Third Party Bands for Apple Watch 2

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  1. warburg macrumors 6502a

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    Are there any third-party bands for the Apple Watch that don't require any adapter. I have a 42 mm SS AW 2.
     
  2. doboy macrumors 68000

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    There are tons of them in Watch Accessories section.
     
  3. warburg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The Watch Accessories section of what? I'm asking about third-party bands, not Apple bands.
     
  4. tromboneaholic macrumors 65816

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    Might have been discussed to death over the last year and a half in the accessories forum, since it's the same connector. Hint: wrong forum and question.
     
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    Liar. Those are just for Series 1
     
  7. warburg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see any third-party bands specifically for Series 2 watches that don't require an adapter, but perhaps it doesn't matter since Apple bands will fit both Series 1 and 2.
     
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    Happy to read your sophomoric knee jerk response. The adapters are universal, being the bands are the exact same fit for both models, thus the bands are readily available.
     
  9. warburg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What does "it's the same connector" mean? I've never been on the Accessories forum, but I certainly don't see anything inappropriate about the question on this forum.
     
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    No they are not. The bands are distinctly different as everyone in the accessories forum has already stated. Please stop trolling.
     
  11. mlourenco9 macrumors newbie

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    Milanese band, from JETech, black In a AW SS série 2.
    Amazon.es.[​IMG]
     
  12. warburg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, how different are they? I'm using my SS link and Milanese Loop bands on my new Series 2 Apple Watch, and they seem to fit perfectly.
     
  13. Relentless Power, Oct 8, 2016
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    As the OP even stated, it works with Gen 2 listed above. Try a little harder if you want to engage in discussion next time or do you yourself a favor and read the posts. But I can understand that can be difficult.
     
  14. doboy macrumors 68000

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    Apple Watch series 0,1, & 2 all use the same connection. I don't know where you got the idea that it used different connectors. I'm sure if we were knowledgeable enough to find this forum you can find the Watch accessories forum.

    Edit:apparantly moderators were kind enough to move this thread to accessories forum.
     
  15. Mac2me, Oct 9, 2016
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    You sound like a new Apple Watch owner. Hope you like it. I have a 42mm SS AW1 and still love it.

    If I understand your question, any 3rd party silicone sport band for example won't require an adapter since the locking tabs are built into the strap. Now a days there are third party bands sold with classic style adapters included with the strap so no need to buy them separately. This wasn't true when the watch first came out. I think you'll find the majority of third party bands sold in the various styles are now supplying the lugs (adapters/connectors).

    As of a number of months ago Apple through another party sells OEM classic adapters/lugs to authorized band developers. These will probably be those that offer more expensive quality bands. Other less expensive alternative bands probably have their own adapter manufactures. Apple has specific requirements for its authorized band developers such as meeting strap tolerances (width, thickness, strength, etc) and meeting screw tolerances for mounting the straps onto the lugs. Most importantly I think is the loctite adhesive to be used. Those little screws used in the classic style adapters will come out from daily vibrations if not properly set with adhesive.

    From posts on the forum you will see that some people who have bought 3rd party bands have reported problems with straps separating, lug screws coming out and watch cases falling off as a result. Even people buying the 3rd party link and milanese style bands have reported various issues. If you're considering buying a third party band, do research on the brand and company selling it. You will sometimes get what you pay for in materials, workmanship, and/or warranty. Things have gotten better with 3rd party bands but still do some research.
     
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