• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Still a great band

    I've had this band for over a year and it still looks good. It does has "personality" scuff marks on it, but it's what you'd expect from any other stainless steel band.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE

    This thing scratched so easily. My band looks like it has been used for 20 years and it is only 3 months old. Apple should be replacing these!!!!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks Nice, But Poor Design and Manufacturing

    The Link Bracelet out of the box looks like a fantastic addition to the Apple Watch. It's to be expected that a Stainless Steel band will scratch up over time. I have a TAG Heuer Link which is stainless and at the base of the wrist it does scuff up, but this band to getting close to what my TAG looks like after 16 years in only 3 weeks.

    While the cosmetics are annoying to deal with, it's the link attachment system that is the weakest part of this Bracelet. It's definitely a novel idea not to have to deal with pins, etc, and adjusts very fast and easy, it is not very sturdy at all. I do not keep me watch overly tight, I like a little play in there. It has already pulled apart once under minimal pressure at the wrist and after only a few week, some of the links are now clicking.

    If you want a Link design, there are much better and cheaper 3rd party options out there.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Owned for 2 years, still looks great!

    I got this band 2 years ago with my original watch and it's gone through everything... and I mean everything. The wash, playing hockey with it, half marathons, tough mudders, you name it. Perfect metal band for everyday use, not too heavy, easy to adjust with the detachable links, easily the best band out there. DOWNSIDE: hard to clean.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    Best Apple Watch band you could ever buy
    Feels great, looks AMAZING, can be worn with 99% of outfits

    Two negatives
    Shows wear quickly (silver), nothing too crazy though
    VERY expensive (suggest buying from somewhere like eBay and getting it for $200)

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great craftsmanship and detail...

    Fantastic gift for any holiday. The detail in this band is amongst the best I've seen.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Nice!

    I don't ever write reviews, but I have to say, this watch band is pretty awesome. I don't understand how some on here are complaining about this product. The quality is great and no special tools needed to size the band. If you want your watch to stand out from all the rest, this will do it.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful band

    Yes, it's expensive but it looks great and is adjustable without any tools. It does scratch - like any stainless steel but the scratches can be removed with an inexpensive refinishing pad. Just be careful to brush in the direction of the brush marks. I just cleaned up my 1 1/2 year old band and it looks like new.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks terrible after a short time wearing

    This scratches and wears so quickly it is not worth the price. I regret buying this and have reverted to the sports bands. Very unfortunate Apple made and sells this.

    14 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Quality Band

    I purchased this band used and have worn it for a couple of weeks now. The quality of the band is excellent and it is very comfortable for a metal band. I previously purchased a 3rd party aftermarket band, but I ended up returning it to the seller. The buckle on it was very uncomfortable and it did not fasten securely and would often accidentally come open. The buckle on the apple link bracelet fits flush to the band and is very sleek and comfortable. The apple band also closes very securely. The quality and machining of the band is very impressive and it should never rust or corrode. Stainless steel is also waterproof, which gives this band an advantage over leather bands.

    Several reviewers complained that the metal scratches too easily. The metal can scratch, but not any easier than any other metal watch band, including ones costing several times more than this. The scratches can, however, be easily rubbed out with the right tools. Because I purchased my band used, there were a couple of scratches on 3 of the links. After taping off the non-scratched links with masking tape, I carefully brushed the metal in one direction going with the grain using a scotchbrite 7447 pad. I followed up with a scotchbrite 7448 pad. After doing this, the scratches were completely gone and the brushing on the refinished links perfectly matched the original finish.

    Overall this is a great looking band and I would recommend it to anybody looking for a metal link style band for their Apple Watch.

    38 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent quality - as it should be at the price

    I've seen some reviews knocking the quality - I have found this band to be extraordinarily durable and felt the need to share my experience. I destroy watches and watch bands, and this watch band has survived a week of being knocked around without a scratch (black version). Any marks, even metal on metal, are easily massaged away. I really can't get over it. And the build quality is superb otherwise, excellent fit and finish.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My Go-To Band

    I own several different styles of bands for my Apple Watch (owned for over 1 year, had this band for over 8 months), this is my standard go-to band for most situations. The clasp is rounded and fits well on your wrist once you take out links (or add them) to adjust the fit. It is more comfortable than any metal link band I have worn from any watch, thanks in part to the ease of adjusting the size to a perfect fit. More than any other band I own, I know this one will match almost any outfit, look professional, and have no issues with fit or security (I have never been afraid that this band will come loose).
    As some have reviewed, it does get scratched over time. I have several other metal watch bands and can tell you this one is no more delicate than any other metal watch band from a premium company (that I have owned). They all scratch eventually. If you are looking for something that won't show wear, check out the Milanese Loop, which for me only shows wear on the little magnetic tab, scratches on the chain are indiscernible.
    Overall, this is a great band, if a bit pricey.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not built to last

    My stainless bracelet failed when one of the links would no longer stay attached to the clasp. Very disappointing for such a high dollar bracelet. I generally like Apple products, but this is a complete dud!

    18 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One surprise nobody mentioned...

    I wanted to comment on what I've found relative to what I expected: First, it's lighter in weight than I expected. Metal bracelets are often too heavy for activities like bike riding because the mass of it is always pounding on you. Not this. Perfectly acceptable for that and comfortably light weight. But the big surprise that no one has mentioned is this: The clasp-side is somewhat rigid about 3-links past the clasp both directions. The net effect is that my watch never spins around my wrist at all! No matter how much fling my arm or how sweaty I am, the face of my watch is perched perfectly on top of my wrist. It's so nice. It feels like the watch was built around me.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sweet band for apple watch for sure !!!

    Band is superb in all aspects. The links are as simple as they could be to remove, the overall weight is non existent. I can't even really feel it on my wrist it has just the right amount of play.Great piece of jewelry ! Definitely would recommend !!!

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Premium Watch Band

    I've had this band for a while now and it is excellent. Compared to all the other stainless steel watches I've owned this product is premium. It looks and feels great - better than other 'premium' brand watches. Yes, it does scratch and it fades a little, but this is to be expected of a stainless steel watch and has happened to all my previous watches. The clasp is great, and the ability the add and remove links is brilliant. I highly recommend this band for anyone wanting a more traditional look for their Apple Watch.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    Fades and scratches after only month of wear. Cannot believe apple would sell such poor quality at such a premium price!

    39 of 51 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Scratches and shows wear easily

    This band looks great from afar but after you've worn it for a few weeks you can really see the scratches and wear and tear on the finish if you look closely. Other than the easily marred finish it is a well designed and beautiful band

    97 of 114 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do NOT buy this online!

    Forget about all the horrible looking scratches you will get in matter of days and forget about the fact that it doesn't even look as good as how it looks in the pictures, if you have hairy wrist, nothing else would pull your wrist hair off like this band. That is why I suggest trying this band at the store before buying it. I cannot believe Apple has approved and sells something like this. So disappointed.

    28 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional piece of engineering.

    The Apple Link Bracelet might come with a steep price, but with it you're getting an engineering marvel that leaves competing metal bands in the dust. The mechanism for releasing the clasp and removing links is remarkable. This band is a must buy for anyone looking to spice up their Apple Watch with an eye catching metal band. My only complaint with the quality of metal used in this band is that it scratches somewhat easily compared to tougher metal of other luxury watch brands. Being mindful when wearing it however will ensure it says in prime condition; let's face it -- nothing stays perfect forever. Ultimately, if you have the extra money by all means purchase this band, you won't be disappointed. I absolutely love mine, and am looking forward to what is in store for the future in Apple's venture into time pieces.

    20 of 38 people found this useful