Men with a 38mm watch

JayHova

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Any other guys irritated by the lack of band options for the SS 38mm?


I hope some 3rd party companies can produce something decent...
 

AustinBoilers

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Apr 10, 2015
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The modern buckle looks pretty feminine in person, which I never thought looking at the Apple renders. I got the Milanese Loop, will probably get the black sport band for non-work days, and that's good enough for me. Will never turn down more options though.
 

Surfer13134

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Jun 12, 2010
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How do the 38MM look are y'all's wrist? I originally ordered the 42MM but after printing out the two size mocks they both look good. Just curious from another guys point of view?
 

JayHova

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How do the 38MM look are y'all's wrist? I originally ordered the 42MM but after printing out the two size mocks they both look good. Just curious from another guys point of view?
I'm in the same boat as you. My wrist width is about 55-60mm. During my try on I thought both looked good on my wrist. Originally I went with a 42mm because I really liked the leather loop but I ended up canceling it for a 38mm because the 38 felt/looked better.

It's all personal preference though. I didnt want the watch to stand out too much so I ended up with the 38mm.
 

Dhonk

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Any other guys irritated by the lack of band options for the SS 38mm?


I hope some 3rd party companies can produce something decent...
I'm still debating my purchase...debating 38 or 42, and likely space gray. Very slight chance I go to SS. I like the leather loop. Was comfy and nice color, but unfortunately it is only in the 42. I'm wrist around 180mm, but I like the more subtle 38, I think. Like I said, still debating. first is my cheapo Timex vs Sport SG 42, second is my cheapo Timex vs Sports Silver 38, last is 42 vs 38 (white band)
 

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Karnicopia

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I'm really bummed about this. Leather loop is one of my favorite bands, looks great and is amazingly comfortable. I'm also going with black SS so leather loop and sport are the only band options that will work. I'd really like the leather loop for work though since it's so comfortable won't scratch when typing or scratch my laptop and looks better for work than the sport. With my wrist size it's a tough call for me to begin with and this just throws a major wrench into my decision making. I've got one of both size on order and have been to 3 try on appointments and still can't figure it out. i really go back and forth on it now I'm kind of leaning toward the 38 but I really want to find a place that will let me take links out so I can really see the link band.
 

Surfer13134

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I'm still debating my purchase...debating 38 or 42, and likely space gray. Very slight chance I go to SS. I like the leather loop. Was comfy and nice color, but unfortunately it is only in the 42. I'm wrist around 180mm, but I like the more subtle 38, I think. Like I said, still debating. first is my cheapo Timex vs Sport SG 42, second is my cheapo Timex vs Sports Silver 38, last is 42 vs 38 (white band)
Thanks for the pics! Did you find it hard to navigate on the watch with the 38MM screen?
 
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Dhonk

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The one watch that is compared to next to the Timex is that the 42 or 38??
Both. They had to use the black 42mm band for both since they had no 38mm try-on's with large bands. The space gray case is 42mm. The silver case is 38mm. The third shot the bands are with their original configurations to compare
 

ncstatered21

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Aug 17, 2010
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I am still divided. I cancelled my 4/10 6:46am 38mm order and got a 42mm. I am honestly still unsure. I have been wearing my GF's white sport 38mm and still am clueless if I made the right decision to canc
 

Surfer13134

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Both. They had to use the black 42mm band for both since they had no 38mm try-on's with large bands. The space gray case is 42mm. The silver case is 38mm. The third shot the bands are with their original configurations to compare
I just saw that from the post with the pictures. lol

Did you find the 38MM watch harder to navigate?

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I just choose the 42 MM,I saw the sizing charts for the bands. The max size for the 38MM sport band is 180MM,My wrist is 179MM. That doesnt leave a lot of play room,The 42MM goes all the way up to 210MM. So whoever was on the fence like me may want to take this into consideration.
 

solarguy17

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I am a bit torn with the size choice too.
I did the try on at the Apple store expecting it to help me decide between AW or Sport and let me see the bands in real life to help decide which band I like.

However, I tried on several 42s with various bands.
I like the sport bands, they were hard to get snapped.
The classic buckle was very plain, but it is the regular buckle so i didn't expect much else.
The leather loops were awesome, I loved them and there is a brown color that matches my belt and shoes I wear to work.
So I was all set on 42 SS with BrownLoop.
The one thing I didn't like about the 42 was that it was so big it made bending my wrist difficult.
So I tried on a 38 and it was night and day different, felt better, was lighter etc but it didn't look as good because it was a bit smaller. I don't have big wrists so it didn't look bad, just not as good.
So I was set on a 38 with BSP and then later buying a leather loop, but no leather loops for 38 :mad:.

