Will there eventually be a modern buckle for 42mm watches / leather loop for 38mm?

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Will there eventually be a modern buckle for 42mm / leather loop for 38mm?

Poll closed Mar 9, 2015.
  1. Yes, to be revealed Monday

    3 vote(s)
    11.1%
  2. Yes, but released down the road

    13 vote(s)
    48.1%
  3. Partially; one of the bands will gain another size, but not both

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. No, the bands will retain their size-exclusivity indefinitely

    11 vote(s)
    40.7%
  1. JFazYankees macrumors 6502

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    It seems to odd to me that these two watch bands are size-specific, and I'd like to see everyone's opinion regarding if the size-exclusivity will remain indefinitely.
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I find the size discrepancy odd too, but I'm guessing whatever reason Apple had to go this route, that reason isn't likely to change anytime soon.
     
  3. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    I could see a change happening down the road, just not right now.
     
  4. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    I'm not sure why, but I presume there must be a reason for them to be size exclusive, as every other strap comes in both sizes.

    For that reason, I don't think we'll be seeing a 38mm leather loop or a 42mm modern buckle anytime soon.
     
  5. franzkfk macrumors regular

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    Modern Buckle is definitely feminine and since woman's watches are usualy smaller size there is no reason to make modern buckle for 42 mm. There will be a lot men ( probably including me ) to buy 38 mm because their wrist is too slim for 42 mm. Leather loop is not the same case. It is not strictly only men strap but it is more masculine than others and Apple's marketing division probably decide to seperate them for the marketng purpose.
     
  6. gcooldude86 macrumors 6502

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    I don't find the modern buckle feminine, there are a couple colors that are but the midnight blue is very much unisex.
     
  7. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Word is the Modern Buckle will be available for the 42mm next year but sold as Retro Buckle to attract hipsters.
     
  8. franzkfk, Mar 6, 2015
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    I have to disagree. As you can see from official pics the modern buckle is advertised only with women.

    Simply:

    The Sport edition is unisex ( 38 and 42 mm ).

    The Apple Watch has three options:
    1) Plastic, Classic Buckle, Milanese Loop, Link Bracelet are for both versions ( 38 and 42 mm ) because their look does not appear to be more feminine or muscular.
    2) Leather Loop ( only 42 mm ) in three colors - men.
    3) Modern buckle ( only 38 mm ) in three colors - women.

    The Apple Watch edition has three options:
    1) Rose Gold with White plastic band ( 38 and 42 mm ) - unisex
    2) Yellow Gold with Black plastic or Midnight zblue classic buckle ( 42 mm ) - men
    3) Rose Gold with modern buckle or Yellow Gold with modern buckle ( 38 mm ) - women

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    Of course that doesn't mean you can't buy them. I'll be very happy to see some man with modern buckle, believe me. And why there are straps for women and men? Because it is a PERSONAL device. They had to distinct some of their straps. It is logical.
     
  9. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    The modern buckle, I can see as being feminine if I squint. Why the leather loop should be seen as masculine, I can't fathom. Especially since the Milanese loop is apparently unisex.
     
  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    A woman can most certainly pull off any of the models, but you can't say the same about most men especially with the quite feminine bright red, rose gray and pink straps.
     
  11. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    You made a poll for something you, I or anyone else here knows nothing about? The threads here are getting so stupid. How are we going to know the answer?:confused:
     
  12. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    These polls are the same as betting on horse races. Nobody knows which horse will win. It's just fun to bet on the outcome.
     
  13. JFazYankees thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I never said I was looking for a definitive answer, did I? What's the point of a poll if someone knows the answer?
     
  14. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Polls such as "what's your favourite" or "how many will you buy" are meaningful. Such as yours is like asking " how many times do u think Tim Cook goes to the toilet per day". Nobody knows the answer. I'm sure you will find out on Monday.
     
  15. JFazYankees thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If you don't like the poll, simply leave. No one's requiring you to stay, or even be here at all in the first place.
     
  16. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    I would hope they'd release a 38mm variant of the leather loop, because I want the 38mm Sport.
     
  17. KPOM macrumors G5

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    I think a fair number of men will get the blue modern buckle.
     
  18. moxxham macrumors 6502

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    I just think that even if it does cater to a particular gender, why not release them in both? They would make more money. I certainly know I would purchase the Leather Loop for my sport if they had it in a 38mm
     
  19. Apples n' Stone macrumors 6502a

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    Shame we never found out...
     
  20. Jessem1133 macrumors 6502

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    We did find out. The answer was no lol
     
  21. Apples n' Stone macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think you follow! Or my sarcasm detector is disabled, Please read the part I made bold again!
     
  22. Jessem1133 macrumors 6502

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    Ah, you're right. I guess I didn't think anyone would revive a six month old thread to make a bathroom joke. I stand corrected.
     
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  24. Apples n' Stone macrumors 6502a

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    If you're looking for the height of all sophisticated maturity you probably should not be on the internet...
     

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