Now apple watch 2 has been launched, some people may ready to buy it.
This article focuses on the best places to get the older, original Apple Watch, which may or may not be branded by retailers as Apple Watch Series 1. The newer watch however will usually always be referred to as ‘Series 2’ – double check you’re looking at the correct model before you consider buying.
With so many combinations of Apple Watch available in the UK thanks to the different materials, sizes and straps, we thought best to round up our favourite Apple Watch deals and the best Apple Watch prices. Read on to find out where to find a bargain Apple Watch sale or Apple Watch discount right now.
Since its launch, the Apple Watch has proved another successful addition to Apple’s arsenal. The ability to see what’s happening on your iPhone on your wrist is proving very popular to Apple users and in March at an event in Cupertino, the company announced new nylon strap options to go with its existing range.
The Apple Watch is available in three editions; Watch Sport, Watch and Watch Edition. You can find out more about the Apple Watch in our Apple Watch review, but here we bring you the best Apple Watch deals in the UK, starting with how to buy all three editions direct from Apple, as well as a round up of the current best price deals in the UK on certain models.
If you want to buy a Watch directly from Apple, it’ll always be for the RRP, the company doesn’t ever host sale prices on its official site. The only time the price will change is if it changes the RRP. However, buying from Apple guarantees you a brand new product with access to Apple’s customer service options and extended warranties.
Best Apple Watch 2 deals: Where to buy an Apple Watch Series 2 direct from Apple in the UK
The best place to currently preorder an Apple Watch Series 2 in the UK is through Apple. There are quite a few models, including the Apple Watch Nike +. The line is getting a tad confusing, so be sure to carefully check the specs to ensure you’re ordering the right model.
- All the 38mm and 42mm options of the Apple Watch Series 2 and Apple Watch Nike + can be pre-ordered from Apple from £369.
Best Apple Watch deals: Where to buy an Apple Watch direct from Apple in the UK
Apple Watch Sport (first of three options)
Apple dropped the price of the Watch Sport on 21 March to £259 for the 38mm option and £299 for the 42mm option. This is the price for all options whether choosing a Sport Band or Woven Nylon strap.
Apple Watch (second of three options)
The middle tier edition, simply called Watch, is priced slightly higher because it comes housed in either a stainless steel or space black case. It also has different pricing depending on the size of face (38mm or 42mm) and type of strap you choose. There’s Classic Buckle, Modern Buckle, Leather Loop, Woven Nylon, Milanese Loop, Link Bracelet and Sport Band.
French fashion brand Hermès also has a line of the Apple Watch Series 2, but they are priced higher thanks to its handmade leather straps being used. These start from £1,149 and act as a price-gap bridge to the luxury Watch Edition. Apple no longer makes the Series 1 Hermès line, but you can currently pr-prder Series 2.
Apple Watch Edition (third of three options)
Apple also sells a rather luxurious version of the Series 2 model called the Apple Watch Edition. It no longer sells this model at the Series 1 price tier, so you can currently pre-order the new one.
The bottom line here is that the base model in the line costs £1,249. However, products such as the MacBook Pro were once considered very high end but now are widely bought by many demographics, so it’s not outside the realms of possibility that the high end Watch Edition will become more widely bought in the future.
Best Apple Watch deals: Round up of the best UK deals
So that’s how Apple sells its own product, but what about other retailers? At present, the savings on offer from others have been dented slightly thanks to Apple’s March 2016 price drop on the Apple Watch Sport, however there are several options available to buy an Apple Watch brand new in the UK.
Best Apple Watch deals: Currys Apple Watch Sale
Currys offers several iterations of the Watch – after all, with three versions plus two sizes and all those straps, there are many. Most cost the same as buying through Apple.
However, there are currently some Apple Watch models in Curry’s Clearance sale, with up to £50 off like this 38mm Stainless Steel & Red model now £409 down from £459. View deal here.
Best Apple Watch deals: John Lewis Apple Watch sale
John Lewis is also offering several colour variations of the 38mm and the 42mm Apple Watch Sport for £259 and £299 respectively.