1. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I have most of the official Apple bands and I am happy with them. I use the Floromastomer or Link Bracelet the most though.


    Yeah I did not read the title .

    Nothing to see here, carry on.
    Last edited by bamf-hacker; 10-12-2016 at 12:32 PM.
    10-12-2016 12:12 PM
  2. James Falconer's Avatar
    @bam - lol

    There must be some others you've looked at or used in the past?
    10-12-2016 04:28 PM
  3. oggyboy's Avatar
    Will be checking out some of these. I need to upgrade my strap 👍🏻
    10-14-2016 01:58 PM
  4. Cahley Tod-Tims's Avatar
    I like the Torotop leather straps, they are simple but come in a huge range of colours and finishes.
    https://www.amazon.com/TOROTOP-Genui...mUvbUpU2833537
    10-14-2016 09:14 PM
  5. Mac Guy's Avatar
    At the Apple store recently and took a really close look at the Leather Classic Buckle in Brown, and it is exquisite. At $149, I'm still trying to talk myself into it.

    Even at a $100 price point, I haven't seen any leather band that near the quality of that band. I mean there are some nice leather bands, but none nearly that nice for $100. Somebody had a $130 leather band that looked really good, but I figure for that money I may as well get the Classic Buckle.
    cardan08 and sgchick like this.
    10-15-2016 10:54 AM
  6. Fable's Avatar
    I usually do a lot of research before I buy.. after a few hands on at the Apple store I have gone onto the wait list for a Series 2 42mm space gray aluminum with a black sports band. I have also preordered the Limited Special Edition 60 year old Lowry cuff from Pad and Quill. I ordered the one with the black metal buckles and that will ship about the same time as my watch (november).

    Best third party bands for Apple Watch-new-aged-together_2.jpg
    Best third party bands for Apple Watch-limited-edition-leather-band-apple-watch_2.jpg
    Best third party bands for Apple Watch-vintage-hazelnut-color-selector-black.jpg

    It should look solid
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    10-15-2016 11:35 AM
  7. James Falconer's Avatar
    P&Q products are solid, and they get better with age. Can't recommend them highly enough.
    10-17-2016 02:26 PM
  8. ICraig's Avatar
    10-19-2016 06:02 PM
  9. Todd Dammitq's Avatar
    Just got the JETech 42mm black stainless steel band from Amazon ($19.99). Really like the way it classes up the space gray Series 1 I have. Color of it matches the space gray aluminum look perfectly. A bit of work to remove some links to get it to size right but got thru it.

    Between that and the other 2 I've recently bought - the Monowear genuine black leather band and Nomad's Modern Build band with black hardware - I'm real happy.
    10-19-2016 08:32 PM
  10. James Falconer's Avatar
    @ICraig - thanks for posting those links. I've actually had my eye on Casetify for some time now. Some really nice straps there.
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    10-21-2016 11:06 AM
  11. todddammit's Avatar
    3rd party Nike bands starting to show up on Amazon today! Seeing all of them being priced around $20
    Mac Guy likes this.
    10-28-2016 03:18 PM
  12. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Currently I have three bands (Black Sport, Green Sport and Grey Woven).
    I noticed that even though I swap often, I still wear the Woven band the most.

    Now to buy a decent leather one, and possibly a metal one, too.
    10-28-2016 07:46 PM
  13. tonztime's Avatar
    I ordered one today. I'll update as soon as it comes in.
    10-28-2016 09:32 PM
  14. Mac Guy's Avatar
    I still wear the Woven band the most.
    I have the Black and the Pearl. There are a couple more on my list, but I'd like to see the Black Woven be a little more black. It has some reflective highlights that I like, but not all the time.

    I'm still looking for a third party leather band I like as much as the Apple Classic Buckle. That is exquisite.


    I ordered one today. I'll update as soon as it comes in.
    Nike band? I'd like to see if somebody got it right– that is, equal to the Apple bands.
    10-29-2016 10:13 AM
  15. Mac Guy's Avatar
    A quick look at Amazon for Nike+ bands shows basically two style choices– 1) apparently a Nike knockoff with their color options and 2) a stylized version that looks similar but is readily identifiable as not being a Nike+ band. There is at lease one non-Nike color.

    As with many bands, there are multiple sellers of apparently the same band under different names. Some show a pic of the band and Watch that is probable lifted from Apple site, and captioned 'Not an Original nike band'. Gives me pause that what you see might not be what you get.

    I'll wait for some first hand reviews. I'm talking 'bout YOU, ton!
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    10-29-2016 10:26 AM
  16. TM0ney's Avatar
    This Jet Tech for $12 is an amazing deal. I don't know how they do it. I've got the black one and it is as comfortable as my original milanese loop from Apple, but has better magnetic power, so I sold my Apple one.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011CR8RZ4...mUvbUpU2841856
    10-29-2016 12:40 PM
  17. tonztime's Avatar
    Anyone find a good black stainless steel knockoff?
    10-30-2016 03:42 PM
  18. gvndeb60's Avatar
    This Jet Tech for $12 is an amazing deal. I don't know how they do it. I've got the black one and it is as comfortable as my original milanese loop from Apple, but has better magnetic power, so I sold my Apple one.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011CR8RZ4...mUvbUpU2845698
    I second this. I had the silver to go with my first gen aluminum Apple Watch.

    I upgraded to a black stainless steel series 2 and needed a new one. I found another brand that matches my black stainless steel perfectly. It is very comfortable, and looks great.
    Apple Watch Band, Penom Fully Magnetic Closure Clasp Mesh Loop Milanese Stainless Steel Bracelet Strap for Apple iWatch Sport & Edition 42mm - Black link
    11-03-2016 09:18 PM
  19. James Falconer's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing that! Clicking the link now.
    11-04-2016 04:39 PM
  20. James Falconer's Avatar
    $72 for that milanese, is that right? Still a lot cheaper than Apple's, but yeah...
    11-04-2016 04:39 PM
  21. gvndeb60's Avatar
    $72 for that milanese, is that right? Still a lot cheaper than Apple's, but yeah...
    The one I linked should be $14 and sorry for the fingerprints on the band in my pics.



    11-04-2016 04:47 PM
  22. gvndeb60's Avatar
    I also highly recommend this band. It sells at Best Buy for $99 normally but just last week was their daily deal and was only $9.99 so it is worth keeping an eye out for.
    link




    11-04-2016 04:53 PM
  23. Mac Guy's Avatar
    $72 for that milanese, is that right?
    Nope.

    The one I linked should be $14
    It is. The links show the silver Milanese as $12 and the black as $14.44.
    11-05-2016 03:47 AM
  24. James Falconer's Avatar
    Got it. Both definitely worth a look, especially at that price!
    11-07-2016 02:54 PM
  25. knoxDavid's Avatar
    What band do you prefer of the dressier bands?
    11-22-2016 07:06 PM
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