1. James Falconer's Avatar
    To all the men out there - you prefer the 38mm over the 42mm? Or the other way around? What did you buy, and why?
    04-10-2017 11:06 AM
  2. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    42mm, need that larger screen. Also, I have small wrists and 42mm still looks small on my wrist.
    ght likes this.
    04-10-2017 11:59 AM
  3. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I prefer and own a 42mm Apple Watch. If they made an even larger size I'd buy that one too.
    RobertP1 likes this.
    04-10-2017 12:10 PM
  4. doogald's Avatar
    I chose 42. My wrists aren't huge, but 42 looked better than 38 to me. Well, that and they had no 38 in stock when I purchased...
    04-10-2017 12:26 PM
  5. vegas33139's Avatar
    42mm of course.

    Here's hoping for a 48mm AW3.
    04-10-2017 01:43 PM
  6. mumfoau's Avatar
    I have 42mm but it's not even the largest watch that I've ever had. Used to have an Invicta with a 52mm case diameter.
    04-10-2017 02:07 PM
  7. Mac Guy's Avatar
    While 38s are nice, 42s are more attractive to me. Most of my watches are mid-40s or more.

    I chose the 42mm Watch for the way it looks on my wrist, legibility, and longer battery life. The 38mm looked fine in my wrist but fell short on the last two preferences. With its better battery life, I'm slightly tempted to add a gold 38 S2.
    04-10-2017 03:20 PM
  8. rangerdeyo's Avatar
    Both of mine have been 42mm. but I have a buddy with smaller wrists that went with the 38mm and he is happy with it. He thought my 42 looked too big on him.
    04-10-2017 03:53 PM
  9. fourthbase's Avatar
    I'm probably not on my own when I say I didn't realise the difference in size between the two. It really is significant. For fitness purposes the 38mm makes sense, otherwise it has to be the 42 for me.
    04-10-2017 04:18 PM
  10. Garz's Avatar
    I have small wrists and the 38 looks like a darn woman's watch on my wrist. 42 is only way to go.
    04-10-2017 09:45 PM
  11. James Falconer's Avatar
    @Garz - I agree. 42mm even seems a little small to me at times. But I tend to prefer bigger watches!
    04-11-2017 11:06 AM
  12. tcuprof's Avatar
    When I bought my first watch I was convinced I'd want the 38 because I have small wrists. After trying on the 38, I knew at once that I'd want the 42.
    04-11-2017 03:52 PM
  13. robertk328's Avatar
    Being over 40 and not able to read anything within a foot of my face, the larger screen of the 42mm was a no-brainer. And it looks better (more appropriate sizing) and has better battery life.
    Tartarus likes this.
    04-12-2017 04:55 AM
  14. Spencerdl's Avatar
    It was pretty much a no-brainer for me as well and I also went with the 42mm. These old eyes aren't what they use to be...LOL
    04-12-2017 07:37 AM
  15. firedept10's Avatar
    38mm. I have small wrist and the 42mm looked to big on my wrist. I've had it for about a year now and don't regret my decision.
    04-12-2017 10:02 AM
  16. camaroz1985's Avatar
    I got the 38mm as well. I prefer smaller watches (though I do have one larger one that I like a lot as well). My prior smart watch was a Gear S2, and this feels similar to that.
    07-26-2017 08:16 AM
  17. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I have small wrists like some of the others, but I prefer the 42 mm Watch over the 38 mm version.
    07-26-2017 08:29 AM
  18. Tartarus's Avatar
    I bought a second hand 38mm first gen Watch and I regret it ever since.
    In my defense it was to get familiar with the Watch until series 2 came out, but that one didn’t convince me to upgrade.
    I will definitely get 42mm series 3 when it comes out.
    07-26-2017 11:07 AM
  19. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    42mm here after trying on my wife's 38mm. 38mm just looks too small to me.
    07-26-2017 01:19 PM
  20. dpscott's Avatar
    42mm.
    I tried the 38mm and whilst it looked just as good the 42mm was better personally.

    It also means the band sits in a more natural position on my wrist
    07-26-2017 02:40 PM
  21. Tartarus's Avatar
    It’s good to remember that the 38mm also has a smaller battery, thus lower battery life than the 42mm.
    If you’re not worried about battery life, go for the 38, otherwise the 42mm will be a better choice.
    07-26-2017 02:56 PM
  22. bones467's Avatar
    I went for 42mm, I got large hands and fingers so needed the bigger screen, plus extra bonus of the battery! Think the 38 would look bit odd on my personally
    07-26-2017 03:12 PM
  23. camaroz1985's Avatar
    It’s good to remember that the 38mm also has a smaller battery, thus lower battery life than the 42mm.
    If you’re not worried about battery life, go for the 38, otherwise the 42mm will be a better choice.
    I pretty much only wear mine during the day (38mm), and take it off when I get home. So far I was able to get 3 days on a charge (and that was with messing with it more than I normally would). I was expecting to charge every day, so that is a very nice surprise.
    07-27-2017 01:47 PM
  24. Mac Guy's Avatar
    There's been tons of discussion as to the benefits of either size Watch (but mostly for the 42mm lol) but in the end the love you take is trying both on is really the only best way to base your decision. The Watch are pricey and it's a bit of a bother to have to exchange it (thought through Best Buy it creates an Open Box sale) so it's best to try to try before you buy.
    07-29-2017 07:21 AM
  25. scruffypig's Avatar
    I have the 38mm. It just looks more appropriate for my wrist. Plus, in the store we all agreed it was a better fit.
    07-29-2017 01:39 PM
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