How often do you swap bands?

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  1. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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    I find myself rotating between the sport band and my stainless link band every day. When I'm at work, I prefer the stainless band. When I get home and walk around in my undershirt and basketball shorts, it feels odd to wear a stainless band so I switch to the sport band. If it were a regular watch I would probably just take it off when I'm home and I guess that's why regular watches don't have easily swappable bands without tools. But with the Apple Watch I want to wear it all day long because it does so much more, and to do that I feel the need to switch bands throughout the day. How often do you switch bands?
     
  2. CharlesShaw macrumors 6502

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    This is EXACTLY the sort of topic that would keep me, a new member, engaged in the conversation for many months after my :apple:watch has arrived. I'm hoping to wear the blue leather loop on denim Friday, and the link bracelet to the opera, etc. etc. but VERY few of us even have our watches, let alone multiple bands and time to experience swapping them out. Unfortunately, from what I can tell from the threads I'm reading, if I come back in a couple months and ask this question I will be flamed for asking something that was asked back in May.
     
  3. iBlazed thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Macrumors is pretty awesome for that reason, it's a relatively high quality internet forum with a lot of useful discussion and idea exchanges.
    You usually only get flamed for very redundant questions that have been answered a million times and can easily be found using the forum search tool. Of course, this forum has it's fair share of whiney busybodies that will flame you for anything. But they're just internet people who you'll never meet so who the hell cares?
     
  4. bidwalj macrumors 6502a

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    I'm curious to see how the locking mechanism holds up for the daily swappers. I plan on getting more bands but not sure if I will swap all the time.
     
  5. iBlazed thread starter macrumors 68000

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    They better hold up pretty damn well or Apple will be footing the cost of my replacement. Applecare+ is a must on first gen products especially.
     
  6. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    I wonder if there would be any complications from wearing SG Sport with leather loop? From what I can see, leather loop still have few bits of SS on the connecting mechanism, and would that result in the speculated corrosion?

    I have ordered blue leather loop and white band for my SG Sport, they will arrive in the next 2 weeks. So no swaping experience for me yet.
     
  7. iBlazed thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It's been mentioned before, but I highly doubt it will be an issue.
     
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  9. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    No band swapping here. I might if they were priced more in line with normal watch bands but Apple's prices are just plain nuts. For example a good quality replacement leather band at a jewelry store is about $40. A SS can be had for $50. Plus since there is no guarantee a band like the SS link will fit future Apple watches -- in fact I'm sure they won't because future watches will likely be slimmed down -- I view it as money in the toilet.

    But I also will not buy cheap unauthorized knock offs because the fit and finish might be poor and one day you raise your wrist and your watch is gone --- fell off because the band connector failed.
     
  10. Crazy Matt macrumors 6502

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    I'll be joining you as soon as my stuff comes! I have the Black Classic Buckle on my SS. It's very nice, classy, but the majority of the time I'm a jeans and t-shirt kind of guy.

    So I have a Black Sports Band that just prepared to ship coming and also the Click adaptor so I can buy any bands also coming.

    Oh, I have a black Spigen case coming too. Don't know if I'll like it or not, but I thought I'd give it a shot to change from the SS color to All black with the BSB. I'm liking all the options with this watch!
     
  11. MorganB macrumors member

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    I have the space grey sport with black sport band. I've ordered the black leather loop and white sport bands. Should have them in the next couple of weeks. I plan on switching out the bands based on what I'm wearing and where I'm going. Black sport for the gym and casual clothing, white for other casual clothing depending on color and probably for more dressy occasions and the leather one for nicer clothing also.
     
  12. oreo7504 macrumors member

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    I will be joining you as soon as my bands arrive, I'm waiting for my WSB & BSB.
     
  13. iBlazed thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Agree! This will definitely be one of the most customizable watches ever made. I'm hoping that there will also be a case that can mimic the look of the SS watch on my Sport. Although I prefer the brushed look on most occasions, the mirrored look will be a nice option to have.
     
  14. Crazy Matt macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure they will, it seems like it would be doable and the Spigen "thin fit" would be a good candidate for it!

    Edit: we just need to get Spigen to take their name off the outer side of the case! I get it, but it looks a little tacky IMHO.
     
  15. GrimmsGirl macrumors 6502

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    I've been swapping the white sport band with the green sport band on my ss. Obviously it's only due to color choice depending on my mood since the bands are the same material. I ordered a link and I suspect that will end up being my favorite and if so I'll probably wear it more frequently than any others, but I still anticipate swapping out for other bands as the mood strikes.
     
