Third Party SS Watch Band

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by warburg, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. warburg, Nov 3, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2015

    warburg macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2008
    I've been thinking of getting a third-party SS watch band for my 42 mm SS Apple Watch. I'm puzzled by the huge price difference, ranging from $16.99 to over $200 for those offered. Many purport to be 3161 stainless steel, and most of the pictures look identical. They all are made in China. I wonder if the offerings are all the same band, only at different prices. Has anyone bought one of these bands or can recommend any of them?
  2. questioner76 macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2011
  3. DarthVader! macrumors regular


    Oct 3, 2013
  4. warburg thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2008
    Do you need adapters for these third-party bands, or do they slide on and off just as the Apple bands do?
  5. Jessem1133 macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2014
    Slide on and off. Adapters are built in.
  6. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I see so many ebay sellers with Milinese loops - what should I look out for?
  7. warburg thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2008
    Well, after looking at all the third-party offers and getting thoroughly mixed up about the difference between a $16.95 band and a $200 band, I finally bought the real Apple SS 42 and 38 mm. bands for me and my wife. It's ridiculously expensive, but removes all doubts.
  8. daghstdrummer macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2012
    Manhattan, NY
    The Magnet is really good i've had no issues. really strong.

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