Growing up I thought of watches as metal. To me, there weren’t any other kinds of watches (at least none that were cool). I knew that Rolex made watches with metal bands and so did Fossil (which the kids around my school had chosen as the brand of choice). Fast forward to 2015 and watches comes in all kinds of varieties. Swatch, for example, has myriad watch bands and colors to choose from. And the Apple Watch, which came along and changed watches as we know them, debuted with a Sport model that was composed of fluoroelastomer.
I, like many people who wanted an Apple Watch at the most affordable price, went with the Sport model thinking I’d switch out bands here and there for new looks. I’ve tested several third party Apple Watch bands to date but until recently I hadn’t yet tested a metal band.
The Ultra Case Stainless Steel Link Bracelet band for Apple Watch arrived in the mail a couple of weeks ago. I had it out of the package and onto my wrist within a few minutes. That means that this band is easy to install.
Unlike some third party Apple Watch bands, this stainless steel band from Ultra Case slides into place smoothly. As smooth as it is, however, the band doesn’t fit exactly flush with the Apple Watch ...