Anyone else notice the stealth update to Classic Buckle?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by paulgandersman, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. paulgandersman macrumors regular

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    So I was looking at the bands and noticed the classic buckle has changed. It now has stitching on the side and has brown on the inside. This looks *much* nicer than the current/previous one. Makes me bummed, just got a classic buckle recently lol.

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  2. Nell macrumors regular

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    I liked the first version more. I don't have one but I have tried one on and liked it a lot but couldn't quite justify buying another watch strap. Apple have kindly removed a temptation I thought I might succumb to at some point!
     
  3. javisan macrumors regular

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    I'm kind of pissed as my return window ended 2 days ago and I like this band better. Oh well, it's not the first time Apple does this to early adopters.
     
  4. spooky2k macrumors 6502a

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    Take it back and mention it to them. You never know. Sitting in a forum being angry isn't going to solve anything though.
     
  5. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    They announced this during the keynote ("two-tone"). It wasn't very stealth.

    The website also says they are using a new calf leather, and they have that new cut along the edge.

    I always thought the old classic buckle leather was cheap looking/feeling. IIRC, they are using the ECCO tannery, which isn't a really upscale leather supplier. Hope the new calf looks/feels nicer.

    The new Saddle color is already something that I want. I was surprised a nice brown leather strap was missing from Apple's original offering. Hope they rounded off the edges on the keeper. That thing always dug into my skin on the original BCB .
     
  6. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I'm still totally happy with my original black classic buckle, but the new saddle brown one is very, very nice looking.

    7 weeks shipping time though. Ouch.
     
  7. parseckadet macrumors 6502a

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    When I first saw this I thought they had found a way to make it reversible. How cool would that have been?
     
  8. jasie02 macrumors 6502a

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    Like my 1st gen CB of squarer end and single black color and ss buckle. Simple and elegant.
     
  9. seadragon Contributor

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    That's the first thing I thought too! That would be cool if it was reversible.
     
  10. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    If you're only two days over, then Apple will most likely forgive it and allow the refund/exchange. A few days isn't a big deal.
     

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