Space Gray Sport with Space Black Link

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  1. sird28 macrumors member

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    Wondering if anyone has tried this and what it looks like?
     
  2. CellXor10 macrumors regular

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    Or you could just get two space grey sport watches ;)

    But actually that could be a potentially good looking combo. I believe I made a mental note of that when talking with an Apple employee at a store who had a space grey watch and we were talking about bands and how the silver aluminum was way more compatible with a vast majority of bands.
     
  3. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    The problem is you will if not the first time eventually nick the edges of the slots of an aluminum Apple Watch by sliding the stainless band ends into place. I have done it myself. I wouldn't slide any band into an aluminum sport watch except for ones with soft plastic or rubber connectors. The stainless steel will make very small nicks in the aluminum, maybe 1/5 of the time you slide it in.
     
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    That's why I suggested, to many members' dismay, that galvanic corrosion is a potential problem if you subject it to salt (sweat from working out, wearing the watch on a hot day, etc.).
     
  5. Johnno87 macrumors member

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    I'm thinking to buy a black link bracelet. Somebody experience with damage to the aluminum sport watch with a metal bracelet
     
  6. Strom41 macrumors newbie

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    I'm interested in this combination myself. I could see the black link being a occasional formal option - or the black leather.
     
  7. ivandr macrumors regular

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    image.jpg I have a space black link bracelet on my space grey sport watch. I swap the band multiple times a day (take off to put sport band on before working out and put back on after working out). I've been doing this for two months now and I don't have a single mark on my watch near where the bands slide in, so I'm not really sure what people are fretting about earlier in the thread...
    Left is space grey watch and right is space black SS watch:

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    Honestly I think the brushed look of the space black link bracelet matches up even better with the space grey sport than with the SBSS watch it ships with
     
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    that does look great!! how is it that you have 2 space black link bracelets? do they sell them separately somewhere?
     
  10. ivandr macrumors regular

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    The Space Black Stainless Steel Watch & Band (on the right) was sent to me as a replacement for the defective Space Black Link Bracelet (the one on the left had a problem with the butterfly clasp when still new). I had to send back the Space Black SS watch and the defective bracelet. I just took advantage of having both in hand to snap side by side pics.

    As to how/where I got just a separate Space Black Link Bracelet that I wear with my Space Grey Sport watch? Ebay.
     
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    Anyone in the UK had an luck obtaining one of these link bracelets at a reasonable price and quality? Many of the places people have been obtaining them from on here won't ship to the UK!
     
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    Would you please post more photos from different angles of the SGS + Black Steel band? It looks very nice! Next to figure out a way to order just the band (if it really is durable enough for daily wear). And is it comfortable?
     
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  16. Treble macrumors 6502

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    It's a clone mate and its holding up fine for £30
     
  17. ivandr macrumors regular

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    See below for more pics, if you have a particular angle that you don't see that you'd like, let me know and I can take a picture...
    I've been wearing my SB link bracelet pretty much daily since the first week of July (~2 months at this point) and it looks as good as the day I started wearing it. I don't baby it, but I'm conscious of where I walk so I don't slam into things. I do work a desk job so the chance of damage/scratches isn't as high as a more physical type of work. I also wear it outside of work all the time too (I've had a few bumps with metal door handles, seat corners etc) but none of those left marks beyond what I could rub off with the cleaning cloth.

    It's super comfortable and after I got used to the weight (few days) I forget that it's on my wrist. I have fallen asleep tons of times wearing it and it doesn't bother me in my sleep. As far as sizing goes, it's awesome to be able to adjust so easily as I find that my wrist size changes throughout the day. I've found a size that while it's a little loose, functions for the entire day without feeling discomfort and needing to take it off. (Even loose like this the heart beat recording still usually happens every 10 minutes throughout the day)

    The last two images showing the bracelet laid flat were taken just now, you can see that there are no visible marks or scratches that are noticeable after 2 months of daily wear (including being swapped onto and off the watch most days)

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  18. dBeats macrumors 6502a

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    I've been wearing a space grey sport watch with a Milanese loop SS for months now and I have no such nicks. I switch back and forth between the sport strap and milanese loop multiple times a week. (weekend fun activity gets sport strap, daily work gets milanese loop).
     
  19. ivandr macrumors regular

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    Agreed, I've been wearing my link bracelet for two months, usually changing it daily (to sport band to work out) and I have no marks of any kind on my bracelet or the body of my space grey watch. Not sure if the poster you were replying to is exceptionally rough while changing bands or was fear mongering/spreading rumors that using a SS band with an aluminum watch would cause damage.
     
  20. FriendlyMackle macrumors regular

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    You are awesome, Ivandr! Thanks for the information regarding your experience with the bracelet and SGS, as well as the great photos. It really does look fantastic! I was worried that the color difference between the SGS and steel link bracelet would be quite noticeable -- but I see that it is not! A very nice match up.
     
  21. FriendlyMackle macrumors regular

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    And, another thought -- do you think that the metal will not hold up with sweat (heavy exercise - running, weights)? I am lazy...lol...would rather not swap out bands unless really necessary. I mean it sounds like it is pretty comfortable, so for running it wouldn't be a problem. Weights I probably would switch to the rubber-fluoroelastomer because of the flexibility and not needing to worry about scratching the band with weights, etc.
     
  22. FriendlyMackle macrumors regular

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    Wow - that's a clone? I just found one that looks identical on ebay -- for $99; I wonder if it is the same. It looks pretty much exactly like the apple bracelet (except for the clasp interior mechanism, as far as I can tell). So, the color is holding up (no discoloration) - how long have you been wearing it now. And who was the seller on ebay that you found?
     
  23. ivandr macrumors regular

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    I think it would hold up fine on a run but I find the heart rate sensor isn't as spot on with how tightly (ie somewhat loose) I wear my link bracelet. I could remove a link to make it tighter, but at that point if I've already separated the links to do this, its only a few more seconds to swap to another band. At this point I have a rhythm to change bands and can probably go from one to the other in 10 seconds... 15 including the time to take it off and put it back on my wrist. It becomes super easy very quickly.

    I worry that lifting weights (or doing pushups or anything that causes flexing in the forearm) could put a lot of stress on the connections between links. Since I've got a few sports bands, and paid a fair amount for my link bracelet, I take the cautious route and just use the sports band for working out, running & biking.

    EDIT: And to answer your other question, I don't think sweat is a problem for the link bracelet... I've been wearing it during some really hot humid weather and its gotten covered in sweat several times. A damp cloth and it all wipes away.
     

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