As said in the title, what do you think is the best Apple Watch band looking at build quality, price, etc. Just interested in what everyone thinks. Mine's the black classic buckle, build really well and can be worn at many occasions.
I think its a personal preference thing. Best for me, may not be best for you. With that said, I like the sport bands. I have not tried or bought any other bands so I guess for me, its the sports band.
If I understand the question correctly - which of Apple's standard Watch Bands are on average the best? My pick is the Milanese Loop. You did include "Other (3rd Party)", so that's really confusing!
Sport Band - Fantastic material (never heard of it until Apple announced it), my goto for a dip in the pool
Classic Buckle - Not my fave because it costs the same as the Milanese Loop and Leather Loop, but nice and soft
Milanese Loop - For the money, this is the most interesting and exquisite - a real bargain despite cheap clones
Leather Loop - Got a fake one of these, really nice design but compared to the Milanese Loop, poor value
Modern Buckle - Interesting design, but not for me
Link Bracelet - bit too heavy and pricey for me
The Milanese Loop does look better in photos than the real thing. The link bracelet, although expensive (in terms of comparison with the price of the watch itself), seems to be THE watch band for the stainless steel watch.
As mentioned, this is just an opinion, but I have the sport band, the Leather loop and the Milanese loop and The leather loop is a great everyday band. I find it to be extremely comfortable. I love my ML for dressing the watch up though and the sport band for athletics.
I own the OEM Link and Milanese Loop. I was wearing the link bracelet all the time and it's my go to band for going out BUT my wrist are so small even with 8 links removed from the 38 MM it still slides around. I purchased a knock off sports band in white and found it so comfortable that I got a black one too - I wear these all the time and now only switch to the link when I'm really dressing up to go out.
27 Sept 2015 - I took my link band to have the local jeweler remove two more links for me - he was able to do it after a couple weeks of research. I picked it up yesterday and now I think I will be wearing my link band all the time. It finally fits great and is comfortable. I still want the new midnight blue sports band when I want to change things up.....
For the ones that I own link band, sport band then leather loop. It's not that I don't like the leather loop it's just honestly the link and sport cover my needs so well I don't really worry about anything else. SS + blue LL really did look sweet to me though.
My number one is my Bohemian leather loop. I find the LL style the most comfortable, and this one has such a unique style that it attracts more attention than the watch does. (Plus it matches all my clothes.) Coming in close behind is the black Milanese. Equally comfortable, but much dressier.
Leather loop for me. It's just such a neat innovative design and very comfortable. I tried the Link Bracelet but it was too light for my tastes, and I was constantly worrying that the removable links would fail.