Will the 42mm fit smaller wrists?

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  1. TheDeviceUser macrumors 6502a

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    Now, it's of course impossible to say as we don't have the measurements as to whether the 42mm bands will fit smaller wrists but it's a slight concern of mine.

    I have 18cm wrists (all the way round) and Im slightly concerned if there will be enough holes in the 42mm watch straps so that I'll actually be able to get this thing on my wrist without it being too loose.

    Has anyone got similar concerns and do you think Apple will have any solution, such as shorter straps for the 42mm version.

    I specifically do not want the 38mm version and I feel many like me are in the same boat.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Yes it should fit, but if you're truly concerned you could use a leather punch on the Sport bands just fine I would suppose :)

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  3. TheDeviceUser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You think it would be worth taking it to a shop to get it done. There's an abundance of them around here and they usually do it for free or for a small fee.
     
  4. troop231 macrumors 603

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    I tend to buy the tools to do it myself for anything I need so I cannot comment on that matter. :)
     
  5. TheDeviceUser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, thanks for the help though.
     
  6. troop231 macrumors 603

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    I'm sure they wouldn't mind, but some fancy shops might not want to put an unknown object into their tools, even if it's easier to cut than leather.
     
  7. czecho7 macrumors member

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    My wrists are about 18cm too, and I'm planning on getting the 42mm. I'm definitely not worried about the bands not fitting or being loose. I'm pretty sure Apple has taken it into account that people with smaller wrists will want the bigger watch size, so I wouldn't worry about that.
     
  8. TheDeviceUser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, good point. That's really reassuring.

    I was dreading maybe having to get a 38mm when it's not really the one I want considering how much smaller it looks compared to the 42mm. Glad to know that there's others in the same boat.
     
  9. czecho7 macrumors member

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    Yea definitely, I know what you mean about the 38mm. I think it would make my wrist look even smaller. The 42mm print out I did looks perfect though.
     
  10. ButteryScrollin macrumors 6502a

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    there's also different sizes of bands, so you can just get the small size.
     
  11. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Are the widths of each size of Watch the same though? Otherwise it wouldn't be the best fit.
     
  12. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    I plan on getting the Milanese loop so this won't be an issue :)
     
  13. czecho7 macrumors member

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    Good point! Another reason to add to the list I'm making to rationalize buying the blue leather loop as an extra band.
     
  14. ButteryScrollin macrumors 6502a

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    no idea what you mean.
     
  15. troop231 macrumors 603

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    If the Watches have different widths (heights are obviously different), then the smaller bands won't fill up the slots completely lengthwise on the Watch case..
     
  16. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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    The size of the bands is a major reason I'm getting the 38mm. I highly prefer a 20mm strap to a 22mm strap, especially on those without a taper.
     

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