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Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by bonjourx, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. bonjourx macrumors member

    bonjourx

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    hello there, I have purchased the Apple Watch series 2 38mm, now I'm contemplating if I should exchange it for the 42mm according to the reviews saying it's not really that big and it has better battery life. We do not have an Apple Store here so I can't try them on. I took a picture of my arm wearing the 38mm, for those who have 42mm, do you think the 42 mm would be too big for my arm? again, we don't have an Apple Store here so its hard for me to compare them. any opinion would be appreciated





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    oh and I'm planning on putting a case for it.
     
  2. dsr2 macrumors regular

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    I have a rather small wrist and the 42mm pretty much takes up my whole wrist, so if you plan on a case, it may be a bit big.
     
  3. petsk macrumors 6502

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    I would stick with the 38mm. My personal opinion is that big watches on small wrists look kind of silly. :)
     
  4. Septembersrain Contributor

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    I think the 38mm suits your wrist well. I had a 42mm but gave it to my guy and got myself a 38mm. It's far more comfortable and it doesn't dwarf my wrist. It's really up to you but I like the smaller size.
     
  5. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 603

    The-Real-Deal82

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    I bought a 38mm as my wrists are that big and I didn't want a large screen dominating my wrist. It all depends on you though. I'm happy with mine.
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  6. Kyle76 macrumors regular

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    Pictures can be misleading, but the 38 on your wrist looks about like the 42 on my wrist, and I wouldn't want anything that looked bigger.
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    If you plan on using a case/bumper, the smaller size likely would make sense. Otherwise, the size you're currently wearing looks appropriately sized.
     
  8. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 603

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    It's the angle of my pic, sorry.
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  9. Kyle76 macrumors regular

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    I didn't mean your watch looks like a 42. I meant that the scale of the 38 on your wrist is about the same as a 42 looks on my wrist. I think it is plenty big.
     
  10. chuyn macrumors 6502

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    My vote is to stick with the 38 as well. It looks good
     
  11. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 603

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    If that's the case then the 42mm is for you. It was too big for me as you can see and the 38mm is in proportion.
     
  12. bonjourx, Feb 23, 2017
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  13. bonjourx thread starter macrumors member

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    Found an Apple Store, Drove for hours to go there just to see the 42mm. Here it is
     

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  14. mandymoo macrumors newbie

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    I think the 38mm looks proportionate to your wrist but you have to get what you think looks and feels the best. I asked about returns and was told that the majority of the returns (at the store I was shopping at ) were due to people picking the larger size and being unhappy with it. Go for what feels better, not what you "think" you should get.
     
  15. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 603

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    As long as you are happy with it, that's all that matters.
     
  16. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    Nice. I do hope Apple would make a rose gold stainless version one day. I would definitely purchase that.
     

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