JUUK Adds Stunning ‘Gunmetal’ Bands for Space Grey Apple Watch Sport [PICS]

Last month we told you about the Canadian Indiegogo campaign JUUK, which aims to bring premium stainless steel bands for the Apple Watch. While these bands looked great, missing were ‘space black’ versions for Space Grey Apple Watch Sport users. Why? Because everybody wants their Sport to have a similar lustworthy Space Black Steel Link Bracelet but not fork out $1100 CAD to get it.

After hearing from backers and general feedback about the missing option, the creator of the project, Canadian Eugene Ho, put gears into motion and added new gunmetal finishes for their Locarno and Revo bracelets. The early prototypes he received from his watch factories look very impressive. Check them out below:

Revo in matte IP Gunmetal finish for the 42mm Apple Watch – $110 USD for early birds:

Juuk space gray

Juuk gun metal

Locarno in matte IP Gunmetal finish for the 42mm Apple Watch for $135 USD, early bird pricing:

Juuk locarno space grey

Juuk space greay locarno

These are by far some of the nicest third party Apple Watch bands I’ve seen, especially made for the popular Space Grey Apple Watch Sport.

As for the campaign itself, so far it has only raised just over $6000 USD. Eugene tells us he is trying to lower his campaign’s fixed funding goal to $45,000, but Indiegogo’s customer service has been slow to respond over the past two weeks.

If Indiegogo makes the change for his campaign, the project also has the blessing of his watch factories, which have agreed to produce smaller batches. This has would allow his costs to reduce by one-third.

Despite positive comments by backers, the project doesn’t look like it will meet its funding goal, but it should, given the quality of early prototypes. Eugene tells us he hopes the new gunmetal finishes will help.

If the project doesn’t meet its Indiegogo goal, Eugene tells us via email “I really believe in the product and the opportunity so I need to keep it going forward despite the lack of success on Indiegogo.” This means outside investors or even self funding. He may also try Kickstarter afterwards.

You can check out more pictures in the updated gallery here, over at JUUK’s Indiegogo campaign page.

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  • Nick

    Looks great! I really hope their campaign goes through. I’ve already contributed. Come on people, this is what we sports watch buyers have been wanting – a way to buy the cheapest apple watch but have a nice band and not pay apple’s inflated prices for a nicer strap. Contribute!

  • They do look great. I think the word needs to get out more on the Space Grey addition!

  • sukisszoze

    Just backed this for my Space Grey Apple Watch. Hope he gets better traction now with a metal band for one of the most popular model.