Stainless Steel Apple Watch vs. Aluminium Apple Watch

by Ranny Watson Blogger


Shall you buy an aluminium Apple Watch or stainless Apple Watch? Similarly, shall you buy Apple Watch stainless Milanese or consider some other option? Let’s ignore the second question. Both the aluminium version and the stainless steel version of the Apple Watch offer some great features.

Aluminium Apple Watch  


  • Price advantage 

  • Same features at a low cost 

  • With or without cellular 

  • Nike+Version 

  • Lighter 

  • More  colours 


  • Durability 

  • Ion-X strengthened glass 

Stainless Steel Apple Watch 


  • Made of stronger material 

  • Sapphire Crystal glass  


  • Expensive 

  • No Nike + Version 

  • Scratches are noticeable 

  • Weights more 

Any Apple Watch is a great watch. You can buy the Apple Watch in stainless steel and aluminium (titanium as well). Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Series 3 are available in aluminium. Apple Watch Series 4, 5 and 6 are available in both stainless steel and aluminium. If you want to upgrade your watch and save money, you can go for the aluminium version. If money does not matter, stainless steel is the best option for you.

Features: Stainless Steel Apple Watch vs Aluminium Apple Watch 

When it comes to features, Apple Watch Series 4, 5 and 6 in aluminium and stainless steel are identical. All these models include heart rate tracking, fitness tracking and notification. You get storage for music and podcasts. The same third-party apps are available in all models. However, there are still some things you have to consider while making a choice between stainless steel Apple Watch and aluminium Apple Watch. These things include durability, weight and more.     

Some important details for you 

The biggest difference is the material used. Whether it is about the display, casing or charging puck, you get better materials with a stainless steel Apple Watch. An aluminium Apple Watch is not as durable as a stainless steel Apple Watch. The anodization and Ion-X-strengthened glass could scratch or chip. The stainless steel version is harder. If you want your stainless steel Apple watch to be even more durable, go for the watch with DLC (diamond-like carbon) coating. However, there is one drawback of the stainless steel model. Scratches on the watch are more noticeable. Scratches on the aluminium model are less noticeable. As you start wearing your stainless steel model, microabrasions can appear, especially if you.have the silver version. 

All stainless steel Apple Watches come with GPS and cellular abilities. The price of a watch with cellular abilities is high. Moreover, you need a monthly plan to activate this feature. Paying for the cellular feature when you are not going to use it is a wastage of money. When it comes to the aluminium model, you get a choice. You can buy GPS with cellular or GPS only. Series 6 gives you 5 choices when it comes to colour. You can choose from:

  • Space grey 

  • Gold 

  • Silver 

  • Blue 

  • Red 

The stainless steel model of the Series 6 is available in three colours including:

  • Graphite

  • Gold 

  • Silver    

The model and colour is your choice. Aluminium watch in gold colour offers a pinkish hue. Stainless steel watch in gold offers a yellow hue. 

Buy aluminium Apple Watch if you want:

  • A durable watch that is light 

  • More colour options

  • Looks of aluminium    

Buy stainless steel Apple Watch if you want:

  • Something ultra-modern and classic

  • A durable watch that is a little heavy 

  • A watch made from a strong material

When it comes to Apple Watch stainless Milanese, here are some of the best options: 

  • Rose Gold Milanese Loop for Apple Watch

  • Silver Milanese Loop for Apple Watch

  • Classic Gold Milanese Loop for Apple Watch

  • Gold Milanese Loop for Apple Watch

  • Black Milanese Loop for Apple Watch

  • Light Gold Milanese Loop for Apple Watch

  • Rainbow Milanese Loop for Apple Watch

  • Space Grey Milanese Loop for Apple Watch  

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