Your gut decision of AW Model

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Sharkey311, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. Sharkey311 Suspended

    Jan 11, 2013
    Like everyone else, I have been flip flopping on my decision and torn on what to get. When Apple put the AW on the store where you could see all the different models, there was only one that I immediately loved and wanted to get. And it happened to be the most expensive one (not counting Edition) so I decided not to get it and consider the rest.

    Well, weeks and weeks have past and was still not 100% decided. Until I watched those videos of someone resizing and trying on the Space Grey Stainless Steel and my initial gut decision returned. And that's how I knew which one to buy!

    TL;DR if you're still unsure, think back on the model that you immediately wanted and stick with that one.
  2. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2009
    Wichita, KS
    Well, the model I immediately wanted was the space black stainless steel with the link bracelet. Then Apple revealed the pricing and it was a "nope" for me; out of my budget. I did however really like the milanese loop during the keynote in September, and it IS in my price range, so I'll be going that route instead. If money weren't an issue, I'd still be doing the black link bracelet.
  3. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    are you getting the space gray aluminum or space black stainless steel?
  4. Sharkey311 thread starter Suspended

    Jan 11, 2013
    The $1100 option. Yes it is insanely expensive, but it simply looks the absolute best and I can justify spending my tax return on this thing. At least that's what I'm attempting to do at the moment lol
  5. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    LOL yolo it up..
  6. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    My gut said stainless steel link bracelet, but the DLC coating on the space black is supposedly very scratch resistant. I think it's worth the extra $100 to keep it looking like new longer.
  7. Squid7085 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    My Gut was Space Grey Aluminum with either the Black sport band or a Black leather band (My skin is sensitive to metals). Lucky for me my gut was the cheapest option. I prefer all matte black things anyways.

    I might pick up one of the leather options at some point, but I am betting on some cheaper third party options. No 38mm Leather Loop is disappointing too as I am wanting a band with no "metal" on the underside because I type most of the day.
  8. Sharkey311 thread starter Suspended

    Jan 11, 2013
    Haha you definitely got lucky with your gut. I'll be getting more bands later on. Particularly a band that can make the watch waterproof
  9. i0Nic macrumors 65816

    May 17, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
  10. dilap macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2014
    London, UK
  11. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    42mm Space Grey Sport.

    It's the only one I can afford. It's also the absolute most I'd feel comfortable spending on any kind of watch.

    I'll need to save for the stainless steel milanese loop eventually because unless it's remarkably different to all the other rubber, leather or fabric bands I've worn it will give me a rash and eventually disintegrate.
  12. MarkieMark92 macrumors regular

    Dec 17, 2013
    London, UK
    I didn't see until this morning there was a Space Grey Aluminium soo think I will go for that one. Was going to go for either a different aluminium one or a Space Black Stainless Steel (Couldn't justify the money for it though). Not sure why they don't have Space Grey in Stainless Steel and Space Black in Sport :S. I thought the Space Grey would match my Space Grey iPhone 6 :D :p
  13. bige12, Mar 30, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2015

    bige12 macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2009
    Vienna, VA
    42 mm stainless steel with Black sports band, then buy a extra band later $599- my top choice
    38 mm stainless steel with Black sports band, then buy a extra band later $549- second choice.

    With my very first original iPhone I paid $599 for it.
  14. gcooldude86 macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2014
    Ontario, Canada
    I'm for sure going with 42mm SS with link bracelett, $1300CAD
  15. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    My gut says Sport but as time goes on it's more and more like I will get the SS.
  16. technosix macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2015
    West Coast USA
    Buy what you like.

    I think they're too fat, ugly and far from proven.
  17. playaproved macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2005
    My exact situation. Based on the initial pics thats what I wanted, and it ended up being the cheapest. I will say if I was more of a watch person, I'd be picking up the Black Stainless, but $1200 is a little much for a first gen product and something Im not sure how much I'll use.
  18. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    The Space Black Stainless Steel fell exactly within my price prediction for the Apple Watch (I was guessing the range would be between $700-$1200 for that line), so I decided to go for that one. My only qualm is the lack of alternative band options (the black sport band is the only other one that matches), but I'm guessing the link would be fine in most settings.


    True, but it's also possible to buff out scratches in stainless steel, at least occasionally. With the DLC if it does get scratched, you'd need to take it to a jeweler to see if they can repair the finish. It won't be exact, though.
  19. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Either the white Sport band on aluminium or SS, probably 38mm. That was my gut reaction to the model I wanted (apart from the link bracelet - but that's a bit out of my budget!).

    Not sure which yet, I do like the SS model but wonder if it's worth the extra £180 for essentially the same thing. The only big factor I'm persuaded by is the sapphire screen.
  20. brig2221 macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2010
    My initial gut feeling was to get the Stainless Steel model with a leather loop. After considerable thought on the matter, I have decided to go in at the lowest point of entry for the first iteration, which would be the Sport model.

    I had initially thought I would be getting the Space Grey with Black band, but I now am leaning more towards the Aluminum model with White band, with the thought of picking up an extra black band for it.

    I can't say for sure as everything can go out the window after seeing them in person, but I really think the Aluminum model goes a lot better with a wider range of bands than does the Space Grey model, which is why I'm currently leaning towards the Aluminum model.
  21. priscilla55 macrumors regular


    Oct 2, 2013
    Falkirk, Scotland
    My gut said SS with milanese loop from before the pricing came out. They were all a bit more expensive than I expected, but I was thankful that my choice was at the cheaper end. Deciding before pricing feels good because I know I picked based on my personal taste rather than price.
  22. PeterRollback macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2015
    My initial decision was the 42mm SS Milanese loop. However after looking at them very carefully, I'm sticking to the Stainless Steel. Now I'm just not sure if I should get a black, white or green sport band or if I should also get the classic buckle :)
  23. bumpylumpy macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2015
    Out of curiosity, what did you discover about the Milanese loop that you didn't like after looking at it?
  24. bunnicula macrumors 68040


    Jul 23, 2008
    That would work if the first one that caught my eye hadn't been the rose gold one. ;)

    First reasonably-priced one that caught my eye was the SS with Milanese loop.

    I have compromised. I am going SS with a Modern buckle. Probably the pink one. Not sure yet.


    I don't like the lack of symmetry.
  25. bumpylumpy macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2015
    Ah yes, that's a bit of a concern for me as well. Additionally, depending on the size of your wrist, the Milanese loop looks like the magnetic clasp may end up being on a spot on the wrist which makes it really annoying. I'd hate for it to be on the 2/3 spot away from my wrist; just off balance enough that when I put my wrist down I can feel it tilting my wrist. That would be annoying.

    Right now my current watch has a links band and I routinely rest it on a surface where the band contacts the table; but it has no protrusions on the side that is against the table so it's fine. The Milanese loop would probably make things unbalanced.

    It's for that reason I'm thinking of springing extra $$ for the links band.

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