Quite possibly a stockpile from the initial production. I'd assume a lot of the lines are also tuned and cased for 38mm production, it can take awhile to convert lines to make larger watches. I'm not really sure why Apple might have put as much emphasis on 38 as they did, the fashion trends over the last 15 years has been larger watches. Quite frankly I'm surprised they didn't do 40/44mm as the split.why the hell is apple still making 38 if its in short demand? i would assume they would shift production to 42 by now.
All the 42s except for the Space Black Link are 2-3 weeks now, the SBLB is 5-6 weeks. Times are improving weekly. I imagine ordering a 42 with a 2-3 week might ship in a week to 10 days if not less.That's why I ordered it. I think the black sports band looks really nice on the aluminum sport models. I'm going to buy a BSB to on it.