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Case-Mate - Signature Smartwatch Band for Apple Watch™ 42mm - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 377 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Update: 3 months since purchase. Disappointed.

    Posted
    TheComputerWhisperer
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    After 3 months of light use my "Genuine Leather" Case-Mate watch band is peeling/flaking on the exterior of the band. I've owned quite a few leather watch bands and have never seen anything like it. I believe that the Case-Mate leather is not 100% genuine but rather a composite leather material (meaning it is leather mixed with other materials). The peeling issue is not due to any abrasion or damage to the band from my use (I take my Apple Watch off when I need to get my hands dirty or perform any task that could damage it). Besides the cosmetic issue, the band is still intact and the watch band adapters have held up well. Overall I'm disappointed with this purchase, especially considering the price. Buyer beware!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not enough quality for the price

    Posted
    Skippy1977
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have a black Apple Sport watch with the black sport band but I don't feel that the sport band is dressy enough for work. The black Apple leather band looks and feels great but $150 for an accessory seems absurd so I bought this instead. I was disappointed almost as soon as I opened it. The strap is very thin and flimsy. It is also very shiny giving it the look and feel of cheap vinyl rather than quality leather. Wearing it looked no more dressy than the sport band (and actually quite a bit worse). The buckle was nice and the adapters were very secure in the watch but overall this felt like a band from a generic $30 department store watch not a band that justified a $60 price tag without even including an actual watch. Ultimately I returned it. At $20 it might be a reasonable second band for situations where you don't want to damage your primary band but as a day-to-day wear item I wouldn't bother.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Looks great but doesn't last

    Posted
    Ruff
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This leather Watch band looks fantastic on most of the variations of Watch, and particularly great on the stainless steel version. However, after only a week or two of use, the tiny screws that hold the leather band onto the Watch inserts came undone and the strap fell off. If it weren't for great reflexes, my Watch would have taken a nice slide across a parking lot as it fell from my wrist. The screws were too tiny for me to repair and I ended up returning the product, for fear the same thing would happen again. Stick with Apple's Watch bands. They will give you better peace of mind.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Looks nice in case

    Posted
    Hillboy714
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I purchased this because I wanted a nice leather band for my Apple Watch. The band looks really nice in the case. I was skeptical about buying it but my wife talked me into trying it. The band is thinner than I thought and has black plastic, rubber, or some other material in the center. I feel like over time that brown outer part will crack and peel off. After 1-2 days of use I noticed a tear on the band. I returned the band and I'm still looking for other options.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Didn't last

    Posted
    Daaron
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Read the reviews and thought it would dress up my watch over the stock band. Very light and comfortable but even though I do not wear my watch every day, one screw on one side of the band must have backed out and I lost it so the band is useless now. Only took a few months of infrequent wear.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking band but not very durable

    Posted
    Dferk
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I found this band to be very comfortable, lightweight, and I really liked the medium brown color. Unfortunately, after wearing it for about two months, the metal pieces that attach the leather to the watch broke off. it looks like very thin aluminum was used and it didn't last.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    looks good but poor quality

    Posted
    Li1977

    I bought this band based on its nice look. Unfortunately, after less than three weeks of wear, one of the small screw came off. For $49.99 I was expecting more than three weeks of usage. I replaced it with a $3.99 band for amazon that looks the same and most likely will last longer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Screws Comes Out

    Posted
    LemonHead

    I have to keep tightening the little metric screws for which 2 came out. Also it doesn't stay locked in place and keeps sliding out. Feels a bit cheap but looks good. If not careful could damage your Apple watch. Stick with Apple brands which are much better quality.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Really glad I didn't pay full price for this band

    Posted
    DaddyO
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This band is NOT leather. I thought that it was, but now that I look, it doesn't claim to be leather anywhere on the packaging ... glad I bought it on clearance. Not a bad watch band, just not worth the $45 or so dollars there were originally asking.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Cool but Overpriced

    Posted
    Steve
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I purchased this the same time as my Apple Watch and it was about $60. I love the strap. The look and feel of it are perfect but after shopping for other bands on Amazon I now realize I paid way too much for it. Chalk it up to impulse.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Case Mate Band- Apple Watch

    Posted
    Scroggi3
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The watch band felt like a bargain when I purchased it. Once received i realized that I got what i paired for. Band works well, but has a cheap feel to it. Probably would spend a little more next time for higher quality.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Strap is cheap.

    Posted
    RobJr
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The leather or whatever the band is made of is very poor quality. The actual Apple Watch connectors have a wonderful fit and finish. I was disappointed with the leather like band. Very stiff and creaky.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Cool for the price

    Posted
    bmas94
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought the band and I noticed when I bought it that it didn't fit 100% correct but it stayed attached well after about 3 weeks or wearing it only 2 or 3 days a week it stopped staying connected.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Cheap Feeling

    Posted
    Andy
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    Overall I felt the item was cheap feeling. The band was very thin and the watch cover didn't look very nice. It made a really nice cheap...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Plastic falls flat

    Posted
    Darkanqei
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The band felt like a watch from a gumball machine connected to a $400 mini computer. I immediately put the sports band back on.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Apple Watch band

    Posted
    Mike4343
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I thought this was a leather band. It may be, but felt like really, really cheap material. I returned it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking but poorly constructed.

    Posted
    Kevin
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The leather band looks nice, however the attachments to watch and clasp are very cheap and poorly constructed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Cheap quality

    Posted
    Sudh
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this after seeing online but quality of the product is very poor. I had returned this next day.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Nice fit

    Posted
    Deeman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I like the way it fit but the material was showing cracks around the bands. Not a good look

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Nice band but had to return

    Posted
    keithrow
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Ok band but had to return first band pin that holds band on broke but BestBuy replaced it.

    I would recommend this to a friend