Thoughts after my try on session - Male / 60mm width / 174mm Wrist (Several Pics)

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  1. metacove1, Apr 10, 2015
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    metacove1 macrumors member

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    As the title says.... I have a 60mm width wrist and 174mm circumference.

    My favorite two were easily the 42mm SS Milanese and the 42mm Space Gray Sport. Here are some quick thoughts on my selection.

    Ultimately i decided on the sport. I really like the weight and feel of it. I agree with others who have mentioned the sport band has a nice look and feel to it. I also ended up buying the Milanese 42mm band to pair with the sport model.

    The milanese band is great. It has several pros: Breathable, Easily Adjustable, Lightweight, Classic Design, Casual / Formal. The Milanese Loop actually has a brushed steel look as it mates with that watch that. It is only shiny on the very edges of the connector and not on the flat surface. I have included pictures to help demonstrate this.

    The 42mm looks and feels great. It really is one of those things that looks better in person than in the photos. The watch has such a square look you expect it to be chunky on the wrist. It feels great! Very classy and comfortable.


    Sport Band: Lightweight. Casual. I can hardly feel it there to be honest. Great band.
    Leather Loop: It's okay. Doesn't feel high end. Look average. Buckles a little finicky because the ridges. Brown was my favorite here.
    Milanese Loop: Very awesome. Feels great. Looks classy. Easily adjustable. Lightweight. Love it. Favorite band.
    Classic Leather Band: It was okay as well. Very business look.
    38mm Watch on a 174mm wrist: NO. The moment the specialist put it on my wrist i knew without a doubt it wasn't going to work. This is coming from someone who previously had a very small and understated watch.
    Space Gray Sport: Love the look. Very sleek. Lightweight. Typical refinement of an Apple Product.

    42mm Space Gray Sport
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    42mm SS Milanese
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    Favorite two side by side 42mm
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    More Milanese Action
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    Backside of Milanese Clasp
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    Milanese Loop 42mm
    Notice the brushed steel look of the adapter that mates with the watch. It is not shiny like the watch. It is only polished on the very edge (side view).
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    PHOTOSHOP Image of Milanese on Space Gray
    They wouldn't allow me or the specialist to swap out any bands. They had the bands already attached to specific watches. I really wanted to see the Milanese on the Space Gray but it wasn't happening. Here is a photoshop mockup of what that might look like.
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  2. c0LdFire macrumors regular

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    Thanks for posting!

    A couple of questions on the Milanese if you don't mind:

    - I have hairy arms. It looks like you do as well (although not AS hairy as me...). I'm terrified that it will pull my arm hair. Tell me it doesn't?

    - How secure does it feel? Could you go for a run without worrying about the magnet pulling loose and having it fly off your arm?
     
  3. metacove1 thread starter macrumors member

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    It doesn't. Honestly. This band feels fantastic. I loosened and re-attached it several times which caused the band to slide directly against my arm as it tightened and I never felt anything. Feels more like a solid piece of flat material sliding against your arm.


    This is tough to describe. Obviously I didn't try to run with the watch on for fear of being tackled by all the Smurfs ;-) But... If I had to guess... Running ? Sure. No problem whatsoever. I would feel very secure running in it.

    The little magnetic tab at the end of the band might keep it from coming all the way out of the loop (I didn't check).

    Things I might draw the line on:
    Using a sledge or framing hammer may be too much force with sudden deceleration.
    VERY aggressively swinging a baseball bat ? lol.
    Holding a coconut above your head and trying to smash it against the pavement may be too much force with sudden deceleration as well.

    I guess I'd just take it off to smash coconuts or frame houses. Outside that I think you are fine ;)

    This really is a tough question. I had an 11am appointment and I'm pretty sure I was one of the person's first visitors. I could tell they were apprehensive with customer's fully handling the devices. When I would go to adjust the watch or mess with it I could tell they wanted to intervene if allowed.

    I didn't really think to wave my arms around. It felt extremely secure. I am very cautious with my electronics and I baby them. I didn't have any fears of this band causing damage from coming loose.
     
  4. c0LdFire macrumors regular

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    Fair enough - thanks! Your favorite two models are my favorite two as well. I think it might come down to price and I'll get the sport, but, damn does that milanese loop look nice...
     
  5. TexasChemE macrumors 6502a

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    Not to hijack your thread, but here is a pic of the 42mm Sport with a Milanese loop. The employee helping me out was also very interested in how it would look, so he let me try it out
     
  6. Samar7 macrumors member

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    what are your thoughts on this combo? I am very interested in buying the milanese loop with the sport 42mm space grey.
     
  7. TexasChemE macrumors 6502a

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    I really like it, I like the contrast. I was on the fence before trying it on, but I'll be purchasing a Milanese loop for my 42mm space grey sport
     
  8. profmatt macrumors 65816

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    Point 1
    These are the best photographs ever and you should be hired by Apple, because the renders on their site are rubbish.

    Point 2
    I really wish I'd ordered the Milanese loop. If I'd seen your pictures I would have done.

    So, thank you for taking the time to post.
     
  9. metacove1 thread starter macrumors member

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    This lighting seems to accurately depict what the two would look like in person. (This is not my picture)
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    Also.....

    Silver sport 32mm with Malinese loop. (not my pic)
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    Youtube video from another user of 38mm Silver Sport with Milanese:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afX-Y1e7_5A&feature=youtu.be
     
  10. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Pictures look great. I ordered the SS 42mm with Milanese loop. Don't think I'll be regretting it.
     
  11. MeFromHere macrumors 6502

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    I did check during my try-on. The end of the band WON'T come all the way out of the loop.
     
  12. jaykk macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered same and tried it out just now. It looks great, you won't regret it.
     
  13. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Good to hear. I tried making appointment but there are no times available haha. Mine won't be coming for 4-6weeks anyways so I got time.
     
  14. iMacoo7 macrumors 6502

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    Im SOOOO GLAD I went with a 42mm! I started to follow all the posts stating that it would look TOO BIG etc....! I ordered the 42mm and could not get my foot in the door to get the milanese link to receive it 4/24-5/8... Ill probably just hold off for a bit and order once the hype dies down a bit
     

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