Fun with Apple Watch, Before you can Touch it, You can Play with it

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Suzanne Coleman

Hi all, I know some of you are eagerly anticipating the release of the new Apple Watch, coming soon to a store near you.  In the spirit of the moment, I wanted to share this fun website I found just the other day.

If you go to http://mixyourwatch.com you will see what I assume are all of the known designs of the watch’s components at this time.  You can mix and match the different components to make your “very own” watch.

For example, you pick a watch case and then choose which type of band you want to try it on with.  So you can pick a dark grey steel watch case, then one of many different materials and colors for the band.

Your choices:

For the case you have 3 choices of metal:  steel, aluminum, or gold (I’m sure this will be the cheapest one 😉 ).  The steel case comes in 2 different color tones, both of which are quite attractive.  One is like a grey chrome, very shiny.  The other one is a darker grey and seems less reflective, which may simply be due to the deep, rich color tone.  The aluminum cases appear to be brushed aluminum, which means that they have a flat, non-reflective appearance.  The silver-colored aluminum one is as you would expect a flat-surfaced aluminum to appear.  The dark grey aluminum one on the other hand has a deep mysterious quality to it.  The gold case comes in both a yellow and a rose-colored gold.  Both versions are shiny and polished gold.  I personally like that rose-colored gold one, but I don’t think it will come in my current price range 🙂

Now on to step two, selecting the band.  The fun part here is that you can try on any watch case with any of the 21 shown band styles and colors.  There are 3 different types of bands, fluoroelastomer (did they make this word up?), leather (yes, I’ve heard of that one), and steel (that one too).

The fluoroelastomer (my spell check is also wondering if this is real word) band is made of some type of manufactured material, like a plastic or rubber, and comes in 5 colors from basic to florescent (hmm…).  Your choices of color are sky blue, black, white, salmon, and florescent yellow-green.  I wonder if that stems from the current neon style trend?  Anyway, I’m sure there will be additional after-market band options as well from a variety of manufacturers, just like with iPhone cases etc.

The leather bands come in 8 color choices and two textures, but they don’t overlap.  In the flat leather you have beige, medium brown, medium grey, coral, and black.  The other three leather bands are a ribbed and textured leather.  They come in three different colors, off-white/tan, dark tan, and greyish blue.

There are also 3 metal bands.  One is a silver mesh and the other two are jointed bands that come in silver and grey tones.

 

Some looks I personally find pretty appealing are the following combos:

– dark grey aluminum watch case with black fluoroelastomer (FE) band

– lighter grey steel case with black FE band

– darker grey steel case with black FE band

– darker grey steel case with white FE band

– yellow gold case with white FE band

– either aluminum case with medium grey leather band

– all cases with the black leather band

– dark aluminum with the off-white/tan leather band

– dark aluminum case with the ribbed blue leather band

– all of the cases look pretty nice with the mesh metal band

– dark aluminum case with the jointed grey metal band

– light steel and dark aluminum cases with the silver jointed metal band

 

And second tier choices for me would be:

– light aluminum case with either the white or yellow-green FE band

– darker steel case with yellow-green FE band

– yellow gold case with black FE band

– dark aluminum case with beige leather band

– rose gold case with beige leather band

– both steel cases with the medium grey leather band

– rose gold case with medium grey leather band

– yellow gold case with coral leather band

– either steel case with the off-white/tan leather band

– dark aluminum case with the ribbed brown leather band

– yellow gold case with the ribbed blue leather band

– both steel, light aluminum, and rose gold cases with the grey jointed metal band

– dark steel, light aluminum, and rose gold cases with the silver jointed metal band

 

Overall I think I like the mesh metal band and the white bands the best.  For the cases I seem to be drawn to that dark aluminum one, which is great, because I might actually be able to afford it.

What do you guys think?  Are you liking the idea of a computer on your wrist?  Do you like the fashion-look of this product?  Let me know in the comments.

 

 

 

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