When Apple initially showed the new Watches and the increased sizes for the product line I was a bit concerned. The pre Series 4 watch lines included the smaller .38mm which I found a bit too small and the .42mm which seemed perfect for my wrist size. At the Apple event and subsequent initial tech preview videos, the .44mm looked ridiculously big even on many of the reviewers wrists. With that in mind, I placed a pre-order for the new .40mm knowing full well I needed to go to an Apple store and see these new watches in person. My visit yesterday to the Apple store sold me on the .44mm and I immediately cancelled the .40mm pre-order due to ship in early October (huh?) from the Apple Store app. The new .44mm rounded edges and thinner profile makes the new watch look and feel great on my wrist. I couldn't be happier.
My wife owns a Series 3 .42mm Gold Aluminum model so I thought I would post a few pics showing the size difference between the the older and newer models. Judge for yourself, but whatever you do, try these watches on before buying. Enjoy!