Prada watch band?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by echo44, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. echo44 macrumors 6502

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    I see big opportunities for high end third party fashion companies
    like prada, hugo boss etc. to design expensive bands for the Apple watch.
     
  2. Stupotpot macrumors 6502

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    Great idea...I call Burberry considering where Angela is from...or maybe not depending on how amicable the split was!
     
  3. profmatt macrumors 65816

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    Agreed. I'm looking forward to seeing a Paul Smith strap. And Ed Hardy.

    Given the massive variety of straps Swatch has come up with over the years, Apple could make a fortune on the straps alone. And if they don't, someone else is going to step in and do it for them.
     
  4. ninethirty macrumors 6502a

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    Paul Smith yay. Ed Hardy, nay.

     
  5. Mac 128 macrumors 601

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    I agree, but why haven't we heard any rumors about prospective licensees yet? This would be big fashion news. I can only imagine it's because Apple is planning on keeping a tight hold on the presumably lucrative watch band market, at least at first. Apple may even keep manufacturing in house for any of its licensees, so the case finish matches the watch perfectly.
     
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    Is Ed Hardy even still a thing? I thought that went away when Jersey Shore went off tv. :p
     
  7. SHNXX macrumors 68000

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    Oh god, here come the gaudy straps.

    I guess better than the default Apple's crap overpriced leather straps though
     
  8. Arran, Apr 19, 2015
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    I guess with the easy interchangeability of straps, having a strap made of the very same material as your clothes is an option. Burberry check would be an obvious one. ;)

    Not for everyday wear, obviously (dry cleaning complexities and all). More for a special effect.
     

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  9. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    Overpriced? Absolutely.
    Crap? Far from it.
     
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  11. SHNXX macrumors 68000

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    Prada watch band?


    I prefer handmade straps at that price.
    Even much higher quality crocodile straps can cost around $150.

    Cow leather mass produced strap is unlikely to be that high quality.
     
  12. Qrispy macrumors regular

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    2006 called, they wanted to know where you've been?
     
  13. Stupotpot macrumors 6502

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    Edition with LV? Can see it now!
     
  14. profmatt macrumors 65816

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    Apparently I'm not as down with the kids as I thought I was.
     
  15. Chiguy12 macrumors member

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    Nice
     

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  16. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    Like this?
    [​IMG]

    Or this?
    [​IMG]

    I designed some of these here on Casetify using patterns I Googled. Check out http://www.casetify.com/beyondthetech/all to see a few more.
     
  17. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    Funny how I have that burberry watch, and was thinking about using the straps once the :apple: watch adapter ship in May.

    https://www.get-click.com/#preorder
     
  18. Arran macrumors 68040

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    I've never liked the somewhat gauche way LV peppers their logo over the entire surface of their products (just screams new money) BUT, I really like what you've done in the second picture where the watch strap appears to pass right through the watch face. It's really cool.
     
  19. leenak macrumors 68020

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    Some brands are 'ok' (and there is a couple luxury brands that I love) but if we start seeing tacky LV bands, I'm just going to have to roll my eyes on that one. Obviously there will be tons of knock offs and knock offs are technically illegal. But whatever makes someone feel better about themselves.
     
  20. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    We'll see how this looks in person come mid-June.
    [​IMG]
     
  21. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Anna Wintour was wearing the Watch at a recent Burberry show in LA. I wouldn't be surprised if Apple approves of designer bands at some point. The only problem with allowing 3rd party bands is the slew of knockoffs that will come. Bands that are crap but people buy them because they're cheap and they look like a designer band.

    [​IMG]
     
  22. clint-bell macrumors regular

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    I bet it won't be long till we see china rip offs of these floating around in markets for a tenner. Might be a while till we see anything genuine coming from these brands.
     
  23. JaJaWa macrumors 6502

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    Someone should tell Casetify that Apple removed the Photo watch face.
     

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