Affordable 3rd Party Watch Bands

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Tanmay, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. Tanmay macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    Many of us will be getting our watches in coming days. A lot of us have ordered the sports watch and might be looking for cheaper alternatives to bands rather than spending $100+ on official leather/steel bands.

    I'm going to order the following 2

    Red Leather Band $8.89 [Ebay Link]

    Black Leather Band $9.99 [Ebay Link]

    If you come across any affordable 3rd party watch bands please do share.

    P.S. I'm not affiliated to above ebay sellers.
     
  2. Phil Holland macrumors regular

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    How are you planning on attaching it?
     
  3. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    These are some impressive features listed in the description. Can Apple compete with these?

    1.Contracted design style, contracted and not simple with your life.
    2.Genuine leather strap, make sure when wearing a neat, smooth
    3.Genuine leather strap, soft, let you more wearing more comfortable.
    4.Pure steel buckle, fine grinding, polishing, long service life
     
  4. Qrispy macrumors regular

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  5. Tanmay, Apr 23, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2015

    Tanmay thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They come with a tool like this:

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    @Mods: Apologies, seems like I posted this thread in the wrong section. Can you move it to the Apple Watch Accessories category.
     
  6. Kent01 macrumors 6502

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    ahahahahaha
     
  7. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    Feature 1 seems to be telling us that this band is not going to be simple to use.
     
  8. apple-junkie macrumors newbie

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    These bands will not work on the Watch. These show screws but the bands on the Watch do not require screws. There will be aftermarket bands in the coming weeks that will work but the people selling these are just ripping people off.
     
  9. Tanmay thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Did you check the image I posted? It shows how the mechanism works.
     
  10. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000

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    How can anyone purchase those cheap bands off eBay to put on a quality Apple product?
     
  11. Qrispy macrumors regular

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    Because the watch made them poor?
     
  12. djransom macrumors 68040

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    That probably cost the around the same amount as the generic band to make.
     
  13. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    There will be plenty of third party options once the watch has been out for a few weeks. I wouldn't trust something before the product has been out for a while.
     
  14. AbsoluteMustard macrumors regular

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    I have been a watch collector for a long time, and in straps (or bands now), you get what you pay for. Apple prices are by no means expensive compared to quality bands you find out in the wild. $100 Isofrane rubber straps are nice, but $100 milanese bands aren't that great.
     
  15. Viper2005 macrumors 6502

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    The connector mechanism is not included with the bands, only the screws.
    YOU NEED TO ALREADY HAVE AN APPLE WATCH WITH LEATHER BAND IN ORDER TO USE THESE EBAY BANDS!!
     
  16. Tanmay thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Relax man! There's no need to shout! I've asked the seller about the connector adapter, will update with what he has to say.
     

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