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Amazon jumps the gun, reveals champagne Moto 360 and new bands

Before pulling them down, Amazon published several listings showing off a new champagne (gold) Moto 360 with two metal band sizes (18mm and 23mm), as well as new bands for existing 360 devices.
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October 30, 2014
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Back in September Motorola first inadvertently revealed its plans for an eventual gold-colored version of the Moto 360, but since then there’s been no official word about this model. While Motorola has still yet to confirm its existence, today the “champagne gold” Moto 360 hit Amazon with the choice of a slimmer 18mm metal band or a 23mm that’s even slightly wider than the standard 22mm band found on current 360 straps.

The champagne gold Moto 360 was listed at $299, regardless of the version. Amazon also listed natural (brushed steel), black and champagne bands for $80 a piece, for those looking to add them to their existing watches. And finally, they even revealed a new Moto 360 model with the existing silver body and a brown ‘cognac’ leather strap for $250.

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One thing you might notice is that I mention all the above in the past tense, and for good reason: all the above listings have since been pulled down. Of course, this is the Internet, and so many sites have since posted up screenshots showing off the new bands and champagne-colored body in detail (seen above and below).

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So why did Amazon pull everything down? Considering Motorola has yet to reveal their plans for metal bands, the Champagne Moto 360, or the new brown leather strap — it’s likely that Amazon jumped the gun and pulled things down when they realized their mistake. Evidence of this comes from the fact that the shipping dates on the listings were about 1 to 2 months out.

What do you think of the new bands, and the new golden 360? Do you currently own a 360, if so, will you end up getting a replacement band once they officially arrive?