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jaybar

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Hi

Normally use the leather link or the sport loop.

I am thinking of an alternative to the sport loop for the summer and looking for a better quality band than the sport loop. I am also thinking about upgrading my leather band.

Anyone using the Hermes Jumping band with the Apple S7 SS watch? Good match? Band Quality? Comfort?

Also how are the Hermes leather bands with the SS Silver Apple Watch?

Thanks
 
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jaybar

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Anyone have any experience with the Hermes Jumping bands and the Hermes leather bands with the silver SS Apple Watch?
 

jabbawok

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Aren't the Hermes watches just stainless watches with some extra faces enabled and REALLY expensive straps? I mean $320 for a fabric strap seems a bit excessive. I've got a silver link bracelet that is $350 and the quality is phenomenal, and has lasted me since I had my S0. I can't imagine the Hermes one lasting that Long.
Have you tried a Milanese loop, They're probably pretty good for summer, being full of holes?
 

perezr10

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Anyone have any experience with the Hermes Jumping bands and the Hermes leather bands with the silver SS Apple Watch?
Due to the cost, there are relatively few people who probably have many Hermes bands in their collection. I’ve worn them quite a bit and can tell you that the fit, finish, and feel are a step above. Hermes doesn’t mass produce anything. They literally make their watch bands by hand and the ”artisan” looks at the animal skin and chooses leather only where there are no blemishes or defects. To ensure that the leather is soft and supple, there is no excessive chemical additives. This is the same process that they use for their $10,000 leather bags. The tradeoff for the soft leather is you need to be careful of getting it wet. So no exercising in your Hermes leather band.

Hermes has been making leather bands long before the Apple Watch. They are no newcomer to the business. Here is what they say about the leather on one of their analog watches. The choice is a water resistant band that is stiff or a soft supple leather band that you have to be careful with. Hermes falls into the soft supple camp.

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