Seeking:Space Gray link bracelet for Apple Watch Sport

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by 3rdiguy, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. 3rdiguy macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, I was wondering if anybody has a space grey link bradelet(not space black of silver colored) that they purchased for use with the space grey  Watch. I've only seen one on eBay and that comes from China. If anybody has any links please share.
     
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    I just purchased a 4th gen(Apple clone removeable link style) Black link bracelet fro eBay. Will share pics and my thoughts when it arrives. Hoping for a nice fit with my skinny wrists.
     
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    I just received my black stainless steel link bracelet I bought off of eBay. This is the 4th generation version which has the same quick release mechanism as the Apple version. It was challenging at first figuring out how to actuall connect the pieces back to band but since I have very small wrists, I have it on the minimum amount of links. It looks perfect and feels great on my wrist bi didn't expect it to look this good on my Space Grey Sport but it did and blew my expectations out of the water. I paid roughly $90 and it came from China. It feels perfectly snug and it's very important to secure clasp thoroughly. I've attached pics. image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
  4. brianbunge macrumors 6502

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    Can you share the link to who you bought it from? Your pics aren't very good. How close does the finish match the actual space gray sport watch?
     
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    Very well! I don't wear it anymore because of the regular occurrence of my wrist hair getting caught between the links. I found a perfect leather band made by Incase
     
  8. Dracoy macrumors member

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    Any markings different then The genuine one?
     
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    I wonder if the finish on these knockoffs holds up better than the OEM link bracelet? The finish started to wear off after only a few uses.

    image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
  10. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    These are finally getting to the price I can justify paying. I bet the 4th generation will be 30$ soon since they have a 5th gen now and the 3rd is down to $30.
     
  11. MizuNoHane macrumors member

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    Has anyone been able to find a space grey link bracelet that fully matches the aluminum of the sport? I agree that space black is probably the second best way to go but it would be great to find something that completely blends with the body.
     
  12. ericwn macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for sharing these pictures! How old is the band and how often is it worn? Daily? Mine looks very well still after almost a year but I don't wear it all the time, have some extra sport bands.
     
  13. utsava macrumors regular

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    What is the difference between the 4th and 5th generation knock-off link bands? I've been patiently waiting for these to get good enough at a low enough price to get one...
     
  14. SR71 macrumors 68000

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    No idea, but I ordered a 5th gen link bracelet (not the space black one) a few days ago. Once I get it I'll let you know how it is.
     
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    Did you order from eBay? Amazon?
     
  16. SR71 macrumors 68000

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    eBay. Here's the link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/331743745113

    Shipping says it'll take a while, but in reality it takes about 5-7 days from order date to delivery, so it's not too bad.
     
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  18. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    That's what I want to know before pulling the trigger. Also what is the difference (other than cost) between the 4th and 5th generation?
     
  19. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    How did it end up? I finally got a new job so looking at ordering the 5th gen. I am hoping that the new gen fixed the strength issue of popping a link if to much pressure was applied. While I would never just pull on my link bracelet I do have a tendency to get it caught on the corners of desks and such.

    So can you give us a short review and maybe a couple pics (especially if it is black)?
     
  20. SR71 macrumors 68000

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    I didn't end up keeping the 5th gen black link bracelet since I was able to swap out my Space Black watch for the regular stainless steel. I did, however, order the 5th gen regular stainless steel band and it's been great so far, it's got a couple scratches from regular usage, but that's to be expected with stainless steel. Other than that it's held up very well. I frequently switch bands, so the links are constantly being removed and reattached and they have never once come apart no matter how hard I pull on them; they're very secure.

    I don't have my phone with me now, but I'll try to remember to take some pictures later. For what it's worth, though, I don't think there's a difference in look between 4th gen and 5th gen. To be honest, I don't know what the main difference between the two generations really are lol.
     
  21. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    Cool, thanks. Think I am going to buy a 5th gen even though I have the space grey sports model. Thanks for getting back.
     

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