Best Bands With SBSS S4 Watch

ProtoMaster22

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Sep 26, 2018
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I recently purchased a space black stainless steel series 4 Milanese loop watch and want to get a new band and keep the Milanese for special occasions, so I wanted to see what you guys are running on you’re watches and what combo’s look best with this color!:)
 

tromboneaholic

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Jun 9, 2004
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My favorites so far:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0713QHM72
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07F42Z2NM

I get a lot of compliments on the first one (leather). But I especially like the second one - it looks FANTASTIC with the SBSS and is super comfortable.

If you like the leather look, here's one more I have my eye on:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/549097707
The sport band (with the holes) looks like it has 2 pins rather than 1. I've seen those on Amazon, but have stayed away from them. Is it really like that, or is that just a rendering/illustration error?
 
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RonFromOregon

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The sport band (with the holes) looks like it has 2 pins rather than 1. I've seen those on Amazon, but have stayed away from them. Is it really like that, or is that just a rendering/illustration error?
The one I received last week has just one pin. Not sure why it's pictured like that.
 

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staggerlee41

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If you're looking for a leather band, I highly recommend Form Function Form's offerings. Another forum member suggested this and I gave it a shot. The design is simple, yet outstanding, the quality is superb and the customer service is absolutely top notch. They will replace the band if there's any problem with it. Follow their sizing guide and you're golden. The location of the stud makes this band so incredibly comfortable to wear.

https://formfunctionform.com/product/button-stud-apple-watch-band/

I don't have space black, but a space gray aluminum and have it paired with Alpine Gray Suede and also Russet Chromexcel Natural. Both look great.
 

tromboneaholic

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Not if uncomfortable.
I haven't noticed discomfort (although some people have said they can have reactions to the silicone in the bands if they have an allergy).

The main differences I have noticed are the bands being slightly thinner, and on the two-toned Nike-style sport loops I had the primary color wear off in spots so the secondary color came through after about a year.

The Apple bands are definitely better all around, than the knock offs, but like I said it's nice to have additional choices.
 

RonFromOregon

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Jul 16, 2008
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I haven't noticed discomfort (although some people have said they can have reactions to the silicone in the bands if they have an allergy).

The main differences I have noticed are the bands being slightly thinner, and on the two-toned Nike-style sport loops I had the primary color wear off in spots so the secondary color came through after about a year.

The Apple bands are definitely better all around, than the knock offs, but like I said it's nice to have additional choices.
I actually like some of the knock-off better than Apple's bands. The white band I linked above, being thinner, somehow holds the watch body closer to my wrist, causing a lower profile overall. It also angles the watch so the face is slightly angled towards me, watching it easier to read.
 

Relentless Power

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$449. Ummm... wow.
Actually, that’s for the price for the space black link band, the regular stainless link band is $350. But when you want to pay for something of high-quality, ingenuity with the removable links and overall seamless design, I can attest that the link band is completely worth the price tag. Anyone that actually owns and appreciates the link band will easily back up my statement.

I do Realize that’s a high price tag for a smart watch band, but there is *nothing* else like it on the market.
 
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ProtoMaster22

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Sep 26, 2018
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Arizona
Thanks for the links and picture comments, I went to the Apple store yesterday and picked up the blue horizon sport band as I found I liked it best with this color of watch, I would also really like to see this Watch with the black leather loop. I almost grabbed the cape cod leather loop but I thought maybe I would wait and see if someone on here had it in black and see if that looks better. Keep the photos coming!:)
 

RonFromOregon

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Jul 16, 2008
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If you're looking for a leather band, I highly recommend Form Function Form's offerings. Another forum member suggested this and I gave it a shot. The design is simple, yet outstanding, the quality is superb and the customer service is absolutely top notch. They will replace the band if there's any problem with it. Follow their sizing guide and you're golden. The location of the stud makes this band so incredibly comfortable to wear.

https://formfunctionform.com/product/button-stud-apple-watch-band/

I don't have space black, but a space gray aluminum and have it paired with Alpine Gray Suede and also Russet Chromexcel Natural. Both look great.
Do you (or anyone else) have a Coupon Code for Form Function Form that you'd like to share?
 

a.y.n

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Jul 7, 2009
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My main band is the space black link bracelet, if you search around here you can find them for way less than full Apple retail. I've had mine for over a year and it's great.

My watch came with the black sport band, I also have the white sport band, and the Nike black sport band. I think the SBSS looks nice with black and white mixed bands.

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