1rottenapple

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Alright let’s see them. I have an s5 black titanium that came with a milinase loop and grey sport band. I want to buy my first leather Apple Watch band so interested in your picture. I’m leaning towards yellow. It it somewhat a bold and bright color Great for casual use. Baltic blue is my second choice. That can go with my work attire and casual use, but it does appear muted in color and less fun.

Anyway I would love to see your leather link. Much appreciated.
 
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RealPhone

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I have ordered this one.



My wrist is about 180 mm and I've chosen the S/M size for the 44 mm Watch.



Really hope it's not too short.
 

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crawfish963

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They are in short supply, to be sure. I’m hoping I can snag one in-person next week when I head to my local Apple Store but I’m not expecting them to be in stock.
 
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Cassandle

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The Apple store I visited last night didn’t even have any on display, let alone in stock.
 
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supertomtom

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I have the black leather link and it’s probably one of my favourite watch band now. Much more comfortable compared to the old leather loop. The leather link also feels very light, easy to put on, yet very secure with strong magnets. Completely eliminated that shifting magnet feel you sometimes get with the old leather loop. Very happy with it.

I wear size 7 sport/braided loop and the S/M fits me perfectly.

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RPhoto

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Just grabbed a saddle brown from local shop and cancelled pre-order. I like it but think it will look better once it’s worn in a bit. Tad shiny which gives it a plastic feel in some lightning so I think once it’s worn in and got some patina going it’ll be great.

Actually I quite like the lighter colour leather underneath and feel that would have been a good main colour too!
 

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RealPhone

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Just grabbed a saddle brown from local shop and cancelled pre-order. I like it but think it will look better once it’s worn in a bit. Tad shiny which gives it a plastic feel in some lightning so I think once it’s worn in and got some patina going it’ll be great.

Actually I quite like the lighter colour leather underneath and feel that would have been a good main colour too!
The saddle brown looks exquisite. Glad I ordered the same!

BTW, it was shipped today🤗
 
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RPhoto

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The saddle brown looks exquisite. Glad I ordered the same!

BTW, it was shipped today🤗
I like it a lot. I feel it looks better with my SSG than my silver SSS. I feel like to really work with the silver it either needed to be a lighter shade of brown or it needs to patina a bit. Fresh out the box definitely suits graphite more, to my eye.

No regrets though and I’m sure you’ll be glad with your choice 👍
 
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swarlos

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Just ordered the California poppy in 44mm and says delivering the 21st!
 
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nycgeo

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Return initiated for the poppy colour...
Can see it getting dirty and just was too bright. Dunno. Was annoying me!
I ordered the black and the saddle brown with the plan of returning one. I just don’t see it happening.
 
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bronksy

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I ordered the black and the saddle brown with the plan of returning one. I just don’t see it happening.

Price was also a motivation. Can’t really justify one at that price let alone 2.

I don’t really change my watch band that much.

Come to think of it - I don’t know why I have more than one!
 
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nycgeo

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Price was also a motivation. Can’t really justify one at that price let alone 2.

I don’t really change my watch band that much.

Come to think of it - I don’t know why I have more than one!
I have about 15 bands. I regularly wear about 5-7 of them. I used to be a "watch guy", but now enjoy the apple watch's functionality and health data collection so much I never take it off but to charge it. I definitely dont wear any of my old great mechanical watches anymore. So I took some small part of my obsession to the Apple Watch bands. Buying two leather links is still cheaper than a Seiko Diver, even if they arent as cool.
 
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TotalMacMove

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Anyone get their leather link from Amazon delivered yet? I bought two at $84 each when they had that weird sale going on about a month ago and my delivery just got updated to “pending”. It was scheduled for delivery on the 21st :/
 
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nycgeo

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Black and Saddle Brown 40mm LL with blue Aluminum AW6 (also with Spigen case). These bands are top quality and just beautiful. Blows away 3rd party bands for feel, look and finish. I love the stitch lines holding together the tan lining and exterior leather. Incredible craftsmanship. Softer, better fit with stronger magnets and less "sliding/creaking" as Ive experienced with the 3rd party.

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nycgeo

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Also pictured here is the Apple Leather Link vs. the VeryBet knock off. The apple is narrower, better leather quality (feel and look and smell etc), more pronounced construction around the magnets with deeper valleys and more apparent "pill" shapes, and much stronger magnets.
 

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