3rd bad black sport band (sigh)

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by paulgandersman, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. paulgandersman macrumors regular

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    My first black sport band had to be swapped out at the apple store because it had a problem locking into the watch on one side.

    The second band was swapped out due to peeling.

    Now I've had the replacement for about a month and probably have only worn it a dozen times and now it has begun peeling as well. I've already left a message with the applecare rep I was speaking to, but seriously? again? are any of the black sport bands immune from peelgate?

    I have white and green sport bands as well and they have no issues.

    and I baby this thing. I don't exercise with it, I barely sweat, and if I am in a hot situation where I think I will sweat, I take it off. No idea how these keep peeling other than poor manufacturing. Is there a trick to getting one that doesn't peel?
     
  2. exxxviii macrumors 65816

    exxxviii

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    Well, I could be totally irreverent. You could get a fake one for $5. I bought a complete color set.

    Honestly, that does suck. I have had my black band for a while and abused it heavily. No significant wear.
     
  3. iBlazed macrumors 68000

    iBlazed

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    Yep. No peeling on my $9 black sport band. :D

    Apple's black sport band clearly has a manufacturing defect because this complaint keeps popping up over and over again.
     
  4. Thepixelsedge macrumors regular

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    Ya, I've seen both. The BSB my watch shipped with has been perfect. no peeling whatsoever with almost daily usage. However, I traded the small piece of my band for the large piece of a co-workers black band so we would both have backups and the piece I got from him is noticeably different.

    My original band was from my 42SS but he has 42SGS with the different coloured pin. Dunno if maybe theres a difference between the two types besides just the pin?
     

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