No ss space black for try on in stores

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  1. bushman4, Apr 17, 2015
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    bushman4 macrumors 68000

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    As of this posting there are no SpaceBlack SS watches for try on in many stores.
    I was in 4 different stores in NYC including the flagship on 5th Avenue and even they didn't have it for try on.
    Yes it is on display in a glass covered case that has florescent lighting which distorts the color of the watch and these watches CANNOT be tried on!
    So for anybody making an appointment to see the Space
    Black SS watch…………wait
     
  2. DreamPod macrumors 65816

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    You should do more research, lots of Apple Stores have them, there are many pictures people took at tryons with Space Black SS watches on their wrist. Just because none of your official appointments let you try one, doesn't mean no store in the country does.
     
  3. applegeek97 macrumors 6502a

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    I wanted to buy that one so bad, but I did not like the $500 link band that you were forced to buy.
     
  4. SixtyK macrumors 6502a

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    That's so weird, I wonder what I tried on then...
     
  5. Esexx macrumors 6502

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    Strange! I didn't know I couldn't try the black SS?

    (Someone should tell the Apple Store in Manhattan Beach, CA there are no black SS to try on)
     

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  6. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    The San Francisco flagship on Stockton didn't have any. Nor did the Stanford store in Palo Alto. These are very large, high-profit stores. They had the Edition watches and no Black SS. If these stores and the 5th avenue store don't have it, I cannot imagine which ones do.
     
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    The fact that some STORES don't have it though makes me concerned that the 4-6 weeks won't improve.
     
  9. cosmic68 macrumors 6502

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    FYI all the flagship stores in London aren't letting you try SS Space Black either which I found strange (they have them under glass to look at).

    I've read many times on here that people haven't been able to try this version wherever they are.
     
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    There were many of us who went to our local Apple Store only to find they didn't have any to try on. It seems that many stores did not have any for tryon but some did.
     
  12. H3rman macrumors 6502

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    That picture just makes me glad I went for the SS Space Black. My local store didn't have any to try on, hell they only had the 38mm SS link, not even the 42mm!

    My next store after that is about a 3 hour drive away!
     
  13. Wallabe, Apr 18, 2015
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    The 38mm looked great on me. Sadly, I generally don't like link bands. Too heavy, too bulky, which makes me feel unbalanced, feeling like I'm carrying a 5-pound weight on one arm and nothing on the other to counter-balance it. Maybe Apple's will change that. It's lighter than other link band watches I've tried. Maybe another time when I go back and try it again.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. chfilm macrumors 65816

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    I tried it on to last Friday.. Maybe they realized something was off with the color of the try on models and now they removed it?

    Or they have so few of them on sale that they're now shipping those 20 black ss from the stores too :D
     

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  15. bushman4 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Most likely they won't improve the way things look now
     
  16. albertsw macrumors regular

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    The 14th St. store in New York City has only one 42 mm space black stainless steel watch for trying on. I was there yesterday trying it on and it took them several minutes of looking through all the drawers to find it.
     
  17. Karnicopia macrumors 6502

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    My store had it and it's far from a flagship store. They only have 1 in the back and I think it comes from the edition try on case. They don't have them in the try on tables and many of the employees don't even know about it. First guy said they didn't have them, second time I came by the lady said the same and when I asked her what stores do have 1 since I didn't mind driving to take a look she asked her manager and he said they do have it and had to do a call to have someone bring it up from the back. They brought it out in a watch case that looked similar to the drawer layout with about 5 watches missing. So what I'm guessing is they brought out the case from the edition try on but took out all of the edition watches. So maybe ask if they can make sure with the manager or see if it's in the edition case. I can't imagine they would actually have it in my little store and not in major flagships although what could be happening is there was just nobody in an edition try out when I went but in the flagships if someone is in one of those they aren't going to interrupt it to grab a watch.
     
  18. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    It's funny that you have that reaction when you see other posters complaining that it's not heavy enough or that it seems cheap. For me it's just right.
     
  19. Wallabe, Apr 18, 2015
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    I guess it depends on personal comfort. Some people want a watch that feels substantial. I used to have an Omega Seamaster, but that was one of the reason why I rarely wear it. It feels too heavy for me. Maybe for a night out, it's ok, but for everyday use, I feel like I'm being chained down with extra weight I don't need on me. The Apple Watch I can handle, even the SS link. It felt lighter than the usual link watches. I'm just not comfortable with link bands from past experience. I may get one in the future, but right now I'm happy with the sports bands.

    I also don't like my iPhone. I like the phone itself, but it's just another weight I have to carry all the time. My keychain is minimal, only enough keys for my car and my home. I don't even have those membership tags. They are just extras that takes up room in my pocket.

    The fewer things I carry, the more relaxed I feel.
     
  20. bige12 macrumors 6502

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    the apple store at fair oaks mall in virginia did not have the 42mm ss with black sports band to try on
     
  21. Karnicopia, Apr 18, 2015
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    What a beautiful shot. You may have swung me to the 38 with this that looks great. I'm thinking of the black SS and have a lot of pressure to go with the 42 because I like the leather loop but I may honestly just go with black 38 SS link and sport band and hope for 3rd party leather. I have similar wrists and this looks great. Looking at the cutouts I really think this may be the way to go. Going back tomorrow for my third time and I'm really going to focus on the 38 because of this.
     
  22. robaroo macrumors regular

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    they link bands probably got scratched easily during try ons and apple pulled them before people coming in to try them on started another scuff gate.
     
  23. Wallabe, Apr 18, 2015
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    Thanks. My wrist is 175mm, width at 60mm, and I found the 38mm to be perfect. It's very close to the golden ratio too (37.08mm). The 42mm band looks too wide on me.

    More of my try-on: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1865864

    Edit: I just went back to the Apple Store today to try it on again. I tried all the bands that were available for the 38mm. I think I may order the silver SS link band. It felt lightweight and would be comfortable on my wrist. Now the price tag, that's not comfortable.
     
  24. Karnicopia macrumors 6502

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    You're welcome thanks for posting it you got a lot of great shots in that thread. The price for the link is high but I'm figuring we should be able to keep them for a few generations and I just really like the look and feel of it. Worst case it should have good resale but I don't see them changing band connection quickly. I have my try on tomorrow, I work from home Monday's so I'm going to try and take some time during the day hoping it will be pretty empty. They really haven't let people take out links but I'm hoping they would be more willing if it isn't as hectic. We'll see how it goes, hoping I can finally make a decision and with the cutouts I do seem to be settling on the 38. I'll try and get some pics of the black link as well.
     

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