Lack of quality third party bands

wesk702

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Jul 7, 2007
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kinda surprised at the state of third party bands. Most aren't very good. Anyone else been hitting up this forum like 5x a day to see if anyone found some new digs?

Would love a link to just some regular 22mm band sites. I really don't know if many.

Looking for some real nice quality simple leather bands. Earthtones preferably.
 

pirateRACE

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Feb 1, 2010
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kinda surprised at the state of third party bands. Most aren't very good. Anyone else been hitting up this forum like 5x a day to see if anyone found some new digs?

Would love a link to just some regular 22mm band sites. I really don't know if many.

Looking for some real nice quality simple leather bands. Earthtones preferably.
That's exactly what I'm looking for. I wouldn't mind paying $100+ for a band from a reputable manufacturer. Case Mate has some on the horizon and so does Pad & Quill.
 
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BravoRomeoHotel

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Apr 24, 2015
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Strappedfortime.com has some good looking ones. That's where I'm getting mine from once my adapters come in next week
 

TrueBlou

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Sep 16, 2014
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http://www.watch-band-center.com/shop-watchstrap.html

They have a nice range of bands there. Order that one there: Chronissimo
The shipping is quite expensive with 5€ to the US, since it is originally a german site.

I like that store for watch straps, really good selection and they do a good range of larger straps, which I need for my chunky wrists. I think their prices are pretty good as well. I will be ordering a couple from there for a bit of variety.

But to me nothing has come close to the Apple Milanese, so I just had to have one of those as well.
 

Ayman1981

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Mar 16, 2015
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Simply, why there is no any band without separate adaptor. I am looking for a band with built-in adaptor like apple link band but unfortunatley I am not able to find anyone yet.

I am not planning to spend 450$ for apple link band but I can pay like 100$ for SS band with built-in adaptor.

Any band?
 

aawil

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May 18, 2008
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I think the best thing to do right now is to buy the aftermarket apple style adapters and pair it with your own 24mm strap. The 22mm straps look horrible with the apple adapter.
 

TrueBlou

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Sep 16, 2014
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I think the best thing to do right now is to buy the aftermarket apple style adapters and pair it with your own 24mm strap. The 22mm straps look horrible with the apple adapter.

Definitely this, the 22mm straps look too small on my adapters, I don't like the sideways movement of them either. The 24mm are a better fit.
 
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