Ya know its coming so lets go--How many with the SS link band dissapointed lol

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ttexxan, May 12, 2015.

  1. ttexxan macrumors regular

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    Ya know the threads are coming so figure I would have some fun....Go ahead guys lets hear the bitching----Let me guess not worth the money or not what you expected and going to return. Come on guys dont let me down---For the record I ordered a SS band separate from my Malinese
     
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    ill be honest, to me its not worth the $450. but good lord, the way the light hits it and that gorgeous shine it gives off is just too beautiful. So i ordered one haha
     
  3. ttexxan thread starter macrumors regular

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    My brother gets his today so excited to try it on...No idea when mine is coming
     
  4. hallsofmontezum macrumors newbie

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    It's very cheap feeling compared to my other stainless steel watches, and I don't find it comfortable.

     
  5. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I really didn't care much for the Apple Watch surprisingly, since I am such an Apple Fan, and didn't really want one. But all of my watches are link bands, as I don't go for leather or rubber straps, with the exception of my Kickstarter Pebble which I had no choice on and didn't try upgrading the band on.

    On launch day I tried on the Apple Watch with Link and was immediately impressed and filled with that sense of want because I liked the feel, look, and weight of it. And that is really the only model I really care for.

    But I don't care for the price. I still think the $450 for that band is a bit steep.
     
  6. DDustiNN macrumors 65816

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    I gotta say... When I was at the store for the try-on appointment, this band was the most impressive one. I liked it way more than I expected to from the pictures. But that price... Nope. I went with the second best (IMO), black classic buckle.
     
  7. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    This is exactly what I did. I usually do not care for SS bands, but at the try-on I tested it. It was easily my favorite, but that price is hard to justify. It is nearly the same price as the 38mm SS apple watch.
     
  8. mcdj macrumors G3

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    I played with the link bracelet in a store briefly and found the bracelet to be strangely lightweight, almost as if made from titanium vs steel. It felt a bit toyish to me.

    And on the example I saw, the clasp opened a little too easily for my taste. Merely brushing my finger against the side of the clasp activated the release.

    I also found the clasp to be quite thin and sharp on the edges in the open position.

    I assume Apple engineered the bracelet to be as light at possible, but this is at the expense of making it feel worth $450 IMO. Clearly the bulk of the production cost went into making the removable links user friendly, which is nice, but ultimately the bracelet feels kinda cheap, as easy to use as it may be.
     
  9. JFazYankees, May 12, 2015
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    JFazYankees macrumors 6502

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    Got my link bracelet yesterday, couldn't possibly love it more. Not too light; not too heavy; actually really comfortable; and it's gorgeous. $450 may seem steep, but it's actually WAY cheaper than some link bracelets for other watches.

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  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    We're not going to take your post seriously if you won't get the Apple Watch because you're too invested in your watch collection of 46 years and fearful of relegating your Rolex to the drawer.
     
  11. jbromer macrumors 6502a

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    I actually was pretty disappointed. Not in how it looks - perfect - but just not that comfortable to wear. I think I was spoiled by the sport band. So I am going back to the Apple Store tomorrow to return it, and see what I do next - likely modern buckle, if they ever sell them again :-(
     
  12. Cory Bauer macrumors 6502a

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    I would hope that at this point no one's ordering any bands or watches sight-unseen. I mean you can't throw a rock without hitting an Apple Store these days and they've got them all there for people to try on and experience in person.
     
  13. mcdj macrumors G3

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    I'm flattered that you would keep my stats card at the ready by your bedside. But you seem to assume, quite incorrectly, that I have any investment in what random anonymous people think about what I type here.

    If your post was meant to be some kind of punch to the stomach, it was rather more a feather, flicked across a football field. Ouch. Please don't hurt my feewings mister.

    For those who can simply read words on a screen without assigning some kind of petty, crowd sourced assumption about their validity, my brief review of the bracelet may be useful. Or not. I could not possibly care less.

    And you can update your stats card BTW. I got a steel 42mm yesterday. I am currently waiting for a gentleman from craigslist to relieve me of it.

    Cool watch. Not for me. Yet, anyway.
     
  14. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    There are still vast stretches of the US without an Apple Store anywhere nearby. In my case, the closest is about 2.5 hours away (ended up having to drive there to get my iPhone 6 Plus due to various problems and delays around launch time). And it's not like I'm way out in the country or anything.

