Every Apple Watch band Apple released. Ever.

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by choreographics, Oct 10, 2016.

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

  1. One band only.

    106 vote(s)
    23.0%
  2. 2/4

    201 vote(s)
    43.7%
  3. 5/8

    88 vote(s)
    19.1%
  4. 9/12

    21 vote(s)
    4.6%
  5. 12/15

    15 vote(s)
    3.3%
  6. 16/20

    9 vote(s)
    2.0%
  7. more than 20

    20 vote(s)
    4.3%
  1. choreographics, Oct 10, 2016
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    choreographics macrumors regular

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    #1
    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.

    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.

    And yes, I will continue to update every single pixel as new bands are announced.

    161106-AppleWatch-MakeItYourOwn-Mockup.jpg

    *** UPDATE November 6, 2016

    Added an small icon as indicator to every band available bundled with a watch only.
    Added all images available of the first Apple Watch Edition.

    Completely re-build and re-arranged, one size only.
    Added some titles/captions for all the different models of Apple Watch Hermès
    Fixed some small issues. Whatever this means.

    *** UPDATE March 21st, 2017

    Apple Watch band offerings expand for spring 2017—"in striking new colors". Unfortunately I am few days off, but will post an update (of the the infographic) as soon as possible. Stay tuned!

    *** UPDATE October 10th, 2017

    Updated. Finally. The new graphic is less confusing and more compact—like a poster I would like to print out in full size. See latest posts for details.

    171008-stateof-applewatchbands-v2-mockup.jpg
     
  2. Macaddict16 macrumors 6502

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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!
     
  3. pcall1128 macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome work!! Add the pride nylon, given out to apple employees at the parade in SF.
     
  4. matrix07, Oct 10, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2016

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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)
    [​IMG]

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

    We need a bigger picture (and caption for what is what maybe)..
    --- Post Merged, Oct 10, 2016 ---
    Yes, there was even some special edition like Chinese New Year I believe.
     
  5. pkahleeb macrumors regular

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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.
     
  6. choreographics thread starter macrumors regular

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    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.)

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

    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.
     
  7. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    No, it's a red Nylon band with yellow trim. One of a kind.
     
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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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    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+.
     
  10. choreographics thread starter macrumors regular

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    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
    --- Post Merged, Oct 10, 2016 ---
    Thanks, will check this!
     
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    Ok, got it. Thanks.

    Yes, the International Versions are really nice—and discontinued. Like the Pride band only available on ebay now, but with a ridiculous price tag mostly.
     
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    image.jpg :)
     
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    No, not all. I'll post a list when I get home from work.
     
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    Please do. I'm truly curious.
     
  17. doboy macrumors 68000

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    Don't you see the picture of the leather loop? Also Hermes don't sell sport bands, other than the one included with the watch.
     
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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.
     
  19. Macaddict16 macrumors 6502

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    I think he was asking if he had all of the sport bands, not only sport bands
     
  20. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    black leather loop and black sports band for me.
     
  21. OllyW Moderator

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    I've got the exact same two. :cool:
     
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    Here's mine so far. Not included in pic is the concrete and ocean blue. Also note the dark one is midnight blue not black.
     

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  23. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    [​IMG]

    yes! both feel great btw.
     
  24. doboy macrumors 68000

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    Haha. I guess you're right :)
     
  25. maflynn Moderator

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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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