So now I got to decide if I jump back to 42 and just get used to it or stick with 38 and rely on a 3rd party band later or more sport bands in less bright colors.
 

pshifrin

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This is the 38 on my wrist. Keep in mind, i'm not the biggest guy around. 5'3 140lb. Loving the watch so far!
 

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Dhonk

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I just saw that from the post with the pictures. lol

Did you find the 38MM watch harder to navigate?

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I just choose the 42 MM,I saw the sizing charts for the bands. The max size for the 38MM sport band is 180MM,My wrist is 179MM. That doesnt leave a lot of play room,The 42MM goes all the way up to 210MM. So whoever was on the fence like me may want to take this into consideration.
No, it goes up to 200mm. You get 2 lengths of the lower loop. http://store.apple.com/us/watch/sizing-guide
 

Sphyrna

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I'm still debating my purchase...debating 38 or 42, and likely space gray. Very slight chance I go to SS. I like the leather loop. Was comfy and nice color, but unfortunately it is only in the 42. I'm wrist around 180mm, but I like the more subtle 38, I think. Like I said, still debating. first is my cheapo Timex vs Sport SG 42, second is my cheapo Timex vs Sports Silver 38, last is 42 vs 38 (white band)
Personally, I think the 42 looks better on your wrist. The 38 looks a little too small.
 

adm58

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Aug 20, 2007
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My wife's 38mm w/ white sport band looks silly on me. So small. I'm pretty average in size: 6'0", 178 lbs, ~180mm wrist.
 

jjlannoo

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My wife's 38mm w/ white sport band looks silly on me. So small. I'm pretty average in size: 6'0", 178 lbs, ~180mm wrist.

Yeah I never thought I had big wrists till this watch came out. I see the pics on here and had no idea many men had such tiny wrists. I have no fat on my wrists either
 

ihatephish

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Jun 20, 2011
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My wife's 38mm w/ white sport band looks silly on me. So small. I'm pretty average in size: 6'0", 178 lbs, ~180mm wrist.
See, I'm 6'5", 250#s and I thought my wife's 38mm white sport looked fine on me. That said, I haven't worn a watch in 20+ years but have been using a Fitbit for over a year.

At the end of the day though, my wife's 38mm is what I originally ordered for me as I ended up ordering the 42mm white sport for myself after trying it on. Everybody in the Apple Store thought I was crazy for preferring the smaller one.

We'll see. If it ends up being obnoxious looking, l'll return it and keep the 38mm blue I ordered on Friday.
 
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Dhonk

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Thanks for the pics! Did you find it hard to navigate on the watch with the 38MM screen?
I don't have it. Stores only have 38mm that we can play with. I thought I liked the size and comfort of the 38. I'm going to try them again. But I have not been able to play with a 38mm. I tend to gravitate towards the smaller. The clerk said they would be equally as easy to read, if that's a factor
 

iWot

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Apr 24, 2015
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My wife's 38mm w/ white sport band looks silly on me. So small. I'm pretty average in size: 6'0", 178 lbs, ~180mm wrist.
I think this is pretty funny. Unless you are in the Netherlands, 6'0 is not average in size. Average height for a man in the US in 5'9.5. I think this explains some of the discussion on 38mm vs. 42mm for guys who say they think they have small wrists.
 

SHKLMRE

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See, I'm 6'5", 250#s and I thought my wife's 38mm white sport looked fine on me. That said, I haven't worn a watch in 20+ years but have been using a Fitbit for over a year.

At the end of the day though, my wife's 38mm is what I originally ordered for me as I ended up ordering the 42mm white sport for myself after trying it on. Everybody in the Apple Store thought I was crazy for preferring the smaller one.

We'll see. If it ends up being obnoxious looking, l'll return it and keep the 38mm blue I ordered on Friday.

i'm a few inches shorter, but I actually think both watches looked alright on me. Basically, I can't distinguish a big difference between the two watches. The only reason I'm set on a 42 is because I really want a leather loops. If the leather loop was offered in 38, I would've kept the 38 I originally ordered.
 
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