WTF!? It's not if somebody can afford it, it's STUPID to pay so much for leather band! Because of the brand!
I have to agree with Sa11oum on this one. Hermes is a high end brand and people will pay for that. I don't own a smart watch, nor do I care for one, but I would certainly consider having this band on my regular watch. It's a lovely, well crafted piece.
The comments are hilarious... don't want it? don't buy it. If it's available at that price it means people are willing to pay. Don't insult Apple and Hermes and people who buy this because you can't afford to.......
pika2000, 08 Apr 2016Samsung Gear is not any cheaper, plus it runs stupid Tizen. I rather get a Moto 360.I've just ordered a lg g watch for 60$! lol I can't wait !
I rather get 6 lg g watches then this "band"
but again this watch has no heartrate sensor. but moto 360 has one and is still cheap!
I think it looks pretty. im going to buy it. if I have money !!!
You do all realize that the news is related to Hermes,how they plan on selling the bands exclusively launched for crapple watch separately, without the crapple watch. This has nothing to do with Apple, the watch or their business strategy.
The prices are absurd but than again, there are enough ppl with money and without money that will buy the bands (Hermes most likely released the bands separately because of consumer demand). I'm not a crapple fan or isheep, but this time you are bashing apple for nothing.
Jarret, 08 Apr 2016Better pick Samsung Gear than this stupid pricing Apple Watch bandSamsung Gear is not any cheaper, plus it runs stupid Tizen. I rather get a Moto 360.
Akinaro, 07 Apr 2016Difference is that expensive normal watches(not smart) are so hilarious expensive because they... moreSmall parts or not, do you really think the cost of Hermes watch is in the tens of thousands? Also, leather is leather, cost wise, hand crafted BS or not. The fact that you think the Hermes one can last forever is the power of the brand itself. You don't know if it actually will, I don't either. But you feel that it will because of marketing, and thus you justified its high prices.
You just succumb to marketing my friend. Apple as a brand might not that have much impact yet on you, but clearly you already think it's okay for Hermes to charge tens of thousands for a mechanical watch.
And people think Apple is expensive. LOL.
its a hermes brand people, its sounds like you dont know the brand. have any of you seen the prices of a hemes bag, let alone a scarf? a scarf, a piece of cloth about the size of 36"x36" cost around $400 and your surprise about the price of this band...
gadgeteer, 07 Apr 2016Apple is a joke. £340 for a watch band ? Sick!Yeah, it's Hermes selling the bands, not Apple. Don't buy it.
A product perfectly marketed directly to sheeps. Those sheeps will buy anything, because they cannot think for themselves.
pika2000, 07 Apr 2016Huawei is selling their smartwatch starting at $350, kinda same price points as Apple watch.Actually for a fair comparison the 42mm stainless steel model with black sport band for Apple watch is more expensive than the stainless steel with leather watch strap of the Huawei watch. Not to mention the style of Apple watch looking like some overpriced version of Casio, G Shock. Whereas Huawei watch actually looks and feels more like luxury item (heck, even the box)
DarkReed, 07 Apr 2016I'd pay that for a band, if the band was Nightwish!And price premium on top of it,if Tarja is singing ^_^
My dad is a buisnessman with a pay of around $30k and he doesnt really mind.