Every year, about this time, Apple comes out with a new Apple Watch and I debate getting it. Every year I go through the same mental exercises- will I use it enough, will it be comfortable, which size ?

This year I decided to try to answer two of those questions.

3D printed prototype
3D printed prototype

I downloaded the STL file for the 42mm Apple Watch. I printed it and did minimal finishing to make it smooth and black. I them created a crude band.

The weight isn’t accurate but the size is correct and the snug band feel will be a close approximation.

After a day or two I’ll either have forgotten I’m wearing it or I’ll have torn it off and tossed it. Either way, I’ll have answers to some of the questions.