Opinions wanted. Gold on gold

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by rob.james.arias, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. rob.james.arias macrumors regular


    Apr 20, 2015
    image.jpeg image.jpeg Here is a sport gold, with a Milanese gold band. Any thoughts?
  2. testcard macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    Northumbria, UK
    Hmmmm. I suppose it's OK if you want to make a statement, but a little too nouveau riche for me. Maybe if I was selling used cars...
  3. Mac 128 macrumors 603

    Mac 128

    Apr 16, 2015
    I had an uncle with a gold Timex with the Mickey Mouse face, that had a gold Milanese band. I thought it looked great then, and I still think so today.

    The problem here obviously is the finishes don't match. It's not terrible, but it's not great either.

    Apple really needs to introduce the $1500 gold clad watch for all those people who won't wear silver, and want something more formal looking than the Sport, which has no matching band lugs at all. Of course that still wouldn't solve your problem as you'd need to upgrade your watch. What is surprising is that Apple almost certainly sells more of the Sport than all others combined, so one would think they would have the greatest number of optional bands available for purchase. Guess they want to force customers who want a better selection of bands to upgrade.

    I'm still perplexed that Apple has not offered the 18kt gold link bracelet for the Edition after giving one away to Karl Lagerfeld. I was expecting them to announce it at the September event. So I suppose there's the possibility that Apple may introduce some new bands before Black Friday, though I doubt we'll see the mid-tier gold watch until the gen 2 watch launches.

  4. rob.james.arias thread starter macrumors regular


    Apr 20, 2015

    I agree the finishes are off a bit. I took the photo to show as drastic of a difference as possible. In some lighting it is very hard to distinguish the difference. Great feedback and keep the opinions coming. image.jpeg
  5. ddkkpp macrumors 6502


    May 28, 2011
  6. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    It looks fine. Just the shades are off too much for me
  7. yillbs macrumors 6502


    Oct 2, 2015
    Looks like someone trying to be something their not to me. I'd likely point at you with my wife and laugh about how it looks. But i also hate gold, so that's just me :)
  8. rob.james.arias thread starter macrumors regular


    Apr 20, 2015
    My wife and I are guilty of doing this too. Appreciate your honest opinion. That said I really have grown to like it over the past 48 hours. Like anything give it a week and I will be back to unsure or hating it. I do really like the black leather band I got for it the most, the issue is the adapters still don't match well. Hoping for more options soon.
  9. broadbean macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2007
    If you needed an opinion, I'd say no to this combination - the Watch's gold is too muted. If you wanted permission, just wear whatever you like!
  10. DragonPrime120 macrumors member


    Apr 21, 2015
  11. lethalray macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2015
  12. zen macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2003
    I think it looks awesome. If you buy a gold watch, it usually has a gold band. The two different finishes complement each other.
  13. leemurrayking macrumors newbie


    Feb 3, 2010
    I actually like the look, mainly as all the watch's i own are black, silver or titanium.
    i've just recently bought the sports gold with blue band, can i ask where you bought the strap from, and does it come with the adapters. ?
  14. rob.james.arias thread starter macrumors regular


    Apr 20, 2015
    EBay... It does not need adapters so to speak as it is just like the apple Milaneseb loop.
  15. mralmostpopular macrumors member

    Oct 11, 2011
    I think the gold of the AWS is more subtle and muted. The gold in the band is very bright and much more yellow. That being said, it's always hard to tell from pictures. Every picture I see of the Milanese loop on a sport looks awful to me, but in person, it's a much more subtle difference.
  16. mchlwise macrumors member


    Jul 8, 2015
    I ordered a gold milanese to go on my wife's gold sport. It should be here in another day or two.

    We knew going into it that the finish wasn't going to match, but for about $20bucks it was worth a shot. Hard to judge until you've got it in real life, but in most of those pictures it's not a big enough difference to be a deal breaker.

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