Surprise - Black Milanese Loop

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  1. valleydesign macrumors member

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    What are your thoughts on March 9 surprises? Apple isn't going to hold press event without having a thing or two up their sleeve. I'm really hoping a black Milanese Loop is one of them.

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    Looks so much nicer than the mismatched standard steel Milanese Loop and Space Black SS case.
     
  4. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Yes! This is exactly what I've wanted and have stated several times, Apple should make a black Milanese loop!
     
  5. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    That looks really nice. I hope that Apple do that.
     
  6. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    I am one of the ones hoping for that.
     
  7. Deanster macrumors regular

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    I love the idea, but given that the black SS watch and bracelet are DLC-coated, it seems unlikely.

    I'm not an expert on DLC application, but my understanding is that it's effectively 'sprayed' on (at extremely high temps), which means it needs to go onto the exterior of finished pieces - it wouldn't go evenly onto the interior of the woven mesh, and (I think) if they applied it to the unwoven wire, it wouldn't then be able to be woven.

    If someone with more-specific expertise has input, I'd much welcome either a confirmation or correction.
     
  8. valleydesign thread starter macrumors member

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    I just find it a little odd that they would launch with a black SS watch and only 1 higher end band that meant to match it...
     
  9. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Why would the Milanese Loop need to be DLC-coated? They can simply color the mesh (before weaving) the appropriate shade to match Space Black.
     
  10. Mikes1 macrumors member

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    With what?
     
  11. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Sharpie
     
  12. Mikes1 macrumors member

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    Well it wouldn't flake off:D
     
  13. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    So I'm not an expert on this but I thought steel can be colored by controlling the thickness of chrome oxide that forms.
     
  14. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

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    Even if that's possible (I'm not a metallurgist), it's not the process used to color the Watch, and might not be able to offer the desired Ives-approved hue. Besides, regardless of the process, any surface treating would wear off as the links of the band rubs against themselves, causing discoloration and tackiness galore.
     
  15. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    Yes, I'd consider the space black if I could get it on a black sport band.

    I think there's a good explanation for it only being on the link band though. Let's assume that Apple charges the same price for it as the standard link Watch. That would make the Space Black have a higher average selling price because it is only sold with the link, and also have higher average profit than the standard model. This makes it feasible to sell it at the same price as the Standard, even though it costs more to make. The other option would be to make it available for any band, but make each version cost more than its standard counterpart.

    Because it's not available with a Sport or leather band, it's making me think that it'll actually not be any extra. They're basically getting you to pay up because it's more costly to make. To the person choosing between which link bracelet, it doesn't seem like Apple makes more profit on the Space Black, but when the standard is averaged with the lower priced options, the Space Black does have higher margins. That what I'm expecting anyway.
     
  16. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    You can order the Space Gray black sport band separately.
     
  17. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    But if you don't like the link bracelet, and don't plan on using it, you'd end up with an expensive band sitting unused in your drawer.
     
  18. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Who says you can't sell it to a lowly Watch Sport owner? :D

    (I'm just kidding, people :p )
     
  19. saschke macrumors 6502

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    That looks epic. Would love them to eventually come out with that. I plan on getting the black stainless steel version with the link bracelet. Next to the white sport band, this would compliment my band collection nicely :)
     
  20. marvz macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure there will be more and more bands over time. They simply can add more bands/styles and keep the interest in the Apple Watch with them.
    Also pretty great marketing strategy to keep the money flowin'! :cool:
     
  21. TheDeviceUser macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I think we might even see more straps this year, maybe at the iPhone event.

    Or, they'll release all new straps every time a new watch comes out, and then, people who have the current watch can just buy a new strap, if they don't want to buy a new watch.
     
  22. TheDeviceUser macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I think we might even see more straps this year, maybe at the iPhone event.

    Or, they'll release all new straps every time a new watch comes out, and then, people who have the current watch can just buy a new strap, if they don't want to buy a new watch.
     
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    Apple, if you are reading this, MAKE THAT! I WILL GIVE YOU MY MONEY!!
     

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