Third Party leather band matching space gray sport?

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  1. joshcls macrumors 6502

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    Anybody seen one?

    and is it just me, or are all the current offerings from third parties really weak?

    I think whoever can really nail the leather + space gray al-you-miny-um look is going to make a boat load of money.
    Starting with me.

    Can't wait until the third party market takes off!

    Anyone else looking for this combo?
     
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    I think it may be a bit too soon so we have to wait a little before we see a supernova explosion of a third party bands and we all get spoiled for choices.
     
  4. Squid7085 macrumors 6502a

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    This is exactly what I want/need. The leather buckle with attachments in the Space grey color I would pay decent money for. I just need a strap for the times I need to look professional. I think given the sports lack of "approved" fancy options, that is probably ripe for third-party vendors.

    With that said, the leather loop looks great, I will probably get one, but the $150 just stings a bit.
     
  5. joshcls thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My OCD can't handle the stainless steel buckle paired with the space gray aluminum watch... believe me, I've tried.

    Additionally, I can't justify $150 for a band...
     
  6. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    I think it looks pretty nice actually, but I agree that it's a bit pricey.

    Biggest thing for me (200mm wrist) is that most of the third party bands don't seem to cover as wide a range of wrist sizes as Apple's bands.
     
  7. RichiMac macrumors regular

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    team monowear bands

    Monowear makes some nice looking bands in most materials. The gray ones are currently only in nylon, but look great. Here's the site:

    http://www.monoweardesign.com/shop
     
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    Do you think the black metal one would fit well with the SG aluminum sport model? Seems like it might....
     
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    I'm trying to find a nice brown leather strap, to go with the aluminium, really struggling so far :(
     
  10. RichiMac macrumors regular

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    Looks like it would. I notice it's available with 3 styles of adapters to make sure it matches your watch. They have a 30 day return policy, I believe. But check the site details.

    I will probably order from them. But now I am focused on getting the watch. :confused::apple:

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    Here you go

    http://www.monoweardesign.com/shop/leather-dark-brown
     
  11. joshcls thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, really not impressed with the monowear bands --- they don't really appeal to me. Definitely not the nylon, and the leather seems to have way too much going on.
     
  12. RichiMac macrumors regular

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    I like the military look of the olive nylon. Great to wear for off-roading. The leather looks nice, but I just noticed it is suede. Would prefer smooth tanned leather.

    I was originally interested in the ss link bands. They are less than 1/4 price of the apple version, and look decently made. But I will probably wait until they get into peoples hands and we see some reviews.

    So far they look better made than any other 3rd bands I've seen.
     
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