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Apple Watch

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by pnewelljr, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. pnewelljr

    pnewelljr Senior member

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    I am posting this in Streetwear & Denim section, and NOT the Culture section, specifically because I want to start a thread that looks at the Apple Watch from a fashion/style perspective.

    I am curious to see where is goes in this community, because watches seem to hold a very interesting place within timeless style, and the Apple Watch may or may not significantly change the way many people look at watches (even expensive ones).

    To start, what do people think about the sizes? 38mm and 42mm seem to both be common sizes in Men's watches. Do you think it was Apple's intention that men would get the 42mm (I personally think some of the size exclusive strap choices point to this)?
     
  2. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    No thanks. I'll continue with traditional watches. I prefer 40mm or below.
     
  3. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    I definitely think the gender dichotomy is there, but I would get the 38mm (of course, I have tiny wrists).

    That said, I don't have any desire to wear any kind of watch and the Apple Watch isn't likely to change that for me.
     
  4. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    i presume most people will be buying the larger 42mm size since they will want more real estate for pinching and viewing and using

    seems pretty large though. i wear a submariner at 40mm which is already huge on my wrist :(
     
  5. pnewelljr

    pnewelljr Senior member

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    Yah, my gut is go big or go home (I have a 6 plus), but I am definitely worried it will look silly on my thin wrists. The fashion/style part of my brain and geek part of my brain or fighting.
     
  6. pnewelljr

    pnewelljr Senior member

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    What do people think about the two metal bands for the Apple Watch (stainless steel)?

    Link Bracelet

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    Milanese Loop

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  7. clotheshorse69

    clotheshorse69 Senior member

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    I will be getting one of these. Nothing like homeless chic while flashing one of these.
     
  8. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    pnewelljr Senior member

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    Yah, I feel like that one is kind of unique, but can't decide if it looks classy or cheap.
     
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    ultravisitor Senior member

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    Seems dumb. I don't want to buy a disposable watch at Apple prices--and it will be a disposable gadget after a year or two unless Apple makes the very rare move of offering upgradable internals.

    I'll stick with my Rolex or occasional Swatches.
     
  11. TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES

    TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES Senior member

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    36mm to 38 mm for me. I also have smaller wrists.

    Milanese Loop looks cool
     
  12. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    im sure you will be able to flip

    i sell my macbook pro's every 2-3 refreshes ... holds amazing value and i think of it as renting/leasing

    i hope the watch will be the same

    i def wouldnt go for the gold more exp versions if you have a rolex, but i think the midtier (i think at the 1k pricepoint) will be a solid everyday watch. lol you could rock two watches like maradona :embar:
     
  13. GodAtum

    GodAtum Senior member

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    Absolutely ridicuous! I'm sure Brieting and Rolex's are cheaper!
     
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  14. JR Magat

    JR Magat Senior member

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    I don't see much Apple Watch love here on SF, but I have one and I like it. I think the 42mm works better for me, and I like how easy it is to change the strap. I have the black rubber/sport strap for running, this stainless steel strap I bought on amazon for like $35, and getting a Horween brown leather strap for casual wear.

    What I like about the watch is the 'notifications' so I can see text messages, likes on IG, and not have to pull out my phone. I use it for exercise/running which is fine, but would be a lot more useful if it had GPS built-in. And in general, I've received more compliments on this versus my Rolex I wear from time to time; which I guess to the general public it's just more eye-catching

    With that said, i'd still gladly trade it for a Rolex Submariner :satisfied:

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    marvaments Senior member

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    Do you have the ability to look stuff up via siri? Looking to see its utility when I'm in the hospital.
     
  16. JR Magat

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    Yeah, you can prompt Siri by pressing/holding the digial crown (turn wheel) or saying "Hey Siri". I haven't used Siri much but it's pretty responsive. Might depend on what you're asking her. I usually just ask about directions, call someone, weather... Haha

    Here is a good link showing the apple watch features: http://www.apple.com/watch/guided-tours
     
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    Haha gotcha. Thanks. Oh well went ahead and purchased one, we'll see how it goes. Any potential leads for leather bands?
     
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    Haven't located too many stores that had leather bands, but I actually bought this one on Etsy to give a try: https://www.etsy.com/listing/239071468/apple-watch-band-kit-horween-leather

    Should get it later this week so i'll see how it is. Etsy seemed to have a lot of Horween leather options (which i wanted) but it's always a slight gamble on quality/longevity. So, we'll see how it goes!
     
  19. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    I recently got an aftermarket very Herm├ęs like leather cuff strap for my Apple Watch. Here's a short video on it. I really like it consider the cheap price:

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