So why do with think there is no 42mm Modern buckle strap?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Eric5964, May 4, 2015.

  1. Eric5964 macrumors regular


    Jun 24, 2010
    Southeast Michigan
    Doesn't see to make sense, and I think I would like one. A little pricey, but quite nice. Thoughts?

  2. DarkJaye macrumors member

    May 11, 2009
    Seems like they designed it to look good on smaller wrists -- maybe a big version doesn't look as nice.
  3. flur macrumors 68020


    Nov 12, 2012
    I suspect the assumption is that women will prefer the 38mm and men will prefer the 42mm. The modern buckle is fairly feminine so it's only made for the 38mm. I guess they see the leather loop as masculine and thus it's only for the 42mm. Yes, it's sexist, but that's the fashion industry for you.
  4. Oppressed macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2010
    Same reason there are not any 38mm leather loops.
  5. Smartdrive macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2015
    The Apple unicorns are not growing that big.... so no 42mm leather strips :eek:
  6. J.gerbes macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    I think the buckle to leather ratio is quite nice with the 38mm, I don't know if that would be so with the 42mm. It's more likely Apple giving exclusive options to specific models for some reason beyond our understanding.
  7. Mac 128 macrumors 601

    Mac 128

    Apr 16, 2015
    Supply constraint. The modern buckle likely appeals more to women than the classic buckle and since they can't produce even enough 38mm bands, given in part that the buckle itself is unique enough to be granted a patent and built from scratch, they decided to initially market to one audience, likewise with the leather loop. Both will eventually be available in all sizes.
  8. zmunkz macrumors 6502a


    Nov 4, 2007
    I agree with that. The metal loop that makes the clasp might start to look funny if larger
  9. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
  10. Batman89 macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2010
    Because 42mm is for boys and the Modern Buckle is for girls.
  11. J.gerbes macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    Personally, I think that the clasp is already pretty big on the 38mm, especially when you see it open.

  12. Tycho24 Suspended


    Aug 29, 2014
    Indeed it is.
    While I'm the 1st one to line up to say 38mm is a perfectly fine size for a man to wear (not just justifying my purchase, lol- I really do believe that!)...
    However, I've owned and purchased a lot of fine "jewelry" grade watches before & can confirm: that's a lovely, classic, and elegant clasp style... that is ONLY available on women's watches.

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