Monowear Apple Watch Bands

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I came across these last night after Joshua Topolsky tweeted a link. They real nice. I'm reserving judgment until I see reviews. If you visit their Kickstarter, they did have production problems. It's impressive to see they aren't just shipping for the sake of shipping. The current yield is only 20 percent. Apparently, they've made some changes and hope to reach 90 percent.

As for the style of the bands, they've got some nice leather bands for $80, significantly less than Apple. I also like the nylon bands, which remind me of my J.Crew watch.

Here's a link to Monowear.

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I saw someone on Twitter complain that their link bracelet broken and scratched their watch. Might be an isolated case. I've got my eye on the pewter nylon band.
 

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I saw someone on Twitter complain that their link bracelet broken and scratched their watch. Might be an isolated case. I've got my eye on the pewter nylon band.
Yikes! Will keep an eye for that! Thanks!

Pewter nylon looks nice!
 

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I was considering a nylon band, but for $60 I'd rather just get another Apple Sport band for $50. Of course they do have different colors. The gray and olive look pretty cool.
 

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I was considering a nylon band, but for $60 I'd rather just get another Apple Sport band for $50. Of course they do have different colors. The gray and olive look pretty cool.
I like the separation between the band and the watch face. I think it creates a nice look. This might be my alternative band to the sport.
 

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I was considering a nylon band, but for $60 I'd rather just get another Apple Sport band for $50. Of course they do have different colors. The gray and olive look pretty cool.
Apple sports bands are cheap rubber, mine is already discolored, Apple sport bands are over priced junk compared to the nylon bands.
 

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Apple sports bands are cheap rubber, mine is already discolored, Apple sport bands are over priced junk compared to the nylon bands.
I wouldn't say the sports bands are junk, but they are overpriced. You can get a replacement leather band (with stitching, unlike the highly-processed-looking Apple leather bands) for a Movado for that price. Is your band white? Can you post a pic of the discoloration? I'm curious what it looks like.
 

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I wouldn't say the sports bands are junk, but they are overpriced. You can get a replacement leather band (with stitching, unlike the highly-processed-looking Apple leather bands) for a Movado for that price. Is your band white? Can you post a pic of the discoloration? I'm curious what it looks like.
Maybe not junk, but they did not live to my expectations. On this picture you can see the band loosing some color, Ive rinsed with water and washed (just water and my fingers gently rubbing) it but the discoloration appeared to be getting worse.
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Maybe not junk, but they did not live to my expectations. On this picture you can see the band loosing some color, Ive rinsed with water and washed (just water and my fingers gently rubbing) it but the discoloration appeared to be getting worse.
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Wow. Yeah, that looks pretty bad considering how new it is.
 

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I'm really surprised at some of the early "disappointments" that I'm reading about, such as the sport bands losing color and such. More so because that's what's on its way to me.

It truly looks like this watch venture for Apple is going to be a huge learning curve. Makes me think that the "wait for watch version 2 or 3 might have been the way to go.

I can understand software glitches, but how hard is it to provide a decent band that lasts more than a few weeks.
 

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I'm really surprised at some of the early "disappointments" that I'm reading about, such as the sport bands losing color and such. More so because that's what's on its way to me.

It truly looks like this watch venture for Apple is going to be a huge learning curve. Makes me think that the "wait for watch version 2 or 3 might have been the way to go.

I can understand software glitches, but how hard is it to provide a decent band that lasts more than a few weeks.
I know how you feel but I am also confident that apple will take care of their product if it's subpar. I am carful with my devices as well. Also, if I were a betting man, I would predict that we will not see the next line of the Apple Watch in the next couple years.
 

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I know how you feel but I am also confident that apple will take care of their product if it's subpar. I am carful with my devices as well. Also, if I were a betting man, I would predict that we will not see the next line of the Apple Watch in the next couple years.
And if I were a betting man, I'd bet the house against you. :)
 

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Apple sports bands are cheap rubber, mine is already discolored, Apple sport bands are over priced junk compared to the nylon bands.
Idunno, nylon seems pretty cheap to me too. At least no less cheap than the sports bands.

Anyway, it seems to be common for the black sport bands to have wearing issues. Apple will probably replace it for you if you ask. I've been wearing my white band since april and it still looks new.
 

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I know how you feel but I am also confident that apple will take care of their product if it's subpar. I am carful with my devices as well. Also, if I were a betting man, I would predict that we will not see the next line of the Apple Watch in the next couple years.
I would bet a lot of money against you on this one. There's pretty much no chance Apple would wait three years for version 2. The competion would kill them in that amount of time. I would say two years at the most and likely one year. They have a track record of launching updated phones, iPads, etc. every year. I don't think this is any different.