Extra Links/ Longer Bands

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  1. jmrdmd macrumors newbie

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    Hi All
    Does anyone know if there will be extra links available for purchase? I have large wrists and always need them. Based upon Apples measurements for the bands, I'll need them.
    Thanks
    Jan
     
  2. MeFromHere macrumors 6502

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    I suggesting contacting Apple via chat and asking that question.

    You probably won't get an answer, but they more people who ask, the more likely they'll offer extra links.

    I'd offer to sell you some of my links, but I can't afford an Apple Watch.
     
  3. jmrdmd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks...I'll reach out to Apple and see what they say.
    Jan
     
  4. venom600 macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same problem, but since I can't afford a $450 metal bracelet anyway, I have a feeling I'll be looking to the aftermarket.
     
  5. MeFromHere macrumors 6502

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    My Apple Chat produced this answer:
    "At this time we do not have information on adding links to the Apple Watch but keep checking back as things change regularly."

    My hope is that they will decide to sell spare links if we collectively pester them enough.
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Worse case scenario: buy an extra link bracelet for $449 and use the links from that.
     
  7. papa8706 macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds expensive lol. I'm sure someone with a smaller wrist would be willing to sell a couple links they don't use.

    That being said the way they talked about how they take 9 hours to cut and are all progressively different sizes makes me wonder if you could even add more in that easily.
     
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Unless it narrows down to a fixed size starting at the removable links, in which case it wouldn't matter.
     
  9. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a

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    I thought I had huge wrists but am thinking I will take out one or two links for the kind of fit I want. It looks like there are 8 of the detachable links. I could easily see people selling them on eBay for about $20 each. I also think the Apple Stores are likely to have a few extra.

    I do not think the removable links are progressive sizes but the ones up to them are.
     
  10. JFazYankees macrumors 6502

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    I would think you can. I believe that the removable links are all the same size. I remember seeing a video of an Apple employee resizing the link bracelet, mixing up all the links, then putting some back in.
     
  11. papa8706 macrumors 6502a

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    Good to know. I know apple said you can use the quick release buttons to remove some of the links without tools. It looks like there are about 8 of these on the 42mm version but i'm not sure if you need to leave at least 2 in place to lock it back in. The sizing chart said it fits from 140mm-205mm wrists. Do you guys think that sizing is with only removing the quick release ones or might there be more trickier sizing for wrists on the smaller end of the scale. I'm around 165mm so I wouldn't think I'd have an issue with the 42mm but I've been floating back and forth wondering if I should get the 38mm.

    Either way, I certainly won't need some of mine since I have a small wrist. I can throw some of my unused ones up in the marketplace for cheap if people have any interest
     
  12. JFazYankees macrumors 6502

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    I'm almost certain that the 140–205mm sizing is referring to quick-release links only. I find it very hard to believe that they would advertise the band as fitting a certain wrist size only with special adjustments to the band. As for the number of links, there are actually at least 12 total (here's a thread I posted a while back that not many people saw: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1849148). You should be perfectly fine with the 42mm. I have around 168mm wrists, and I'm going with the 42mm stainless steel watch with link bracelet as well.
     

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