1. gagatronics's Avatar
    Hi all! So I am contemplating as to whether I get one now or wait for the next release but for anyone who knows me, I am really an impatient creature!

    So looking through the website, I would only consider watch sport and the watch. So barring the price difference between the 2, what/how did you choose: aluminium or ss? space gray or silver, etc? Would be interested to know your thought process on choosing. Thanks in advance!
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    01-10-2016 10:38 AM
  2. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    I got the Gold Sport with the Midnight Blue Sport Band. I love it. I think it looks classy without looking too over-the-top, like the gold one does (in my opinion). Also, after wearing a succession of stainless steel and titanium watches, I wanted something different and I just love the look of the brushed gold Sport.

    I was going to get the Stainless Steel mainly for the durability but to be honest, I didn't like the look of it as I thought it was just too shiny.
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    01-10-2016 10:42 AM
  3. Les74's Avatar
    I got the Gold Sport with the Midnight Blue Sport Band. I love it. I think it looks classy without looking too over-the-top, like the gold one does (in my opinion). Also, after wearing a succession of stainless steel and titanium watches, I wanted something different and I just love the look of the brushed gold Sport.

    I was going to get the Stainless Steel mainly for the durability but to be honest, I didn't like the look of it as I thought it was just too shiny.
    Can you post a pic? Curious to see how it looks.
    01-10-2016 10:45 AM
  4. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    Can you post a pic? Curious to see how it looks.
    I can't at the moment unfortunately but I shall do so later on tonight.
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    01-10-2016 10:49 AM
  5. gagatronics's Avatar
    I got the Gold Sport with the Midnight Blue Sport Band. I love it. I think it looks classy without looking too over-the-top, like the gold one does (in my opinion). Also, after wearing a succession of stainless steel and titanium watches, I wanted something different and I just love the look of the brushed gold Sport.

    I was going to get the Stainless Steel mainly for the durability but to be honest, I didn't like the look of it as I thought it was just too shiny.
    Oh gold with blue! Yes that looks great on the website! I'll keep that in mind. Is that only for 42mm or for 38mm as well?
    01-10-2016 10:49 AM
  6. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    Only 42mm as far as I am aware.
    01-10-2016 11:00 AM
  7. Algus's Avatar
    42mm white sport

    42mm = because I am big with big hands. Good decision, it is not to large on me and easy to use even with my fat fingers

    sport = Comparing aluminum casing to stainless steel I did not see the advantage of paying at least $150 more for a stainless steal case. The aluminum in the Sport is of the same high quality as the material used to build Macs and iOS devices. It feels good on the wrist and even after several instances of being roughed up (banged against things, etc.) it still looks new.

    white = wanted all my stuff to match (I have white/silver EVERYTHING on all my iOS devices and Macs)

    I've since bought other bands and change it up every now and then. Overall I was happy with my decision. The sports bands look a bit cheap IMO but they are comfortable to wear.
    01-10-2016 11:06 AM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The $400 one. Why? Because it was $400.
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    01-10-2016 01:54 PM
  9. lkveggie's Avatar
    I'm hoping to get the rose gold 38mm soon. But still on the fence about waiting for round 2 of the Apple Watches. 🤔
    01-10-2016 02:54 PM
  10. mach1man's Avatar
    I was in the same boat as you recently. I originally went with the SS black but after looking at the price difference, apple care cost difference, and the amount of finger prints on the SS... I knew the sport model was for me.. I also looked on here at the show off your watch thread and googled images of the sport with premium bands. The sport still looks good with more expensive bands so that's still a plus
    01-10-2016 04:48 PM
  11. rsgoldens's Avatar
    I just got the 38mm Rose Gold Sport to match my phone. I absolutely love it! It was $100 off at Best Buy so it was a great deal. I wear a lot of purple /pink but still looks classy with my work clothes too. My eyes would have preferred 42mm but my wrists are small.
    01-10-2016 05:27 PM
  12. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    42mm stainless steal with black sport band. I also have a Milanese loop for it and I'm planning on getting a brown leather band in the near future. I went with the stainless steal because of my job (I work in private banking), I wanted the sapphire crystal display, and I just like the way it looks.
    01-10-2016 05:46 PM
  13. firstborn80's Avatar
    38 mm silver sport.

    I tried both sizes but I was more comfortable with the 38 and its price! White is one if my favorite colors, so I love the sports band that came with it. I am able to wear it with just about anything...work or play. Win-win for me!
    01-10-2016 07:00 PM
  14. robertk328's Avatar
    42mm SS with white sport band. Also have midnight blue and red.

