Rose Gold Apple Watch Edition - For Men?

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Rose gold Apple Watch - for men?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. It depends

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  1. KPOM macrumors G5

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    There are rose gold men's watches, and it goes well with dark or olive skin, but do any of the rose gold Edition designs appeal to you either as a) a man yourself, or b) a woman recommending a watch for a man?

    http://www.apple.com/watch/apple-watch-edition/
     
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Yes with white sport band but most certainly not with rose gray modern buckle. Incidentally, the rose gray band is only available in 38 mm so it's clearly intended for ladies (as with yellow gold/bright red buckle).
     
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    For ladies or guys with delicate wrists and sophisticated senses of style.
     
  4. KPOM thread starter macrumors G5

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    38mm isn't exclusively female in the watch world. It is actually on the larger side for women and in range for men. I agree that rose gray leather tends toward the feminine side but am hoping that either Apple or a third party eventually makes a matching black strap for the 38mm rose gold model.
     
  5. SHNXX macrumors 68000

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    Rose gold with black strap is used commonly on men's watches.

    To the above poster Zboater, nobody is forcing you to wear a skirt.
     
  6. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Rose Gold Apple Watch Edition - For Men?


    I should then add sensitive men to the list of small gold watch wearers. Geez, lighten up Francis...
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    That's beside the point. The fact that they're not making it or the yellow gold/bright red strap available in 42 mm indicates they're meant for ladies. Otherwise, they would have made them available in both sizes.

    But, yes, rose gold/black strap would go quite nicely together as a men's watch. I'm sure Apple will expand on the Edition line. Right now, there's the question of whether the color-coded crowns can even be swapped out lest you want a different band.
     
  8. KPOM thread starter macrumors G5

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    Not necessarily (re size). On the Standard I might well consider the 38mm. I'm half European and half Asian (and 100% American). I have small wrists. I doubt that many women would consider the 42mm designs but men can certainly wear some of the 38mm designs. I'd consider the 38mm rose gold but would prefer black to either white or rose gray leather.

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    On a side note, how easy is it to re-dye aniline leather? Can I darken the rose gray leather?
     
  9. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Does the rose gold/rose gray buckle look feminine? Yes, hence only available in 38 mm.

    Does the yellow gold/bright red buckle look feminine? Yes, hence only available in 38 mm.

    That 38 mm isn't necessarily a ladies size is quite beside the point here.

    Why not just use the black sport band from the Sport line? The crown is at least black on the rose gray model.
     
  10. KPOM thread starter macrumors G5

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    The modern buckle is offered in dark blue in stainless steel for the standard. How silly would it look to match it with the rose gold? In case you haven't noticed, I'd really like to get the rose gold.

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    The sport band is for the 42mm design. I'd want the 38mm. I need to make a call to Angela Ahrendts not to forget about the 48% who don't wear skirts. :)
     
  11. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    No, the Space Gray Aluminum case with Black Sport Band is indeed available in 38 mm and I'm certain Apple will sell extra bands from at least the Sport line. Buy the rose gold/rose gray Edition model and swap out the band with the 38 mm black sport band.
     
  12. KPOM thread starter macrumors G5

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    Thanks. I think I have a plan. :D
     
  13. SHNXX macrumors 68000

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    I'm quite happy wearing my $32K small gold watch, thank you very much.
    Oh and that's Dr. for you.
     
  14. bandrews macrumors 6502a

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    If you think it looks good, buy it and wear it with confidence. Anything to help stop perpetuating these archaic gender conformity anxieties that so many men seem to have.

    To quote a famous Australian underwear brand "If you doubt yourself, wear something else."
     
  15. Julien macrumors G3

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    Here is my favorite color of gold. It's not yellow, its's not rose and it's not white. It's.......

    [​IMG]
     
  16. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Rose Gold Apple Watch Edition - For Men?


    Ok. Lighten up Dr. Francis.

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  17. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    Are you sure that this is true? I took the label on the Apple website to mean that was what you could see in the picture, not that that was all that was available.
    I'd be surprised if all bands aren't available in both sizes.
     
  18. KPOM, Sep 30, 2014
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    KPOM thread starter macrumors G5

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    The gallery lists all the watches that will be available for sale. The Edition's page says that the line features "six uniquely elegant expressions of Apple Watch." If you look carefully, here are the six offerings:
    1. Yellow gold with red leather band - 38mm
    2. Rose gold with white sport band - 38mm
    3. Rose gold with white sport band - 42mm
    4. Rose gold with rose gray leather modern buckle - 38mm
    5. Yellow gold with black sport band - 42mm
    6. Yellow gold with midnight blue classic buckle - 42mm

    I'd like a 7th option - Rose gold with black modern buckle.
     
  19. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    You could be right, but it seems bizarre to limit it that much. Not being able to have a sport band on the 38mm yellow seems short sighted.
     
  20. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    They can most certainly introduce more models between now and January 2015. I seriously doubt they're going to make rose gray and bright red bands available in the larger 42 mm size as men aren't likely to opt for the feminine version.
     
  21. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    Some women like chunky watches, and while I agree the the rose grey is very feminine, the red doesn't look that feminine to me.
     
  22. Julien, Sep 30, 2014
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    This also begs the question on how much $s. No doubt the Sport's Fluoroelastomer band with SS pin will be the least expensive band. Wonder how much more for the Fluoroelastomer band with 18K pin will be? Looks like the same band except for the pin. Although there may be some kind of color matching Crown accent piece.

    I bet it will be a multiple of 2x or 3x for the gold pin version over the SS pin. I might be tempted to buy the SS pin to wear to the gym since it is so small I don't think it would stand out.

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  23. KPOM thread starter macrumors G5

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    On Apple's website it's modeled on a woman, though. It probably is the most "unisex" of the Edition watches. I'd get that, but I really like rose gold.

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    If we're going to mix-and-match, why not the Rose Gold (with the black crown) and the space black stainless steel link band from the standard collection? Too bad they don't offer any of the leather loop bands in 38mm.
     
  24. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    No, the rose gold with white sport band is the most "unisex" of the Edition models, hence why it's available in both 38 mm and 42 mm.

    If they really intended the yellow gold/bright red band for men, they would have made it also available in 42 mm to target a wider audience than just males with small wrists.
     
  25. Julien macrumors G3

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    I'm intrigued by the Edition Crown. It doesn't look obvious but I bet you can change the insert color. Maybe magnetic or changeable Crown or .......... ??? Any thoughts or ideas?
     

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