 42mm aside a 44. In terms of wrist presence, the difference is minimal IF even noticeable when wearing. Screen size is obviously larger.

    As a side note, I'll offer this. My wrist size is 8 1/4 and the slimmer profile of the AW4 gives me more room between my wrist and the watch. I am using the next to last hole on the sport band and with the 44 it is noticeably more comfortable as a result to the changes to case dimensions. For perspective, the 3rd hole from the end on the 44 now feels like the 2nd hole from the end on the 42.

    Now if Apple changed the case size to something along the lines of say 50mm or more, I'd maybe buy a clown watch comment but even that is subjective based on wrist size and the size of the individual. Besides if you like it, who cares what anyone else thinks.
     

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  20. cornerexit macrumors 6502

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    Just got my 44mm from UPS yesterday. Get the 44mm. Easier to read at a glance, icons are larger. Had a S2 42mm prior, and the new larger screen makes a big difference imo.

    And I'd get the cheapest version. I just ordered the supcase (amazon) for the S4 and even if you have no interest in that, the aftermarket watch bands out there are just as good as what Apple offers and so much less expensive. You can order any of the bands meant for the 42mm and they will fit no prob so years of bands on the market will fit.
     
  21. hipsheik macrumors regular

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    Doesn't seem like wrist size is the only factor. Bone structure and hand size probably plays a big role.

    Wonder if this will play out like the phones. We've all bought into these iPhone plus and then realize after 6 months of ownership they're way too big to be lugging around day to day without a man bag.
     
  22. staggerlee41, Oct 17, 2018
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    staggerlee41 macrumors 6502a

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    Regarding phone size, I respectfully disagree. I don't need a man bag and don't find it too big to carry around all day. In fact last week I was at a work conference and got about 10,000 steps in each day during the course of 5 days. I carried TWO phones, one of which was the 8+. My work issued phone is a 7, I had no choice there. If given a choice I'll be sticking with the + sized phones. We're all entitled to our own opinions though so use whatever works best for you. I'm thankful we all have good options.
     
  23. Mr.Blacky macrumors 6502

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    It looks absolutely fine, if you have the wrist to wear it. Unfortunately OP does not (neither do I, but I also would never wear a 44mm)
     

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