Apple Watch Bands and Cases

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by leninmac, May 20, 2015.

  1. JMacalinao

    JMacalinao Active Member

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    For those who really want the original stainless steel or space black link bracelet... There's a few of them (both sizes) at Switch Glorietta that are sold at a discount. Bought the space black one just now for 7.7k (current SRP at 25k), stainless steel ones are probably cheaper. Cash or straight card purchase only though.
     
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    May space black pa for 44mm?
     
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    OMG. Is there a silver stainless steel at 42/44mm?
     
  4. JMacalinao

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    Not sure, I didn't see the sizes of the others. But I'm sure there's at least one (or two?) more of both. They're at the right side of the cashier, under the counter, near the accessories/headphones.

    I got the 42/44mm space black. It was an impulse buy when I saw the price tag. :D
     
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    Called and they said the only available straps they have is for the 38mm. The only available 42mm that they have is 1 brown leather loop which costs 2.6k (?). Bummer haha.
     
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    [SALE ALERT: Up to 80% off on Authentic
    Apple watch bands in Power Mac in Mall of Asia, Available are 38/40mm and 42/44mm in sport loop, nylon, leather loop, leather classic buckle bands and a black milanese loop]

    Bought 2 leather bands, from 8.9k each down to 1.8k each and sports loop from 2.9k, down to 598 pesos. There are still a lot of bands available in varying sizes, particularly the leather loops (stone and cosmic blue), yellow, blue and white classic buckle leather bands. Ask the sales attendant for a price check, some of the sale attendants do not know that these items are marked down, hence its up to you to inquire at the cashier if the items are marked down in their system.

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    UAG meets Nomad...
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    What is the cost of having it shipped in the Philippines?
    Do the customs charge duties and taxes even it is less than P10,000.00?
     
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    Product [Red] Apple Sports Band looks better up close and personal on a SS AW5.
     
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    Anyone in the know where I could get a sport arm band for Apple Watch locally.
    I have tried a few shops here in the Metro.
     
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    Any chance that this, Otterbox EXO Edge Case for Apple Watch 44mm, be available locally? Nearest kasi is HK pa. 2F0150ED-5950-49CC-A79A-35BF33AFF935.jpeg
     
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    There’s a whole gamut of Apple Watch straps and bands in HK specialty shops, but we were warned they were counterfeit or contraband. You can buy from 1 to 5 to 100 pieces and still have money to buy a real Apple Watch strap, so they say. Didn’t bother buying because there was this nosy fellow beside us who kept following us until we took a taxi back to the hotel. We thought it was some pickpocket or thief but a local said it might be an undercover policeman. Figures!
     
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    I bought it via Amazon. No duties and taxes. Shipping only door to door.
     
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    I bought this Band at Lazada in August last year. Its a cheap 160php copy of the seashell band.
    It works absolutly like the original and the only small issue I had that one of the connects pads got loose but a small drop of superglue and its all good again.

    I can really recommend that band at this price!

    I also bought this case at just 250php. I use it since MAy 2019 and it fits perfect and covers the watch good. When put on the watch is nearly invisible.
     
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    I received 5 (4 third-party el cheapo, and 1 original Nike Sport Loop) straps, 2 cases, and 1 simple dock as birthday presents from friends. Naawa yata sila sakin kasi ang gamit ko lang is the basic white rubber strap that came with the watch. Sabi siguro nila, nakabili ng Apple Watch, wala pambili ng bands. Di daw bagay white strap sa office attire. Hahaha.

    Now my watch looks fancier. Hahaha.
     
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    Bought a strap organizer from an overseas seller in Shopee. It fits 8 straps and has a pocket which I used for storing 2 cases and screen protectors.

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    Hi guys,

    I just bought an AW Series 5 (44MM, Space Gray). My first ever smart watch. I just wanted to know the best case that is not too bulky but would still give great protection... Is the Spigen Thin Fit Case good? It’s on sale in Shopee/Lazada... Any other recommendations?

    Thank you!!!

    *Side note: I’ve been using Spigen Tough Armor for my iPhones and it’s really good. However, the Tough Armor would be too bulky for AW and I heard it’s quite hard to clean.
     
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  18. mree

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    ^I tried the white variant in Spigen SM Southmall and was supposed to buy one pero they don't have it in black. I thought it's a good case to have. Since I really want a black one, I ended up buying a generic cheap (less than 100) silicone case online, from an overseas seller. Not complaining.

    The thing with cases is, halata talaga sila no matter how the manufacturer claims it to be thin. If you're just after scratch protection, then maybe a skin will do.
     
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    I really, really would want a watch band or strap that doesn’t leave a funky odor after a whole day or two use. Leather, rubber, PVC, even titanium and steel bands leave a perceptible smell when you go through the motions of the day, or a workout, or just plain loafing around.
     
  20. mojacko

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    Thanks sir! I decided to buy the Spigen Rugged Armor (Black) na lang. It has great reviews and not too bulky naman. It fits perfectly and so far happy naman ako. :)
    Got it from an Spigen Kiosk in SM BF, for P800...

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