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Apple said today its watch will be hitting seven new markets later this month, with the sole exception of the 42mm Space Black Stainless Steel model with Space Black Link Bracelet.

In an email sent to customers who ordered that device, a copy of which was obtained by 9to5Mac, Apple has clarified that the 42mm Space Black Stainless Steel model with Space Black Link Bracelet won’t be arriving in retail stores until all online orders have been fulfilled.

Additionally, availability of many Apple Watch bands has improved substantially as many are now shipping in one business day, WatchAware noted Thursday.

According to Apple’s email notice, customers who previously ordered the 42mm Space Black Stainless Steel Apple Watch with Space Black Link Bracelet may not be able to pick up the device at their nearest Apple Store two weeks from now.

Here’s Apple’s email:

Thank you for ordering an Apple Watch. We’re working hard to ship orders as quickly as possible and in the order they were placed.

As you may have heard, some models of Apple Watch will soon be available for purchase in Apple Retail Stores. We’d like you to know that the model you ordered will not be available for purchase in Apple Retail Stores until all current online orders have shipped.

When your order ships, we’ll send you an email with a specific delivery date and tracking information. For the most up-to-date information about your order, please visit online Order Status.

As an indication that Apple is now starting to catch up to Apple Watch demand, several bands are now shipping in 24 hours from the Apple Online Store. The complete list of bands shipping within that timeframe is as follows:

  • All $49 Sport bands in both sizes except the black.
  • $149 38mm Milanese Loop.
  • Both $149 38mm and 42mm Classic Buckle.
  • All $149 Leather Loops in all colors in both medium and large.

The odds are good that the aforementioned bands could soon become available through brick-and-mortar Apple Stores. Apple’s webstore lists the $249 Modern Buckle as “currently unavailable” while the 42mm Milanese Loop is shipping in five to six weeks.

Apple Watch steel case milanese loop

On June 26, the Apple Watch should land on the shelves of Apple’s online and retail stores in Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan.

Select retailers like 10 Corso Como in Milan, BOONTHESHOP Cheongdam in Seoul and Malmaison by The Hour Glass in Singapore will have a curated selection of Apple Watch available beginning June 26.

Some, but not all Apple Watch models will be available for walk-in purchases beginning June 26, Apple has said.

Source: 9to5Mac, WatchAware

  • Lance Baker

    I got a black leather loop for my Watch Sport and I think it looks quite good. Very happy with my purchase.

    • socrates

      I’ve been contemplating the leather loop for my Watch Sport but I’m not sure of how it’ll look with Space Grey. Can you provide a picture, by chance, of how the Sport looks with the leather loop?

      • Lance Baker

        No cracks about my hairy arms. Also, no matter what I do it’s uploading horizontal.

      • JayDee917

        Looks nice. Thanks, you’ve sold me. I’m buying one now!

      • Lance Baker

        That’s awesome! I hope you like it.

      • socrates

        Backing JayDee, I’m sold. Thanks man.

      • Lance Baker

        I’m quite happy. Actually think it looks better with the aluminum.

      • socrates

        Same. I found it quite odd Apple would release a Stainless Steel watch, (or anything for that matter), in the first place, as the only glossy device they currently sell is the Mac Pro. All else is anodized aluminum.

    • JayDee917

      I’d like to see a pic also..

      • Lance Baker

        Picture on the other request.

  • Jamessmooth

    Well Poop. Was hoping I could get my Milanese loop tomorrow!

  • Fanboy 

    I received this email personally yesterday too which prompted me to cancel my order through Apple, hopped on eBay and purchased one on there for $1,500. I guess I’m not patient enough to wait another 5 weeks or so.

    • jaysoncopes

      Dang. I thought you were a smart Fanboy. Trust me, you will probably regret that.

      • Fanboy 

        Nope, currently absolutely loving it. By far the best looking model out of all of them.

      • jaysoncopes

        Oh yeah, I totally agree. I guess unless that’s how much you were spending otherwise, I just think you’ll have buyer’s remorse as soon as everyone else starts getting their’s for $500 less.

      • Fanboy 

        I don’t mind paying extra for early adoption, especially on a 5-6 week wait. Also, it was only an extra $300 because of taxes had I bought on Apple

  • Kok Hong

    i love it but i don’t have money 🙁