Second thoughts on Space Black

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Wishbrah, May 13, 2015.

  1. Wishbrah macrumors regular

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    I really hope some durability tests come out soon. I wouldn't mind having a scuffed/scratched SS watch, but I would likely opt for a cheaper band (fluoro or Milanese vs the regular SS link).

    That being said, if the DLC really is quite resilient, I feel like it's a much easier justification for the $550ish premium over SS with BSB. I ordered XX:08 and am pretty excited for those who already shipped!
     
  2. bushman4 macrumors 68000

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    Most DLC coated steel is pretty resistant to scratches and scuffs. While its not 100% its still very good at maintaing its look. Doubtful that Apple would have been lax on these standards and risk another scuff gate.
     
  3. Bargle macrumors regular

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    I had my try-on appointment today. The aluminum is beautiful and the floro-alastic band is incredibly comfortable and feels amazing, easily the most comfortable, and dare I say, most beautiful band. Relatedly, the slightly bulkier size of the floro-elastic bands actually make the watch look smaller. Because of how thin the other bands are, they only accentuate the thickness of the watches themselves.

    42 vs. 38? Honestly I can hardly tell. Apple probably built a 40 originally and realized they can upsell people if they make two sizes; like paying for extra RAM, not really worth it (for me).

    Unlike traditional watches, people will be constantly touching the stainless steel, the very first thing I noticed were all the fingerprint marks I left on the stainless steel, I personally do not want to wipe my watch down constantly throughout the day.

    Finally, the stainless steel reminded me instantly of the old stainless steel classic iPods. I don't really agree that stainless steel = higher quality. My aluminum iPhone is much preferable.

    I bought the 38 aluminum white floro-band. It's my favorite and luckily the cheapest!
     
  4. lagwagon Suspended

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    What the hell does any of this have to do with the thread topic?
     
  5. GrindedDown macrumors 6502a

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    Check the Apple Watch Appointment/Try-on Thread, he probably posted his thoughts on the space black band in there........;)
     
  6. Bargle macrumors regular

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    I don't know...the thread title is "second thoughts on space black" so instead of making a new thread I thought I would give my thoughts on what I liked. The OP is curious about the rubber band as well as concerned about scuffing on the SS and also trying to justify 550 dollars as compared to 350. I think my comment was perfectly on subject unlike yours...
     
  7. roland.g macrumors 603

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    The OP was talking about the Space Black with Link at $1,100 in 42mm vs. the Stainless Steel with any band as the Space Black has a DLC coating. He was specifically talking about the durability of the DLC vs. the Stainless case.
     
  8. lagwagon Suspended

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    He was asking about the DLC coating that's on the SS Space Black. And if it was worth the $550 over the normal SS. Not the price difference between Sport and SS. So no you weren't perfectly on point.
     

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