How often do you swap bands?

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  1. fate0311 macrumors 6502a

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    Do you use primarily sport band and only swap for milanese for "going out"?
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    I also find it cumbersome trying to keep the Milanese loop away from the front and back faces of the watch.
     
  2. wchigo macrumors 6502

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    Depends. I have one Sports Band, one Black Leather Loop and one Brown Leather Loop.

    The Loops are my daily drivers, and I alternate between them on pretty much a weekly basis. However, I always swap out to the Sports Band if I go to the gym, which I started doing again recently. So I guess I'm swapping as much as twice a day (LL to SB and back) or as little as once a week (LL to LL).
     
  3. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    I have eight sport loops (two OEM, six knockoffs that I love). I have a daily driver (OEM purple), and I change colors maybe a couple of times per week, according to my mood.

    Yesterday, I had to dress for a concert I was in, so I wore the pure black.
     
  4. Jason Hensley macrumors 6502a

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    In the morning I wear a sport band for my workout, then a casual sport loop or woven nylon for work, and a nicer Milanese or leather loop if I go out in the evening. So 2-3 times a day.
     
  5. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Now that it's cooling down a bit here in Tokyo, I've been wearing my stainless steel link quite a bit.

    I just bought my first sport loop (OEM, followed by five third-party loops) and I have a ton of sport bands (all OEM, because I hate silicone bands) and I've got an OEM Milanese Loop but I don't actually like it very much.

    To answer the OP's question - I change my bands at least 5-10 times a week. Lately (in the last year or so) I've been changing daily or more.
     
  6. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Nike + sports - most of the times because I’m pretty active and hit the gym at least 4-5 times every week.

    Brown leather - when it matches my outfit and I’m not going gym.

    Black & red nike style - when I’m going out and it matches my outfit.

    Red - when I’m going out and it matches my outfit.

    All in all I change it maybe twice a week?!
     
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    I swap 2 or 3 times a week, mostly between sport bands and my leather bands.
    The Milanese looks nice, but I don't wear it as often as I used to.
     
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  9. musicpenguy macrumors 65816

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    I swap daily from my nicer bands (leather loop, Milenese) to one of my sport bands (loop or standard) - some days I just stick with the sport band, but most of the time I’m switching after I workout.
     
  10. berx macrumors newbie

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    Most of the time I just stick with the (knockoff) black link band. For me, it's the most comfortable band in my collection. So I maybe swap twice a week.
     
  11. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

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    I go through phases. Sometimes I'll keep a sports band on for a couple of weeks. Other times I might swap daily depending on plans.
     
  12. staggerlee41 macrumors 6502a

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    My default is a sport band. Comfortable, the ideal choice for me when working out or various activities. I have a few different color choices which I'll swap out whenever I feel like a change.

    I have leather bands from FFF or a Milanese to wear when I want to dress up the watch a little bit more such as for work functions. Interesting observation that I see each year when I attend a conference with my company. There are many, many, many well dressed executives who wear their aluminum Apple watches with standard issue sport bands. That's not to say I don't see some with Stainless because they're also there, but the overwhelming majority I see are aluminum.
     
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    I change my bands depending on what I'm wearing and what I'm doing that day. My daily driver is the stainless link bracelet. When I workout or swim I have the Nike sport band. When Im dressing up I bounce between the Milanese loop and a saddle brown classic buckle.
     
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  16. ipaddaro macrumors regular

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    depends... 3-4 times a week... because i like the milanese loop so much when i'm dressed up, but it's not suitable for gym in my opinion
     
  17. lclev macrumors regular

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    Depends on what I am wearing but about 5 times a week. I have a wide variety although Pseudo-Fed has me beat!

    Lisa
     
  18. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Once a year when I get a new Apple Watch. Still using the Leather Loop and after a couple of years, it still looks like new. Bought another to use with my AW4 but the current one looked too good.
     
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    I think he's got a lot of us beat!

    @Pseudo-Fed Are those Cape Cod Blue Sport Loop and Leather Loop by chance?
     
  20. nburwell macrumors 601

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    I usually swap bands once every couple weeks or so. My go-to are my three sport loops that I primarily wear. I have two sport bands which get used occasionally. I have a knock off Milanese loop for dress up.
     
  21. jasoncordelle macrumors regular

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    I've got around 12-15 bands (lost count) and swap as the mood takes me...sometimes I'll be wearing the same band for a few days/weeks, other times I'll swap twice in a day.
    I wear everything from 3rd party Nato Bands to leather, S/S Link, Milanese and Sport Bands, depending on mood, clothes, activity etc.
     
  22. xDKP macrumors 65816

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    Amazing collection! What brand is the two Panarei style leathers?
     
  23. bluespark macrumors 68000

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    3-4 times a week. I prefer sport bands, especially the new Horizon one, and Apple's leather loops. I only use my Milanese when wearing a suit, which lately isn't all that often.
     
  24. Pseudo-Fed macrumors 6502

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    Yes. Got the sport loop first then decided I had to have the leather loop. They both look great on either my SS or SBSS watches.

    .....And I was sweating Apple's design choice before it was confirmed they would retain band compatibility......;-)
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    The tan and black leather at the back are M'Keke brand off Amazon. The brown leather in front is Nomad.
     

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