Something I noticed about the sizing!

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  1. KOH macrumors member

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    When I went to try on the watch, 42mm + Link felt VERY big, and yet 42mm + everything else seemed just the right size / smaller. The link bracelets don't bend as much at the ends and therefore seem much larger(to me and the Apple Employee at least). If I wasn't going link I'd get 42mm, but since I am, I'm getting 38mm. Just something I picked up on.
     
  2. Mapple86 macrumors regular

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  3. Vanilla Face macrumors 6502

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    Did they let you resize it? That's going to make a huge difference.
     
  4. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Something I noticed about the sizing!


    Most likely, no. I doubt they'd let people take links out during the try on.
     
  5. Mapple86 macrumors regular

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    In Germany i Saw many tryons where they removed links from the band.
     
  6. SG1234 macrumors newbie

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    They removed links from the band for my husband at our try-on appointment at the Fair Oaks store in VA.
     
  7. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    Me and several others at the same table tried on links and they were removing/adding links for everyone
     
  8. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Thanks for the info. I wasn't aware of that.
     
  9. LeeKennedy macrumors member

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    I was able to remove links during my try on sessions (and swap bands between sports and non-sport)

    To be fair the guy didn't have much choice, I just got on with it
     
  10. codeboye macrumors member

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    What size wrist do you have?


     
  11. Vanilla Face macrumors 6502

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    They aren't supposed to.
     
  12. KOH thread starter macrumors member

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    160mm
    And even when it is resized, the ends where the band meets the watch does not bend down much.
     
  13. Tezcatlipoca macrumors regular

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    The Apple Store guy who did my try-on appointment removed the links for me.


    It would be rather stupid if they didn't. Not allowing people to actually see if the Link Bracelet fitted or not would potentially lose customers.
     
  14. Vanilla Face macrumors 6502

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    I wish they would have for me. I still ordered the link band though. My understanding is they aren't supposed to remove links or swap bands.
     
  15. Upgraded macrumors regular

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    I had a try on appt today and they removed the links for me as well. My try on experience was great! I got right in and they let me use the entire 15 min to try on as many sizes and styles that I requested.
     
  16. Tezcatlipoca macrumors regular

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    That makes no sense.

    How would potential customers know if it fits if the staff won't remove links? Especially as one of the features is that it's quick and easy to remove the links, and requires no tools.

    Not swapping bands would also put people off buying.


    When I went to the Apple Store last Friday, everyone on my table was trying different bands, and I saw other people who were trying the Link Bracelet have links removed.


    The staff were all *very* accommodating.
     
  17. KOH thread starter macrumors member

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    Seriously though, I don't know how people aren't noticing this. 38mm Link looks much bigger on the wrist vs the other bands + 38mm
     
  18. AppleSnitch macrumors member

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    We are not allowed to remove or size links, also not allowed to swap bands, this is to save time. You should get a feel of the band without having to size it, that's all the try on is for, getting a feel of the band, not "what EXACTLY will this look like on my wrist"
     
  19. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Obviously not all Apple Store employees adhere to this policy as when I went for my try out they were doing just that for various customers.
     
  20. Tezcatlipoca, Apr 16, 2015
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    Surely anyone thinking of spending a large amount of money on the Link Bracelet (the most expensive band available) would want to know that it will *actually* fit them properly and feel good etc., rather than just get a quick "feel of the band".

    The other bands are simple because they don't need re-sizing, but if you're trying on the Link Bracelet you *need* to be able to have the links removed to check the fit.

    If I'd not been allowed to actually try the Link Bracelet properly at my appointment, i.e. if the staff member hadn't been allowed to remove links, then Apple would have lost a sale. There's no way I'd drop that much money on something without knowing that it would actually fit properly. I'd think that it would be safe to assume that other people would feel the same way.



    OK, so you've been told it's a no no, but it seems that it isn't a hard and fast rule given the anecdotal evidence of various people in this thread and other threads, people from different cities and countries, who Apple staff happily removed links for and also allowed to swap bands completely.


    Preventing people from actually properly trying the Link Bracelet, or preventing them from trying different bands to find what they like and what fits best, really goes against all the talk of the Apple Watch as a "personal" product and experience, and goes against Apple's famous focus on customer satisfaction. It makes no sense.
     
  21. AppleSnitch macrumors member

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    It's not that they don't adhere to it, some just believe it's right to do and others are just poorly trained.

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    How is this preventing them from actually trying it on, you as a customer are getting the watch on your wrist. If you visit a jeweler they don't size the watch you are desiring until it is purchased. This try on experience is the same, sizing the bands is not supposed to be part of the experience and as time goes on and more people start becoming properly trained you will see this start to dwindle. Not that I wholeheartedly agree with it but if we let every customer start sizing bands and start swapping bands which truly does diminish the visual presentation of the experience, then the 15 minute appointments will turn into 30 minute appointments, not only that, links will start to go missing and so on and so forth.

    Put it on your wrist, get a feel for the weight, and once you get it at home feel free to size it all you want. Same as any jewelry store that's ever existed.
     
  22. HopefulHumanist macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry man, but that policy is stupid. It doesn't matter what they do at jewelers because these links are freely removable. In addition, the stores should have an SS sport band model because it's the base model for that tier. Anyone with even a grain of imagination has an idea of what the material feels like. There's no point to try it on while loose, you may still end up buying a band only to find it doesn't fit well. To me, that defeats the purpose because you didn't avoid the return.

    I get that time is limited but they're not doing this crap just when it's busy. In addition, if you only want to try one or two models, there is more than enough time. I'm sure Apple will get it right in the future but the experience now is dogcrap.
     
  23. MacFan23 macrumors 6502

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    It takes seconds to resize the link bank vs having a jeweller remove links.
    The store I went to was more than accommodating, and it's one of their larger stores.

    Trying on 3 watches doesn't take very long, 4-5 minutes. With the left over time they let me play with another model, try swapping the bands and removing and adding links to the link band.

    It's probably a soft policy they enforce depending on how busy they are/time customer has left on their appointment.
     
  24. SCOfoshO macrumors member

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    Just curious, how easy is it to pop the links on and off? How is it done? And will it effect the integrity of the bracelet?
     
  25. H3rman macrumors 6502

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    Same size wrists as me, but when I went in I just found the 38mm too small. Even with the link bracelet. The 42mm looked just perfect IMO, again, even with link bracelet.

    As for the re-sizing. The guy at the store I went to re-sized it no bother. Took him less than 20 seconds to remove links, which I was quite happy about as I wanted to be sure that there was enough adjustability in the link bracelet, seeing as my wrists are on the smaller end.

    I know they say it can be adjusted down to 140mm and my wrists are 160mm, but still good to see it in the flesh instead of 2nd guessing.
     

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