What metal are the silver pins made of on the Nike Sport bands?

I have an allergy to some type of metal and since I purchased my Series 3 Nike watch, I’ve noticed Some irritation on my wrist where the clasp touches my skin. I had the Series 2 with the black/volt band and never had this issue so I’m curious what metal is used in the silver clasps?

38‑mm Anthracite/Black Nike Sport Band – S/M and M/L

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    316L Stainless Steel.

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  • Hi,

    (I do not work for Apple, so my answer is not official - Apple may weigh in with more official info)

    I am pretty sure the clasp on the rubber sport bands is stainless steel, which typically has some nickel and/or chrome, which some folks are allergic to. I have heard of people applying clear nail polish to the metal inside the band, where it touches the skin, to reduce irritation from the metal. Suggest you try that and see if it helps?

    Also different manufacturers use different kinds (alloys, mixtures) of metals, so, for example, aftermarket bands may use different alloys than genuine Apple bands, which may also give you different results.

    Finally, I think there are some other band styles which do not have any metal contacting the skin - maybe worth looking into.

    Hope this helps!


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