UK Apple Watch Straps/Bands

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by Blujelly, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    hi All,

    I know this has been covered in other threads but there are a few which are just US based.

    I'm getting my Apple Watch in the next week I have slim case lined up for it, but I'm after a strap 3rd party.

    Any good recommendations? Preferable link bracket type but open to all options

    Thanks all.
     
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  3. Blujelly thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Know if any good 3rd party straps? Any common ones that have had good reviews?
     
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    What I don't like about Jetech is that the reviews refer to multiple products. For example if you read the reviews for the stainless steel band, you'll find reviews for some cables, for a leather band, for a charger etc.
     
  7. tony_glasgow, Aug 28, 2015
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    Don't discount looking at CEX for 'seconds' which, for the most part, were just bands that were taken straight from Apple Store to CEX store for a quick cash in.

    I've bought two sports bands (£18) and the link bracelet (£250) all of which were brand new in original packaging. Prices fluctuate but are falling generally - blue down to £15 and pink down to £10.

    (As an added bonus it's nice to know CEX paid £450 for the link bracelet in June and I paid almost half for it)

    I took in a two year old iPhone 5S and got almost £300 in vouchers so in the end cost me nothing and I can stop looking at eBay daily for a decent link bracelet!
     
  8. Blujelly thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Didn't actually think of CEX thanks!
     
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    I've owned all of these.....and sent them all back except the Snugg leather strap (in Brown). They are all very cheapy and this is reflected in the cost.

    The Snugg leather strap (last link) is very high quality with a perfect fit to the Watch. Highly recommended.
     
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    Can't say I'm a massive fan of leather straps
     
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    Fair enough.

    IMO the official Apple straps are the only ones worth considering at the moment.

    3rd parties can't even get the Sports bands 100% yet.
     
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    Yeah true if need be I can just send it all back if I don't feel comfortable with it.

    My mate is looking into getting a leather strap. You never know I might tries his and prefer it after all
     
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    Thanks ;)
     
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    Should arrive today I'll take some pictures if you want? Unfortunately there wont be a Apple Watch attached to it.
     
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    So my verdict from what i bought

    JeTech Band - Awful - all the pins broke extremely easily meaning the strap became void
    Spigen AW Case (Clear) - Protective wise was great, looks not perfect made the watch feel and look very cheap and the light would reflect of the clear plastic case.
    Spigen AW Case (Black) - Protective wise was great, looks wise i prefer if i had a choice I'd prefer to have ac case but my line of work its best i have one ( see pictures attached)
    Spigen AW Stand - Nice little stand does the job and will work great when AW iOS2 comes out! (see attached)
     

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    Has anyone found any watch band connectors which match the silver Sport's finish?
     
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  20. Blujelly, Sep 6, 2015
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    Ended up buying another 2 straps that i saw of Amazon.

    Snug Leather Strap - Really nice leather strap, wasn't really up for a leather strap haven't been the greatest of fans of them. I think if you a leather strap person this strap is great for you, but for me were the leather hadn't set it yet, it would raise the AW of my wrist. Even if I went to the point of were it was tight on my wrist it still would raise up. Maybe over time the leather would set it and it would feel better, but it just wasn't for me.

    Buyee Link Bracelet - Just what i wanted! After my problems with the JETech bracelet I thought the same with this, but everything about the link bracelet was better then last, even the packaging was. The second I opened it and saw the packaging i knew it was going to be better. Plus the other one had its on link removal kit (which broke...) this one didn't, just got back from having it corrected.

    Fits really well feels and looks great. So ill be sticking with this as my every day use strap, and my AW Sport strap for gym use etc.

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