Silver Al with Link bracelet

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jjd, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. jjd macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2003
    (I promise I searched and tried to find a discussion on this... )

    I am 80% set on ordering a Silver Aluminum watch together with a black rubber band (I think I am the only person on here that doesn't prefer the Space Grey in Al).

    I am hoping that the Link bracelet will also be a fairly good match for the Al. I know they're two different metals, but the bracelet is quite matte in finish (as opposed the the highly polished SS to which it is "matched").

    Any thoughts on the link bracelet with the Al Silver Sport?
  2. BvizioN macrumors 601


    Mar 16, 2012
    Manchester, UK
    Apparently the aluminum and ss don't get along very well together, from what I have read in this forum.
  3. GrumpyMom, Apr 6, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2015

    GrumpyMom macrumors 603


    Sep 11, 2014
    It depends on if the silver is the same color temperature (blue white - yellow white tint of silver) for the Aluminum watch and the steel band. If there is a readily visible difference it's going to look wonky. Also, I think someone on another thread said the two metals might interact badly with each other. I did read that they usually do. But I don't know if that's true of the alloys Apple has used.
  4. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a


    May 11, 2009
    Both are textured, neither have the same texture. There is nothing polished on any of the metal on the sport, but, the sides/edges of the entire link bracelet is polished. The colors do not match.

    I vote that it will look bad :(

    P.S. it is more matched to the SS case than you might think.
  5. CharlieCat666 macrumors regular


    Mar 13, 2015
    Minneapolis, MN
    You do realize that you'd be spending more on the band than you would on the actual watch, right?

    If you've got $850 ($400 for the watch, $450 for the band) to spend, why not either; A, fork over an extra $150 upfront for the SS with a sport band and wait an extra paycheck to grab the link, B, just get the SS with the link up front and skip the sport band all together, or C, buy some lower version of the SS (sport, classic buckle, milanese) and wait for the inevitable 3rd party link bracelets to come out at a cheaper price.

    I guess I sort of get copping a sport and pairing it with something like the Leather Loop (actually looks pretty good with this one) or another $150 tier band but I do think it's kind of extreme to spend more on the band than the actual watch.

    But that's just me!
    I'm not saying $950/$1000 isn't a ton of money to spend on a watch (I'm getting the milanese lol), I'm just saying, if you're already going to drop $800/$850, why not get the better watch and nab the band once your funds replenish, as opposed to mismatching?
  6. makotoisle macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2012
    I can't speak for the op, but when I was reading the post, my impressions were that they preferred the matte finish of the aluminium watch, opposed to the shiny finish of steel one. I doubt it was a money thing.
  7. iBreatheApple macrumors 68030


    Sep 3, 2011
    Just because the Apple Watch is more expensive than the Watch Sport, doesn't make the Sport inferior. Sure the materials cost more on the production line, but the functionality remains the same. I like the look of the aluminum better than I do the polished version. I was pretty shocked to see this thread because I almost made an identical one a few minutes ago. I really want to see how the space grey link bracelet looks with the space grey Watch Sport.
  8. jjd thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2003
    Thanks everyone for your replies. As to Charliecat's comment, the others have it right: I am not getting the Aluminium because it's cheaper. I am getting it because I (much) prefer it. (Marc Newson's design cues are most evident in the Sport watch with the matte case and rubber strap and in my view best suit a new class of watch like this... see here).

    I like the rubber strap on the sport watch and will wear it most of the time. (I have a Panerai with a rubber strap that I prefer over the leather or metal straps). It would just be nice to have the link bracelet as well, but I agree it may not work with the Al.
  9. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
  10. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    You do realize that you can't buy the Silver Aluminum with a black sports band? You'd have to buy it with one of the other colored sports band, then buy the black band separately. Or find someone to swap bands with.
  11. bnekic macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2013
    Cleveland, OH
    Aside from the rubber bands the leather loop would look best on the sport watch.
  12. touchstoned macrumors regular


    Apr 4, 2015
    Hermosa Beach, CA
    I'm also going for the 42mm Stainless Steel Case with Black Sport Band. I thought about the Milanese loop but I'm not sure how well that will hold up to water and My arms are also pretty hairy, worried it will pull my hair out.

    Personally I think the $200 is well worth it for Sapphire Crystal and massively more bands, although I'm sure there will be awesome aftermarket bands for the sport too.
  13. cmChimera macrumors 68040


    Feb 12, 2010
    As Night Spring said, you can't order the silver aluminum with a black sport band.

    Also, I think the link band will look fine with the sport.
  14. jjd thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2003
    Yes I do realise that, now that I can read...;) As others have commented here, very frustrating that Apple sees fit to offer silver with white, blue, green or pink but NOT black. Sigh.

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