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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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent Looking But Cheap Feel

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    TheComputerWhisperer
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    My first thought after removing the watch from its retail packaging was "Is this really leather?" The band felt like thick cardboard and I had to double check the box to see if I was looking at the actual band or just a cardboard insert! I decided to go ahead and install the band on my watch to check it out. The band slid easily into the proprietary Apple plug - nice tight fit. Although the feel of the band leaves a bit to be desired, the overall look is handsome. You can see the attention to detail in the clasp as well as the metal connector that attaches to the watch. The watch band is also a little small for my wrist...the stock Apple Sport band had plenty of room to adjust but with this band I only have 3 remaining holes for adjustment (see pic). Overall I feel like I overpaid for this product at $58.56. This would be a good value at around the $30 price mark in my opinion. This is to be expected considering the lack of 3rd party options right now as the watch is fairly new to the market.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The band is good, but be careful...

    Posted
    GeorgeWoosley3
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    Ok, so... I bought this band when I purchased my watch and loved it (I still do actually). The leather is decent, the color is nice and the connectors are proper. All of it makes sense. However, I have a minor word of advice. Be very careful with the screws that hold connectors to the band. There are two torques screens that keep it together.... well, mine fell out. Luckily, my wrist was resting on a desk so the watch did not 'fall' and hit the floor. I consider this as being lucky, but if I were walking it could have fell on the floor and broke my new watch. I contacted Case-Mate about the size of the torx bit needed to fix it (I still had the screws), but have yet to hear from them (it's been several weeks). If you have a good set of torx, I recommend unscrewing them on the band and putting a little loctite on them to secure it. All in all, god band... just do some precautionary work (which should not be needed), but don't expect help from Case-Mate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

    Posted
    WLR920
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    Bought this the day I bought my Apple Sport Aluminum model. I didn't care for the white band and this was all that was available that day. It was also on sale which helped! The band is thinner than most leather bands. The smooth leather began showing signs of wear just after a few days, and I only wear it a few hours a day Mon-Fri. I don't believe that it will hold up all that long. I've had more comfortable bands, but after wearing it for a couple of days I wasn't about to attempt to return it. The best thing about it is its looks. It does look good. The connectors aren't that far off from the case of the watch and the clasp matches pretty well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great looking band but has problem

    Posted
    w01fm4n
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    This is a great looking band and looks great with the silver apple watch sport, only problem is the 1st one I bought would not latch and the 2nd one the band came apart since the latch has two tiny screws that hold it together. These came loose and thankfully it did not fall of my wrist but I noticed this while it was charging. Even with this problem the band looks great so I am still giving this three stars

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Very Plain

    Posted
    kseld
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    The picture makes it look better than it is in my opinion. It isn't bad, just very bland and plain. One other thing to note is that the band is shorter than typical. I am 5' 9" and 185 lbs... very average build and average size wrists. I only had two holes left in the band. I took this back because I found better options for my taste. But, if you want a basic, black band this will do.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice but not durable

    Posted
    monstermd
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    I got this strap a few months ago to replace my sport strap when I use the watch to work. After a few weeks, the small screw that connects the L arm and the main bar attachment came loose. I almost dropped my watch when it happened. I contacted case-mate and told them about the mishap and they told me to ship the defective strap for replacement. I am hoping they could replace it ASAP.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok watchband, not first choice

    Posted
    BB59
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    The color of this watch band is good, but the quality is not quite good enough for apple watch. The leather is not very thick or of good quality. I found this on sale and glad that I didn't pay full price. I won't be using it and plan to give it away to someone who might want it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great on first look

    Posted
    Cathy
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    We loved the band because it was black and sleek, gave the watch an entire new look. But by the 3rd wear the band looked horrible. It didn't wear out nice. We found it so strange that it got so ugly so fast because she takes such good care of her stuff; doesn't wet it, cleans it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great look but at a premium price

    Posted
    Blindninja14
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    These look great feel great but cost a little more than they are worth. I like the quality but not at $50+ maybe at around $30. Definitely looks good though, not sure it is worth the money based on the type of band it is. I already switched back to the sport band

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    watch band

    Posted
    innozentz
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    This was an ok band. I am not sure if its suppose to be real leather or not, but its thin and it moves a lot and makes sounds while working it from the connection port. It was half price so that's why i brought it. Would not have brought it for full price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Black watchband

    Posted
    music123
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    This was an ok band. I got it for half price so I am happy with that . What I don't like is that it makes a clicking sound where the band attaches to the watch. I wouldn't pay full price for this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable band but leather wears down fast

    Posted
    Ree654
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    The band is comfy and soft but after daily wear for about a month the leather began to break down. From the top it looks good but turn it over and it's frayed and discolored.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Reasonably Priced Band

    Posted
    Aggie2007
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    This isn't the highest quality band but well worth the price compared to the other options. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a substitute band but not for an everyday replacement band.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A little cheap

    Posted
    ChaserZ
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    This wrist band looks good but wrinkles very easily. The latches attach to the watch firmly but have to be worked considerably more than Apple bands to fit into the watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does not fit perfectly in apple watch slot

    Posted
    TommyTech16
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    leather looks nice but the connectors do not fit snugly in apple watch, the metal tones do not match either. looks great that's why it gets a 3 but the quality is not very good.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just OK.

    Posted
    bestbuyer
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    Fits into watch like Apple bands. Thinner than Apple bands. Not as soft as real leather. OK if you're just looking for another band to put into the rotation and can get on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Save your money

    Posted
    MaySay
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    I bought this band for my husband and it was not the quality I expected. The material began to peel shortly after wearing it only a few times.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Need for it to match your watch

    Posted
    PistolP
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    It's a good product however it you will need to make sure that it matches your watch. For instance, this product goes well with the Stainless Steel or Aluminum.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    decent strap

    Posted
    jenn
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    This strap is sturdy and well made. Fits perfectly in the Apple Watch. Clasp stays closed with an added slot for the end and does not come undone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok band for watch

    Posted
    willwelch80
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    This band is ok if your looking for a traditional style leather band. I prefer the stainless mesh that adjust to any size.

    I would recommend this to a friend