Non-Watch Wearers

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by MacNerd1239, May 15, 2015.

  1. MacNerd1239 macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2007
    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello all,

    My question is for those of you who don't typically (or never) wear a watch, but own the :apple: Watch.

    Have you found that it takes a few days to get used to wearing a watch, or is just me being picky about the comfort? Maybe I have it on too tight?

    I have a 42MM Stainless Steel w/ Classic Buckle. If you could share your "comfort" experiences and which band you have, I would appreciate it. Thanks!
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    You may not realize this, but you can loosen it quite a bit without risking re-locking your watch. You'd be surprised how loose it can be while still remaining unlocked.
  3. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    Im sure you'll get use to it. Just loosen the strap a bit. I haven't worn a watch in 6-7years and it felt normal to me wearing my apple watch.
  4. CharlesShaw macrumors 6502a


    May 8, 2015
    I don't yet own an :apple:watch, but believe that I can help. It's like in-ear headphones, or wearing a regular old wristwatch for the first time. At first, one might think no way is this ever going to work, but your brain eventually gets used to it and it's fine. The same thing goes for multi-focal glasses and contact lenses, wearing head protection while riding a bike, and wearing seat belts in a car (yes, I am old enough to remember when that was not only optional, but there were still cars on the road that didn't have them).
  5. fs454 macrumors 68000

    Dec 7, 2007
    Los Angeles / Boston
    Definitely wear it way looser than you think you should.

    Wear it behind your wrist bone, further away from your hand than you'd expect, like this:

    Instead of trying to cram it forward or on top of that bump in your wrist, wear it just behind that. Then loosen it to the point where you can just quite slide your pinky finger in between your skin and the band. I've got the same watch as you and find it very comfortable. When you work out, switch to a sport band or just tighten yours a notch or two so the heart rate sensor is more accurate, but for casual wearing, it should be looser like this.
  6. Speechless macrumors 6502a

    Mar 5, 2015
    Non-gentrified Brooklyn.
    When I first got it (i'm talking FIRST THREE DAYS), I didn't wear it - I just wasn't used to it. It felt so weird having something on my wrist. Now, my day is not complete without it and I feel weird if its not on.

    I have never owned a watch and the only adjustment was remembering all the things it can do to make said task easier. I would say, for the first week or two, I would have to remind myself to put my phone down and use the watch - now it's second nature. Also, being able to tell time from your wrist without pulling out your phone is a blessing. LOL.
  7. msb3079 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2010
    collingswood. nj
  8. iBlazed macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2014
    New Jersey, United States
    It's my first watch, but I actually got used to it really quick.
  9. Wildgift macrumors 6502


    Sep 21, 2007
    The Milanese is really comfortable and of course infinitely adjustable. I just got a sport band today and it's super comfortable in a different way. I wear it loose enough to slide up and down a couple inches, but not so loose that it rotates. Apple did a fine job with both these bands. I think I'll be using the sport band as my daily driver, and to take to live music shows and exercising. The Milanese will be fine for state dinners, coronations, brises, interviews and funerals.
  10. kitkat2 macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2010
    It took me almost a week to adjust. It felt pretty good from the start but would occasionally bother me. I'm still pretty aware that it's there on my wrist but now it's either a neutral feeling or it feels good. I have the 38mm Sport. I tried on the 42mm a few times because I thought I'd like the bigger screen but each time it felt much more uncomfortable to me than the smaller one. Thank goodness I am finding the smaller screen to be pretty awesome itself.
  11. colday macrumors member


    Jun 21, 2010
    My wife has not worn a watch for years; she got the 38mm SS ML and has worn it from day one without a complaint.
  12. foxkoneko macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2011
    Never worn a watch and it felt weird for the first week (I also had the hulk themed band which didn't help)
    Now I'm sad that I gotta remove it at night #
  13. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    i still have to take it off when i am sitting on a desk and my mind isnt occupied enough and its starting to bother me. however i dont really notice it when i am out and about. i could also never wear it in bed.

    also now that summer season is kicking off its getting kinda jucky under it and i keep moving it up and down on my wrist to reposition to get some air under it

    the funny thing is i am really bad at checking the time on mine. like i raise my wrist to see what time it is and a second later i am like oh what time was it actually lol
  14. MacNerd1239 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2007
    Massachusetts, USA
    Thank you, everyone. I tried wearing it a little different today and am already starting to get used to having it there, and the thing looks so darn good I can't help but enjoy having it on.

    Hope everyone else is enjoying their watch, today was my first day to get to play with it all day without having to go to work.


    Following this definitely helped me a lot, thank you so much!
  15. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    Which is why many of us have always worn a watch :)
  16. mightyjabba macrumors 65816


    Sep 25, 2014
    I started a similar thread a while ago, since I found it uncomfortable to wear a watch after many years of not doing so. After two weeks or so I'm mostly over the hump. It's just a natural thing that you'll get used to in time.
  17. mlemonds macrumors 65816


    Apr 9, 2008
    Lexington, KY
    Haven't really worn a watch since '94


    expecting a wicked tan line this summer, but since then i have learned to wear my watch on the correct hand
  18. docprego macrumors 65816

    Jun 12, 2007
    Henderson, NV
    My first watch in my 45 years. It was strange at first to always have something strapped to my wrist. Now I don't even notice it because I keep it fairly loose. If it's a notch tighter than I keep it, it becomes an annoyance that I am always aware of.
  19. shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    Never wear a watch but adjusted to it immediately. Even non techys think it looks smart :)
  20. Aniseedvan macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2012

    I assume that you're right-handed but wore his watch on his right hand? I congratulate you for moving it to your left. I've tried many times, after I got my first watch around 8, and copied the kid I sat next to in school - who was left handed... It just feels wrong...
  21. TekkieWreck macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2015
    United States
    I stopped wearing a wrist watch when I got my first cell phone; no need to clutter up my arm when the time was as easy to view as pulling out a phone. But began to notice it was inconvenient to dig out a phone just to see the time. The Sport Watch is so lightweight and the band so silky smooth, it's almost like wearing nothing on my wrist. (Well, not quite, but it's far more comfortable than metal bands that pinch skin, slide around loosely, or feel confining.)

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