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Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Pagemakers, Sep 16, 2017.
Why does the most expensive version of the Apple Watch come with the cheapest band?
I have often wondered that
I think John Gruber nails it:
When I got my Sports Watch I replaced the band within weeks. It looks cheap and nasty after a while. It also makes my wrist sweaty. Not a nice wear at all.
The sport band is one of my favorite bands from any watch make. I bought all kinds of various bands, including the link bracelet, when I bought my AW0 two years ago, and I just use the black sport band.
Rubber straps are common in high end watches...even the Apple Watch's $50K grandfather, the Ikepod Horizon:
Speaking of the Edition watch. Have you noticed the sports bands included are two colours (inside and outside)? None of the other sports bands Apple makes are, if you discount the Nike bands.
Plus they have ceramic pins.
I thought they were cheap as well until I wore the third party bands. Significant difference especially feel wise.
I’ve had leather and metal bands. The ones I love the most are the Nike bands.
Curious what you like about the Nike bands. New watch owner here - considering extra bands.
I have my white ceramic watch coming Friday and no matter which higher end leather or metal band I look at, I still find the sport bands make the ceramic one the most elegant looking, which throws me off having a $49 strap on my $1349 watch. I'm interested to try my current bands on it when I get it and see what works too. So far the highest end band I've seen that looks decent on the white ceramic is the black Milanese loop.
Cooler for sure.
I think the color selections of apple are superb.
The bands though intended for sport however they do not look out of place when wearing with a dress shirt, with the exception of black/green.
To me the holes break up the boldness of the solid band.
I love the solid bands though and try to match them with the shirt I am wearing a polo or short sleeve shirt.
I've wondered myself why they don't offer the Hermès bands with the Edition. Perhaps they have decided that having the price points of the Edition and Hermès overlap is ideal.
You would think you could choose any band with the edition.
The flueroastamer sport bands are highly durable and can be easily cleaned. But the downside to them, is that your wrist can't breathe when you're wearing them. But they do really hold up well and can be managed with basic cleaning.