Upgraders - Fate of Your Gen 1 AW?

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  1. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816

    ScubaCinci

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    Curious to hear what people are doing with their gen 1 watches (for those upgrading)? I was considering selling mine but then I was like, well what band do I sell with it and do people really want the band I've worn on my body for months? That's a little different than a phone.

    I ultimately decided to gift it to my sister who can't really afford one right now.

    What are others doing?
     
  2. kilcher macrumors 65816

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    Selling mine through the classifieds at work. Have someone buying it on Monday. $200 for 42mm Sport in silver w/ 2 Apple bands.

    She said she's been wanting one for a while, just wanted to see what the new one was going to have before she bought. Apparently Apple didn't wow her. :)

    Going to feel weird not wearing one for 5 days...
     
  3. KrisLord macrumors 6502a

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    I've sold my AW sport, and preordered a series 1 for launch day. However I'm now wondering if I should have reserved a series 2.

    I don't need GPS but I read that the S1P is still made on a 28nm process whereas the S2 is made on a 14nm process. That could seriously help battery life or processor speed.
     
  4. Ritte macrumors regular

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    They are using the same chip. Where did you read otherwise?
     
  5. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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    While I think the actual CPU chip is probably the same the overall system in package chip (SiP) is different since the Seres 1 uses a S1P chip.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. KrisLord macrumors 6502a

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    Sold my Sport last week (and SS about 6 months before that). Still undecided which (if any) Series 2 I'll upgrade to. I'd like to see how the screens and speed fare in real world tests next week.
     
  9. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    Using AppleCare+ to get a "new" one, putting it in the original packaging and gifting it to my olderly mother for xmas in hopes it helps her move and stand a little more throughout the day.
     
  10. KrisLord macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure on using AppleCare for this, but fair play for giving it to your mother to improve her activity! :)
     
  11. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    I'm using AppleCare+ to get her a new looking one because the current one is all scratched up. I'll pay the $69 for a "new" one
     
  12. Kavier macrumors 6502a

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    My husband is taking my old one. Kinda funny since he said he didn't want one initially :)
     
  13. KrisLord macrumors 6502a

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    No problem with that :)
     
  14. H2K03 macrumors member

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    I sold my 42mm Sport one week before the announcement for $270!
     
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  16. biosci macrumors 6502a

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    What reason do you have to use to get a replacement Watch with the AppleCare replacement?

     
  17. azfalcons Suspended

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    Sold mine for 270 as well. Will probably get the series 1
     
  18. Vihzel macrumors 6502

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    Is it stainless or aluminum? If it's stainless, you could get a polishing cloth and buff the scratches away. :)
     
  19. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    Posted on FB this morning that I would soon have a watch and a 6+ for sale. By lunch, both were spoken for.

    Selling watch without band for $300... I like all my bands and want to keep them. The friend who is buying it has her eyes on a new black/gray nylon band.
     
  20. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    sport
     
  21. maflynn Moderator

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    If I were to get a Series 2 watch, then the only way for me to justify the cost, would be to sell what I have.

    The issue, though is, what does the Series 2 give me and is it worth the hassle of trying sell my current watch and of course getting less money then I thought I should get for it.
     
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    I'm keeping mine as it is stainless black and I bought it when you had to buy it with the Stainless bracelet and I'm not going to give up my first gen box that had the stainless bracelet on the box and everything. It was so expensive then, I'd lose a fortune on it.
     
  24. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    That's my question as well. I have a 42mm SS with Milanese loop. It was on sale at Best Buy so I paid $425 before taxes. I already sprang for the 7+, so not looking at watch 2 unless I can get close to $400.
     
  25. jonnysods macrumors 603

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    I sold mine two days ago and I feel naked without it!!
     

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