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Platinum - Leather Watch Strap for Apple Watch™ 42mm - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 521 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    DON’T BUY

    Posted
    SincereWarning
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    Don’t buy. It has fallen off my wrist multiple times. Twice while running through an airport trying to catch a connection with no time to waste by stopping to pick up my watch. This last time, it fell off while I was walking (seriously, just walking) and the watch fell face first into the cement sidewalk and broke. I’ve attached a picture. The pin connector to its own hardware is highly unreliable and now my watch face is cracked. I would never trust this watchband maker and have no idea what sort of recourse there is for repairing my $700 watch. What a liability! It doesn’t look like it’s just my watch band but a stylistic/design flaw. Even though the leather appears to be high quality, it simply isn’t worth the trade off with the cheap hardware materials. Again, do not buy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Seeking a Standard Watchband for an Apple Watch

    Posted
    StantheTechnologyMsn
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    Yes, I finally allowed my tech-savvy daughter to talk me into purchasing a Series 3 Apple Watch with a 42 mm watch face. I'm glad that I did so, even though I still have not figured out all the options and ways of using the features on this watch; never let it be said, however, that "StantheTechnologyMan" is not up for the challenge of learning new technology.( As an aside, I'll also add that I've been purchasing all sorts of new technology from Best Buy since ca. 1994; so I think that I've earned my 'bonafides'). However, I still haven't come to terms with "sports bands" and "plastic" cheap-looking watchbands for my new Apple Watch. Never fear, though, I did manage to find a very nice 'black', leather (really!) standard Apple Watchband that I'm capable of putting on my wrist in less than 5 minutes time ! I really like It very much....and it is a nice compromise between the stainless steel mesh magnetic band that I needed to wrestle with for 20 minutes and the "cheap-looking" plastic sports watchband that doesn't suit my personality at all! At the moderate price paid, it's a fine compromise all around. Very pleased at the outcome !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very bad experience

    Posted
    Bobo
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    I bought this band in December 2017. Within 4 months, where I would have used the watch, the band broke. My watch fell down and the screen broke. Apple is charging me the same price as a new series 1 to “ replace” the watch. I see warranty of 1 year but would the Mfg cover the cost of the watch. I see no way of reaching them. Best Buy says go to the mfg and I see no contact info of the mfg. This has been a terrible experience.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Only lasted 5 months before it broke

    Posted
    Asrichards
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    This watch band was always a bit in the small side (I had to use the 3rd hole). It is leather which it a plus, but the post that holds the buckle on the band broke and a piece flew of in an unknown direction rendering the band as unusable. That was 5 months and 3 days after I purchased it. Fortunately, I had a spare band I got from a well known online retailer for 1/4 of the cost.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love this band -- 1 problem

    Posted
    Kleiner
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    Really love the look and feel of this Apple watch band. I have been using it every day which could be partly my fault as to why it broke. The band snapped by where it connects to the watch. Like I said, I wear this band through Crossfit workouts and my daily job where I am using my hands a lot. I am going to see if I can return/exchange this band since I haven't had it for longer than 60 days or so. Don't let me review detour you, this is a quality piece and I don't think it would have failed like this if I would have switched bands with a more workout friendly band.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Leather

    Posted
    MattK
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    Nice band, I would have given 5 stars, if it was just a little longer. the original band made my wrist sweat. But I didn’t mind if the rubber one got wet. This one I keep away from water. The band runs a little small. I’ve got a smaller wrist, and I’m in the 3rd hole from the end. Not leaving a lot to tuck in the loop. But it’s fine. Very easy to change. Took less than a minute

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great band if you don't do anything...

