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    Just seen that bestbuy is having a sale on the Apple watch. The stainless steel model is currently 349-399 respectively depending on the band. Is it worth the price for the upgrade. Thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kazp3r17 View Post
    Just seen that bestbuy is having a sale on the Apple watch. The stainless steel model is currently 349-399 respectively depending on the band. Is it worth the price for the upgrade. Thoughts?
    It absolutely is. I had the Space Gray Sport since launch till December when I upgraded to the SS Space Black and now I could never see myself going back to the sport.
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    It absolutely is. I had the Space Gray Sport since launch till December when I upgraded to the SS Space Black and now I could never see myself going back to the sport.
    I was going for it but the 42 sold out
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    Too bad. The SS is such a nice watch. I have the 38mm SS and love the look of it.
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    Initially I was also considering between the 42mm sport with blue sport band and 42mm SS with black sport band and went with the SS. Though more expensive but a lot more worth it with no regrets. Now I've the Milanese Loop and it's a perfect combo!
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    I got the Sport first and eventually exchanged it for the SS. I love it, and the SS finish goes with any band. I've considered getting the Sport model in the next gen, since I'd still have the gen 1, but we'll see. Sometimes I'm doing something (coaching t-ball for example, or other casual settings) where the SS seems 'a bit much' but I don't think about it and just enjoy the watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertk328 View Post
    I got the Sport first and eventually exchanged it for the SS. I love it, and the SS finish goes with any band. I've considered getting the Sport model in the next gen, since I'd still have the gen 1, but we'll see. Sometimes I'm doing something (coaching t-ball for example, or other casual settings) where the SS seems 'a bit much' but I don't think about it and just enjoy the watch.
    This is what I've been considering to what you said. I tend to wear mine when cutting grass and whatever else I get into. Didn't want to have a dinged up watch compared to the the sport model.
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    Won one on eBay for 370, now I have to sell my sport 🤔
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    Your going to love it ....I have a sport and a SS. The only drawback of the SS is the stainless steel scratches. Some of the scratches will polish out with a stainless steel polish and some will not. My sport has no wear and tear. I keep a screen protector on it that you cannot see. I have put the sport through its paces and have loved it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doc16mom View Post
    Your going to love it ....I have a sport and a SS. The only drawback of the SS is the stainless steel scratches. Some of the scratches will polish out with a stainless steel polish and some will not. My sport has no wear and tear. I keep a screen protector on it that you cannot see. I have put the sport through its paces and have loved it.
    my SS has a few fine scratches but I don't notice them. if I look for them, for posts like this, I see them. but never in every day use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doc16mom View Post
    Your going to love it ....I have a sport and a SS. The only drawback of the SS is the stainless steel scratches. Some of the scratches will polish out with a stainless steel polish and some will not. My sport has no wear and tear. I keep a screen protector on it that you cannot see. I have put the sport through its paces and have loved it.
    Yea that the only thing I was thinking about. But I will use my cases that I have for when doing my other little daily activities that should save it from the scratches.
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    I had the sport for awhile and then upgraded to the stainless steel. Love the look of the stainless steel. It adds brilliance to the watch. To do it over again I would get the sport if the stainless breaks. The reason is because I would not want to pay another 600-700 for another. If the stainless is now half the price I would get the stainless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kazp3r17 View Post
    Yea that the only thing I was thinking about. But I will use my cases that I have for when doing my other little daily activities that should save it from the scratches.
    You won't notice them unless you're looking. And even then, unless it's a gouge, you won't see them. I guess some could be super picky about it, but I don't ever see them.
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    You won't notice them unless you're looking. And even then, unless it's a gouge, you won't see them. I guess some could be super picky about it, but I don't ever see them.
    Good to know lol. I'm one of those people who sees a scratch and just stares at it because I know it's there 😅
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    Good to know lol. I'm one of those people who sees a scratch and just stares at it because I know it's there
    At 43 I can't see them that well Even knowing they're there, it doesn't bother me. Have to get them at the right angle to see them, it's not like bare metal showing through on a car. More like the swirls you sometimes see on dark model cars, but since this is light/reflective you don't see them.

    Pick up a set of Cape Cod wipes (available at amazon in a few different options) and buff them out.
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    I'm not worried about the scratches as it should be this way, even my much more expensive TAG Heuer has scratches on its case.
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    I'm not worried about the scratches as it should be this way, even my much more expensive TAG Heuer has scratches on its case.
    nature of the material
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    nature of the material
    Precisely, so I'm not bothered about it at all.
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    I feel the same way. I have the SS and the sport and I don't know if I would spend again on the SS. I love the colors of the sport and the SS is expenses for a watch you will probably upgrade often. Im going to have to think long and hard before purchasing another SS. I rather have two sports in different colors than one SS! The resale value on the SS stinks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertk328 View Post
    At 43 I can't see them that well Even knowing they're there, it doesn't bother me. Have to get them at the right angle to see them, it's not like bare metal showing through on a car. More like the swirls you sometimes see on dark model cars, but since this is light/reflective you don't see them.

    Pick up a set of Cape Cod wipes (available at amazon in a few different options) and buff them out.
    Haha my eyes are that much better I can say. But as long as it looks still somewhat pristine I'm ok with that. Ill be sure to pick those up,
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    I feel the same way. I have the SS and the sport and I don't know if I would spend again on the SS. I love the colors of the sport and the SS is expenses for a watch you will probably upgrade often. Im going to have to think long and hard before purchasing another SS. I rather have two sports in different colors than one SS! The resale value on the SS stinks!
    Same here, I had pre-ordered the ss model first then canceled because I didn't see spending that much money in something for a first edition and I rarely wore watches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doc16mom View Post
    I feel the same way. I have the SS and the sport and I don't know if I would spend again on the SS. I love the colors of the sport and the SS is expenses for a watch you will probably upgrade often. Im going to have to think long and hard before purchasing another SS. I rather have two sports in different colors than one SS! The resale value on the SS stinks!
    The resale on all models stink
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    Quote Originally Posted by kazp3r17 View Post
    Haha my eyes are that much better I can say. But as long as it looks still somewhat pristine I'm ok with that. Ill be sure to pick those up,
    I'm sitting outside and it's a sunny day and even with my eyes being "sharp" I can't see any scratches.
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    The aluminum watch is not cheap, looks good, and has a nice feel to it that easily matches the aesthetic of the other Apple devices I keep with me. I don't regret buying it. That said, price was a huge factor for me in choosing the aluminum over the stainless steel. If price was equal, I surely would have gone with the stainless steel.
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    I got an SS right out of the gate and really like it. But I put a Spigen case on it and in one week it had several little scratches. I assume they'll polish out as they are quite fine.

    While I don't see them unless I look closely they've reduced the factory brilliance of the SS. I've got a couple of high-end watches that have always been work watches. They got dinged in the line of duty and I'm ok with that. To have the Watch's finish marred for no good reason to the extent that I notice it, bugs me. I won't use a case again.

    Now for "work" or everyday wear I have a couple of Sports that I'm really happy with. They actually resist banging and scratching better than the SS. Next will be a SBSS so there'll be Watches for work and Watches for play.

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