I had to go to the Apple Store to drop off my iMac for a repair, so I figured I’d try out the Apple Watch while I was there! I was wearing my Timex Weekender, so I took some comparison shots with the two. FYI, I tried on the 42mm Sport edition of the watch.

Side-by-side comparison Side-by-side comparison
The Weekender Sport has a 39mm case, slightly smaller than the Apple Watch The Weekender Sport has a 39mm case, slightly smaller than the Apple Watch
Timex Weekender on wrist Timex Weekender on wrist
Apple Watch Sport on wrist Apple Watch Sport on wrist

There weren’t as many people as I would have expected, so it didn’t take long for me to try one on.

Try-on table. There was only one other person there.Try-on table. There was only one other person there.

The Apple Watch I tried on was stuck in a non-functional demonstration mode. It cycled through a few screens, then started over. The watch in the display stand was also in this demonstration mode, but it also had some functionality.

Display watch in demo modeDisplay watch in demo mode
Display watch in demo modeDisplay watch in demo mode
Sensors on back of watch, along with '42MM' designation Sensors on back of watch, along with ’42MM’ designation

I like the Sport version of the watch; it feels very substantial and solid. Cool stuff, I’m sure I’ll wind up with one eventually!