What band is your all-time favorite?

ssledoux

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Sorry if this is a duplicate thread - didn't see anything like it that was current.

What band is your favorite?

If I could only have one, it would be my brown (or black) Apple leather. I LOVE how slim and comfortable it is.
 
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Relentless Power

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Stainless steel link band. Absolutely genius with the removable links _without_ having to use tools. It’s also light weight enough and thin where it’s very comfortable.
 
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Asking for the all-time favourite and asking which band you‘d keep if you could only have one is not the same thing. Because if you could only keep one band, it would probably have to be something neutral and versatile while your all-time favourite may be something more special or even eccentric.

So this being said, if If I could only keep one band, it would probably be the Soft White sport band. My all-time favourite is probably the Sunflower classic buckle leather band.
 

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space grey sport band; if I could only keep one. Favorite band is my 42mm hermes cuff
 

CWallace

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I wore the Apple Milanese Loop almost exclusively with my Series 0 Stainless Steel, though I also had a Black Leather Loop I wore when I wanted a dressier option.

I have bought a number of bands for my Series 4 Space Black Stainless Steel and hands-down the Apple Link Bracelet is my favorite. A close second is the Nike Hyper Grape Sport Loop.
 
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ssledoux

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Asking for the all-time favourite and asking which band you‘d keep if you could only have one is not the same thing. Because if you could only keep one band, it would probably have to be something neutral and versatile while your all-time favourite may be something more special or even eccentric.

So this being said, if If I could only keep one band, it would probably be the Soft White sport band. My all-time favourite is probably the Sunflower classic buckle leather band.
Good point. In my case they are the same.
 
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Dino F

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I've been using the Midnight Blue Nike Sport Band for the past 6 months and its still going strong.

It offers durability, ventilation, and is one of those bands that doesn't need constant adjusting when my wrists swell in hot weather (like the Sport Loop and Milanese bands) and has the added bonus of having a space black pin, which matches my S4 44mm Space Black Stainless Steel watch. :cool:

I just wish they had some other blue colours as don't really like the current colours - they're either far too dark or too 'pastily' :p
 

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I love the majority of my bands and have a lot of favorites. The one I would say captures my heart the most is the Bordeaux/Rose Extrême/Rose Azalée Double Tour band from Hermès
 

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I, for one, can't stand sport loops (or the Milanese loop) because of the lack of symmetry at the lug connectors - one side of the watch is svelte and 'normal,' while the other side has an obnoxious bulge which cause the watch to tilt (albeit slightly) in one direction. Drives me absolutely nuts.

I love my SS link band but only wear it with suits; my black leather loop is nice in the fall/winter, but this time of year I'm all about my Pure Platinum/White band. I also have the Pure Platinum/Black but the white one just looks so much cleaner.

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With the California face, in white, I think it looks pretty good.
 
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I, for one, can't stand sport loops (or the Milanese loop) because of the lack of symmetry at the lug connectors - one side of the watch is svelte and 'normal,' while the other side has an obnoxious bulge which cause the watch to tilt (albeit slightly) in one direction. Drives me absolutely nuts.

I love my SS link band but only wear it with suits; my black leather loop is nice in the fall/winter, but this time of year I'm all about my Pure Platinum/White band. I also have the Pure Platinum/Black but the white one just looks so much cleaner.

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Totally agree about symmetry. The silicon sport bands and leather bands are my favorite. My SS link is a great addition to my Hermes S4.
 
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ssledoux

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I, for one, can't stand sport loops (or the Milanese loop) because of the lack of symmetry at the lug connectors - one side of the watch is svelte and 'normal,' while the other side has an obnoxious bulge which cause the watch to tilt (albeit slightly) in one direction. Drives me absolutely nuts.

I love my SS link band but only wear it with suits; my black leather loop is nice in the fall/winter, but this time of year I'm all about my Pure Platinum/White band. I also have the Pure Platinum/Black but the white one just looks so much cleaner.

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This is my issue with the sport loop. I just can't make myself like it for that reason. I am wearing the nylon buckle today, and I like that a lot more than I thought I would due to how slim the band is.
 

RickGrimes

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Having had an Apple Watch since the beginning. I’ve tried all bands(except the leather loop it’s too ugly to try) Apple only. Including the link. And above all others the sports band is my favorite.
 

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Having had an Apple Watch since the beginning. I’ve tried all bands(except the leather loop it’s too ugly to try) Apple only. Including the link. And above all others the sports band is my favorite.
Might have to agree with you there.. it has both comfort and looks.. the loop is the most comfortable but it just makes the watch look cheap. I still love them though.
 

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This paracord band from survivalstraps.com is my absolute favorite. Unfortunately this company appears out of business now and I can only find one other paracord band maker that might fill the bill.
 

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I have tried to think this through and I'm really struggling to answer this question, I have so many favorites. Too many bands also but that's another story :cool:

For context, I own Sport Loops, Sport bands, Leather Loop and some leather bands from FFF. Catch me on any given day it could be any one of them, I change bands in cycles.

Practicality vs. favorite is difficult enough a choice for me to name one band as the winner. Then we get into the different materials and colors. For anything that involves physical activity, I prefer sport bands, hands down, no questions asked. For business casual or more upscale casual scenarios I favor one of the leather bands. General day to day, I seem to be wearing a lot of sport loops these days.

As comfortable as the Sport Loops are, I really think the leather from FFF is still the most comfortable I own, likely one of the most practical as well.

Long story short, I still don't have an answer:D
 
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TotalMacMove

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I have tried to think this through and I'm really struggling to answer this question, I have so many favorites. Too many bands also but that's another story :cool:

For context, I own Sport Loops, Sport bands, Leather Loop and some leather bands from FFF. Catch me on any given day it could be any one of them, I change bands in cycles.

Practicality vs. favorite is difficult enough a choice for me to name one band as the winner. Then we get into the different materials and colors. For anything that involves physical activity, I prefer sport bands, hands down, no questions asked. For business casual or more upscale casual scenarios I favor one of the leather bands. General day to day, I seem to be wearing a lot of sport loops these days.

As comfortable as the Sport Loops are, I really think the leather from FFF is still the most comfortable I own, likely one of the most practical as well.

Long story short, I still don't have an answer:D
I just looked up FFF. First time hearing of it, looks very neat. I dont have a leather band yet and you may of just triggered something in me.. could you post pics of yours and color?