some quick points, a very nice experience @ Boca Raton, FL store: 1. Very nice apple staffer, no OCD behavior at all....would let me try on any thing I want. No stupid training question like "how does this band make you feel?"...LOL 2. The reason for going: how blue is the blue loop? Answer: it's fine, close enuf for me to dark blue. 3. Glad I got also the silver bracelet, liked it better than black link 4. A med loop band for my 178 wrist worked perfect. 5. The other loops ok, but not enuf for me to spring for another one. 6. The SS 42 mm looks fine on my wrist, not large at all, since I wear a g shock type, it's not too thick either.