Does aluminum gold limited band selection

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jaredlipsitz, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. jaredlipsitz macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2010
    I am looking to buy my first Apple Watch, and am considering getting the aluminum gold version. Whilst they look great with the sport bands, I'm concerned that the non-gold lugs of the other straps might make the overall appearance somewhat odd.

    Can any current owners share their thoughts or pictures?
  2. bunnicula macrumors 68040


    Jul 23, 2008
    What sort of bands do you want to wear with a sport watch?

    The sport and nylon bands should look fine. So should the leather loop bands (no lugs).

    Any of the others will be iffy. Some people wear them with mismatched lugs and love it. I'm not a fan.

    I'm not really a fan of the silver aluminum watches with the lugs that are stainless, either, really.

    I don't mind buckles on the opposite side of the band not matching. No biggie there.

    Were you wanting to wear this with classic buckle, milanese, etc?

    If so, they do make gold knockoff milanese bands. You could possibly try that route.

    I'm considering a Rose Gold sport this time around (my first gen watch is stainless steel) and I won't be wearing any of my bands that have stainless lugs with a sport watch. I'll stick to my sport bands, nylon bands, and leather loops.
  3. icewolf247 macrumors regular

    May 11, 2015
    I have a rose gold just purchased (orange strap) and have a black Milanese on order that I hope looks okay. I think the silver Milanese wouldn't work as well. I wouldn't go for a rose gold Milanese as I don't think I could carry it off. It would be too feminine for me personally.

    But if it really clashes I will have to consider again. But given the screen is black and it looks fine I think there should be no issue
  4. BaddAdvice macrumors regular


    Jul 9, 2016
    Yes. I find any of the lighter colors (pearl white nylon, concrete SB, etc.) don't look as good on the gold aluminum AW. However, the darker bands look pretty nice. The cocoa band came on my S1 and that combo looks great, IMO. I also picked up a new coffee/toasted caramel nylon and that looks good as well. Black and midnight blue SBs look good as does the black Milanese loop. So, stick with the darker colors and you'll be "golden". Sorry, had to do it.
  5. icewolf247 macrumors regular

    May 11, 2015
    Yeah, have seen a picture of the space black milanese with rose gold in another thread and it looks good.
  6. bunnicula macrumors 68040


    Jul 23, 2008

    Yeah... I cannot even picture wearing a milanese with the RG at all. I think I'll stick to sport, nylon, and maybe some of my LL bands. Those are the ones I wear most of the time anyway. If I want dressy, I'll put my milanese on my SS first gen and wear it.
  7. icewolf247 macrumors regular

    May 11, 2015
    Although I do think Apple are overpricing the bands it allows different combinations to allow for different tastes

    So I get to go for a black Milanese on my rose gold which isn't your taste. We all get the look we prefer :)
  8. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    They make knockoff Milanese loops in all colors fyi. Can't speak for the quality of the colors but my silver one is rather nice. $7... and I can't even complain that it looks or feels cheap.
  9. bunnicula macrumors 68040


    Jul 23, 2008
    True. I have seen people pair a Milanese with a sport watch. I just do not personally care for that look for myself. I do not think it looks odd on them, if they like it, then it's all good. I think I just got hooked with the look of the ML on the SS watch and I am not really convinced it looks right on the others. It's a "me" thing, absolutely!
    --- Post Merged, Sep 24, 2016 ---
    Yeah... I think the knockoff would make sense for a sport watch to go with the color of the watch, for sure. I've seen that look on people and it looked rather nice.
  10. PieTunes Contributor


    May 6, 2016
    San Diego, CA
    I got the gold aluminum watch when it came out because I loved the look of it with the navy band. The only other sport band I have that looks good with it, when taking the color of the pin into account, is the black band with black pin. Other colors can look fine, but I just can't get past the silver pins that don't match the watch case.

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