Old Gold vs New Gold

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  1. sirenized macrumors regular

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    For anyone who is interested in side by side comparison. I’d say the new gold is probably more of a true rose gold than actual gold
     

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  2. Pixelatic macrumors newbie

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    I love the new gold. Would you be able to take a photo of the back of the Series 3? Thanks!
     
  3. sirenized thread starter macrumors regular

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    Here u go
     

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  4. Breezygirl macrumors 6502

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    It’s gorgeous!!!
     
  5. squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting. From the verge review it looked more like a yellow 24K gold color but from yours it’s a copper gold. I guess I’ll just have to see it for myself.
     
  6. infinitejest macrumors 6502

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    Thank you man, I was looking for a comparison of these two.
    Would you mind posting some more side by side pictures?

    And what do you think about the new gold? I was going to upgrade from Series 1 to 3 but I’m really not sure if I like the new gold.
     
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    troubleonline macrumors 65816

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    Yes I agree. Mine just arrived and am not sure I like the colour particularly with the pink sport loop attachments............all a bit bubblegum pink!

    Not sure I want the delay of returning and waiting another 3-4 weeks so might visit store on Sunday and try with a different coloured strap.
     
  8. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

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    I have the series 2 with rose gold and actually prefer the new gold after seeing it in person.
     
  9. troubleonline macrumors 65816

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    I've never had the rose gold watch or phone but could imagine why you might prefer this over that. However I was hoping for a fairly yellow/brassy gold.

    In a way since they only have one gold now it is not surprising it has gone more pinky since apparently the Asian/Chinese market prefer that which was why rose gold was introduced into the Apple line in the first place.............
     
  10. sirenized thread starter macrumors regular

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    Side by side with the old rose gold
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    Rose gold v new gold
     

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    squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    I think I need to see the watch with a darker (or non-pink strap attached). The pictures with the old gold make it look pink, the pictures with the rose gold make it look brass-ier. I'll just go in to the store today and see what it looks like for myself.

    UPDATE: Went to the store to see it myself. Still a very "pink hue" for being termed only "Gold". Clearly not straight pink which is what I thought the previous rose gold was, but a coppery gold. Personally, I would have liked a bit more yellow in it. I don't think it will go well with any of the third party metal straps for the older "gold" version as I think it would look off.
     
  12. troubleonline macrumors 65816

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    I really wish I'd thought to order the silver or black for a choice. Just didn't occur to me that I'd not like the gold.The pics of the gold with pink sports loop look lovely online but not a good representation. Even the edge of the sports loop strap looks beige/gold online but is pale pink in reality.

    I think I am going to have to exchange but will go check out in store this weekend to see for real.
     
  13. squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    Let me know what you think... I was planning on pairing with a same color third party milanase band when they come out with it, but I'm not sure if I'd just be wearing a pink watch. first world problems
     
  14. Abiaifon macrumors newbie

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    If you don’t mind, could you do side by side (back side) comparison between the old gold, the old rose gold, and the new gold? I’m still curious on the difference between those 3. Thanks.
     
  15. sirenized thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes give me til tomorrow I’m on a date with Ed Shereen at the moment
     
  16. AppleEconomist macrumors newbie

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    I have had the original gold Apple Watch and loved it. It matched well with the other jewelry that I wear on a daily basis and made the watch look less “techy” if you will. I preordered the new gold watch and went to pick it up tonight. Before I even left the store I knew I hated the new gold color. It’s not even close to that of gold jewelry. I returned it on the spot and purchased the new watch in silver instead. This is a huge miscue on Apple’s part in my opinion. They should never have combined the two golds into one.
     
  17. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I guess it must be one of those colors you have to see in person. But nonetheless, silver you at least have a much wider array of bands to pair with.
     
  18. woozor1 macrumors regular

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    I would like to see the current gold with some different colour bands on preferably a black and a gold Milanese loop if anyone has yet
     
  19. AppleEconomist macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for thinking on the bright side! I did purchase the new purple sport band while I was at the store. The color is AMAZING! Highly recommend that band.
     
  20. broadbean macrumors 6502a

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    Ironically you get more Gold on the side you don't normally see.
     
  21. infinitejest macrumors 6502

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    Oh man, I’ll get my Series 3 on Monday and I’m so not sure if I like the new gold. Went to the store yesterday and I first thought it was the old rose gold Series 2, when I saw the new color - no joke.
    I’ll try it with my watch bands on Monday, but my first impression was that I don’t like the new gold finish.
    I currently have a Series 1 in gold btw.
     
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  23. troubleonline macrumors 65816

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    Why does that look nice on you?? Damn colour photographs better than it looks for real!

    I always like the gold with midnight blue strap combo. Wish that was still available?

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    I am definitely returning mine but need to go into a store tomorrow to look at the colours and sizes. Don't want to make another mistake. I think I might also go for the 42mm.

    Am thinking of blowing the budget and going for a stainless steel. Not like me to spend more money :rolleyes::oops: but I wouldn't be planning to upgrade this for around 2-3 years so feel I could justify it to myself.
     
  24. sirenized thread starter macrumors regular

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    Posting a bunch of pics of new gold with different bands
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    Two leather bands
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    Nylon
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    Old gold sport and the pins on the old and new sport bands
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    Nylon
     

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  25. smile1fish macrumors newbie

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    The first picture is Series 2 standard gold. The 2nd picture is Series3 with the new gold. I bought it with the pink sports loop and was super disappointed!!! I love gold, but hated this new color. Once I put my old cream band on, it looked much better!!!! Still disappointed, but what can you do? Lol.
     

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