Matching Gold SS Watch Bands?

Mad Mac Maniac

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I’m very tempted to get the Gold SS Apple Watch, but I’m kind of wondering how it will look with a variety of watch bands. There will probably be less bands made with gold specifically in mind, and I already own several in the black/grey variety. Are you concerned with how a gold SS watch might look with your existing watch bands?
 

mjpearce023

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I have quite a few black bands and Im not worried about them not matching. My only concern is my red leather band I wear quite a bit but I think it will be fine. It doesn't look like there any bands on amazon yet that are the right color gold so I will just use what I got. I've never gotten a gold color before so I just went gold on series 4 and Xs.
 

Cnasty

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That forest green leather loop with the gold ss looks quite amazing on the apple site.

Makes me want that just for that combo.
 
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democracyrules

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I have an idea watch bands might be a problem, so that's why I went with the SS.
Actually, after I got the 44 gold stainless steel, the gold color will not give any problems at all on choosing band colors. The regular SS is 4 years older than the flagship gold color. So, the gold stainless steel gold color still has a prospect to be as popular as the 4 years old regular stainless steel and space black.
 

Gregintosh

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I’m an owner of a SS Gold watch and been looking into this also, and I can say that...

1. Most colored bands work and pair well, such as sports bands. Even if the pin is silver, it’s not visible really unless you’re mega OCD and like looking at the back of your wrist a lot. Even so, it doesn’t jump out. So all sports bands are viable, though of course it’s always a bonus if you can find one with gold or colored pins.

2. Sports loops and the now discontinued nylon bands look good too, and their pins and connectors are the same as the band colors so they match fine. The good stainless steel along with the nylon black band is a super classy looking combo.

3. Milanese loop and link bands do not look good in silver with the gold. But black stainless steel versions actually match very well and look amazing. Obviously for Milanese loop, the original gold Apple version is an option. I’ll be buying it when it’s available as I bought the sports band edition on launch day.

4. Most “gold” bands from third parties will not match the tone of the new SS good case so they’ll probably look crappy, I’d wait for the third parties to start matching the color.

5. If having the most band options is important to you, go with the stainless steel edition. That said, the gold stainless steel still has many great options and looks way classier and higher end than the aluminum versions which are even less flexible
 

jsmitty

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Will the stone sport band that ships with the gold SS be the only available with a gold pin? If I buy the watch with gold Milanese, will there be no options for bands with a gold pin?
 

Gregintosh

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Will the stone sport band that ships with the gold SS be the only available with a gold pin? If I buy the watch with gold Milanese, will there be no options for bands with a gold pin?
I sure hope they will! For now I do see a midnight blue sports band floating out there with a gold pin on eBay.

But even without a gold pin many bands match fine like the sports and sport loops, older nylon bands, etc.

Unfortunately it seems Apple has had gold and rose gold watches before and never really put out bands with matching pins except when bundled with a new watch.

I do hope this changes but I won’t hold my breath. Best we might get is black or other color lugs and pins on some styles that happen to match our watches.
 
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