• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Original Color Milanese should last longer than a year

    The magnetic end began slipping excessively. So I scrutinized it and found it was coming apart. A small panel on the inside of the rubber ring was popping up. I tried to push it back down but instead, it fell off to reveal a bubble of rust and corrosion that had formed inside the band.

    I do not swim nor bath with the watch on. I do exercises with it on, however. Could it be that there might be some kind of dielectric corrosion between the stainless and other metals caused by moister getting into the magnet compartment?

    My band was purchased separately from the phone, yet Apple did agree to replace it. Because I had the extended warranty on the watch, they said the warranty included any Apple Watch accessories as well.

    So the low rating is for the band, but not the warranty, which was excellent.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't think Apple should have paired this with the stainless watch

    I ordered the stainless steel series 3 Apple Watch in space black. The band I chose was this one. I wish I had chosen the sport band instead. The loop not only raised the price but it feels like it also cheapens it and not in the good way. I no longer use it because it would never stay tight. I spent most of my day re-adjusting the band. I now use the other sport bands I used with my old sport model. I thought that if I upgraded to the stainless steel watch the quality in bands would be an upgrade as well. Not the case here.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beyond my expectation!

    This is the best watch strap!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One of my favorite things.

    The adjustability, the breathability, and the seemingly impossible durability of such a precision construction constantly pleases me.

    I love how I can tighten and loosen it throughout the day as I want a different fit for different situations. When I'm sweating a bit I can loosen it, and when it starts slipping around tighten it back up.

    My wrist gets much less sweaty under the band than with a traditional band.

    I like the black because it doesn't look as flashy as the silver Milanese. It looks fine in everyday casual settings and could be mistaken for nylon at a distance but up close it's beautiful.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great innovative instrument.

    Great band. If you don't abuse the handling and care for this instrument as you would any information item. You will get excellent service from this timepiece. All of the reviews that are most negative seem to handle the watch and band without care. This is excellent and sign of the future instrument.
    Enjoy and follow the Apple care and directions.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable and stylish

    Had the Nike sports strap with my aluminium style Apple Watch 2 and wanted something for work. This strap fits the brief perfectly - looks great, comfortable with the infinite settings and light and durable. Would recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bottom Line: AMAZING!!!!

    I almost got a $12 3rd party band instead of the Apple one since it was cheaper but I decided to take the risk of getting the more expensive Apple band and I LOVE IIIIIITTTTT!!! It's got a VERY strong magnet, looks sexy as frick, and it's SUPER COMFORTABLE! Definitely worth the $200 price tag for the AMAZING quality! Don't risk buying a cheap 3rd party!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Scratches Space Black Stainless Steel Series 2 Watch

    The band itself is comfortable, however if the band gets into contact with any part of the watch case, it will scratch it. My sensor is all marked up now.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is great!

    this band is great

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Will SCRATCH the Ceramic back of your watch

    This band is cool, and looks great. But, if it comes into contact AT ALL (even for a split second), it can and will scratch the back of your watch. I learned this the hard way. If you are concerned about this, buy a different band.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My favorite

    I have several straps for my Series 2. Some are after market and some from Apple. My personal favorite is the Milanese loop. I like the precision adjustability. Is very comfortable and good enough that I do not notice anything on my wrist. I like that.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but things to know

    To start I like the band. I bought it with the watch.

    Two things to be aware of. First it isn't suitable for anything that causes an impact up the arm. If you try golf with it for instance, it will get progessively looser with each hit. The second is that while nothing else has scratched the watch, this band if it comes in contact with the heart rate sensor will cause fine scratches on it. Not a problem most of the time because the charger will be between the band and the watch when you take it off. However if you need to take it off for airport security, for example, it will cause scratches. So a sports band for swap out might be a good idea.

    Apart from the points above the band is comfortable, looks good and is very durable.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good quality upgrade

    Having recently bought a stainless steel space black Apple watch with a sports band I wanted a different strap for work etc. As this was so expensive I briefly considered a cheap version from an online retailer, but suffering from sensitive skin I decided that it was not worth the risk as cheaper versions would probably be painted and not DLC finished.

