Space Black owners thread.

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Pug72, May 17, 2015.

  1. Pug72 macrumors 6502a

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    Thought we needed a separate thread to comment on ownership experience, etc.
    Hopefully it'll get busy in here in the next few weeks.

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    I'll start. :)
    Absolutely love my Apple Watch. Works great and looks amazing.


    I have quite a physical job where my Pebble watch shows plenty of dings and scratches. Therefore I bought a black sport band (with Space Grey fasteners) and also a Spigen Tough Armor. These were to be put on for work only then swapping back when home after.

    Now I just did a practice swap to see how it'll go in the morning and found it quite difficult to remove the link strap.
    Also I was worried about slightly damaging the DLC when doing so, likewise when re-installing.

    Now I know this DLC is reported to be super resilient but without seeing video testing on the watch I'm not comfortable with swapping the bands twice a day just yet I don't think.

    Then there is the chance dust/grit will get under the case and cause pitting that iPhone cases has done in the past.

    So someone hurry up and do an extensive wear and damage test!

    The other option is to not wear it to work, don't want to unnecessarily risk spoiling the finish of this beautiful and rather expensive item, but sooo want to get the most use out of it possible.
     
  2. Flyer0815 macrumors 6502

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    Received mine Thursday afternoon, and it has exceeded my expectations. I love how natural sunlight reflects in a different fashion, slightly lightening the black hue, especially on the link bracelet portion of the watch.... certainly unique! For those that have commented and stated that this model looks "plastic", I could not disagree more. Black rubber has zero light reflectivity, where the matte finish on this watch has a subtle classy shine that looks modern, classy, and unique. The finish is clearly premium, and I was impressed how the finish just blends into the screen.

    As careful as I have been, I cringed when I accidentally banged my arm into a doorknob yesterday, striking the band. I was impressed that there was not a scratch, blemish, or anything. My previous stainless steel watches would have absolutely shown a mark, but not this watch. After seeing this, I am confident that our watches will withstand typical day to day wear and accidental bumps without a blemish. Very cool!
     
  3. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Received my Apple Watch two weeks ago. I liked getting my emails and texts on my wrist, however it quickly became obvious the watch offers nothing the phone can't do better. For me, $400 was just too much to spend on a screen that acts as a widget screen with underdeveloped apps which slowly draw information from the phone in your pocket. Add to that, half of the notifications on your watch don't have any actions on the watch, such as tapatalk and Facebook.

    The kicker for me, honestly, was the price the Watch is going for on eBay. Just sold it for a big profit.

    The Watch just isn't ready.
     
  4. lchlch macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think your post is relevant to this thread at all. Are you trolling?

    And can owner of the black ss post a pic? Thanks in advance :D
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    These forums offer both the good and the bad. Without both sides we would not have the truth, it would just be "Apple Romper Room".
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    He provided nothing on the Space Black model, which is what this thread is about. There are plenty of threads to provide the good and the bad that apply to all models.
     
  7. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    I like the idea of having this thread. It's not going to really take of though until there's more than 12 people on planet earth that have one. :D. If I ever actually get mine, I'll be happy to contribute.
     
  8. Mike Delta macrumors 6502

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    Apple says you are supposed to disconnect the links in to two halves and then slide each half out individually. I have found that doing it this way is much easier.
     
  9. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Yep, this is illustrated in the booklet that came in the box. The link bracelet is rigid and you don't want to torque it if you don't pull it apart first.

    The link bracelet goes well with casual and dressy clothes and I don't bother to change mine out.
     
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    Everyone needs to get used to the idea that their Apple Watch, even the space black one will not stay looking like new forever. If you wear it, it will get damaged. That is a fact!
     
  11. jjlannoo Suspended

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    This, Also i wouldn't be constantly swapping out bands. Sounds like trouble long term to me.
     
  12. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    It's designed to be swapped out. Defects, if any, would be covered under the warranty.
     
  13. jjlannoo Suspended

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    I agree warranty wise if at that point you still have the watch that fell off.
     
  14. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    This is FUD though.
     
  15. jamesjingyi macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered the normal Stainless Steel however really wanted the Space Black, just couldn't justify the price. If you could post some pictures I would really appreciate it, I might even return mine and get one!
     
  16. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I assume you got one of the base SS models, because $100 more (€90 more in your case) than the standard SS link bracelet watch hardly makes a difference if you're going to spend $1,000.
     
  17. Pug72 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for that, much easier.


    Decided I'll use the band for work and leave it on all week, and put the link bracelet back on at the end of the week.

    That way it won't be such a chore.



    If you could pair two watches on one iPhone I'd buy a Sport for work, but I'll carry on as above until Apple maybe sees fit to allow it.
     
  18. Pug72 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Here's a pic just after I received it Friday.[​IMG]
     
  19. Xcellere macrumors member

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    Has anyone received the 38mm yet? Would love to see one.
     
  20. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    To explain why some might perceive the Space Black as "plastic", all one has to do is take a look at the following photo:

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    The black border around the screen looks rather plastic (even on the standard SS models), and depending on the lighting such as in the above pic, the Space Black blends into that, thereby accentuating the plasticky part of the screen. You can't see the shine on the link bracelet in the photo either. If, however, you have light shining on it, the Space Black doesn't look plastic at all.
     
  21. jamesjingyi macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I didn't get the Link Bracelet.. If I was, I would have got the Space Black, £100 more would be fine. I just wonder how the Space Black looks with other bands, especially with those with the join like the classic buckle.

    I got the sport band... If they offered the Space Black with the sport band for £100 more, I would have got it..
     
  22. Branskins macrumors 65816

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    I actually don't see plastic in this photo. I can see the border between the glass and the casing. When this is blended together more I guess you could perceive it as plastic...or as I like to think of it...ceramic.

    I'm willing to bet based on the nature of this watch, it will always look better in person whereas the standard SS catches a shine easier in photos.

    Is it weird that the casing of the standard watch is so shiny that it sometimes look like fake chrome to me? (Like the iPhone 3G border).

    I think in person none of this will be true
     
  23. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    Defect maybe but not if they are only cosmetic as Apple would claim normal wear and tear.
     
  24. Pug72 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Quick vid.



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    You only see the bezel borders in certain light, most times it's seamless.


    I've said before, photos really don't do this watch justice.
     

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