The Many, Many Prices of the Apple Watch

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Big or small? Gold, stainless steel, or anodized aluminum? Metal, leather, plastic. So many choices at so many prices. It's going to be ok. Let's break it down.

The Apple Watch Sport Edition

  • Anodized aluminum and not gold
  • 60 percent stronger than standard alloy
  • Colors: silver or space gray
  • The cheapest model possible
  • The "Sane" person version

Price: $350 (38mm), $400 (42mm)

Additional costs:

  • Only compatible with the Sport strap ($50) figured in the final cost.

The Apple Watch

  • Stainless steel and also not gold
  • Sapphire glass
  • Colors: polished silver and glossy space black
  • All about the hard metal, 80 percent harder than normal stainless steel
  • For the non-sporty and also the non-Millionaire

Price: $550-$1050 (38mm) and $600-$1100 (42mm)

Additional costs:

  • Sport band: $50
  • Leather loop: $150
  • Classic buckle: $150
  • Milanese loop: $150
  • Modern buckle: $250
  • Link Bracelet: $450
  • It doesn't matter what size band, all prices are the same.
  • It would seem whatever initial band you choose is figured into the price

The Apple Watch Edition

  • Yes, this is the 18-karat gold one
  • For the Mr./Mrs. Moneybags in your life
  • Uses special Apple-created gold material
  • Will be a limited edition and only in select countries

Price: $10,000-$17,000 (in select stores, also holy shit)

Additional costs:

Read more about the bling-bling Apple Watch right here.

Don't know if 38mm or 42mm is a better fit for your wrist? Apple's got a sizing got for you. You can pre-order your own watch starting April 10 and will be available in stores starting April 24 in the US, UK, Australia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Germany, and France.


So...which one are you getting (if any)?