Question for Those with OEM Leather Loops

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by BSG75, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. BSG75 macrumors regular

    BSG75

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    i have a third-party blue leather loop which I've been wearing daily for a couple of months. Recently, I've noticed that the blue is starting to wear off. I do expect to see wear over time on a leather band, but not the color wearing off. I bought the band on eBay from linkoo88.

    Before I spend $150 on an Apple leather loop, I'd like to hear from those who have OEM leather loops and how they've been holding up. Is it worth the price?
     
  2. Talkingtoaster macrumors regular

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    Yes and it's quality, no third party plastic badly fitting crap. It won't split and the connectors are perfect. Worth the price? Only just, still a little too expensive IMO. OEM quality always.
     
  3. jdogg836 macrumors regular

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    I've had zero issues with my OEM leather loop. I have worn the crap out of it, I've worn it to work and sweated all over it for over 3 months and it pretty much looks the same as when I bought it.
     
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    My Black Leather Loop is a couple of months old and still in perfect condition.
     
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    I've been very surprised how well this band has held up, and now they don't make the color I have! Bright blue leather loop. Been wearing it since June.
     
  6. Cowboy1629 macrumors regular

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    Good question because I wanted to know the same thing. I know when the red leather iPhone cases came out my daughter got one and in no time the red dye started coming off and it was an Apple case.

    I have the Space Black SS with the black sport band. Been thinking about either the dark blue or black leather loop but need to see and try on before purchase. Problem is the Apple store is about two hours away. I may just have to order one from them online.
     
  7. BSG75 thread starter macrumors regular

    BSG75

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    Well, I stopped by the Apple Store anddecided to go with the OEM midnight blue leather loop. It was expensive, but there is a definite quality difference between OEM and third-party. Really happy with my choice.
     
  8. Jessem1133 macrumors 6502

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    Good man, you made the right choice.
     

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