Will previous gen 42mm bands work with series 4 40mm case?

skimcpip

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I’m guessing not but if so, I think I’d switch to 40mm for future watch purchases. Anyone know?
 

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They will work but I think they will stick out a tiny bit. As I understand it, the 38 mm bands will fit in the 40 mm watch and the 42s will fit in the 44s.

The other sized ones will work but they stick out a tiny bit
 
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skimcpip

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They will work but I think they will stick out a tiny bit. As I understand it, the 38 mm bands will fit in the 40 mm watch and the 42s will fit in the 44s.

The other sized ones will work but they stick out a tiny bit
Ok. Thanks. Will probably just get the 44 then
 

mk313

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I tried a 42 mm band on my 38 mm watch and it did stick out a bit. I’m assuming it would be the same on the new watches, with 44mm bands being larger than 40mm ones. I could be wrong but that’s how it worked on the series 0- series 3.
 

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It is simple.

38mm and S4 40mm are exactly the same case width and use the same bands.
42mm and S4 44mm are exactly the same case width and use the same bands.
Exactly. The original question was would a 42 mm band work in a 40 mm watch.
 
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Julien

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Exactly. The original question was would a 42 mm band work in a 40 mm watch.
Understand and it is the exact as asking: Will the 42mm work on the 38mm watch or Will the 44mm band work on the 40 mm watch.

Of course Apple is MOSTLY to blame and could have easily avoided most confusion by this ONE SIMPLE act. How simple and informative is this?

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Lennyvalentin

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he original question was would a 42 mm band work in a 40 mm watch.
YES, it will WORK as in the band will fit and properly lock into place, but as the 42mm band is designed for the wider body watch, the ends of the lugs will poke out on either side of the watch. It'll probably look rather naff to most people, some might not care though. It's up to each and every one of us if we can mentally deal with the overflow. :p
 
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mk313

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Understand and it is the exact as asking: Will the 42mm work on the 38mm watch or Will the 44mm band work on the 40 mm watch.

Of course Apple is MOSTLY to blame and could have easily avoided most confusion by this ONE SIMPLE act. How simple and informative is this?

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I guess I don’t understand your original post saying ‘You think so????’ when I originally stated this in the thread. It sounded like you disagreed with what I said.
 

mk313

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YES, it will WORK as in the band will fit and properly lock into place, but as the 42mm band is designed for the wider body watch, the ends of the lugs will poke out on either side of the watch. It'll probably look rather naff to most people, some might not care though. It's up to each and every one of us if we can mentally deal with the overflow. :p
Agreed. That is exactly what I stated at the beginning of the thread.
 
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Julien

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I guess I don’t understand your original post saying ‘You think so????’ when I originally stated this in the thread. It sounded like you disagreed with what I said.
What I was saying is it's NOT you think so but you can KNOW so (reinforcement).;) That is why I posted the picture showing that the sizes of the bands and case widths were the same, just the band names have changed.

Also while you may be able to latch a 42mm/44mm on a 38mm/40mm case that is janky at best and technically qualifies as "not working" since it is will NOT work correctly and does NOT fit.o_O
 
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mk313

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What I was saying is it's NOT you think so but you can KNOW so (reinforcement).;) That is why I posted the picture showing that the sizes of the bands and case widths were the same, just the band names have changed.
Gotcha! That makes sense.
 

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It is simple.

38mm and S4 40mm are exactly the same case width and use the same bands.
42mm and S4 44mm are exactly the same case width and use the same bands.
no, width is not the same, altho design apparently will accommodate older bands.

read the specs on S3 vs S4. S4 is proportionately wider.
 

Julien

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no, width is not the same, altho design apparently will accommodate older bands.

read the specs on S3 vs S4. S4 is proportionately wider.
I fully understand that the OVERALL case is wider (1.6mm for the 42 vs 44) and that is NOT what I meant. This thread is about the bands and the cases ARE the same width where the bands insert. I thought that would be obvious given the thread and the picture I posted (with arrow).:eek: I will edit my post to help you better understand.
 
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no, width is not the same, altho design apparently will accommodate older bands.

read the specs on S3 vs S4. S4 is proportionately wider.
Yes, the case sizes differs BUT, the channel for the band has been re-positioned (on the curve of the case) so that it is the same length as the previous series and the band fits as it should.
 
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