Is this a real website selling Apple Watch bands?


The Doctor11

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No way it's legit. If it was legit they wouldn't have stole the pics from Apples website.

Also... 80 ****ing dollars for a charging stand?!?!
 

KauaiBruce

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I'm thinking it is a placeholder website for someone who hopes to get into the business. I have been looking at watch bands all over the web and thing the prices may not be that far off. Even a Rolex stainless steel band is not very expensive to buy. And if you see that most stainless link bands are $30-$50 the Rolex one at $200 is largely for the name.

I think the Milanese Loop or Stainless Bands should not be more than $100 based on what others charge for non Apple watches. Stainless Steel does not cost THAT much. And truly the insides should be identical on all of the models.

There has also been much discussion thinking that there should be a higher price for the bigger one. I am not so sure about that. There should truly NOT be much difference in the cost to manufacture on a per unit basis. In fact, usually you have to pay MORE to make electronics SMALLER.

I Do think the Steel Watch will be $200 more than the Sport Watch but ONLY because that is what the market will bear, not because it costs $200 more to make. I want the Steel one but it is mostly for the Sapphire Crystal and to match the Milanese Loop I want for dressing up. Daily I will wear it with that black sports band.

I live in a place that will never have an apple store. I will be in Berlin and Paris in late May so hope to see the fancier bands in the real Apple Stores there.
 

Lennyvalentin

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I'm thinking it is a placeholder website for someone who hopes to get into the business.
They better abandon all hope then, because cease-and-desist letters will be flying in any day now. Using protected Apple trademarks in your URL is generally not advisable, unless you desire a brushing with the company's packs of dobermann attack lawyers... :)
 

Mikes1

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Even a Rolex stainless steel band is not very expensive to buy. And if you see that most stainless link bands are $30-$50 the Rolex one at $200 is largely for the name.
A genuine Rolex stainless steel oyster bracelet is well over $1000
 

KauaiBruce

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A genuine Rolex stainless steel oyster bracelet is well over $1000
I'll admit I was looking at eBay prices for those. The last time I bought a Rolex was 20 years ago. It was a used 1974 Submariner. The dealer friend had it fully detailed for me, included a brand new bracelet and watch face. (Yes they do that with the Rolex). I paid $3,000. 7 years later I had stopped wearing it so he bought it back from me for $4,000. (I wish I had kept it but it paid for a vacation).

But you made my point. There are a ton of nice stainless bracelets that are not that expensive. Apple is NOT Rolex. Those Rolex watches are collectable and will last for 50 or more years.
 

Mikes1

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I'll admit I was looking at eBay prices for those. The last time I bought a Rolex was 20 years ago. It was a used 1974 Submariner. The dealer friend had it fully detailed for me, included a brand new bracelet and watch face. (Yes they do that with the Rolex). I paid $3,000. 7 years later I had stopped wearing it so he bought it back from me for $4,000. (I wish I had kept it but it paid for a vacation).

But you made my point. There are a ton of nice stainless bracelets that are not that expensive. Apple is NOT Rolex. Those Rolex watches are collectable and will last for 50 or more years.
I know what you are saying BUT you get what you pay for so a SS bracelet that is not that expensive is going to look and feel also not that expensive. Only time will tell what the Apple bracelets are like but for sure it's not going to be like a Rolex bracelet which buy the way IMO are in absolute terms not great
I doubt you could by a genuine Rolex bracelet second hand for less than $500 unless it was in many pieces
I got my submariner new in 1990 for £1200 I think the list price now is about £6000 so great investment
Is there really any point in complaining an Apple watch with a high end mechanical watch? They are two completely different things