Still torn between which size to get...

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  1. slicknick94 macrumors newbie

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    I have a 42mm SG sport on order but am contemplating on switching to the 38. Do you guys think the 42 looks too big on my wrist? My wrist is only about 150mm in circumference. Thanks
     

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  2. slicknick94 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Here is the 38...
     

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  4. sJv macrumors regular

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    I think the 38mm looks good on you. You can easily sell your SG for good money to cover the costs of a SS 38mm with white or black band, and have it in a few days.

    [edit] I missed the part of you having the SG on order. On the other hand, if you don't mind the $200 extra, the 38mm I mentioned are available with little wait.
     
  5. CaptHook macrumors member

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    It looks like complete personal preference to me. Basically this is the same as I am; my wrist seems to suit either size.

    I believe that the 38mm is slightly more concealed and thus likely to be damaged so I think I'm leaning towards that one.
     
  6. RRuxin macrumors newbie

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    38 definitely looks nicer and IMO more stylish.
     
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    i would go with the 38.

    42 looks like some device the Power Rangers would use to initiate TRANSFORMATION PROTOCOL
     
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    I don't understand why people get so torn about the size difference. Are people willing to give up a bigger screen to operate and better battery life for style? Is a slightly big watch on the wrist so horrible? I don't think so. I vote 42mm.
     
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    well a watch is mostly a "fashion statement" and if you really need a bigger screen there is an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to choose from lol
     
  12. MasterRyu2011 macrumors 65816

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    I got the 38 mm and I don't regret it. I think the 38 mm fits you perfectly. Also, it's cheaper hah.
     
  13. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I don't have large wrists. Thin guy. And the 38 looked too small on me. I'm amazed at all the men who are getting the 38. Is there a generation of super skinny wristed men out there?
     
  14. theturtle macrumors 6502a

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    What is your definition of "not a large wrist"?

    7 inches? I think 7 inches should be the starting point for a 42, to at least look proportional. Shoot tbh, at 7 inches, I think the 38 would still be a better fit watch than the 42.
     
  15. tylerdw89 macrumors 6502

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    The pictures that close make the watch look bigger. You'd probably be fine with either.
     
  16. cruzmisl macrumors regular

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    Why do people keep assuming we all have the same tastes in style? Maybe you like wearing pink shirts and white shorts whereas I would never wear this combo.

    I also do not want a big rectangular watch on my wrist. I think some of the 42s on thin guys look ridiculous. But that is just my opinion! And it is not wrong, nor is the big watch on you. If that is what fits your style (but I think you are wrong. It will look ridiculous ;) ).
     
  17. gcooldude86 macrumors 6502

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    I've got about the same sized wrist and went with the 38mm and love it. I vote 38
     
  18. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    For a 150mm wrist, I also vote 38mm size.

    Mine are 185mm and I went 42mm and I think it's the right size. Definitely 42mm is too big of a watch I think for a 150mm wrist.
     
  19. AbeFrohman macrumors 6502

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    Your pictures are misleading. The black vs. white bands visually impacts how "big" each looks on your wrist.

    The actual difference in the two models is miniscule. Get whatever one you want.

    This obsession is getting out of control. People are acting like it's the difference between a postage stamp and an iPad mini on their wrist.
     
  20. kirkhuffy macrumors regular

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    My wrist is just about 7" (and I'm 5'8" 160lb) on the dot and the 38mm looked so feminine on my wrist. My gf and the Apple employee agreed. I have a 42 on order (July ship ahhh) and did a try on over the weekend just to make sure the 42 wouldn't be huge, and it was perfect. Their size looks so different in person compared to pictures.
     
  21. fareal macrumors newbie

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    Still torn between which size to get...

    I agree with AbeFrohman, the white vs black makes a difference when deciding on size. Not only that but the white band with 38 in store is using the S/M band when then black band with 42 is M/L which causes more overlap of the band which I believe causes the top of the band to not sit as flush on your wrist.

    I'm hoping I'll be good with my 42 SG Sport with my 160-165mm wrist.

    With the limited color and band sizes available at my try-on appointment, I wasn't completely satisfied with the experience.
     
  22. kirkhuffy macrumors regular

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    Your wrist is the same size as mine, you'll be fine!
     
  23. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Keep the 42. It makes no sense to have the 38 if it's narrower than the width of your wrist.
     
  24. ipodlover77 macrumors 65816

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    Coincidence. I really really wanted to buy the 42. Went to the apple store, tried on the 42mm and immediately thought it was too big. Wanting to overcome my initial impressions I thought "maybe its because I was wearing the 38. Maybe I can get used to it!"

    The apple store employee ended up asking three of his coworkers and they all said I should get the 38 as the 42 was way too big :l

    My wrist is 155mm. I was distraught. But seriously, it really was too big.
     
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