Apple Watch Gets New Striped Woven Nylon, Classic Buckle, and Standalone Nike Sport Bands

As has been expected, Apple today debuted a new Spring 2017 lineup of Apple Watch bands that introduces all-new options like Striped Woven Nylon, sold-separately Nike Sport bands, and new colors for Hermès. Every band is available to order today on Apple.com.


Striped Woven Nylon bands now come in Berry, Tahoe Blue, Orange, Red, and Pollen. There's also an all-new Midnight Blue Woven Nylon band, but it lacks the new stripe pattern.


New Sport band colors include Pebble, Azure and Camellia, and the Classic Buckle has gotten a small buckle redesign and now comes in Sapphire, Berry, and Taupe.

Users can also finally buy the Nike Sport Band separately in Anthracite/Black, Pure Platinum/White, and Volt/Black. The company is introducing new collections of Nike Bands as well, including a 38mm and 42mm Space Grey Aluminum Case with Anthracite/Black Sport Band and 38mm and 42mm Silver Aluminum Case with Pure Platinum/White Sport Band.


Apple Watch Hermès is gaining new colors: 38mm Double Tour in Bleu Zéphyr Epsom leather, 38mm Double Buckle Cuff in Fauve Barenia leather, 42mm Single Tour in Lime Epsom leather, and 42mm Single Tour in Colvert Swift leather. One new addition to the Hermès collections has been made and it includes the Apple Watch Series 2 with the 38mm Double Buckle Cuff in Fauve Barenia calfskin leather.

For first time Apple Watch owners, Apple has simplified collections down to bundles that only include Sport Bands, Nike Sport Bands, and the Milanese Loop. This means that bundles including Woven Nylon, Link Bracelet, and Classic Buckle options will no longer be offered, and anyone who wants these bands will have to purchase them separately after they have their Apple Watch.

Pricing for all the bands has not changed with today's announcement: Sport Bands and Woven Nylon cost $49, Classic Buckles cost $149, and the Hermès Bands run for $339 (Single Tour), $489 (Double Tour), and $689 (Double Buckle Cuff). All can be ordered on the Apple Store today.



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5 weeks ago
I was hoping for a price drop on Apple Watch bands. It's ridiculous Apple continues to charge $150 for a leather watch band when there are plenty of other options available at a fraction of the cost. I own several Apple watch bands and a few 3rd party bands which I've purchased from Amazon and/or eBay, and there is virtually no difference in quality. SMH
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5 weeks ago
Do people really spend all this money on watch bands? Amazon has some perfectly nice metal and leather ones for less than $50.
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5 weeks ago
Excited to have a standalone Nike band.
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5 weeks ago
Bought a Milanese band from Amazon for 20$ and I love it.
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5 weeks ago
My Nike volt band has already shipped and will be delivered tomorrow, 2 days early! Thanks Apple!
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5 weeks ago

Wow $50 for NYLON bands... it probably costs them less than a dollar to make.
I know apple likes a nice profit but $30 at the highest would have been more enticing and people would buy more than one color.

IIRC, the nylon Nato straps for Omega watches run around $170. Apple's bands are expensive, but their prices are not out of line when compared to other high-end watch accessories.
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5 weeks ago
Pretty great offerings - I'm especially keen on the new Classic Buckle and a Nike strap! Just a bit sad to see the leather loops and metal offerings rot in the corner without any love at all... Super Oyster look anyone? Yea please :-)
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Do people really spend all this money on watch bands? Amazon has some perfectly nice metal and leather ones for less than $50.


I was hoping for a price drop on Apple Watch bands. It's ridiculous Apple continues to charge $150 for a leather watch band when there are plenty of other options available at a fraction of the cost. I own several Apple watch bands and a few 3rd party bands which I've purchased from Amazon and/or eBay, and there is virtually no difference in quality. SMH


I have tried a lot of bands from Amazon - almost all of them with great reviews, and none of them come even close to the quality of the Apple bands... Sure, of course it's possible to get great leather options out there, but crap from Amazon just isn't the place to go... Great adapters and then real watch straps might be the way to go instead
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5 weeks ago
Still no love for the space black watch...

Come on Apple, I want a classic buckle with a black buckle and a black leather loop!
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5 weeks ago
Wow $50 for NYLON bands... it probably costs them less than a dollar to make.
I know apple likes a nice profit but $30 at the highest would have been more enticing and people would buy more than one color.
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5 weeks ago
For me, I like the Midnight Blue woven Nylon band and the fact that you can now buy the Nike bands directly from Apple!

Only thing I DON'T like is the fact that if you have a Space Grey Apple Watch (like me!!), the Midnight Blue Nylon band ONLY has a silver buckle, which will just look odd with my dark Apple Watch?!

I don't understand why Apple didn't give us a choice for the colour of the buckle.......
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