Took the plunge!!

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ssledoux, May 16, 2016.

  1. ssledoux macrumors 6502

    ssledoux

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    Just got a white 38mm sport in "like new, barely used" condition off eBay for $220 shipped after making a couple offers. I got on Amazon and ordered a little glass protector, and a silver Milanese loop band.

    I figure if I don't like it or use it enough, I should have no problem getting most of my money back reselling.

    I'm generally a watch wearer though, so I'm thinking there's no reason I won't enjoy having it - didn't really cost me any more than my Michael Kors watch, and it doesn't do anything but tell time, so I'm pretty pleased.

    I would like to have some other band options that look feminine, because I DO think the face of the AW is a bit masculine, and I'm pretty small, so any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Congrats on your purchase. You can consider the Modern Buckle band.

    "The fun-to-use buckle system will make men jealous of this female focused Modern Buckle, but the style is a bit more decidedly feminine overall. Stuff like this should also make the traditional watch industry a bit jealous, given the very slick visual look and engineering. This is perhaps the most formal and elegant of the bands for women, and is a logical "step up" from the more basic Apple Watch Classic Buckle if something more colorful and interesting is needed. This is also a premium option, given that compared to the $49 - $149 prices of the other Apple Watch straps, the Apple Watch Modern Buckle is $249. Consider this the "lifestyle" strap for women who want their Apple Watch to look classy."
     
  3. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats! And great price. My wife absolutely LOVES her modern buckle. You should check it out. She also likes the woven nylon bands. She seems to have a lot of fun matching her various bands to her outfit.
     
  4. Mac2me macrumors 6502a

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    I hope you like yours. I went with the 42mm size and was concerned about it looking more masculine but it doesn't look that way to me now. There is a Ladies Only thread under the AW Accessories area you might enjoy checking out...bands and such stuff. Focus is on watch looks for women. http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/ladies-only-thread-accessories-and-more.1897768/

    It took me a little bit to find my way around the interface (the online guide really is useful if you sit down with it :)--downloadable as an iBook); and periodically I would try adding or learning new things to do with mine since it really can do a lot with it if you know it's there. Found a group of things I like to do with mine and sure you will to.

    I will second the new woven bands as being very comfortable, especially as summer approaches. One of my favorite go-to bands right now.
     
  5. Armen macrumors 604

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    Not sure if you bought the original Milanese Loop from Apple but you can get one on Amazon for $20.00. I've owned both and can't tell the difference.

    http://www.amazon.com/Unique-JETech...op&qid=1463471830&ref_=sr_1_sc_2&sr=8-2-spell
     
  6. ssledoux thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Bought a knockoff Milanese loop from Amazon. I got the one that said it was a"Best Seller." It had almost 5 stars with 800+ reviews I believe.

    I'd like to get a couple more bands (I will probably never actually wear the white sport band). I'm looking to get a third-party sport band in a couple different colors, a leather band, and maybe a nylon as well. Any suggestions for the better third-party ones to purchase?
     
  7. ladytonya macrumors 6502a

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    The 3rd party sport bands are crap, they're silicone and pick up lint and dust like crazy! I've returned two, one MoKo and one generic from Amazon, I wouldn't wear them they were so bad. Right now I'm still sporting the original lavender sports band and haven't found any on Amazon that I would wear.
     
  8. ssledoux thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well that sucks. I guess I'll just look at other options; maybe I can find some of the Apple ones on eBay for a good price. I just want a color other than white, although I don't really LOVE the sports band colors.
     
  9. kkkace macrumors newbie

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  10. Armen macrumors 604

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    Probably the same one I got from JE Tech.
     
  11. IphoneIssues macrumors 65816

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    All about what you consider feminine. First time I heard the watch looking masculine. Bands are pretty neutral. There are many color options. Maybe a couple nice leather bands.
     
  12. ssledoux thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah it's true it is people's perceptions. I guess it seems masculine to me because I've always worn fairly small, round, bracelet-style watches; most recently a smaller faced Michael Kors in silver, which was pretty identical to the 3 Citizen watches I'd had before it (I don't get out the box much). ;-p

    I've ordered the loop, have a red leather band in my cart (I think I'd like that for our Disney trip in a few months), and am going to try and get a couple more to play around with.
     

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