Pro Tip: The Nylon Bands ARE Reversible! (Two Colors Per Band)

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  1. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    As some know now, the nylon bands are an inverse of each other. The inside of my pearl band is the same as that of the black band. It's a bit of a makeshift creation but the band can absolutely be reversed so that you get two colors per band!

    It's not perfect but I kind of dig the reversed look, "woven nylon" labeling and all.

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  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    There not reversible. The locking tab isn't designed to work that way up
     
  3. JerTheGeek macrumors 68000

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    Does it lock in place when you slide it in that way?
     
  4. MICHAELSD thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, it holds totally fine. It is a bit iffier but the bands are going anywhere. (Test it and shake your watch around a bit -- it's not going to fall apart.) I actually think the black design with the white sides looks better on the Sport watch than the all-black band, and probably on the SS watches as well.
     
  5. Mac2me macrumors 6502a

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    Really dig the Woven Nylon look label. Kind of like wearing your clothes inside out. o_O
     
  6. MICHAELSD thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I think my concensus on this is that reversing the band is doable, seemingly secure, and looks fine, but takes a bit more work than putting it on the intended way.
     
  7. sean000 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm seriously considering one for my aluminum AW Sport. Just trying to decide between the pearl and the black (although I do like some of the colors as well). Your reversed pearl band does indeed look nice...what I like about the pearl/white band with the aluminum sport is you get the brushed steel buckle.

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  8. MICHAELSD thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I wouldn't recommend using it reversed daily though, but I do think on a silver Apple Watch the reversed pearl's black does look better than the all-black band. Frankly I wouldn't base my decision around the reversability at all. It's more of an afterthought than something I would switch off between frequently mainly just because it's a bit of a pain sizing the reversed side.

    Thankfully I don't like the reverse of the scuba blue band so if I only keep that (since I bought a Milanese to potentially replace the pearl) then it's not much of a concern. Just wanted to show it could be done if desired, just with more patience.
     
  9. Thai macrumors 6502a

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    This is a bad idea in terms of security AND aesthetics. The lip of the connector juts out from the watch...ugly. Please don't give Apple a bad name in terms of fit & finish by doing this! This is downright a HORRIBLE idea!
     
  10. sean000 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes...it's kind of a bonus if you like the look, but personally I'd probably be too worried the band would slip out. Since we are talking about plastic, I could also see the lugs wearing down over time... until they get to a point where they come out quite easily.

    It would have been cool if Apple could have made them reversible by design. I'd love to have a black woven nylon band with silver hardware.

    Sean
     
  11. FrisbeeK9 macrumors 6502a

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    Some of the color band and watch combinations I've seen here make me wonder but to each their own I say.
     
  12. bwb macrumors member

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    Really do not recommend this. The latch on the band lugs are designed to cam out put in upside down, so you aren't getting a secure latch. Look at the middle 'latch' on the watch lug.. when put in properly the piece pops out and has straight edges, which fit in a recess in the watch body. Removing the strap is done with release button that pushes the latch out of the recess. The 'latch' if put upside down is curves so that it will pass right through the recess (and also so that the band can be attached initially, otherwise the latch would interfere with sliding the band on the watch in the first place). It may temporarily hold if the manufacturing variation is in your favor, but much lateral load and it'll pull out.
     
  13. Mac2me macrumors 6502a

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    Of course the buckles aren't reversable either. The prong is only accessible from one side.
     

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