Alternative Bands for Apple Watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by douglasf13, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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    It seems like a 3rd party, if not Apple themselves, could pretty easily design little strap end pieces with a replaceable strap pin that slot into the Apple Watch. That would take customizability to a new level. What do you think?
     
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    I hope so. I also hope that the bands are indeed interchangeable by the user and that Apple will sell alternate/extra bands. I am really divided between the stainless steel links and the Milanese loop.
     
  3. firewood macrumors 604

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    As soon as the Chinese companies can measure the knobs on the end of the watch bands, there will be a zillion knock off bands.

    Perhaps Apple will license the watch band specs (MfAW, Made for Apple Watch) to some high end jewelry brands (Cartier, et.al.).
     
  4. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    The introduction video clearly highlighted that they created the bands to be easily swapped/replaced.

    The market for bands is going to be huge.
     
  5. douglasf13 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'd like to see simple slide in adapters for regular watch pins, so we can use regular watch straps like NATO, Hirsch, etc.
     
  6. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    I just rewatched the video and saw that. Looks like I'll be getting the Space Black body with the Space Black link strap, AND the Milanese loop. I'll probably get a black sport band too. I wonder how much extra bands will cost. Hopefully under $30ish?
     
  7. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    My guess is that there will be 2 or 3 tiers of band pricing. Something like this:

    Sports Bands = $29
    Leather Bands = $49
    Premium Bands = $79
     
  8. KateGladstone macrumors member

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    Third parties are already doing it! http://www.bing.com/search?q=apple+watch+22mm+adapter&form=APIPA1
     
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