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Every Apple Watch band Apple released. Ever.

How many Apple Watch bands do you own? OEM only.

  • One band only.

    Votes: 276 17.2%
  • 2/4

    Votes: 607 37.8%
  • 5/8

    Votes: 327 20.4%
  • 9/12

    Votes: 107 6.7%
  • 12/15

    Votes: 61 3.8%
  • 16/20

    Votes: 44 2.7%
  • more than 20

    Votes: 151 9.4%
  • more than 50

    Votes: 11 0.7%
  • more than 100

    Votes: 13 0.8%
  • more than 200

    Votes: 7 0.4%

  • Total voters
    1,604

choreographics

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*** Important: Please do not post "for sale" and "buy" requests in this thread. MacRumors has a dedicated marketplace forum. This discussion will get shut down, if you don't follow the rules! Thank you! ***

During the keynote in September Apple not only introduced the Apple Watch Series 2, but launched a few new bands (and/or new colors) as well—for the fourth time since Apple Watch goes on sale in April 2015. Unfortunately Apple discontinued some of the bands again, so I decided to do some research about every Apple Watch OEM band ever released. This is the result, and where the story of this thread begins.

I highly appreciate your support and all the feedback so far, it helps me a lot within the process and
the finalization. It also helps to be as accurate as possible. Thanks!

Because this thread is a sticky thread now, and watchaware.com posted a lovely post about this few days ago, I decided to clean up everything and deleted all the previous versions to minimize confusion.

Version 3 (High-res PDF, Fall/2020 — September 22, 2020)

It's finally here: The newest version of the chart is now available for download. 🤩.

The all-new, built from scratch chart is the first one available in high-resolution as PDF with full-text search.
Check this post for more information.

bandbreitewatch-chart-preview-20200601-01.jpg


Version 1 (Original)

@emiaj is doing a fantastic job to keep the original version updated.

*** UPDATE Summer/2020 — June 8, 2020

180328-stateof-applewatchbands-v1.jpg


And there's an app for your ever-growing collection, Bandbreite.
 
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Macaddict16

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Very cool visualization!

Are these are only for bands released to purchase separately? There are all of the bands that are released with the sport watches. Are those included in there? Kinda hard to tell the specific shades apart with that size. Do you have to official Apple color names that you could list?

Still an amazing visualization! First one that I have seen that has come out. Well done!
 

pcall1128

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Apr 13, 2015
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During the keynote last month Apple not only introduced the Series 2, but launched a few new bands (and/or new colors) as well—for the fourth time since Apple Watch goes on sale in April 2015.

Unfortunately Apple discontinued some of the bands (again), so I decided to do some research about every Apple Watch OEM band ever released. The result is a quick draft of an overview I am working on. It still needs some improvements and a better arrangement, but it's a great start.

Did I missed one? Or is one of the bands mapped incorrectly?
Any better ideas how to optimized the visualization?

Please note, that the first Apple Watch Edition bands, and the Apple Watch Pride Band (internal only) is not part of the graphic, because I couldn't find any "useful" photos of.

View attachment 664525

In case you need the original size to dive into details:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/87500705/161010-AppleWatch-MakeItYourOwn.png
Awesome work!! Add the pride nylon, given out to apple employees at the parade in SF.
 

matrix07

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Jun 24, 2010
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First, Thanks for the thread. A great job. Now I'm very curious who have 16 and more? Please show yourself. :D
I'm now at 6 (sport) bands. (it should be 7 but can't find walnut anywhere)


Didn't know before a majority of sport band got discontinued.

We need a bigger picture (and caption for what is what maybe)..
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Very cool visualization!

Are these are only for bands released to purchase separately?

Yes, there was even some special edition like Chinese New Year I believe.
 
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pkahleeb

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Sep 14, 2016
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I can't justify the high prices of the Apple bands when Third Parties are just about as good and at a fraction of the cost. I would rather buy knockoffs of all the bands instead of buying just one or two Apple made bands.

However, there is a lot of room for improvement here. I wish Apple was churning out new types of bands. They had some really good ideas.
 

choreographics

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Very cool visualization!

Are these are only for bands released to purchase separately? There are all of the bands that are released with the sport watches. Are those included in there? Kinda hard to tell the specific shades apart with that size. Do you have to official Apple color names that you could list?

Still an amazing visualization! First one that I have seen that has come out. Well done!

Thanks, I really appreciate it. And I will add the official color names with the next update. Might be helpful.

In general, it's every band ever released—separately or bundled with an Apple Watch. But as far as I know, there're no band, which you can't buy separately (besides the Nike+, or the Hermès Single Tour Deployment Buckle, or Apple Watch Edition.)

First, Thanks for the thread. A great job. Now I'm very curious who have 16 and more? Please show yourself. :D
I'm now at 6 (sport) bands. (it should be 7 but can't find walnut anywhere)
Didn't know before a majority of sport band got discontinued.

We need a bigger picture (and caption for what is what maybe)...

Thanks! For a higher resolution of the visualization just follow the Dropbox-link.

Yes, there was even some special edition like Chinese New Year I believe.

True, but the special edition for Chinese New Year was "just" the red Sport band bundled with a watch. Not sure it was Product RED.
 

BarracksSi

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Jul 14, 2015
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I think you're missing a brown classic buckle at the April 2015 slot. Maybe.

Dang, I forgot how few colors there really were at launch, too. It seemed like plenty of choices back then. Look at 'em all now.
 
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twinlight

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Only have two due to price and that I really don't need many alternatives.

I would love two of the olympic limited edition but its way to expensive now. Should have visited the olympic games and stock up on the bands. Sells for at least 400 dollars now. Or even 2000+.
 

choreographics

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No, it's a red Nylon band with yellow trim. One of a kind.

Would you mind to provide a photo of? Thanks!
I only found this—from January 2016.

http-%2F%2Fmashable.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2016%2F01%2FApple-Watch-CNY1.png
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I think you're missing a brown classic buckle at the April 2015 slot. Maybe.

Dang, I forgot how few colors there really were at launch, too. It seemed like plenty of choices back then. Look at 'em all now.

Thanks, will check this!
 

choreographics

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pcall1128

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First, Thanks for the thread. A great job. Now I'm very curious who have 16 and more? Please show yourself. :D
I'm now at 6 (sport) bands. (it should be 7 but can't find walnut anywhere)


Didn't know before a majority of sport band got discontinued.

We need a bigger picture (and caption for what is what maybe)..
[doublepost=1476146940][/doublepost]

Yes, there was even some special edition like Chinese New Year I believe.
 

AlliFlowers

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Jan 1, 2011
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I can't vote. I have one. The black sport band that came with my watch. I have over 20 bands, but they're all aftermarket. Most not even knockoffs, just totally unique bands made for Apple watch.
 

maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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I have a couple, though I may pick up the red one, as that seems some what Christmassy :)
 
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