    I like the look of the SS and with the white it's sharp.
    01-10-2016 07:06 PM
  15. gagatronics's Avatar
    Thank you all for your inputs. I recently got the iphone 6s in RG so I am also eyeing the 38mm RG. But I don't know yet. I always try to get "the best of the best" looking at my stuff as an investment but somehow I just couldn't pull the trigger on this one YET. To me it seems that the SS is more durable but I am more attracted to the aluminium series. I am aware that this watch will only last until the next "better" one comes along and that the function is the same across the series. So I don't understand why I am overthinking it!
    01-11-2016 03:42 AM
  16. gagatronics's Avatar
    42mm stainless steal with black sport band. I also have a Milanese loop for it and I'm planning on getting a brown leather band in the near future. I went with the stainless steal because of my job (I work in private banking), I wanted the sapphire crystal display, and I just like the way it looks.
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...2c65083.341109
    Thanks! Your AW looks wicked! I am also in the professional arena (oncologist) but I am doing a lot of travelling this year and I thought this might be a great gadget to have than wearing rolex, etc. while overseas.
    01-11-2016 03:45 AM
  17. gagatronics's Avatar
    I just got the 38mm Rose Gold Sport to match my phone. I absolutely love it! It was $100 off at Best Buy so it was a great deal. I wear a lot of purple /pink but still looks classy with my work clothes too. My eyes would have preferred 42mm but my wrists are small.
    That's the exact watch that caught my eye too! I don't wear a lot of pink but a hint of pink, to me is very feminine and I like it! Please let me know how yours is holding up...
    01-11-2016 03:49 AM
  18. gagatronics's Avatar
    I was in the same boat as you recently. I originally went with the SS black but after looking at the price difference, apple care cost difference, and the amount of finger prints on the SS... I knew the sport model was for me.. I also looked on here at the show off your watch thread and googled images of the sport with premium bands. The sport still looks good with more expensive bands so that's still a plus
    This is very helpful! I will look up some images too! Cheers!
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    01-11-2016 03:50 AM
  19. Snoweagle's Avatar
    42mm stainless steel for me. Mine initially comes with the black sport band but later on my wife bought the Milanese Loop for me. Reasons for choice of stainless steel is because it looks and feels more like a real watch (also heavier). Having sapphire crystal on the front and ceramic (zirconia) on the back, reinforces the durability of the watch and needs to casings or protectors to shield it.

    Coming back to having the sport band in the first place, it was the cheapest of the 42mm SS models, even though I preferred a metal strap such as the Milanese or Link bracelet but it's a bit too expensive. So for our anniversary/Christmas present, my wife bought me a Milanese and I love it to bits!
    01-11-2016 07:14 AM
  20. reeneebob's Avatar
    I have the 42mm rose gold sport with the stone band. I just ordered the midnight blue sport band as well. With so many issues popping up with third party bands I'm sticking with the official bands and navy and rose is gorgeous together.



    I'd ordered the silver 38mm with white when the watch
    launched but sent it back because it didn't feel finished yet. That's why I knew I'd rather the 42 this time and with OS 2 the watch is far better than at launch. I have small wrists but I like big watches.
    01-11-2016 07:53 AM
  21. ultravisitor's Avatar
    So looking through the website, I would only consider watch sport and the watch. So barring the price difference between the 2, what/how did you choose: aluminium or ss?
    I got the sport version because the watch is too new and doesn't have enough functionality to justify the cost of the stainless steel version.

    Do not regret it at all. The stainless steel looks nice, but no way would I spend so much on this watch given its limitations.
    01-12-2016 10:59 AM
  22. ultravisitor's Avatar
    I am doing a lot of travelling this year and I thought this might be a great gadget to have than wearing rolex, etc. while overseas.
    Honestly, I went to Rome in November and had my Apple Watch as my only watch. I regretted taking it and missed my Rolex. So I ended up not wearing the Apple Watch as much when I came back.
    01-12-2016 11:02 AM
  23. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I got the sport version because the watch is too new and doesn't have enough functionality to justify the cost of the stainless steel version.

    Do not regret it at all. The stainless steel looks nice, but no way would I spend so much on this watch given its limitations.
    What can your Rolex do that the Watch can't that made you miss wearing it?
    01-12-2016 01:32 PM
  24. ultravisitor's Avatar
    What can your Rolex do that the Watch can't that made you miss wearing it?
    It doesn't "do" anything other than keep time and look beautiful--and I don't expect any more from it. I love wearing it and admiring the substance and craftsmanship it exhibits.

    Being a purported "smart" device, I expect more than I get out of the Apple Watch. It's not an attractive enough device for me to look at it for long. It doesn't do enough on its own for it to be fun to play with. That leaves time--and if that's the most of what I'm getting out of the device, then it doesn't compete with other watches I have.

    I know that this opinion doesn't contribute to the echo chamber, but that's my experience.
    01-12-2016 01:52 PM
  25. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It doesn't "do" anything other than keep time and look beautiful--and I don't expect any more from it. I love wearing it and admiring the substance and craftsmanship it exhibits.

    Being a purported "smart" device, I expect more than I get out of the Apple Watch. It's not an attractive enough device for me to look at it for long. It doesn't do enough on its own for it to be fun to play with. That leaves time--and if that's the most of what I'm getting out of the device, then it doesn't compete with other watches I have.

    I know that this opinion doesn't contribute to the echo chamber, but that's my experience.
    There is absolutely nothing wrong with your opinion. I was just curious. Anyway, thanks for the clarification, and enjoy the rest of your day...
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    01-12-2016 02:15 PM
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