Sizing Help

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by JamesK1975, Feb 2, 2017.

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Which Size?

  1. 38

    8 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. 42

    16 vote(s)
    66.7%
  1. JamesK1975 macrumors newbie

    JamesK1975

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    #1
    Hi All,
    I'm looking to get my first Apple Watch, but would like some views on whether the 42mm looks too large on my 170mm wrist, or if the 38mm would be better. I've attached a few pictures of both types with different straps attached along with a pic of my current watch. The pic of the 42 with link bracelet isn't great as I didn't take enough links out to fit it to my wrist properly.

    Many Thanks!
     

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  2. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Both looked about average on your wrist, without being to small or to large . But after reviewing your pictures, the 42 MM appears to be a better fit.
     
  3. Sital macrumors 68000

    Sital

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    I think the 38 looks better for your wrist size, but you could get away with the 42.
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

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    I think that either size would be fine and it is your choice to make.
     
  5. Beards macrumors 6502a

    Beards

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    As either size is fine I personally then would go for the 42mm. That slightly larger face will benefit your viewing experience.
     
  6. BarracksSi Suspended

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    Get the 38. It's not like you're going to watch movies on it, and it wouldn't display any less content than the 42mm would.

    In my case, both sizes are right in the middle of my other watches' sizes, so I'd be fine either way.
     
  7. CopyChief macrumors regular

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    I would judge it both on size (either seems like it would be find based on the photos) but also usability. I stood in the store for a long time playing with both, and found the 42mm to be much more usable. The 38mm looked slightly better on my wrist, but the 42 was actually a better "fit" for me if that makes any sense. (Short story: I'd go with the 42.)
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Surprisingly, the differences are quite noticeable from the 38/42 MM in person Pictures are a different story, it's difficult to tell them apart on someone's wrist when photographed from a distance.
     
  9. charks macrumors member

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    It's all personal preference...but I'd go with the 38. I'm not a big fan of the huge watches that seem so en vogue these days...but I'm old and used to 37-40mm automatics that I've worn for years. That said...I went with a 42mm AW...but my wrist is 184mm. And it still looks big to me at times.
     
  10. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Personally, there's nothing wrong with the 38 mm. The only downside to me with a 38 mm besides the smaller screen, is the smaller battery. And if I can get extra battery life out of the larger model, that makes it worth it to me, especially with a smart watch that needs to be charged daily.
     
  11. JamesK1975 thread starter macrumors newbie

    JamesK1975

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    My indecision has been around the fact that the 38mm probably looks a better fit for my wrist aesthetically, but I do appreciate the larger display of the 42mm. My current watch is wider and taller than the 42, but doesn't look as big because as the 42mm AW because it's circular.
    Appreciate all the opinions on this. Many Thanks.
     
  12. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    38mm def looks better aesthetically on your wrist.
     
  13. Relentless Power macrumors P6

    Relentless Power

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    And there's nothing wrong with going to 38 mm. I think sometimes a Male feels the need to go for the larger variant, because larger watches have the tenancy becoming more masculine. But the 38 mm can certainly be worn by a male.
     
  14. SoN1NjA macrumors 65816

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    Both don't look bad, but the 38 looks better
    The 42 looks a little big with the Milanese Loop

    After owning the 38mm and 42mm with a wrist similar to yours (38 is fine and 42 also works but it's just as big as my wrist) would have to say the 38 looks better for wrist sizes like mine
     
  15. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    The 42 looks much better on your wrist than your current watch. I think it boils down to whether you want the larger screen or a minimalist look on your wrist. I prefer the 42 and my wife went with it too as she likes the screen real estate.
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    The 42 looks much better on your wrist than your current watch. I think it boils down to whether you want the larger screen or a minimalist look on your wrist. I prefer the 42 and my wife went with it too as she likes the screen real estate.
     

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