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Ordered Brown Leather Buckle

LS3 POWER

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Apr 10, 2015
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Coming up on the 1 year mark of having my 42mm SS watch, I have 4 sport bands (White, Black, Stone, Fog) and decided to get a dressier band. Ordered through Apple the brown leather. I've debated on buying a 3rd party leather band for $60 at Best Buy but I tend to hope Apples band will be a high quality and last. 1-2 week delivery wait, local Apple Store does not even have them in stock. $149 plus tax... Hope it's worth it lol.
 
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swarlos

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Coming up on the 1 year mark of having my 42mm SS watch, I have 4 sport bands (White, Black, Stone, Fog) and decided to get a dressier band. Ordered through Apple the brown leather. I've debated on buying a 3rd party leather band for $60 at Best Buy but I tend to hope Apples band will be a high quality and last. 1-2 week delivery wait, local Apple Store does not even have them in stock. $149 plus tax... Hope it's worth it lol.

Nice! I really want to get the Storm Gray leather loop. I know people complain about the prices Apple charges and I did too last year but after buying a 3rd party link band for $90 off eBay and it breaking 2 months after owning I purchased SBSS watch with official link band and it's absolutely worth every penny. I will never buy after market again.

I'm going to have so save up for this band and I also want the space black Milanese haha but I can wait.
 
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Laserducky

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Coming up on the 1 year mark of having my 42mm SS watch, I have 4 sport bands (White, Black, Stone, Fog) and decided to get a dressier band. Ordered through Apple the brown leather. I've debated on buying a 3rd party leather band for $60 at Best Buy but I tend to hope Apples band will be a high quality and last. 1-2 week delivery wait, local Apple Store does not even have them in stock. $149 plus tax... Hope it's worth it lol.

You won't regret it. The brown leather classic buckle is very now though a tad expensive ! I wear my sports one now only when I go running : don't want the sweat to get to the leather.

Cheers !
 
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LS3 POWER

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The leather felt really nice compared to the $60 one at Best Buy. Just wish bands a year later weren't a 1-2 week wait lol
 
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BlueMoon63

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Coming up on the 1 year mark of having my 42mm SS watch, I have 4 sport bands (White, Black, Stone, Fog) and decided to get a dressier band. Ordered through Apple the brown leather. I've debated on buying a 3rd party leather band for $60 at Best Buy but I tend to hope Apples band will be a high quality and last. 1-2 week delivery wait, local Apple Store does not even have them in stock. $149 plus tax... Hope it's worth it lol.
I have the gen 1 black classic buckle and the gen 2 saddle brown and they are quite different but both good. The saddle brown feels like a better quality of leather than the gen 1 black. You will like the quality. It's better leather than my other watches that is for sure.

I have the new gen 3 gray classic coming this week and debating adding the midnight blue as well.
 
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bigjnyc

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Nice! I really want to get the Storm Gray leather loop. I know people complain about the prices Apple charges and I did too last year but after buying a 3rd party link band for $90 off eBay and it breaking 2 months after owning I purchased SBSS watch with official link band and it's absolutely worth every penny. I will never buy after market again.

I'm going to have so save up for this band and I also want the space black Milanese haha but I can wait.

$90 for a third party band? that was your first mistake, at that point might as well get an apple band.
 
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Nacket

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Sep 22, 2013
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The saddle brown classic buckle seems to use a different grain of leather than the other colors; the leather is much smoother while the other ones seem to have a grainier appearance. It's very soft and after four months with mine, the band develops a nice patina and is still my favorite!
 
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PaladinGuy

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I got the 2nd gen saddle brown classic buckle in Feb. I wish I had waited for the 3rd gen, as I like the ones with stitching much more. Looks much higher quality, to me.
 
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jbachandouris

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I've considered this band as well, but to me the word 'patina' is just a fancy way of saying 'stained' and I'm not really sure that would work for me.
 
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LS3 POWER

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I got the 2nd gen saddle brown classic buckle in Feb. I wish I had waited for the 3rd gen, as I like the ones with stitching much more. Looks much higher quality, to me.

They have 1st, 2nd and 3rd gens? So the one I just ordered is a 3rd gen?

Mine is out for delivery today, yay!!
 
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profets

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I picked up the brown classic buckle back in Sept/Oct (whenever it was announced). It's one I wear almost daily for work. Such a comfortable and good looking band. Hope you enjoy yours when it comes!
 
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LS3 POWER

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I will when I get home tonight, Its out for delivery so I am excited to see it and get the band onto the watch.
 
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LS3 POWER

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Just got it, very smooth feeling, was surprised for a $149 band that it came in the same packaging as the $49 sport band but it's sexy.
 

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PaladinGuy

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They classic buckle bands used to come in the plastic containers that the link and Milanese loop come in. They changed them with the 2nd generation of the classic buckle.
 
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