Rose Gold the worst option if planning to use different watch bands?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by TJ82, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. TJ82 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2012
    Pre-ordered a rose gold now but thinking to cancel and go for a silver. It's a gift for the missus. She's definitely the sort to hunt down accessories and would likely end up going for some posh leather straps. Sort of thing Hermes would do.

    Thinking the rose gold would clash with most colours and plain silver would be best.

    Or does it still look good, any ideas?
  2. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    Originally got my wife the stainless steel original watch in 2015, mostly so she could pair it with more dressy bands as needed. When the Series 2 launched she fell in love with rose gold and has been using that for a year with many different bands, including a handful of 3rd party ones. I'm always impressed how she manages to dress up the rose gold with all sorts of different outfits and colours. I say stick with it.
  3. Hater macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2017
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Caveat the colour with "you have 14 days to get a different colour if you don't like the gold"
  4. wim.v macrumors member


    Jul 13, 2011
    My wife also loves her rose gold watch. Looks much better than silver.
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I think Rose Gold is still a great color option. And if your wife has the eye for customization, I'm sure she will find plenty of bands that will pair well with the specific color. Especially leather bands that would look nice.
  6. KarinvdB macrumors member


    Apr 3, 2016
    The Netherlands
    Is it a rose gold or the new gold (S3)? The new gold is somewhere in between the old gold and rose gold colours. I love the colour on the iPhone 8 but I bought a silver S3 watch yesterday. I looked at the gold in the Apple store and just didn't feel it would pair well with different colours. I should add that I have a thing about color combinations, they really have to be just right for me and I'm usually not one to like gold colours. I have seen some beautiful combinations with the rose gold and I'm sure there are many nice combinations (midnight blue is one I've seen that is really nice) to make with the new gold but personally I felt I'd be too limited. I already didn't like the combinations on display in the apple store, the colours of the Apple bands are too bright in my opinion to pair well with the new gold colour.

    So I would let your choice depend mostly on if she's someone who would really like that gold color and will find good combinations or if she really wants to be able to pair it with almost anything.
  7. TJ82 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2012
    Oh it's the S3, so I guess it's not really rose gold then. My bad!

    I'd been searching Instagram for pics of rose gold watches on straps. Have a feeling I'll be cancelling the gold order, really can't see it pairing easily.
  8. musicpenguy macrumors 65816

    Oct 29, 2006
    Black bands pair great with the gold watch so it depends on color profile you are looking for.
  9. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    Lol just counted my wife's collection, she has 23 bands right now. Many are 3rd party. I've seen her do a lot of different combinations. Always dresses up well. The new Gold looks so good too.

    But at the end of the day it's a colour choice. Very personal and subjective for everyone.
  10. Jessem1133 macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2014
    My wife LOVES her rose gold. Has like 10 different bands that all go well.
  11. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2008
    It's not really Rose Gold. You can tell especially if you hold a Rose Gold phone next to the gold Apple Watch.

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