SS link bracelet

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Furzul, May 16, 2015.

  1. Furzul macrumors 6502

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    I am thinking about buying a SS steel link bracelet for my 42 SS watch. Does any body have anythink to say about them? Are they worth the money? Comfortable? Well made? Or anything else. Much appreciated.
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    TBO, it's very personal. For me, it's worth the money, I am not only getting the link bracelet, but the Black SS as well.

    I am still waiting my watch to come, but I did try all the watch in the store. The link bracelet works well for me. I only wear metal link bracelet watch in the last 15 years. This one is quite good indeed. A very smart way to adjust the size.
     
  3. Furzul thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for your thoughts. The watch I am wearing at the moment ( I get my Apple watch on Monday ) has a link bracelet,( don't think it cost £360 though ) but it is very comfortable. I am very tempted though. I see delivery for the link is just 2/3 weeks. What the hell, you have talked me into it, don't tell the missus though.
     
  4. edlex macrumors 68000

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    To me the link bracelet looks like the only band that is perfectly designed for the watch. All the bands look great in Apple's pictures but not so much on people's wrists. The link actually maintains the curve of the watch around the wrist as opposed to pulling straight down making the watch look more block like. I'm waiting for my link watch to arrive late June.
     
  5. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a

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    I love the look, but couldn't justify the price.

    I've worn link bracelet watches in the past and they feel very comfortable since they are infinitely flexible and follow the contours of my wrist much better than a solid band...but that price...ouch
     
  6. Furzul thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It is very expensive I agree. But, I drive a Landrover and spend over one hundred pounds a month on diesel so it is only 3 months fuel. I to am trying to justify it.
     
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    You manage to spend just £100 a month on fuel for a Land Rover?! Do you mainly walk to places? ;) Out of term time I'm spending £50 a week to keep my little 1 Series going!
     
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Good point. I hadn't thought about that.
     
  9. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a

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    This makes me laugh as I do this on a lot of things I buy...work out what I would be giving up...

    eg...I like that t-shirt..it's only 4 pints....I could afford it
     
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    Furzul thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Series one. That my friend is a collectors item. But what mileage do you do? I do about 5000 a year, most of it off road. And engine efficiency has improved over the last 50 years.
     
  11. shenfrey macrumors 68000

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    I just cancelled my pre order. I'm a bit too young to wear a link bracelet in my opinion, I personally feel they are mainly for older guys 35+. I'm gonna stick with the sport bands, I find myself more suited to them.
     
  12. Kahalu'u Bob macrumors 6502a

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    Funny: "older guys 35+"! From my vantage point, 35 is a youngster.

    But I agree with your point. I think age and the associated fashion expectations make a big difference in a person's preference in bands and also in watch size. The link bracelet suits me just fine, and I also prefer the smaller 38mm size, which looks more balanced to my eye. But I absolutely recognize that is a matter of personal taste and one greatly influenced by my age and the watches I have worn since I was young.
     
  13. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    You know what they see about land rovers? Make sure you get the color your mechanic likes b.c it will be driving it more than you :p
     
  14. rhsmd1 macrumors member

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    I am a watch addict, and I think the SS Link was the band that the SS watch was designed for.
    The band is excellent, but in my opinion, I wish that it was of a heavier steel.
     
  15. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Based on the various comments here such as yours, I was expecting the link bracelet to be significantly lighter. I was surprised to find it's only a tad lighter than the $1,000 link bracelet I stopped wearing over 10 years ago. It may not be on the heavy side to a watch addict such as yourself but I don't know what purpose making it heavier serves.
     
  16. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    Time will devour you too youngling.
     
  17. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a

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    Loving mine. Better than expected and I had high expectations.
     
  18. Furzul thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh, to be 35 again.
     
  19. Eric5964 macrumors regular

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    The link bracelet is excellent. I am a watch collector, and find it amazing that it took Apple to design a "size on the go" watch band, where you can remove links without tools. Extremely comfortable and stylish. It is quite a bit thinner than other steel bands that I own, but I think that is what I like about it. People say it's way too expensive, but I have paid twice that for a steel bracelet, that doesn't possess half of the engineering. Good luck!

    EricE
     
  20. n8huckins macrumors regular

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    I am 25, engineering career. I love my link band, I have 2 other bands (both Apple) and the link band is miles away the nicest.

    It's not just old guys ;) I can wear that to my office, another office, meetings, etc and never have to switch because it is both professional and casual all at the same time.
     
  21. angle macrumors regular

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    The link bracelet is amazing! Perfect weight and it compliments the look of the SS quite nicely! I'm a young(er) guy and feel it's classy / stylish (but YMMV). Highly recommend!
     
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    I'll be there next year. Pretty much feel these years have been the best of life so far.
     
  23. Furzul thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you all for your opinions.
    I have now orders on. Delivers between 22/5 28/5.
     

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