The Extra Band/Strap Processing/Shipping Thread

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by mchoffa, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. mchoffa macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    Just wondering if anyone that ordered an extra band to go along with their watch has had the band ship yet, or are they filling watch orders first?
  2. matthew23 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2010
    The Extra Band/Strap Processing/Shipping Thread

    Since a lot of watches are now shipping, I figured this was inevitable so I'll start it out. I ordered the 38 SS with black sports band. I then ordered the 38mm Milanese band on 4/10 around 10am CST. It is still processing with an estimated delivery window of 4/29-5/12. I later on 4/10 ordered the 38mm black classic band (must have been around 4pm CST and have a shipping window of "May."

    I am almost as excited for the straps to arrive as I am the watch. I haven't seen anyone with straps shipping yet. When do you guys think the bands and straps will start shipping? With Apple's track record I would have to think they'll ship early in their respective windows, if not sooner.

    Also…given that the some of the straps are $150+, do you think we will need to sign for delivery for them like we do the watches?

    finally, do you think and bands or straps will be in stores on launch day? My guess is no seeing that they are not shipping right away for online orders. When you you think they will be available in stores?

    Discuss amongst yourselves.
  3. TEBnewyork macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2009
    Any movement on band orders?

    Without getting pounded on from people waiting for watches, has anyone had any updates on extra bands?

    My delivery window doesn't start until the 29th and I'm in no way starting this thread for people to rant about other stuff or a botched launch.
  4. lunaoso macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2012
    Boston, MA
    Both my 38mm Milanese and my 38mm blue sports band are still processing, 4/29-5/12. Hopefully they see movement soon. I can't wait to wear the Milanese!
  5. CC117 macrumors 6502


    Feb 25, 2013
    Blue leather loop not shipping until May :(

    I won't be too sad as I have my watch due to arrive tomorrow :D
  6. cdrwinston macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2010
    My watch has changed to shipped. But the milanese band is still in processsing. I had assumed that I would get the band before the watch since I originally had a June ship date. Happy Days!
  7. mchoffa thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    I wish now that I'd ordered the SS with white sport for my wife and Modern Buckle after the fact, because right now it's got a May 13-27 delivery and just May for her sport band. If she gets the watch, she won't be able to wear it on runs/working out until the band comes.

    Mine on the other hand is SS with black sport band and who knows when those will ship. I might end up getting my link bracelet and milanese loop before I get my watch!
  8. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
    I believe all extra bands were purposely held back a few days as not to flood the carriers with parcels to deliver.
  9. TxRN macrumors member


    Apr 22, 2015
    On the move
    My 42 Milanese is still processing. My SS white sports band has shipped. Think it was a good thing I didn't order it reversed or the watch would still be processesing too. I was in the 4-6 weeks batch.
  10. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2012
    Swindon, England
    42mm Milanese processing June Delivery
    42mm White Sport processing May delivery
  11. matthew23 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2010
    I think I am going to stop by the Apple store tomorrow after I get my watch just to see, on the off chance, if they have any bands. If they have the classic leather or Milanese I'll buy and cancel my online orders. Not likely however. I have a feeling they will be hard to get in stores for a while....
  12. surferfb macrumors regular


    Nov 7, 2007
    Washington DC
    I'm waiting for a Link Bracelet and a Sport Bracelet - both are still processing. Watch is arriving tomorrow.
  13. wxnats macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2014
    Ordered a medium black leather loop on 4/12. Processing and delivers in May.
  14. Fidget77 macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2015
    Ontario, Canada
    Has anyone ordered an extra band recently? I'm looking to buy a sport strap and really like the look of the leather loop. Apple Store says shipping for both is sometime in May.... I'm wondering if I should just hold out a bit and buy them when they appear in stores. Thoughts?
  15. Coffee50 macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2015
    You could check beginning tomorrow to see if they'll actually be in stores, if not, May 1st is next Friday, so the wait shouldn't be too long if you ended up ordering. You can always cancel if you find it before.

    I ordered a sports band & it's listed as shipping in May, but I'm going to check a few stores this weekend & see if they're available.
  16. eagleglen macrumors 65816


    Oct 2, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    I have a leather loop scheduled to be delivered 4/29 - 5/12, so hopefully it will ship next week. My SS watch with a sport band will be delivered today, on the 24th.
  17. alia macrumors 6502a


    Apr 2, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    38 mm Pink Sport - Shipping in May and still processing
    38 mm Modern Buckle - can't even order because it's listed as currently unavailable, and I didn't decide I wanted one until after I tried it on in the store
  18. 3under2 macrumors regular


    Apr 23, 2015
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Modern Buckle

    Has anyone heard when these will be available?
    I ordered the 38mm SS with milanese band (arrived yesterday) then ordered the black sport band the day after launch. That one is still processing.
  19. sbgilbert macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2015
    Modern Buckle

    I'm worried about the Modern Buckle. The only band that is "unavailable" to order. It's not the most popular so I can only imagine it's a manufacturing problem. That doesn't look good for the SS with Modern Buckle I ordered 4/10 at 12:03. Still in Processing and I wouldn't be surprised if they cancel it.
  20. simsdaniel macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2012
    Sacramento, California
    I have two out of four bands with the shipping range that starts Wednesday. In order for it to arrive Wednesday I'd assume it'll begin Preparing For Shipment today.
  21. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Why would they cancel it?
  22. zea mays macrumors 6502a

    zea mays

    Feb 10, 2007
    I have a 38 green and 38 milanese with 4/29 - 5/12 delivery and a 38mm pink with "May" delivery. No movement on any of them. No charges, nothing. Really want the milanese!

    The green will be returned as my 38mm green arrived yesterday. With no pinks even shipping yet, I'm resigned to the fact that I'll probably be waiting until May for that one.
  23. mobutt macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2010
    Large Light Brown leather loop, ordered on 12th, still processing, says here by May.
  24. sbgilbert macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2015
    Give up

    I gave up on order SS 38 with modern buckle. Cancelled it after ordering 4/10 at 12:03. Went to Apple Store and the rep ordered SS 38 classic band 4/12 and she is wearing it!
    Ordered the same. Bet it gets here before the first order would have.
  25. matthew23 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2010
    I ordered the 38mm SS with the black sport band. It received it yesterday and can say I love the sport band! It is so comfortable. And it looks pretty good too. I have the Milanese and the classic leather band ordered. Now I am considering if I need all of them. I'll probably end up keeping all of them but I really am pleasantly surprised by the sport band.

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