The SS Apple Watch Leather Loop update thread

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  1. jabingla2810, Apr 21, 2015
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    jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    I ordered within the first minute of the store going live, but my order remains in the 4-6 week window.

    Anybody else who ordered the Leather Loop Apple Watch having any better luck?
     
  2. FrancoRumors macrumors 6502

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    SS, blue leather loop. 3:05 email. 4-6. No charge - no change.

    Leather loop manufacturing must be the holdup.
     
  3. stewartnm macrumors newbie

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    SS, black leather loop, 12:04 email. Still 4-6 weeks...
     
  4. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    Same. 42mm SS with black leather loop. 12:03am here - still 4-6 weeks.
     
  5. Exile714 macrumors 6502a

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    Stone leather loop, still says 2-4 weeks.

    Yes, you read that right. The watches with leather loops started at 4-6 weeks but the straps alone ship in 2-4 weeks.

    I guess it takes two extra weeks to attach the straps to the watches?
     
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  7. jabingla2810 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It looks like Apple literally has 0 of the Leather Loop Apple Watches ready to go at launch.

    How strange.
     
  8. benguild macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I was on the website as soon as it opened and it was 4-6 weeks. That's why I ordered two watches...
     
  9. backfire103 macrumors member

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    Makes me feel a little better about the fact I opted for the Sport and ordered a leather loop separately. Didn't realize that these were gonna be so hard to come by. I'll still stop by the store when they open out of desperation.
     
  10. ColoArtist macrumors regular

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    I ordered a SG Sport and a large black leather loop separately.

    SG Sport confirmed at 1:06 got 4-6 weeks (5/13-5/27). No change in status.

    But ordered 1 minute later, the band got 2-4 weeks (4/29-5/12). No change in status.

    The following Monday, 4/13 I decided an extra charger would be handy. I ordered one and got a 2-4 week shipping time. Yesterday it changed to shipping, then late in the day, to shipped. On-Trac shows a delivery date of tomorrow, 4/23.
     
  11. FrancoRumors macrumors 6502

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    Warning: pure speculation - if they underestimated demand for the leather loops or had a shortage to begin with - this type of band is not as easy to ramp up production. Dying leather takes longer and is more prone to quality issues than...let's say a sport band. What I mean to say is leather has an inherent manufacturing time associated with it just like the link bracelet. Some aspects can't be sped up... However I am still expecting a watch with a bright blue loop to arrive on Friday. My Apple trust is undying.
     
  12. jabingla2810 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I wish I had your optimism!
     
  13. stewartnm macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately, I ordered the SS with black leather loop, then a sport band separately. If I would have know these were an immediate 4-6 week wait, 1) I wouldn't have bothered to stay up and order 2 minutes after the store opened, and 2) I would have ordered a different band combo in the first place and waited for the leather loop. Oh well, nothing is going to change the shipping time so I'll just wait over here in the corner...:confused:
     
  14. FrancoRumors macrumors 6502

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    So, despite realizing that apple chat associates don't know anymore than the rest of us about specific shipping times and logistics... I still asked because I had a question about in store band exchanges after launch.

    First I asked about my 42mm SS bright blue leather loop...I took off of work and am thinking about going in since it looks like I will not be getting a delivery.. The chat associate asked what my order status showed.. I said 4- 6 weeks, they replied if it is not showing a date is is not scheduled or out for delivery (DUH), but they then went on to say "However, I would keep checking your order status often in the coming days."....Probably just to continue the madness of checking my order status a few times a day but maybe they expect some of the later estimates to be bumped up today or tomorrow.

    Next I asked about band exchanges in store. I ordered a Large loop because my wrist is exactly 180 mm. After seeing some of the reviews and try ons I am afraid I should have went with a medium. The apple rep said there will absolutely be inshore band exchanges within 14 days of receiving the apple watch....

    So hopefully if my wrist is too small for a large they will have some blue leather loops in store waiting for me.
     
  15. benguild macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I feel your pain. I ended up ordering a second watch because of the delays on the leather loop.
     
  16. stewartnm macrumors newbie

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    If you don't mind my asking, what was the second one you ordered and what kind of ship time did you get?
     
  17. benguild macrumors 6502a

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    42mm Milanese Loop. Is currently "preparing for shipment" here in Japan. Perhaps that one wasn't as popular here, but I honestly ordered it like 15min after I think and it was still within the initial shipping window.
     
  18. stewartnm macrumors newbie

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    Ahh, okay. It seemed like that one was pretty popular here in the US, Apple must have prepared for it judging by a lot of April 24 windows people got with that model.
     
  19. pmau macrumors 65816

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    My 42mm, SS, Stone Leather also has no update.
     
  20. jonhlutke macrumors member

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    42 SS Black Leather Loop still processing. Ordered the 4/17.
     
  21. jabingla2810 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Not looking good for us in terms of getting these by Friday like some others who have had their orders pushed forward, but Can't really complain.

    Hang in there fellow Leather Loop buyers!
     
  22. jonhlutke macrumors member

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    I don't mind waiting passed friday, but anything earlier than June is welcome.
     
  23. Marky1982 macrumors newbie

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    Status SS 42 mm with Leather Loop

    Hi,

    I'm wondering, because a lot of watches are being 'shipped' or 'prepared for shipment', but I've seen no SS 42 mm with Leather Loop so far. What are your status updates?
     
  24. pmau macrumors 65816

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  25. BMCoaster macrumors newbie

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    I ordred the Leather Loop with SS in 42 mm and until now, no change from my status. Just processing

    I hope that the leather loop models come asap :)
     

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