Exercising in the Stainless Steel, but I have the leather buckle

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by SonRK, May 16, 2015.

  1. SonRK macrumors 6502

    Aug 9, 2011
    Hey all

    I have the 38mm SS with Black Classic Buckle, and I also got a 42mm Sport w/Blue to check out the size.

    Since I've been lazy, I haven't returned the sport model yet. I was thinking I could probably use it as my dedicated workout watch, BUT then I found out you can only have one watch paired. Pairing takes a while, so it's not realistic to keep unpairing and pairing.

    So, that leaves me with my 38mm SS watch with the leather buckle. I kind of want to use it for when I play tennis, workout, etc. But probably getting it sweaty with the leather band is bad for it?

    I could pick up a sport band for it, right? Then I'm afraid of the constant swapping of the bands. Damn.
  2. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    I think you're going to have to make that call. I probably wouldn't work out in a leather band though.
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    The leather isn't water resistant so a bad idea. You should get the sport band for exercise purposes and don't be afraid to swap out on a regular basis. It's designed for it and the warranty will cover it if a defect surfaces.
  4. Blakjack, May 16, 2015
    Last edited: May 16, 2015

    Blakjack macrumors 68000


    Jun 23, 2009
    i did a two hour workout with my SS w/ BLL yesterday and I sweat profusely. It was only one workout but the band held up quite well.

    When I finished working out, I wiped the band off with a towel and noticed the band didn't soke up any of my sweat. It was as dry as it was before I started the workout. And it didn't stink either.

    My theory is because the leather loop bracelet has the magnets inside of it and not completely soft all the way through like normal leather bands, it won't get drenched when it makes contact with liquid.

    I'm still going to make it a habit to use my sport band when I work out as soon as it arrives though. The point of my reply was to tell you, you PROBABLY don't have to worry about doing a workout in your leather band if you forget your sport at home every once in a while.
  5. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2008
    I have the same strap, but on a 42mm SS. It gets super gross when I go for a run or whatever. I don't think it will hold up well over time.

    Hoping I can get ahold of a sport band soon, this lack of supply is BS.
  6. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2010
    Just agreeing with others here. Sweat has been hard on any leather band I have had.

    First thing I did when I ordered my SS watch with BCB was to order a sport band too. Switch on the weekends, then back for work.
  7. Apples n' Stone macrumors 65816

    Apples n' Stone

    Apr 13, 2015
    Maidstone, U.K
    I do with the milanese and it does not seem to be hurting it, if you want a nicer-looking alternative than the sport for exercise than that might be worth a look.
  8. flur macrumors 68020


    Nov 12, 2012
    I've done 5 or so workouts with my leather band, but nothing overly sweaty (Pilates, easy runs). The band has held up just fine, but I'll be happy when my sport band gets here on Tuesday. Once that gets here, I'll hit the leather band with a nice leather cleaner and conditioner to clean off any lingering sweat and keep the leather soft.
  9. SonRK thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 9, 2011
    Figured as much guys, thanks.

    I WISH the stores already stocked the bands. This is crazy!
  10. DynaFXD macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2010
    East Coast
    It's all personal philosophy, but I would say USE IT! Break it in, sweat on it. Work some character into it :eek: What, is it destined to be handed down as a family heirloom or something? I work out in my leather band all the time. It's fine. I'd even argue good for the band to loosen it up and make it my own. Although I prefer the BSB just because it is more supple and has more give, I would not consider the classic buckle leather band dainty and in need of handling with kid gloves. Besides, in a few months when nice third party bands come calling you'll probably move on to something more tuned to your liking anyway. ;)
  11. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    I have the classic buckle and a sport band. I've swapped every three days or so with no ill-effects thus far.

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