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Which bands only came with a watch?

twanj

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meaning, you couldn’t purchase them separately ever.

Here are some guesses:

Hermès orange band
Nike Light bone/black
Nike Black/Cool Grey
Nike Flat Silver/White
Nike Flat Silver/Volt
Cloud with white ceramic pin

Any others?
 
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That depends on what you would include in that list. If you only want to include band colours that were only ever available with the purchase of a specific Watch, I think there were only the Hermes Orange and the Nike Bone/Black one. Many more straps (especially Nike, but also Hermes) were originally only available with a Watch but later became available seperately. Now, if you want to include things like lugs and pins and buckles, there were a ton of bands with (real and painted) gold, rose gold and also ceramic hardware that were never available seperately.

Correction: some of the earliest Nike bands actually never became available seperately: Black/Cool Grey, Flat Silver/White and Flat Silver/Volt.
 
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CarlJ

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As another example, look towards the early appearances of gold (color not solid) and rose gold watches - I recall there being a dark blue (midnight blue variant?) with gold pin. I'm sure there are other similar instances.
 
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twanj

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That depends on what you would include in that list. If you only want to include band colours that were only ever available with the purchase of a specific Watch, I think there were only the Hermes Orange and the Nike Bone/Black one. Many more straps (especially Nike, but also Hermes) were originally only available with a Watch but later became available seperately. Now, if you want to include things like lugs and pins and buckles, there were a ton of bands with (real and painted) gold, rose gold and also ceramic hardware that were never available seperately.

Correction: some of the earliest Nike bands actually never became available seperately: Black/Cool Grey, Flat Silver/White and Flat Silver/Volt.

Right, I mean not ever available separately later. I know the recent reflective Nike Black & Summit White loops were originally available only with a watch, but are now available separately.

I didn't mean down to different color pins.

What else had ceramic hardware?
 
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CWallace

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As noted, the original Apple Watch Edition bands would have been unique to those Edition watches.

18-Karat Yellow Gold Black Sport Band (Spring 2015)
18-Karat Yellow Gold Black Classic Buckle (Spring 2015)
18-Karat Yellow Gold Midnight Blue Classic Buckle (Spring 2015)
18-Karat Yellow Gold Bright Red Modern Buckle (Spring 2015)

18-Karat Rose Gold White Sport Band (Spring 2015)
18-Karat Rose Gold Rose Grey Modern Buckle (Spring 2015)
18-Karat Rose Gold Midnight Blue Classic Buckle (Fall 2015)
 
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Right, I mean not ever available separately later. I know the recent reflective Nike Black & Summit White loops were originally available only with a watch, but are now available separately.

I didn't mean down to different color pins.

What else had ceramic hardware?

The S3 ceramic watches came with Soft White (white ceramic) or Grey (grey ceramic) sport bands with a white/grey ceramic pin (and a different colour on the inside of the band).
 
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