SG vs Silver Aluminum

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  1. BlackMamba14 macrumors regular

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    Having a tough time deciding between the two. Would like to hear what color people chose.

    Or experiences people had with their Series 0 models. Thanks
     
  2. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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  3. Nell macrumors regular

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    I prefer the silver. When I first looked at it I thought it was too pale but the more I looked at it the more I liked it. For me, and it's all down to personal choice, the grey is too dark (if it'd been iPhone 6/6S space grey I'd have chosen it).

    I went for the aluminium in part because I dodn't want to spend more on a first generation product and in part because I thought the stainless steel was too corporate looking for my tastes. If I got another watch, I'd be tempted by the stainless steel to give myself the choice. The Series 2 stainless steel only comes with straps I either have already (white sport, Milsanese loop) or don't want (leather ones) so I'm not tempted.
     
  4. BlackMamba14 thread starter macrumors regular

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    How did your silver hold up over time?
     
  5. blwade macrumors 6502

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    I originally thought about getting the silver for the diversity of it, but I knew I wouldn't be happy with a white band (so that in of itself was a 'negative mark' towards it). I tried one on in the store and decided I didn't like the way it looks on me - especially with the white band. I still feel that it's too 'pale' and doesn't do well with my skin tone. Just don't prefer it. If they sold the silver aluminum with a black band, I might have been swayed, but ultimately I went with space gray and love it.

    I don't have a problem with a limited choice in bands... I don't think a stainless steel lug would bother me too much, but I'll likely stick with black bands (except for maybe a couple fun sport colors for occasional use).

    I don't think I'll ever pick the stainless steel at the current price... the sapphire crystal and the look of the stainless steel aren't enough to sway me to spend $200 more at a price of $600.
     
  6. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    I prefer the darker SG. The lighter color aluminums (silver, gold, rose gold) just look cheaper to me as imitations of metals they mimic. I find the darker gray more sporty, but just depends on the look you like. I also prefer the alum weight over the Stainless Steel too, since I like it for exercise and active wear.
     
  7. myrtlebee macrumors 68000

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    The silver aluminum model isn't mimicking silver - aluminum itself is silver in color.
     
  8. Hedberg macrumors member

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    I had some of the same thoughts as you, OP, before buying. Ended up with the aluminium due to more bands (in my opinion) being more viable :) Bought the saddle brown and the milanese loop (see pictures). I couldn't be happier!

    I can recommend the website mixyourwatch.com for trying the different combinations of bands and cases of the Apple Watch :)

    IMG_0245.JPG IMG_0253.JPG
     
  9. BlackMamba14 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Pictures look great! Had the Silver SS for Gen 0 but was disappointed by the resale value. Especially since I'm pretty sure I'll be upgrading again next year.
     

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