Modern Buckle + 42mm = possible?

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  1. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040

    Goldfrapp

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    Apparently, Apple doesn't offer the Modern Buckle on a 42mm case. But are the two compatible? And how do I pre-order the combo? There doesn't seem to be an option to buy just the watch case without any band.
     
  2. cwosigns macrumors 65816

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    The modern buckle is only an option on the 38 mm watch.
     
  3. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a

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    That's right. You can't buy a watch case without a band. The closest you'll get is to buy a model that includes the sport band which is only $50 and probably not a band thing to keep around just in case anyway.

    That said, the connectors are size-specific so your 38mm band won't fit properly in a 42mm case.
     
  4. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Are you sure? I thought the width was the same, and just the height varied.
     
  5. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a

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    No, that would change the aspect ratio and make development for the watches a bigger pain in the ass. The width varies by a few mm. You can see the measurements at the bottom of the detail page for the watches on Apple's site. It isn't something we have to guess about, fortunately.
     
  6. MH01 macrumors G4

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    This is weird, seems the 38 is the only only one with the modern buckle, hope they introduce it later to the 42
     
  7. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, the same way the Leather Loop is only on 42mm.

    P.S. Thanks, everyone, for the replies.
     
  8. MH01 macrumors G4

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    I did not realise the leather loop is only 42. Cheers for that
     

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