Leather Loop + Sport

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by spytech, May 9, 2015.

  1. spytech macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2013
    Since bands are now shipping, I think it's finally time to ask a question to which I haven't seen a definitive answer... And a question I've seen many people make.

    How is it like a Sport + Leather Loop? Does it blend perfectly with the watch (no stainless steel visible?) Does it scratch the aluminium while putting the band on? Does it really cause corrosion in the aluminium as some say it will?

    Pictures would be cool too. I'm particularly interested in the Sport Space Gray + Black Leather Loop combo :)
  2. roddenshaw macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2006
    I don't think there will be any corrosion problems since the lug mechanism seems to be the same on the sport and leather bands. I doubt it will be any more likely to scratch either.

    I have ordered the blue leather band for my Sport, so I will post pics when it arrives.
  3. spytech thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2013
    Thank you, I'll be waiting then :)
  4. roddenshaw macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2006
  5. spytech thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2013

    These are from mixyourwatch... I think I've exhausted every combination possible since they opened the site up until the Watch release! haha :)

    I'm in need of real pictures, things rend to look different from what's on the Apple Website.
  6. roddenshaw macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2006
    That's true. I think the sport looks better in real life than the renders (the crown inlay isn't nearly as dominant when the watch is worn as it is in the renders).

    I'm glad that Apple made a non-sport band without stainless steel lugs, even if it is obscenely expensive.
  7. NAYo2002 macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2011
    The only visible stainless steel part that won't match is the piece that it loops around. However it doesn't look out of place with space grey sport. I really like the blue leather loop with SG sport look but I'll wait and see if nice third party ones come out first. $150 band is a bit much for a $400 watch.
  8. spytech thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2013

    It's gotta be REALLY good for me to opt for the 3rd party one instead of the black leather :)
  9. Joe1602 macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2012
  10. NAYo2002 macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2011
  11. bigdog5142 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    I tried a black leather loop on my Space Grey Sport 42mm today and it looks SWEET. Really thinking about picking one up. Kinda hard to get over the $150 price, though. We'll see if I pull the trigger.
  12. superpopsss macrumors regular

    Aug 2, 2014
    Such a good looking band, although I'm still debating on spending 200$ cad on a band.
  13. iSimon, May 11, 2015
    Last edited: May 11, 2015

    iSimon macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2008
    Got a blue leather loop with my silver sport and loving it so far - think it goes really well and it's very comfortable.

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  14. Mr Rabbit macrumors 6502a

    Mr Rabbit

    May 13, 2013
    I never considered this combination, now though...

    That looks awesome!
  15. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    That looks great - I just wish the Leather Loop was half the price it is at the moment!
  16. roddenshaw macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2006
    This is the combination I will have when my band finally arrives!

    I suspect that a lot of people who think that the Sport looks like a 'toy' or 'cheap' haven't seen it in person. It looks a little toy-ish to me in this photo, but I know that it doesn't in real life.
  17. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    Thank you iSimon for posting these photos! Your watch looks great! These pics really help me and I think I'm going to order the blue leather loop now. Only thing left for me to do is swing by my local Apple store and confirm that medium is the right size for me.

  18. spytech thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2013
    Woah, this just looks amazing, thank you for sharing!

    Still looking for amazing pics like these... But for the Space Gray + Black Loop
  19. NAYo2002 macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2011
    Here you go. It's from http://smartwatch.me/t/heres-over-100-photos-of-apple-watch-combinations-colors-and-sizes/884

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  20. Yptcn macrumors 6502a


    Aug 24, 2012
    I just wish they would make them for the 38mm ...Sigh ...
  21. irentamac macrumors regular


    Mar 10, 2014
    Tempe, AZ
    I saw a video where someone attached it to a 38mm and he stated that it locked in place and just that it protruded a bit from the end. It wasn't much and it got me thinking. The part that is protruding out is just the leather part (or at least it looks to be just leather) so I wonder if there would be a way to trim it properly.
  22. ReardenMetal macrumors regular


    May 1, 2015
    Los Angeles
    I dismissed this color band until I saw it in person and tried it on. Came away liking it very much. It's a dead heat between the Milanese Loop or Blue Leather Loop or a quality third party band. Tough call...
  23. asuandy macrumors regular


    Aug 26, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Apple Watch Sport 42MM with black leather loop (and hairy arm) :cool: Totally changes the look of the Sport IMO.

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  24. ddkkpp macrumors 6502


    May 28, 2011
    damn this looks good. Looks like a square Braun watch. Maybe I like this better than the space grey w/ leather loop!!!
  25. digduggler macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2007
    Got my blue today. Looks great with the sport. Comfy too. Glad I went sport + band which was still cheaper than SS.

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