    As for the link bracelet, I'm sure it's nice, but when you consider that you can literally get another entire watch (albeit a sport) for the price, I have to wonder if it's worth it to me. I've ordered a cheap link bracelet from China and hope it will be good enough for me. It's literally 1/10th the price, so it seems like it's worth a try.

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    Wow, did you even give it 24 hours? If there's one common thread in the reviews I've read (and this also applies to my experience) it's that you have to use it for a while to actually appreciate what it can do for you.
     
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    That looks so beautiful. Does it get scratched easily? I am considering getting that band.
     
  16. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Not that difficult to remember you if you've started a dedicated thread wishing you never had the Rolex Submariner and you've made the comment that you're fearful of relegating your Rolex to the drawer multiple times. Perhaps this is the hump you need to get over before considering the Apple Watch seriously for yourself, regardless of what others think.
     
  17. Cory Bauer macrumors 6502a

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    The Apple Watch link bracelet is very, very nice. And I'd say the fact that it's adjustable without special tools and a trip to a jeweler is worth a premium. But yes, $449 is a spicy meatball.
     
  18. ttexxan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Looks great
     
  19. mcdj macrumors G3

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    I put it well through its paces for a good 5-6 hours. I get it. It's cool. It can potentially do a lot. But I paid a $150 premium to get it quickly, and felt it wasn't worth even the retail price, let alone the premium, so I am tossing it back at cost. I may snag a used one in the fall, or just wait.

    While on my wrist, not a single notification made it to the watch before I could feel my phone vibrate.

    Of the several hours I played with it, I spent the better part of one of those hours watching a spinning circle while things loaded.

    When the pipeline between the watch and the phone gets fatter/faster, I may revisit.

    And dearest JayLenoChin, what, pray tell, does the watch I currently own, and whether or not I'm willing to take it off for an Apple Watch, have a single thing to do with my views on the quality of a bracelet? I'll tell you what; nothing.
     
  20. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Your views may be clouded subconsciously because you have this fear of relegating your Rolex to the drawer.
     
  21. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    As long as you really gave it a chance... :rolleyes: Look, not everyone has to like the watch, and in fact it's definitely not for everyone in its current incarnation, but 5-6 hours of playing with it will give you basically the worst possible impression. The watch is best when you're using it for short interactions and notifications, and at its worst when you're playing around with it for extended periods. I was on the fence for about a week, until I realized all of the little ways that it was saving me time and effort.

    That's odd, since the point of the watch is to take over for your phone. My phone does not vibrate or make any sort of noise for notifications while the watch is on my wrist.

    I suppose you loaded it up with third party apps? By and large they suck. I only use a handful at this point.
     
  22. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    I'm just waiting for the "my SS link band came and it has a 1mm scratch on it... this is an OUTRAGE!!!!" threads.
     
  23. mcdj macrumors G3

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    Ok Dr. Freud, whatever you say.

    OR maybe it's just that I've spent 20 years fondling actual luxury bracelets from Swiss watch manufacturers and know what $500 can get you.

    It's not like I totally trashed the link bracelet. Why this incessant need to cast doubt on some random opinion? Are you just bored? What exactly are you defending and why? Did your mom design the bracelet or something? It's nicely made. It feels a little light and cheap to me. So what? Get over it man.
     
  24. mcdj macrumors G3

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    I got a very favorable impression of it actually. I know it will grow into something undeniably great, perhaps thru firmware, perhaps in the next gen.

    I think part of the issue for me is, I sit a computer all day anyway. I get notifications on the Mac, on the phone, on an iPad, all day. I don't really need yet another interruption or way to connect, especially if that connection isn't in real time.

    I don't know why my phone continued to vibrate after pairing. Maybe it's user error, or maybe a software glitch. All I know is, the watch always seemed like the last to know.

    This is problematic when say, I'm texting my wife on the phone, telling her I'm on the way home, then put the phone in my pocket. In real time, she replies "Don't forget to bring home XYZ", and I don't get that message on the watch for 1 min, after I've already gotten into an elevator or left the building. With phone-only, I wouldn't miss that reply, and cumulatively, the time saved by not pulling out a phone would pale in comparison to time saved by not missing those kinds of texts.

    Yes, I did use 3rd party apps. Twitter was surprisingly fast. Everything else was spin city. Even native apps like weather and maps were infuriatingly sluggish. Again, firmware or V2 will speed things up no doubt, and I'll likely be back.
     

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