Are you buying an aftermarket wristband?

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  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 603

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    do you think aftermarket wristbands will be released for the watch? if they do and they release a link bracelet for less than 449 i'm sold.
     
  2. papa8706 macrumors 6502a

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    I think it all depends of the quality of the build. The link band for the pebble felt downright cheap. While I think $450 is steep, I imagine anything less than $250 may end up making the watch feel cheaper. Interested in seeing what people come up with though
     
  3. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Is that your only requirement? That it be less than $449? I could probably put together a piece of crap SS band and charge you $399. That work for you?
     
  4. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a

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    I'm paying the price for a 'real' Apple SS Link Band. However I will not say that I would never get an aftermarket band. Someone could come up with a great designer band I like. I would never buy something cheap.
     
  5. shacky macrumors regular

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    There are already a smattering of watch bands showing up on Amazon. I, for one, will buy a Sport model and swap out to a nice leather band.
     
  6. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

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    I plan on pre-ordering the sport model, and then going in to the apple store and trying on some of the official bands once the launch madness dies down. I want to see how the Milanese loop and various leather bands look when combined with the black sport model before I buy them. If they don't look good, then I will turn to an aftermarket solution.
     
  7. superlawyer15 macrumors regular

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    I cant shake this feeling that 3rd party bands wont be compatible with the watch.
     
  8. JFazYankees macrumors 6502

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    Nope. I'm sticking to the Apple bands because they'll be superior in quality.
     
  9. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    Just because something is aftermarket doesn't mean its inferior. In fact, some aftermarket bands might cost more than Apple's variants depending on materials.
     
  10. Armen macrumors 604

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    The Pebble Steel overall has an aweful finish. It looks like a Claw machine prize. I bought one and returned it right away and got the plastic one instead. At least the plastic one doesn't pretend to be a luxury watch.
     
  11. papa8706 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, I kept it since I hated the size/rubber strap on the original but it was awful craftsmanship for an item that supposedly "classier"
     
  12. priscilla55 macrumors regular

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    Sometimes the thing that works best is the cheapest. When I got my 5S I got the Apple leather case (in red) . It looked great for a few weeks but quickly became grubby looking. It was also a real pain in the butt to take off and actually did very little to protect the phone.

    I ended up using a very cheap clear silicone case (about £1 on eBay ) which actually looked pretty good, provided a decent amount of cushioning and made the phone more grippy to hold. It was a breeze to take off and on. The aftermarket item was much more suited to the job.
     
  13. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    399.99 will do
     
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  15. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a

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    I have the red leather iPad cover AND iPhone 6+ cover. I love the character they take on.
     
  16. telefono macrumors 6502

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    +1
     
  17. Switchback666 macrumors 68000

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    I'm hoping for more elaborated/decorated bracelets and rubber bands.

    Not really a fan of the current offer by Apple but I love mesh bracelets so the milanese loop will be my choice.
     

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