SS link bracelet is adjustable

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by CrAkD, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    I didn't see it here anywhere but during my try on appointment the apple employee was showing me why the steel link bracelet was so expensive. Each part was crafted individually and it supposedly takes 9 hours to make one. Also you don't need to goto the apple store or a jeweller to remove links each piece of the bracelet has like a tab on it you can push in to remove links in seconds she did it right infront of me with no tools and removed a few links in seconds. $500 is still expensive but made it a little easier to swallow.
     
  2. AbeFrohman macrumors 6502

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    With all due respect... Have you not read any of the hundreds of posts, news articles, press releases and Apple's own videos about this?
     
  3. kingofwale macrumors 6502a

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    how often do you adjust your band? There's no way they can justify 500 dollars for a bracelet. I'm waiting for third party band
     
  4. CrAkD thread starter macrumors 68040

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    With all due respect no I haven't cause I had no intention of buying it. I've been reading this forum everyday and havent seen it posted so maybe someone else with no intention of dropping the money will see this thread and think twice.

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    I agree with you but I still thought it was pretty cool
     
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    Have been under a rock for the last few months? :D
     
  6. Poochi macrumors 6502a

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    $500 is a fair price for any decent bracelet and Apple's link is the most innovative one available now.

    I wouldn't risk getting a cheap bracelet that may break and damage the watch when it fell off my wrist.

    Past experience with 3rd party accessories have not been all that great... Unless you are buying them as disposables but they will add up quickly to the cost of a genuine Apple product.
     
  7. CrAkD thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Lol I guess so. I balked at the price and never really investigated further but I thought I would of read it here somewhere must have just missed it. My bad bros.
     
  8. papa8706 macrumors 6502a

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    I just hope they keep the bands compatible in the future. If they do I don't mind the pricetag
     
  9. telefono macrumors 6502

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    +1

    Actually the cost of the Link Bracelet is about right considering how much they cost in the Swiss Made Brands. The quality is equivalent to the lower end of the Swiss brands which is very good. I'm happy with the quality and price.
     
  10. kingofwale macrumors 6502a

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    except it's not a Swiss hand made, it's Chinese machine made.
     
  11. Poochi macrumors 6502a

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    My Chinese made iPhone iPad MBP ATV are all doing fine after years of abuse.


    Made in China items are good quality when designed and QA by Apple
     
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    I was shown how to adjust link during my try-on.. each link has the push button to release the individual link, just like that for the bands.. its super simple.. you wont need any tools to adjust.. i think this was mentioned in keynote in sept or march..
     
  13. ssls6 macrumors 6502a

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    My question is......will apple sell extra links
     
  14. telefono macrumors 6502

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    I'm well aware it's not Swiss made and that's why I say it's priced accordingly. It's priced that much because it's not Swiss made. Like someone else said, our iPhones etc from Apple are made in China.

    People are shocked at the price of the SS Link bracelet because they don't know much about watches and that's fine. Apple is catering for everyone and that's why they offer the rubber strap etc.

    I once had the Pebble Steel for a very short time. The SS Bracelet is made in China and only cost about $30. It does not compare to the Apple SS Link bracelet. You get what you pay for

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    I will be removing about 4 links, and I'm sure many others will remove links as well. Maybe people will offer them in the Buy/Sell forum ?
     
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    edit: To remove personally identifying information not relevant to the thread.
     
  16. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a

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    Links removable with zero tools and a (very nearly) flush latching mechanism. Even on ~$1000+ watches you typically have a protrusion within the band at the bottom as thick as the band itself when it's folded. It's not terrible, but, a flush one is a pretty cool design element.
     
  17. Poochi macrumors 6502a

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    Tried it at Apple Store. It is available right now. (You just can't buy it yet)

    But the point stands, don't pick on technicality.
     
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    edit: To remove personally identifying information not relevant to the thread.
     
  19. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040

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    Wait, you really thought they were gonna sell a $500 bracelet that's not adjustable?? How many perfectly fit hands is that exactly? LOL

    ;)
     
  20. CrAkD thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Lol I meant self adjustable with no tools
     
  21. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    I'm pretty sure that this was information included in the announcement keynote/video back in September.
     
  22. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    Close, Jony mentioned it during a post keynote interview in September.
     
  23. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    Ah, my mistake - I thought I had seen it in the actual keynote.
     

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