Series 2 bigger than Series 0 Stainless Steel

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Luba, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. Luba macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2009
    Series 2
    • Height: 42.5mm
    • Width: 36.4mm
    • Depth: 11.4mm
    • Case Weight: 52.4g
    Series 0

    height 42.0mm
    width 35.9mm
    depth 10.5mm

    I don't have the case weight for 42mm series 0 in SS. Does anybody know that info?

    So it's a 0.5mm bigger in height and width, but it's almost 1mm (0.9mm) bigger in depth! That difference in depth, I believe you can feel right away.
  2. JayLenochiniMac, Sep 10, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2016

    JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    That's correct. The case weight for 42mm original "Series 0" AW in SS is 50g, which is about 2.4g lighter compared to Series 2 SS.
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Slightly bigger battery and GPS chip likely the reason. I am not thinking I will notice the difference.
  4. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2015
    I think people just see bigger depth as if it something huge being added. For us poor Americans that never grasped metric, .9mm is 0.03 inches or the width of a credit card.

    To me, that would be very difficult to feel or even see.

    If you put your watch on one notch tighter, it will press into your skin 1/10th of an inch so the watch will actually get smaller in depth. :)
  5. vanimal macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2014
    Hell i wish apple made a 45mm! But i come from using larger diving watches and prefer a more masculine type watch. Although for "everyday" use i find the 42mm to be fine. I used to be one to only wear a watch on the weekends or occasion.
  6. bevsb2 macrumors 68000

    Nov 23, 2012
    If you have a small wrist you'll notice the difference. I returned my series 2 SS 38mm watch because it was too awkward on my wrist. Having the modern buckle band which is thin leather probably didn't help. I ordered the original series SS 38mm from Best Buy and I'm happy with that.
  7. exxxviii macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2015
    It is not a major difference, but to me it makes the AWS2 look chubby. The curve of the case is noticeably different to me.
  8. lax28 macrumors 6502


    Sep 28, 2014
    New Jersey
    Had original AW SS since launch, recently got an AWS2 SS and It is truly unnoticeable. If you didn't know they where slightly different in size, I doubt by putting it on you would notice. Even the people that can tell, I'm not sure they all would be able to in a blind test.
  9. Seamaster macrumors 65816


    Feb 24, 2003
    Gone from the original to the S2 and I can't tell the difference.
  10. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2015
    It shouldn't be noticeably different since it adds the width of a credit card. :) people used to complain that the SS was noticeably heavier when the weight difference was equal to a mans wedding ring weight. You can feel the difference in your hand, you may feel it on your arm for a day or two but then it will not be noticeable.

    Noticeably different would be something that would make people ask "say, did you replace your old Apple Watch because that one sticks out further." :)

    I wear my watches 1/2 " down from my wrist bone and I wear it so it doesn't move or slide. That pushes the watch-back down slightly making that watch flush to my wrist
  11. Defender2010 macrumors 68030


    Jun 6, 2010
    The difference is plainly visible even to the naked eye.
  12. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I'm certainly not going to argue the visibility. If you put the watches next to one another you can see a difference. I can't see how then difference is perceptible on the wrist, but some claim it is. The thickness difference is almost exactly 3/4 of an American dime. A dime, folks. I can't believe we are discussing this lol.
  13. dwfaust macrumors 601


    Jul 3, 2011
    Mine weighs 51.2g
  14. Luba thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2009
    I think you get used to it. The AW0 now looks rather thin to me. :eek:

    The difference is noticeable, but not a big deal. And I now realize I could wear one of those big mechanical watches and feel comfortable. Those can be even thicker than 11.4mm.
  15. exxxviii macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2015
    It is 10% thicker. Most people notice a 10% difference in something. If your bank account were suddenly 10% higher, you would not write it off for a rounding error. And, if your bathroom scale suddenly told you that you were 10% heavier, you would not pass that as an insignificant change.
  16. Arran macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    Yes, objectively there's a diference.

    , wearing it, I don't notice any.
  17. Seamaster macrumors 65816


    Feb 24, 2003
    Bottom line and end of story.
  18. bevsb2 macrumors 68000

    Nov 23, 2012
    There's a noticeable difference to those who notice. End of story.

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