  16. iBlazed thread starter macrumors 68000

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    This entire post is ridiculous. The Watch just came out, you don't know when the next version will be released. It may not even be a yearly release cycle. You're already thinking about that? Enjoy what you have now or you'll never enjoy it.

    You know, Apple is not the only company capable of making quality accessories for their products. Just because something isn't manufactured by Apple, doesn't make it a "knock off". There are already plenty of good quality third party bands out there already. Even if your band connector somehow unlocked while on your wrist, which is pretty damn near impossible since you pretty much have to stick your finger nail into the button to unlock it, it would still have to slide out of the Watch but it won't because it's in there pretty tightly. You would notice your band connector is shifting long before it would ever be able to fall out. The scenario you described is all but impossible.
     
  17. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I have a 38mm SS with classic buckle. I am wearing the classic buckle pretty much Monday-Friday for work. On the weekends I throw on my white sports band.
     
  18. Crazy Matt macrumors 6502

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    Agreed!! And to add to that iBlazed, "Apple" isn't manufacturing the bands themselves anyway, a "third party" is!
     
  19. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Holy Overreaction Batman!

    Geez Lou-ise. Are some of you THAT thin skinned that you ask for others opinions and how they are doing X, Y, or Z and if it's different from how you do it is blasphemy? I get a serious chuckle AND cry out these reactions because they are funny but also quite sad people are this knee jerk.

    1. Yes, I'm always looking forward because time and technology stand by for no one. It's business and life 101. It's true no one knows when or if Apple will release another watch. Could be one year, could be two, could be never. That doesn't change what I said about my feelings about bands at all. $150 for a band that is only going to be useful for me for one or two years is more than I care to spend.

    2. I said "unauthorized knock-offs." Do you really have NO clue what that means? It means the manufacture is not a member of Apple's "Made For" program. At a time when Apple has not authorized any 3rd party to make AW bands that means cheap Chinese knock-offs of unknown quality. You be the guinea pig.

    I may have only paid $350 for my AW but I sure as heck am not risking it's security on my wrist to a fly-by-night seller. Honestly, I'm kind of struck anyone would find find that kind of thinking irrational given the known poor quality of some knock-off iPhone and iPad cases -- not all, but at this point hard to separate the wheat from the chaff.
     
  20. iBlazed thread starter macrumors 68000

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    And once again your entire post is ridiculous. "Well if Apple didn't authorize it, it must be a knockoff!"

    THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A KNOCK OFF IPAD OR IPHONE CASE!!!

    Unless you're using an Apple case, every single other case on the market is a knock off by your ridiculous standard. That's like saying the koozie I use for my Sam Adams beer is a knock off because it wasn't made directly by Sam Adams and hasn't been endorsed by them. My bottle might fall out of it! See how ridiculous you sound now?
     
  21. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    No. Again, that's not what I wrote. So are not reading what I wrote or pretending to not understand it. I made a clear distinction between 3rd parties that are part of Apple's "Made For" program... those ARE 3rd parties that Apple doesn't control or own but does require them to manufacture under specific quality standards... AND manufacturer's in China that go out on their own and make accessories that may OR may not be of sufficient quality.

    Never did I write that all 3rd parties are the same OR that unless Apple makes the part it's no good. Those are your 100% incorrect inferences. It's like if I said I don't like red and you write back "you don't like mac and cheese."
     
  22. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

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    The ability to change bands is one of the main attractions to me! I change from Classic to Sport on the weekend. Also, when I travel to hot, humid climates, steel or rubber is a way better bet than leather. Might even get a Milanese loop for the same reason.

    I wonder if Apple got the idea from Cartier--the Cartier Roadster is the only watch I have seen with a quick change band. But the Cartier approach is not quite as nice as the Apple! The Cartier bands do not slide in, so until latched they can pop out--which has happened to me a couple times (luckily, standing on carpet both times).

    The other watch that spurred a lot of aftermarket bands is the Panerai. The ability to remove a screw to change bands is easier than the spring bar.
     
  23. zmunkz macrumors 6502a

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    I use my milanese for formal and professional settings, and for going out... And swap to my black sport all other times. I have a few afternarket bands on order as well so I can accessorize it a bit more... A red modern-buckle-like one, and the "Click" adaptor with two other bands. I love the idea of changing it up.
     
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    What a whiner :rolleyes:




    Most people have recieved their watches, and most have recieved them LONG before their shipping window was up.
     
  25. nasa25 macrumors 65816

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    As soon as my pink band arrives I'll be swapping. Right now white is always right.
     

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