Unofficial leather loop band - eBay

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by chrispurvis86, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. chrispurvis86 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I've been thinking of getting a leather loop band to go with my SG Sport. I happened to stumble across an item on eBay which looks very much like the official Apple bands.

    http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=361290170031

    Has anyone purchased/received one of these? I'm curious to see how they look and the quality of these.

    Cheers
    Chris
     
  2. leeingham macrumors 6502

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    Ive ordered this and still hasnt arrived so will update when it arrives
     
  3. chrispurvis86 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, please keep me posted. It looks too good to be true for the price!!
     
  4. leeingham macrumors 6502

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    My issue is it doesnt list a size and im currently the 3 pin from the start of the SMALL sport band so i think its gonna be too long and cant really cut it lol
     
  5. Trigeeks macrumors member

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    I ordered and different band from the same seller. After 3 weeks I canceled it because it never shipped. He refunded promptly.
     
  6. ianfann macrumors 6502

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    I ordered the exact same band from the exact same seller one month ago and it never shipped. Good thing I paid with Paypal and I am now in the process of getting my money back.
     
  7. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    I also ordered same band from the same seller. Got a shipping notification, but never received anything. Seller says he has re-shipped and I should receive in a week or two. I can be patient for this since Apple doesn't offer the leather loop for the 38mm watch (which sucks).
     
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  9. leeingham macrumors 6502

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    My due date for delivery is 28th May - 15th June so I shall see what happens
     
  10. JoeK07 macrumors newbie

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    I just got the USMS leather band. I've posted pics in the other thread.
     
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  12. Binarymix macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered mine about 3 weeks ago and haven't even received a tracking number even though it's marked on eBay as shipped.

    It could very well be stuck in customs, so I'll wait another week before reaching out to him.
     
  13. grenhall macrumors regular

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    I've also ordered from this seller. Says he's shipped it out and it should arrive by 18th of June. My guess is that it's bs because no Chinese ships without tracking number. They can't track your order and neither can you. But we'll see what happens.
     
  14. Polaroid macrumors 6502a

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    I have tracking with an order from China >.>
     
  15. grenhall macrumors regular

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    From this seller? I don't know if you misread my post but I wrote that according to my experience with imports from Asia there isn't anyone stupid enough to ship something without a tracking number. Even on stuff for <$10 I've received tracking numbers. So I don't think these leather loops are going to show up. Sadly enough.
     
  16. ifarlow macrumors regular

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    Do people not realize that most of the pictures of the watch band in this listing were ripped from Apple's web site? There should be no doubt that these are either (1) really cheap knockoffs not worth any amount of money or (2) a complete scam. I'm leaning towards the latter.
     
  17. Polaroid macrumors 6502a

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    My bad sorry - misread lol
     
  18. superpopsss macrumors regular

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    How is that ripped off of apple ?

    Looks decent imho.

    If it doesn't show up, oh well, I will cancel, he will get negative feedback life goes on.
     
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  20. InAustralia, Jun 10, 2015
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    For those who ordered an unofficial leather loop band, did you get to specify what length you wanted or did they specify what the length of the strap was?

    I know the large genuine Apple Leather Loop is too large for me, and I would hate to order one of the bands and find it is too large for me.

    Update: I just contacted one of the sellers of the leather loop on eBay, and they told me the loop straps are 18cm and 5cm.

    The 18cm size would be way too large. The genuine Apple Leather Loop (Large) is 13cm and 8cm and the Medium is 12cm and 7cm.

    I tried on Apple's large loop and it was huge on me, but the medium size was fine. I think with the fake leather loop, it would dwarf my wrist (170mm wrist).
     
  21. grenhall macrumors regular

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    If you have 170cm wrists then nothing would dwarf them except a Hummer 2.

    However as I've come to understand all leather loops are one size only from China. But then again I'm still waiting for my loop from Tonsee Store. Probably won't ever show up.
     
  22. InAustralia macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for pointing out the obvious typo. I meant 170mm wrists.
     
  23. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

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    what seller was that ?
    I just had a bad experience with buygoodsweb so I wouldn't recommend it to anyone
     
  24. InAustralia, Jun 11, 2015
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    It was from a seller called hong_yao66

    I think they have them in stock as he came back pretty quickly with the measurements of the band. I think they also go by the name of hongshi_fashion as the listing is identical.

    Update. The seller does not have any of the bands in stock. I asked a follow up question and They sent me an email stating they they are out of stock.
     
  25. grenhall macrumors regular

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    As I've learned all these leather loops on eBay going for under $50 just won't show up. I saw some in China on AliExpress but they were more in the price range of $70.
     

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