    Posted
    djdub
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    At first I thought this affordable "leather" band was a decent value and then I washed my hands after work a few times. Purchased because of the brand mentioning long term success. Production quality is decent but the material is definitely not leather from cows. And if it is, it includes fillers that erode tremendously after about 2 weeks. Good luck...I replaced it with another brand pretty quickly.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good watch band

    Posted
    RayjB
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    I finally updated my watch band after one year of using the original pink band which I wanted to replace after getting it but found nothing that I liked. After the new series four released I wasn’t interested so looked for a new watch band and saw the new ones plus the one I bought which wasn’t available a year ago. It gives my old series three look like a new watch. Worth the investment over hundreds for the new watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    2 broke so far... second time cracked watch

    Posted
    neil78b
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    The material is very poorly designed and it cracks along the pins and buckle... will attach pictures. It is very stiff and this causes it to be brittle and dry/cracks. Very poorly done and the threading is coming out. Same thing happened to the second one I got from a return. Sadly, i would not recommend it for the poor quality and cheap look.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Apple Watch band

    Posted
    Rigoa
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    This Apple Watch band looks and feels amazing. It’s not to small but not to large. The leather hasn’t discolored, and the buckle is not to bulky. I went in store to buy this band and it was $40, but when I went on the bestbuy app it was for $20, and of course I bought it and saved half off. Overall I highly recommend this leather Apple Watch band.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT WATCH FOR Not so big fan of “Thy Apple Items

    Posted
    GOODASSISTANT
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    WHAT A DEVICE? WHAT. A WATCH? I REALLY DO Like this particular device and i’ve Deeply fallen in love with this particular device. THE MAIN REASON Is that:, this particular watch shows me time and at the same time i can read my emails, messages and last but not the least read “My News,” from all different magazines. I CAN ALSO see my “Bank Balance,” on my wrist without even opening “My Phone.”

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High Quality Leather

    Posted
    Kensirey
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    Excellent leather quality. I waited months before I wrote a review to make sure that the material has not deteriorated. It's been 7 month and it looks like I just bought it yesterday. I accidentally got it wet by washing car, dishes etc but stayed the same. easy to install and uninstall. the only drawback is the sling that holds the band ocassionally.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking watch band

    Posted
    paconurmi
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    I purchased the band for "dressing up" the watch. It does look a lot nicer than the black rubber band but I haven't used it when exercising or when it might get wet. Fortunately it quickly and easily changes out with the original band. It's not as soft as I hoped but I still like it over the black rubber band.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Looks great

    Posted
    Hornetsfan
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    Bought this for my son as a Christmas gift so that he would have an option for his iWatch other than the band that came with the watch. This band works great and in my opinion, makes the watch look a little more dressy. I'm not a fan of the bands that come with the iWatch so this certainly gives the look a little something extra.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice , relatively affordable leather band

    Posted
    jgonzo
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    After wearing the stock Apple Watch Sport band for a year, I wanted to try something new. The leather band looks surprisingly nice with the space gray watch body. It should be noted that leather is initially stiff, so it does require some breaking in, but outside of that, the band has been great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Why did I wait so long!

    Posted
    Mercaptan
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    It took a sale for me to finally break down and purchase an Apple Watch. The 42mm Series 3 is perfect for me. My wife has an advanced fitbit and I am glad I bought this watch instead. Didn't see the need to spend $200 more for a Series 4. Great value at $229.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not too bad

    Posted
    WoodBee
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    This band will keep your shiny new Apple Watch on your wrist. It’s not flashy but is understated. The band is fairly stiff and is a little small for my wrist. I do suggest measuring wrist size before purchasing for a good fit. If you’re like me and need more protection for your watch you probably want to look for something different.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great looking & seems durable

    Posted
    CactusMan
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    I’ve had this band for about a month now, using it on my 44mm Apple Watch 4, and it looks great. The stitching is well done, the leather seems to be good quality, and it seems all together like it will hold up over time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great comfort, good look.

    Posted
    Jeff
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    i like the leather feel and fit, only downside is i wish it came with a shorter version like the original did. after the initial break in period it fit like a leather glove, very comfortable with a stylish look only leather can produce.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Over all good band

    Posted
    Lala
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    Wanted a more neutral color band for iWatch. Leather is pretty stiff but as I wear it, its getting softer, just taking some time. The color is great and easy to switch straps just wish it was a little softer leather so it would adjust to my wrist size.

    I would recommend this to a friend