Talk me into keep my SS watch w/ link & other bands...

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by n8huckins, May 28, 2015.

  1. n8huckins, May 28, 2015
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    n8huckins macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2015
    I really like this watch. I think it will be useful. However my current role has me in a desk 75% of the time with a mac in front of me. I get my messages and emails live most of the day. When I travel, I can see it being useful... But I wonder if that's enough justification

    I have 42mm SS watch with SS link band
    I have a black sports band
    I have a brown leather loop, large and medium (will return one when I get the chance to try them on)

    Or wait... do I still what this?

    Talk me into it!
  2. flur macrumors 68020


    Nov 12, 2012
    If you're at a desk all day the stand reminders will help you live longer. That right there is reason enough to keep it. :)
  3. fanchee, May 28, 2015
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    fanchee macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2009
    Keep it. But not the brown leather loop in medium. Sell that to me. But keep the rest.
  4. n8huckins thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2015
    I guess I should clarify that I do get up frequently :) I don't LITERALLY sit at a desk all day. I also go for walks over lunch hour! Woohoo!
    LOL. Thanks for the input..... :) :rolleyes:
  5. rsxmachine, May 28, 2015
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    rsxmachine macrumors 6502a

    Dec 19, 2007
    It's obvious you are into apple and apple watch, therefore I suggest you get the sport model so you can feel better about this purchase since it's just an iphone accessory
  6. n8huckins thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2015
    This might not be a bad idea. It would make it feel more justified... However I can't imagine wearing the sport model with sport band all day with my sport coat.... Just wouldn't make sense? I supposed I could stick with the brown leather loop band and a sport band...... hm. I'd have to sell this stuff then.
  7. BillyTrimble, May 28, 2015
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    BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2013
    Frankly, anyone who needs to be "talked into it" has NO idea of what the watch is all about and NO idea of why the watch would be useful to them. I'd strongly suggest you return it. I'm being very serious. Anyone who is half way intelligent should know if they want or don't want the watch. Sorry, but that's how I see it after reading innumerable threads from people who have NO idea what the watch is about. Get rid of it.
  8. n8huckins thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2015
    Considering I said that I love the watch and I see it's usefulness.... Thanks?
    It's not about being "intelligent" or "wanting" it or not. I want the watch. It's useful, just maybe not $1,000 useful.

    I like the sport watch swap option, but I love the materials of the SS. Tough one.

    I am 24 hours beyond my return window right now as well.
  9. n8huckins, May 29, 2015
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    n8huckins thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2015
    I think the best idea so far is decreasing the investment amount in this "convenience" product (for me, anyway).

    Best way to sell?
  10. gcooldude86, May 29, 2015
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    gcooldude86 macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2014
    Ontario, Canada
    Sell on Kijiji or CL, ask a bit more than its value as its still a long wait for those without one to buy it. I would suggest buying the sport if you don't want to invest a lot of money.
  11. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    IMHO, ditch the link bracelet. Yeah, it's the fanciest bracelet every designed by humans. But it also costs as much as the watch. The ones I'm looking at getting -- leather loop and Milanese loop -- later on cost $150, which is much easier on the wallet. You also might want to see if a third party ends up making a nice link bracelet for half the price.

    As another poster said, the "get your ass up!" feature will help improve your health. I like it so far. If doing that stuff gets turned into a little game with goals and rewards, I'm more likely to do it. If Apple were to turn it into a literal rewards program where maybe you go a week filling up each of your circles and you get a credit to your account for maybe 25 cents or something, depending on the level you set. All of a sudden those bike rides can turn into songs, TV shows, movies, etc.
  12. Rok73 macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2015
    Planet Earth
    Hmm, maybe not if you smoke and drink on a regular basis like me. I still react to the reminder most of the time. :p
  13. StophMac24 macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2007
    And all of the sudden, the U.S. would either become: A) Healthier or B) Craftier at tricking the watch into thinking attaching your watch to your dog and letting him run loose in the backyard equals filled up rings

