OEM Leather band smells

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by ZhenyaF, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. ZhenyaF macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys,

    I have an interesting question (I did google, but couldn't find an answer). I bought a used OEM blue leather band, it looks brand new, but as soon as I opened the box, and since that time, the band is giving off a smell (it's almost like a plastic smell). Is this normal? What can I do to get rid of it?

    I've never had an OEM leather band, only after market and none of them smelled when I got them
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Could be from band itself. Leather can take a unique aroma from time to time, leather shoes, jackets and gloves all exhibit this. I would leave it out of the box and air out for a few days. It eventually should fade off.
     
  3. Thai macrumors 6502a

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    All the classic buckle bands that I have tried and owned...NONE has an odor.
     
  4. barto78 macrumors member

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    An odor or unpleasant smell when it comes to rubber or leather is usually indicative of it being fake. I have a friend who bought a couple "knock off" Scotty Cameron putters and both the rubber grip and leather head covers always smelled awful.
     
  5. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    scotty fan myself, roll a Mil-Spec. careful buying them online, plenty of fakes roaming around. given that, my black leather loop that came with my SS AW last week and i didn't notice the smell of it.
     
  6. ZhenyaF thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It came in the original box with what looks like original marking on the band. I left it outside for about a week and since that time the smell seems to have went away. I'm guessing it happened because the previous owner never wore it - but I'm not sure how plausible that is.
     
  7. aloecool macrumors regular

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    my OEM classic buckle that I just got doesn't have a smell (also sat in a box for a long time since I updated from a first gen SG to SS), and leather shouldn't smell like plastic even if it has a smell. Might be a fake...
     
  8. Kyle76 macrumors regular

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    My new OEM Classic Buckle in saddle brown has the faint smell of new shoes, a combination of shoe polish and leather.
     

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