$200 is a smoking dope price for a watch band. This is not jewelry. It’s for a smartwatch. Expensive “jewelry” watches are analog, non-smartwatches.
I only paid about $300, new, for the watch, a Series 7, 45mm, cellular… and that included a “$50” watch band?!?
Pretty good price considering Apple is now charging $450 each. I got a couple “Used - Like New” for a bit less fr Amazon. (First one, some dope had substituted links from a 42mm bracelet so the links didn’t match up.) Was poised to order here if the second one from Amazon turned up faulty/incomplete/defective.
I concur that this is worth a premium price … perhaps not Apple Tax (full price) premium, but still. Unlike cheaper bracelets, this one is nearly over-engineered per Apple practice. One, the removable links are disconnected by a wholly internal mechanism triggered by a button on the underside, similar to the Apple Watch band release buttons. There are NO holes, pins, or mechanisms on the side of the bracelet, the sides of the links are entirely smooth. No tool is required, there are no locking pins to lose in the carpet. The butterfly clasp is manufactured with very tight tolerance, the entire mechanism is internal. Cheaper butterfly clasps will often have a center link that is outside the lock mechanism, adding bulk and thickness on the wrist. Some can be uncomfortable (imagine a penny squeezed against the underside of your wrist). Not the Apple clasp – this is on par with premium watch bracelets. You’d be forgiven for not noticing until you hold it in your hands along with a cheaper equivalent.
The space black finish is brushed, very fine texture; the edges are glossy. Shape and size are roughly the same as the Apple Leather band for Apple Watch. Overall the bracelet is pretty light and comfortable to wear when sized properly.
Q: Does anyone know how many removable links are included? I got one with 10 removable links, 5 each side … just want to make sure I wasn’t shorted any included ones (38mm M/L bracelet). TIA.