    I'm going to go with B...
  14. susan12369 macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2015
    I'd ditch the link bracelet, which dramatically reduces your investment in it. Other than that, if you are still unsure and still looking to be talked into keeping it (by strangers no less), then perhaps it's just not for you.
  15. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    I don't doubt there would be issues making it secure from that type. But I literally don't think it would work on a dog because of the sensors that detect when its on your wrist. Hell, just add a DNA sensor to the watch. I'm sure that would be absolutely no trouble at all and very, very cheap! :)
  16. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    You have got a really nice watch and selection of bands. Apparently buying them did not require you to starve or delay your rent or mortgage. You're past your return period. So...what exactly are you after, again? You're not really asking complete strangers, some of whom may be completely insane, like me, to do your thinking for you, are you?
  17. n8huckins thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2015
    Just out for opinions and ideas. Trying to find a way to satisfy my logic computer and my heart at the same time.

    I like the idea of keeping the SS watch w/ sport and LL bands.... Selling off just the link band.

    That's a sustainable solution and let's me stay away from the aluminum watch.

    I don't have the Link band box though, since it came with my watch.
  18. Wsidewarrior07 macrumors member

    Mar 19, 2009
    If you bought the watch with the link band, you obviously want the link band. Don't sell it. I on the other hand bought the SS without the link band (which is my favorite) and I completely regretted not having the one I wanted so I had to order the band seperately.

    I'm somewhat in the same boat with justifying the cost. I love the watch, Love, love, love it. But something about it just isn't $800-1000. I've toyed with the idea of the space grey sport, even bought one on eBay. I keep coming back to SS with link.

    Moral of the story is.... As long as it doesn't throw you into some financial whirlwind.... Keep what you like, it's the only way you'll be happy with your purchase. If you love it, it's worth it to keep it.

    I feel your pain, somewhat being in the same boat. Just my .02
  19. flur macrumors 68020


    Nov 12, 2012
    Do what I do - stop thinking about it.

    Once you stop thinking about the money you spent, you'll just enjoy the watch. Problem solved. That money is gone, and you'll only get it back with personal hassle to yourself (selling is a hassle). Why make more work for yourself? Just, you know, keep calm and wear the watch.
  20. IllusionEntity macrumors 6502


    Jun 23, 2013
    Kent, UK
    Just enjoy the damn watch! I have a BCB that I got with the watch, a GSB and a Link. I'm loving the watch and all of my bands. I wouldn't even return the link. Couldn't be happier with my purchases.
  21. JPIndustrie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2008
    Queens, NY
    Stop feeling guilty...

    You knew what you were doing when ordering the damn thing. And you know would be happier keeping it and not settling for a Sport...

    What's with everyone and feeling bashful about these purchases? It's not 2008 anymore, conspicuous-ness is on its way out - you didn't see the Chinese guy who took pictures of his edition watches on his dog? Be proud and stand tall, you have an :apple: watch, in stainless steel like a real watch should be for god sakes...
  22. kevroc macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2011
    This is what I did, and do feel better about it. Might be a keeper now whereas before ($600+) there's no way, but at $400'ish I can almost justify it.
  23. hallidc macrumors 6502


    Sep 26, 2013
    Only you know the answer to this. If your questioning whether to keep it or not, likely you know not to keep it.
  24. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    I think you're bonkers, and I mean that in an affectionate friendly way. ;) Unless you're sacrificing some other want or need, I think you should relax and enjoy those great bands. Unless you really dislike the stainless steel. But you seem to really like your picks and I don't blame you. You didn't do anything stupid. Everyone splurges now and again. I've got friends who have closets full of expensive designer handbags. One could argue that's as frivolous as it gets when a $39 bag from Kohls can do the same thing and look decent. But everyone has their weakness for an occasional indulgence now and again.

    I'm over here envying your collection. I DO have other expenses and so at most I can splurge on another sport band in a different color or down the road, a leather band. I love the Apple link band, myself, but getting that any time in the next three months means I have to sacrifice some other small luxuries for summer vacation.
  25. gusping macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2012
    London, UK
    I took mine back. Mine cost £600 and for that it was a poor product which was pretty useless to me.

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