Identify fake or real Apple sports strap?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by bigup, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. bigup macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2008
    hi all. I've never handled a sport strap and am going to go to cex tomorrow to try buy one (used), I'm pretty sure they are real as I doubt they deal with fakes.

    Is there any tell tale ways of making sure the strap is genuine apple and not a third party ? Do they have any Apple branding on them ?
  2. mlovergaard macrumors 6502


    Jan 28, 2011
    New York City
    After having a quick look at mine, I would say the biggest tell is that many of the fake ones do not have the sizing on the inside.

    They are also a little thinner, but if you have never held a real one you can't tell. The fake ones have more visible mold lines than the real ones.

    Hope that helped a little.
  3. Defender2010 macrumors 68030


    Jun 6, 2010
    They generally have the boxes for most things. My Milanese loop and Classic buckle were both boxed. Sport bands prob the same. They are pretty thorough about examining things generally.
  4. bigup thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2008
    Well, I popped into CEX today and they only had one black sports in stock, no box and was grade a bit looked a bit too worn. Declined it in the end
  5. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Just for future reference in case anyone else is wondering how to spot fakes, I haven't seem one with the 42mm/38mm and size markings on the back yet.

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