I already pre-ordered the 42mm Stainless Steel with Sport Band (although I wanted to get the Stainless Steel Link Bracelet), but made an appointment at the Bondi Junction Apple Store in Sydney Australia to try on the various watches in person. Here are my thoughts. Arrived at The Bondi Junction Apple Store at 11am on Sunday 12 April and found it surprisingly quiet. Whilst there were a number of people in the store (there always is), the people were scattered around the store and not looking specifically at the Apple Watch. I was able to go straight to the desk with the Apple Watches and have a look as well as play with with the demo units without waiting. I was then approached by a young female sales assistant who was starting to explain the Apple Watch to me. I was 30 minutes early for my try on appointment, but they said no problems as it was not busy so they started my appointment straight away. I opted to only try on the 42mm versions of the watch as I prefer larger face watches and I knew the 38mm version would be too small for me. My wrist size 170mm. The Sales Assistant was quite knowledgeable about the Apple Watch and confessed to being a watch fanatic herself. She said she owned a number of premium watches and was wearing a Rolex. She mentioned that she thought it was interesting that Apple went into the watch business as she always saw watches as prestige items which you keep for many years whilst the Apple Watch will have a definite use by date. I first looked at the Milanese Loop (being the cheapest metal band option available at $229AUD). The band was soft and easy to adjust but I really did not like the band at all! My wife looked at the band and said it was too feminine. I agreed, as did the sales assistant. However the sales assistant did state that the Milanese Loop band was quite popular. The next band I looked at was the Leather Loop (sorry, at this stage I got a bit too engrossed in the watch try on process and forgot to take photos of the watches on my wrist). The Leather Loop was quite nice. Like the Milanese Loop, it was very easy to adjust and felt comfortable. The Leather did not feel quite like leather though (I think this was due to the magnets imbedded inside the strap itself) but it was still comfortable. The next watch I tried was the 42mm Space Grey Sport Edition with Sport Band. The Sport Band was quite nice actually. The material was soft and supple and very comfortable, however I don’t think it would be suitable for long term wear as it would not be breathable. I then tried on the Stainless Steel with Link Bracelet and found this watch to be the best of the bunch. My wife and the sales assistant both agreed that this watch combination looked the best on me. The Link Bracelet was comfortable and stylish, however I was expecting the link bracelet to have a more premium feel. The link bracelet felt nice though. I currently wear a watch with a stainless steel link bracelet and found that the Apple Watch version did not feel as nice as my current watch. I had a look at the Space Black Stainless Steel with Link Bracelet but found the colour a bit off. It looked a little cheap in my opinion. It just did not seem to have the classic look that the Silver Stainless Steel option provided. The pick of the bunch in terms of bands was definitely the Stainless Steel Link Bracelet. My band preference would be: 1. Stainless Steel Link Bracelet 2. Leather Loop 3. Classic Buckle 4. Sport Band 5. Milanese Loop (I did not try the modern buckle as I only tried the 42mm watch) The end result was I placed an order for an additional Stainless Steel Link Bracelet.