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Nomad today announced updated versions of its Titanium and Steel Bands for the Apple Watch (42mm or 44mm sizes only). The company said that the new versions of its existing accessories include multiple improvements that result in a lighter metal band that retains its durability.

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Other improvements include new custom 316L stainless steel lugs, 100% color matched to the rest of the band. Nomad added an ultra-slim clasp that stays closed using N52 magnets, and it also allows for easier opening and a more comfortable fit.

The Steel Band is built from high-grade stainless steel and a diamond-like carbon coating, and includes a magnetic clasp. It's available in graphite and silver for the price of $149.95.

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The Steel Band in graphite (left) and Titanium Band in silver (right)


The Titanium Band is built from grade 2 titanium with the same diamond-like carbon coating of the Steel Band. Nomad said the Titanium Band is engineered to be as light as possible while still offering the durability of a classic metal link bracelet. It's also available in black and silver, and is priced at $249.95.

Each band comes with a new custom adjustment tool, additional links to fit larger wrists, and is compatible only with Apple Watch cases that measure 42mm or 44mm. You can purchase both of the new bands today on Nomad's website.

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Article Link: Nomad Launches Updated Titanium and Steel Bands for Apple Watch, Priced From $149.95
 
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The Link Bracelet from my first Apple Watch lives on with my Series 6 today and it still looks so good. The biggest plus is that each of its link can be removed and re-attached by hand without any tools.
 
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Would be interesting how that compares with the finishing of the Ti Apple Watch.
A fitting band would really be interesting ... I might just order one and try it out.
 
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Hmm. Bit of a grammatical error there. "Also available in black and silver". The stainless steel isn't available in black - only graphite (grey). If you want the black to actually match the DLC watch, you have to pony up for the titanium band.
 
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The Link Bracelet from my first Apple Watch lives on with my Series 6 today and it still looks so good. The biggest plus is that each of its link can be removed and re-attached by hand without any tools.
Sigh...Only if they will make one fitting my tiny wrist.
Even at the shortest setting, the watch can still free spin on my wrist. 😭
 
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I can get a stainless steel band for $10 from china that lasts forever... I love how apple made such a worthless metal able to be sold for insane prices even by third parties...
You can thank the luxury watch market in general. Some stainless steel models of Rolex go for WAY more than their gold equivalent on the secondary market just due to demand. Companies just trying to cash in on the trend, even if it's apples and oranges.
 
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The Link Bracelet from my first Apple Watch lives on with my Series 6 today and it still looks so good. The biggest plus is that each of its link can be removed and re-attached by hand without any tools.
Best link bracelet I have ever owned and worn. It's solid, polishes up nicely and is so damn comfortable.
 
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These are nice and all. But you can honestly buy these for much cheaper elsewhere with very similar , if not the same quality. I don't think Apple Watches are "classic" time pieces either, like a Rolex. Not worth the price for an Apple Watch for me.
 
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These are nice and all. But you can honestly buy these for much cheaper elsewhere with very similar , if not the same quality. I don't think Apple Watches are "classic" time pieces either, like a Rolex. Not worth the price for an Apple Watch for me.
Sure, I'd love a Rolex Submariner but the wait list runs into years, or a dealer wants you to buy several watches you dont want to get on the "preffered customer" list - and let's not ignore the price is thousands more than an Apple watch 🤷‍♂️
 
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Does anyone know how long it takes for nomad to ship these items? I got a tracking number that has been saying “haven’t received the item yet”… does it take a while for the warehouse to send the item?
 
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The Link Bracelet from my first Apple Watch lives on with my Series 6 today and it still looks so good. The biggest plus is that each of its link can be removed and re-attached by hand without any tools.
The best looking, functioning, and timeless band of all. It's a work of art and is comfortable for both training and sleeping with it. No wonder it cost more than the watch itself.
 
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Sure, I'd love a Rolex Submariner but the wait list runs into years, or a dealer wants you to buy several watches you dont want to get on the "preffered customer" list - and let's not ignore the price is thousands more than an Apple watch 🤷‍♂️
I have a Submariner from 2012 but it has been sitting in a box for 3-4 years now. I exclusively wear the Apple Watch since the Series 3. Hmm.. classic, yeah it’s classic but I’m not wearing it so there is no point. And due to COVID, there is no more large scale social / corporate events and I don’t even have an excuse to switch to the Rolex. And, to be honest, the very function of telling time is not that accurate too for the Rolex, which requires monthly adjustment of 2-3 minutes due to the physical limitation of mechanical watches.

Of course, since it doesn’t have a battery, it will never runs out of juice and can last a long long time (well, with maintenance).
 
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I have a Submariner from 2012 but it has been sitting in a box for 3-4 years now. I exclusively wear the Apple Watch since the Series 3. Hmm.. classic, yeah it’s classic but I’m not wearing it so there is no point. And due to COVID, there is no more large scale social / corporate events and I don’t even have an excuse to switch to the Rolex. And, to be honest, the very function of telling time is not that accurate too for the Rolex, which requires monthly adjustment of 2-3 minutes due to the physical limitation of mechanical watches.

Of course, since it doesn’t have a battery, it will never runs out of juice and can last a long long time (well, with maintenance).
I was the same. I had a mixed gold/stainless Rolex oyster perpetual. Haven't touched it since I got my Apple Watch 2 which I wear daily and its use goes beyond a watch. I've also never had attempts to mug me to get my watch of my wrist whilst I had that twice with the Rolex. I ended up being aware to only bring it out for occasions and never with short sleeves. Anyway I manage to sell it for 3x compared to what I paid for it at an official jeweller dealer...Happy days...

I can get a stainless steel band for $10 from china that lasts forever... I love how apple made such a worthless metal able to be sold for insane prices even by third parties...
Besides that there are huge differences in quality of stainless steel, you seem to value only the raw market value of that and don't allow for anything else. Perhaps a cultural thing as some buy jewellery by the weight and price it accordingly. Me I value craftsmanship and design much more than the raw materials.
 
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I was the same. I had a mixed gold/stainless Rolex oyster perpetual. Haven't touched it since I got my Apple Watch 2 which I wear daily and its use goes beyond a watch. I've also never had attempts to mug me to get my watch of my wrist whilst I had that twice with the Rolex. I ended up being aware to only bring it out for occasions and never with short sleeves. Anyway I manage to sell it for 3x compared to what I paid for it at an official jeweller dealer...Happy days...


Besides that there are huge differences in quality of stainless steel, you seem to value only the raw market value of that and don't allow for anything else. Perhaps a cultural thing as some buy jewellery by the weight and price it accordingly. Me I value craftsmanship and design much more than the raw materials.
Now my city’s travel card is integrated into Apple Pay with express transit, together with the credit cards in Apple Pay my Apple Watch is also my wallet now. So in no way I will switch back to the Rolex. I think we can’t underestimate the impact of Apple Watch to the Swiss watchmakers, it’s earth shattering to them.
 
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I love the Apple link bracelet and am a bit disappointed they don't offer it in graphite. This one by Nomad came to my attention and I like the look of it. Hopefully the DLC is good quality, look forward to receiving it next week.
 
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I'm looking at getting either a stainless steel or titanium silver band and trying to work out which looks better on my Silver aluminium apple watch. Nomad have no repository of pictures. Does anyone on the forum have any pics of them on a silver aluminium apple watch ?

Any help would be appreciated.
 
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joecomo

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Just got the new titanium bracelet and it is really well done.
I can make it fit my tiny wrist without any problem - and there is no
alternative from Apple on that.

While I dislike steel bracelets - a titanium bracelet is really nice as it is neutral to the skin.
 
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