I know why I want an Apple Watch but I'm not yet sure which one I want. Theoretically, choosing an Apple Watch won't be any more difficult than choosing an iPhone. Right now you need to decide between 4.7 and 5.5 inches, between space gray, silver, and gold, and between a couple of materials and a bevy of colors for your case. (If you choose to buy a case.) Depending on what you choose, you can have a final look that's anything from a gray and black "Darth Vader" to a gold and brown "Indiana Jones". And the Apple Watch?

Well, the Apple Watch is similar, but also new. It's something that can easily be broken down into a few choices, but ones that won't be as practiced or familiar. You'll need to chose between 38 or 42mm faces, between aluminum, stainless steel, or gold materials, and between several materials and colors for your strap.

Here are all the variants Apple currently lists:

  • 38mm or 42mm silver aluminum with blue, green, or pink sport band, or 38mm or 42mm space gray aluminum with black sport band.
  • 38mm or 42mm stainless steel with white or black sport band, black classic buckle, Milanese loop, pink, brown or blue modern buckle, stone, blue, or brown leather loop, or link bracelet, or 38mm or 42mm space black aluminum with link bracelet.
  • 38mm yellow gold with red modern buckle, 38mm or 42mm rose gold with white sport band, 38mm rose gold with rose gray modern buckle, 42mm yellow gold with black sport band, 42mm yellow gold with midnight blue classic buckle.

That might seem like a lot, but again — size, finish, and accessory.

Right now I'm trying to decide between the 42mm space gray aluminum with black sport band and the 42mm space black stainless steel with link bracelet. I know Kevin has his eye on the 42mm yellow gold with midnight blue classic buckle. I might change my mind a couple of times before the Apple Watch ships this spring. Kevin, probably not.

But it has gotten me wondering — which Apple Watch are you planning to get, and why?