Authentic Apple band serial numbers?!? *mindblown*

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  1. twanj, Apr 16, 2019
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    Cool find! What part of the band are we looking at and what kind of band? Sorry, but I'm a little disoriented by the picture!
     
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    The pin end of a sport band.

    Push the middle connector.

    I checked sport bands, sport loops, & Milanese loop.
     
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    Dude.. I thought you were an expert on bands.
     
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    I have a couple bands that don't have the serial number, some which I bought directly from Apple, some I bought on eBay but I belive are genuine. I have plenty of 3rd party knockoffs, so I belive I can tell the difference. Have the serial numbers always been on the pin?
     
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    Good question!

    I believe the oldest bands I have are Yellow, Blue G1/G2, and Red.
    I don't think I can see a serial number on these.

    All of them were bought with the box & appear genuine. Some were bought New In Box.

    Can anyone with a Link Bracelet verify if theirs has a serial number?
     
  8. Ron21 macrumors 6502a

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    Link bracelet does not have any visible serial numbers, I checked two different ones bought directly from Apple. In fact, I've only seen the serial number on the sport loop, not any others.
     
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    Sport bands have the number for sure. It’s only on the buckle side.

    You can see it extremely easily on Nike bands as they are black and the silver engraving is easy to see.

    I don’t know for sure if the original bands had the numbers or not
     
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    funny i just got off the phone with apple earlier today, after i noticed some part of the milanese loop looked different but turn out to be just dirt, the whole time even they are ware there aren't any serial numbers
     
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    Interesting, I have an original Nike band, with the serial number, as well as an original "Sport Loop" in black that also has the S/N. I did not know this.
     

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