    The strap is very well made and extremely comfortable, although it has a tendency to pull the hairs on your wrist. The magnet was my main concern but it is very strong and barely loosens during a full days wear. I'm sure that a lot of the price is the name but the quality is spot on.

    Would definitely recommend the genuine article if you can stretch to it.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful. My "perfect" band.

    I am very pleased with the Space Black Milanese Loop. I first experimented with this type of band using a third party option, until its painted black coating started rubbing off within a month. Having been otherwise satisfied with the mechanics and feel of the band, I bought the official Apple version.

    My first impressions were great. I was not at all surprised to discover that this "black" band is not a deep, true black, but rather a dark gunmetal type of finish -- my "black" Apple Woven Nylon band is the same story. In fact, the two bands look quite similar at a quick glance. This lends itself to some versatility; a perfect band for any formality. I never feel like I'm overdoing it nor underdressed with the Space Black Milanese Loop.

    What other reviewers have mentioned is true, for better or worse -- for instance, it looks great with the Space Grey aluminum watch, with the minor concession of the polished stainless steel lugs clashing with the watch's matte aluminum finish. Otherwise, you've got glossy black glass screen, matte grey aluminum watch, and the not-quite-black Milanese Loop with a luster comfortably between the former two materials, both in shade and shine.

    As for the diamond-like carbon coating (and its propensity for scratching other parts of the watch,) I can appreciate it being a necessary evil in order to maintain the band's color over time. Third party manufacturers aren't achieving this otherwise, and the black rubs off to bare steel -- not a good look.

    Finally, I do get the occasional arm hair snag between the band and its magnet, but only there, and only occasionally. Just the nature of the beast. Those with extra hairy arms may want to give this band a test run to see if it's more of a nuisance than I'm experiencing.

    Four stars -- not a "perfect five star" product, as it can scratch the Watch, and can snag your arm hair(s). It also may require retightening later in an active day. However, if you're gentle with the Watch while not in use, don't mind the occasional arm hair snag, and have 2-3 seconds to spare to refasten the magnetic closure, it could be your "perfect" band.

    33 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak magnet clasp and snags hair

    This was a bad purchase. It doesn't look that great; it appears flimsy. I find myself having to frequently tighten the band because the weak magnet keeps slipping. The frequent hair snagging is also quite unpleasant.

    13 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not age well

    When I first got the Milanese Loop in Silver it was great. As the band ages the rubber that surrounds the magnet on the band loses it's grip, causing the band to constantly slide. This causes the wearer to constantly tighten the band throughout the day.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    This Watch band is definitely worth the money. I originally purchased a knock off...... and the original Apple band Vs the Knock off simply do not compare. This Milanese loop is made of the finest material and I finally feel like my space grey 42mm watch is a legitimate piece of jewelry. My wife purchased this as a Christmas gift but if you have the money I would 100% recommend this band. When the sun hits this band it glimmers like no other!!! That...and the fact that it is not a cheap knock off and is an original high class Apple product make this worth the investment.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Apple Watch Band

    This Apple Watch band is awesome. I was very hesitant to spend so much money on a band but once I received it I understand why it is so much. The quality of the band is exceptional. The weight of it is heavy which is what you should except since it's made of Stainless Steel. It looks amazing on my Space Gray 42mm Nike Sport Apple Watch. I also like how you're able to adjust the band to any desired fit. This band is worth it and looks wicked awesome!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    this is wonderful

    i think this a a really nice band for every apple watch.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous band, but will damage your watch glass

    This band is sleek, catches light beautifully and conforms brilliantly to your wrist. It can occasionally catch on arm hair or clothing fabric, but has not caused serious problems in that department.

    HOWEVER, the DLC coating on the band appears to be too strong for its own good--I very lightly rubbed the back of my space black watch with my milanese loop band while cleaning the watch. This left an easily visible cluster of fine scratches toward the middle of the sensor glass, as if I had taken a piece of sandpaper to the watch.

    Love how this band looks, but hate how I feel like I need to baby the watch whenever it's off my wrist.

    59 of 59 people found this useful