did apple make sports bands with a steel pin?

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  1. honglong1976 macrumors 65816

    honglong1976

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    I had an SS S0 and black sports band with stainless steel pin but did they also make other ones. I found this person on eBay and all the bands appear genuine, reviews mention they are genuine but I never thought these were available with a stainless steel pin.

    Anyone with a genuine sports band have a stainless steel pin confirm this? thanks

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-...261061?hash=item25f6bb5105:g:htgAAOSw3dtazhRt
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Indeed Apple does manufacturer the Sport band with a stainless steel pin.


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  3. honglong1976 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Awesome, thanks! The eBay seller is pretty good then. Not sure where the bands come from but they appear genuine. I ordered a 38mm Black sports band with black pin. £15 delivered.

    I did buy a Nike band from CEX but returned it because it was for a 42mm watch, and came in two different colours (none were the one I ordered) and not even genuine! ha ha
     
  4. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Every Sport Band has a stainless steel pin apart from the gold/ceramic versions bundled with the Edition. They've never been any other metal.
     
  5. honglong1976 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I had a black band before and it had a black stainless steel pin.

    I got the strap from the eBay seller today and it is actually a real one.

    - shows m/l and 38mm on the straps
    - assembled in China on the top
    - when one of the magnetic lugs? Are pushed out using a finger nail a very minute serial number is shown

    Great value for money
     
  6. KarimLeVallois macrumors 68000

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    Yep, the black sports band came originally with a stainless steel pin and then a space grey one.
     
  7. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000

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    Hmm, he could’ve bought it separately

    I know the ones that came with the watch had the satin finish (at least my White Sport did)
     
  8. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    They are still Stainless Steel - Apple have never made bands with pins made of any other metal apart from gold and rose gold for the original Edition watch.
     
  9. srshaw macrumors 6502

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    My White band has a stainless pin (as does a black band)
     

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