• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice SS band - Classy

    I bought my First generation watch with this SS link band. Like others have mentioned, it will scratch when contacting a hard surface but all SS bands do that. The scratching is no worse than my 10-year old TAG Heuer watch.

    Just ordered a watch 3 with the Milanese loop band and will use the link band on that as well. I also have several sport bands for rougher wear and save the SS bands for more dressier occasions.

    I like the band very much - pricy but it is one of best SS link bands I have ever owned. Easy to adjust and easy to keep clean (I use an ultra sonic jewelry cleaner and hydrogen peroxide to remove the detritus that collects in the links).

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    After 2 years, it's still my favorite

    Purchased my original Apple Watch with a Link Bracelet the day it first became available. I wore both every day for the first 18 months or so, then began swapping back-and-forth with a couple different sport bands for more casual times. For me, the Link Bracelet is the most elegant of the lot. It looks professional and is what I prefer when I get dressed-up to go out on the town.

    I've worn watches with all sort of band types every day for nearly 50 years. I personally treat most of my watches with a bit of care like any fine jewelry. I also don't wear my most expensive jewelry, including my Apple Watch with Link Bracelet, when I'm doing more involved yard work, home painting/repair or another activity where I may put it at risk -- If I didn't take the watch off, I'd go with a sport band if I were in those situations very often. Metal bands are not what I wear if I'm going to the beach or be too sweaty, as the watch will tend to slip from it's normal position an inch or more above my wrist. Like other stainless bands I've owned, no matter how careful you are, the Link Bracelet will scratch over time. I suggest for lite scratches, a little polish designed for stainless jewlery, and use of a Dremel Tool with an appropriate felt pad will remove all but the deepest scratches that develop over time, and make the band sparkle again like new. After 2 years, this week I spent 40 minutes doing that to my original Link Bracelet, and it is almost as good as new awaiting it's home with my new Series 3 arriving later today.

    My net: If you don't have the cash, sweat a lot, want to wear your watch while swimming, or are perhaps not as careful taking care of your finer things as others may be, skip the Link Bracket. OTOH, if you want something that looks more elegant and not as casual as the many sport bands that are available, with perhaps a bit more of a masculine overtone, give the Link Bracelet a look. If I could only have one band for my stainless Apple Watch, it would be the Link Bracelet.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    18 Months - Apple attention to detial - Still love it

    I have had my Series 1 42mm SS with Link Bracelet band for over 18 months & I would recommend it.
    It does wear with regular use. Stainless is a hard material that is difficult to polish.
    The amount of detail and ease of adjustment are qualities you would only get from Apple.
    Sturdy and reliable I've never worried about losing my watch.
    Thoroughly cleaning it takes some effort but is possible.
    My friends ask if I'm buying the Series 3 because they want to buy my Series 1.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing better work with the Edition 3 watches or I will be very sad

    I bought my "edition zero" apple watch the first day it was possible to order them... thinking that it would last a lifetime. Well, the band at least still seems to work. The watch face of my 0th edition watch has popped out of its bezel and its currently held in place with scotch tape. Thankfully I should be able to order a new 3rd edition by Friday and have it within a few weeks. I HOPE that I can order a stainless steel one that will match my watch band that I paid $550 for brand news... if it doesn't match or doesn't fit I will be very disappointed. I cannot tell that they will be selling a stainless steel one, but I think the ceramic black one wouldn't look too bad.

    Anyhoo, once you own this band, you'll learn that you cannot just buy a watch without a band. So you're stuck shelling out at least $49 for another band that you'll never use if you own this one, which is a horrible customer experience, Apple. For a company that supposedly cares about user experience, forcing me to buy a cheap band after I bought your $550 one is pretty cheap on your part.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Low durability

    The space Grey link has low durability, and even if you get it replaced which costs 550, it'll still have issues. I expect something with this cost to have a longer life span than 4 months

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not Buy the Black Link Bracelet

    I used it for a couple of months and I realised that the parts of the bracelet that rest on my leather surface work desk has faded off. I didn't expect such a poor quality for a product of £578.48 in such a short period of time.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful

    This strap is truly a masterpiece of engineering, beautifully constructed with absolute perfection down to the nanometer. I've nearly had this bracelet for two years and it's showing no signs of wear. A perfect strap for any occasion.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The closest comparison is AP Royal Oak Stainless Steel Band

    I own few watches and honestly new to the smart watch game. And purchased a Link Bracelet to go with my Stainless Steel 42mm Apple Watch 2. I must say, the quality and finish of this band is high-end. As on the topic, I can only compare this with AP Royal Oak Stainless Steel Band; which has the similar comfortability on your hand. Great stuff Apple.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Function and Style, 4 stars. Value for $, 2 stars

    This is the nicest of the "Apple Bands" in my opinion. I like stainless bands, they can wear forever. Unlike many of the complainers here, I have not had problems with the finish, wearing, scratches other than what you normally expect. The look is sleek, the butterfly mechanism is okay, but honestly, I've worn better functioning bands - probably more expensive than this, though.

    So in the end, it's a very solid, quality band that will last as long as you want it to. It doesn't scratch nearly as badly as some people say, and overall, I'm pleased. Now... for the money? I think it's overpriced, but it's an quality product and I guess you just have to feel like it's worth it. I first bought a knock-off for a fraction of the cost, but it really bugged me because it wasn't quite "there" in terms of quality. No regrets buying this, but don't expect anything earth shattering - it's just a good, solid, stainless band!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    42mm Silver Link Bracelet expensive to buy on it's own £449.00

    I was very luckly to have received my Silver Link Bracelet with my watch as a present. This is the bracelet I would have chosen and it works well.

    Disapointed that a replacement clasp is not available to buy, one side of my clasp has broken and I do not want to pay £449.00 to replace the complete bracelet

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  • 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.

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  • 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!!!!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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)

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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