Anthracite/Black Nike Sport Band vs other black bands

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by CarlJ, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. CarlJ macrumors 68020

    CarlJ

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    There's been some discussion here recently (which I can't locate now, alas), talking about/asking essentially "how black is the all-black Nike band, really?". I can offer some help for that now.

    I had no intention of getting the "all black" Nike band, until I saw it up close. It reminds me of a modern interpretation of classic leather "racing" or "rallye" style watch straps (black or brown leather with patterns of holes for more airflow), and it slowly won me over.

    Below, some pictures comparing the new mostly-black Nike bands and an original black band. I never seem to get exacting color rendition on the iPhone 6, but here at least one can compare against a known quantity.

    The first picture is indoors, under LED light (and light coming in the windows), the second picture is outside in sunlight. Top, the original Black Sport Band, middle, the new "Anthracite/Black Nike Sport Band", bottom, the new "Black/Volt Nike Sport Band".

    To me, up close, it looks black until you get it next to something that's really black. It's miles darker than, say, the Concrete band. And it looks great with the Space Gray Sport watch.

    Black Apple Watch Bands indoors.jpg Black Apple Watch Bands sunlight.jpg
     
  2. profmatt macrumors 65816

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    Very useful thread, thanks. I'm looking for a Nike band to go with my SBSS. I've ordered the grey/white in the hope the contrast will be effective.

    For a black band to work with the SBSS I think it needs to be very black. It seems the black/volt Nike is darker than the other black Nike so I might give that a go if the grey doesn't work out.
     
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    profmatt macrumors 65816

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    I've received the grey/white Nike band but I'm not keen on how it looks with the SBSS. Have ordered the black/volt.

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  4. Thai macrumors 6502a

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    Here is my abused SS 42 (series 0) + Anthracite/Black with office lighting.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    SBSS Series 0 with Nike band
     

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  6. CarlJ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Lighting makes a big difference in whether it's perceived as gray or black. Looks nice on your wrist.
     

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