Sport Band Size Increase?

vtstarck

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Just got my Series 2 42mm after upgrading from Series 0 42mm. I was shocked at how much the band size has increased. Has anyone else noticed this? I used to use the middle hole in the sport band on Series 0, now I'm using the smallest.
 

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Just got my Series 2 42mm after upgrading from Series 0 42mm. I was shocked at how much the band size has increased. Has anyone else noticed this? I used to use the middle hole in the sport band on Series 0, now I'm using the smallest.
The sport bands include to size band attachments. The default band is the larger of the two.
 

anthonymoody

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Just got my Series 2 42mm after upgrading from Series 0 42mm. I was shocked at how much the band size has increased. Has anyone else noticed this? I used to use the middle hole in the sport band on Series 0, now I'm using the smallest.
So can you please confirm 100% that the middle hole on the small band is more or less the same as the smallest hole in the large band?

I ask because on the Hermes edition, the sport band that comes with the 42mm only comes with the large length (the 38mm comes with the small; I think it's the only model that only includes a single length based on watch size).
 

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So can you please confirm 100% that the middle hole on the small band is more or less the same as the smallest hole in the large band?

I ask because on the Hermes edition, the sport band that comes with the 42mm only comes with the large length (the 38mm comes with the small; I think it's the only model that only includes a single length based on watch size).
On the normal 42, what you said is correct, size-wise. And I have trouble believing the Hermes sport band only comes with one 'tail' (no horse pun intended!). The 42 hides the extra tail in the instruction/warrantee packaging. I suspect it's there, no? I've never seen a sport band with only two pieces. Anyone?
 

anthonymoody

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To everyone's surprise it's not. There were a bunch of mentions of this in the various Hermes threads.

I've held off buying an S2 owed to this.

My wife's S2 38mm Hermes only came with one length so I can confirm that.
[doublepost=1475343568][/doublepost]BTW the supposition is that's Apple doesn't want people selling the part of the band they can't use since the color is otherwise unavailable.
 

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To everyone's surprise it's not. There were a bunch of mentions of this in the various Hermes threads.

I've held off buying an S2 owed to this.

My wife's S2 38mm Hermes only came with one length so I can confirm that.
[doublepost=1475343568][/doublepost]BTW the supposition is that's Apple doesn't want people selling the part of the band they can't use since the color is otherwise unavailable.
Wow, is all I can say... how are they to know who needs what size band? I have a small wrist and need the 'small' band so I'm not at the end on every one. Been this way for every watch I've ever owned. WTF...

I hate to ask a stupid question, but has anyone actually asked Apple, either in person or on chat?
 

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yes in very few colors and for an mad 60eur extra for 3cm of plastic.

And having 225mm wrist is not considered very big wrists in most parts of the world. Any Casio I ever owned is delivered with around 260mm Bands.
 

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yes in very few colors and for an mad 60eur extra for 3cm of plastic.

And having 225mm wrist is not considered very big wrists in most parts of the world. Any Casio I ever owned is delivered with around 260mm Bands.
It is still big though.
The average wrist size for adults is 7.17 inches (182mm) and is correlated with height. Taller people tend to have larger wrist
http://www.watchcases.com/wrist-watches--wrist-size.html

Apple have probably done their homework and have decided to provide options that cover the vast majority of people.
 

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Haha, I'm even to small for the size table on that site: I'm 170cm (5'7"...). Is that an American thing? I never had problems with to short watch bands, all link type bands I had to shorten...

Is this really a big wrist?
 

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Haha, I'm even to small for the size table on that site: I'm 170cm (5'7"...). Is that an American thing? I never had problems with to short watch bands, all link type bands I had to shorten...

Is this really a big wrist?
Yes it is a big wrist. So much so that you cannot see the ulna.