Apple bands for 1/2 Apple's price

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by SHKLMRE, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. SHKLMRE macrumors regular

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    I came across this on Amazon earlier:

    http://www.amazon.com/MyCell-Milanese-replacement-Apple-Watch/dp/B00UGHK7SM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427503017&sr=8-1&keywords=apple+watch+milaneses

    This made me really excited. They offer every Apple band (except the gold ones) for 1/2 the price. Meaning $25 for sport bands, $75 for leather/milanese bands, and $225 for the link bracelet. Hopefully, the quality is just as good, but the lower prices for similar bands is exciting. I'm now getting more excited about the countless possibilities of band combos. I know I already want a black sports band, a milanese loop, and a brown leather loop
     
  2. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    No way.

    They're crappy knockoffs. I'm not going to buy one of these and have it fall off my wrist because I was cheap with the band. Not critical of your enthusiasm... more like worried that you'll be on here later telling everyone that you lost your watch because of a cheap band. :(

    I'll wait for the more reputable companies to offer bands, if Apple even allows this to happen, which we really don't know yet.

    They aren't even showing the actual product. They swiped those from Apple. That's a bad sign.
     
  3. SHKLMRE thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the bad juju. Just looking forward to more third party bands.
     
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    Why should we trust an outfit that uses Apple's watch images? I'm all for 3rd party bands but not exact replicas of Apple's bands. I hope Apple sues.
     
  6. FlatCable macrumors member

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    Yep... using Apple's images and all...

    Seems legit.
     
  7. kingofwale macrumors 6502a

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    most likely made from the same production line at Foxconn, I don't see there's anything wrong with it as long as the review is good.
     
  8. trssho macrumors 6502

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    Might be surprisingly not that bad. I bought a knockoff case for my iPad, and its really great. Though knockoff watch bands may be a different story.
     
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    Im skeptical of 3rd party bands. I'm anticipating "aftermarket band scratched up my watch where the band meets the watch" type posts in the near future.
     
  11. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    Sorry. When I see reputable companies making bands, I'll respond differently.

    I didn't mean to harsh your happy there. I'd hate for you to trust shifty companies.
     
  12. MeFromHere macrumors 6502

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    Why send your money to an unethical company and expect to be happy with the result?

    You'll probably receive something, and it might sort of fit an Apple Watch. But if you don't like it, good luck getting your money back.

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    I wouldn't be surprised if Apple's legal folks are quietly ordering samples of all of these bands. Once they have the goods in hand, they'll have plenty of evidence of patent and/or trademark violations. If they can trace the products back to the point of origin into the USA, it will be easy to make life miserable for the importer(s) and have all the inventory held up in customs.

    I'm sure these fine, upstanding importers will happily refund all the money they collected from people hoping to score a deal. Not.
     
  13. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    I got a 404 error following the link. Think Amazon pulled them for being a blatant counterfeit product?
     
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    prices are good but I think leather bands will be lower than 50 once everyone gets in the mix.
     
  16. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    I figured it out, I had a Chrome extension that wasn't playing nice with the link.
     
  17. SHKLMRE thread starter macrumors regular

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    that would be great! I'd simply love more affordable bands
     
  18. jwball macrumors regular

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    If only the images were representative of the final product!
     
  19. Julien macrumors G3

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    Apple's leather and metal bands appear to be made in Europe. Also Quanta is making the :apple:Watch and not Foxconn.;)
     
  20. technosix macrumors 6502a

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    I believe you're absolutely correct.

    This is Amazon we're talking about. Not some kid on eBay.
     
  21. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

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    Uh, how exactly would you expect that to work? Apple's contracted those production lines to make THEIR stuff. Foxconn can't just quietly rent out Apple's tools and moulds and whatnot to some fly-by-night counterfeiter on the side. That would no doubt be multiple contract violations, and illegal as well, even in China.
     
  22. MH01 macrumors G4

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    There will be plenty of aftermarket options in time, and some will be better than what Apple offers. I'm looking forward to quality leather straps
     
  23. jafingi macrumors 65816

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    No, it's not Amazon. It's a third party seller on Amazon. So it could be a kid, just like on eBay.
     
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    Oh I see, said the blind man :)
     

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