• 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.

    15 of 16 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.

    39 of 39 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.

    15 of 25 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.

    20 of 21 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.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 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.

    62 of 62 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The band you all have been waiting for!

    The space black milanese loop is a very high quality band made out of the same materials that went into creating the space black stainless steel casing. Most of the colored milanese loops online are made out of cheap materials that end up chipping or needing to be replaced because of the poor quality. It was for this reason that I waited until Apple released one of their own. The flexibility of the band, the color match to the space black casing, and the well polished design are all things that attracted me to this band. My singular complaint about the watch is that there are times when the magnet feels too weak to keep the watch on, usually this is during physical activities. If they made the magnet just a bit stronger, it would easily be a 5 star

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well done Apple!

    I've had the black Milanese loop now for about 3 weeks and must say it is a great band. It looks very sharp and even though I use the 42 mm Sport model (Space gray) it still is nice to wear in the office. Switching to the sport band for the gym, beach, outdoors is very easy. The only thing to be mindful is the magnet, since it is very good, sometimes the strap (or the charger) gets close to it and they stick together. So be careful not letting it stick as it may scratch or worse. I would also suggest to clean the band regularly along with the watch. It should definitely last for a long time. Finally, the cost was a little pricey but after seeing how easy it is to adjust, remove, or wear, definitely worth the investment.

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ingenious design and functional elegance

    A birthday gift from my brother. I have been wearing the space black stainless steel watch with space black link bracelet since they were first available. Didn't think about replacing the band until I received this gift. Changing bands could not be simpler and what a difference! The black link band is sporty and rugged, but the Milanese loop is incredibly light and comfortable, giving the watch an understated elegance. The design is impressive with ingenious fit and security afforded by the magnetic "clasp". Another design home run for Apple.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    So I was excited to see an official Space Black Milanese Loop, and I bought it the day that it was released. I have been using it for about two weeks, and today when I went to clean my watch, I noticed that the sapphire screen and sensors are covered in scratches consistent with the band touching them! The DLC coating on the loop is apparently hard enough to destroy the watch, simply by taking it off and placing it down on a table. I am out of the country for another month or so, and my watch is still under the one year warranty. I am hoping that Apple will replace it for me once I get home, because it was completely spotless before I started using this band, and Apple did not post any warnings about the band scratching the watch.


    477 of 538 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    best apple watch band for the space grey apple watch sport

    Today I just went to the apple store to check out some new bands for my space grey apple watch sport originally I wanted to get the wolf grey leather loop but It was not a good match for my personality then I tried on the 42 mm space black Milanese loop and it was perfect it was the casual watch band I needed. I would recommend you go to an apple store to try it out because it looks more black on the website and in real life its more polished. the only down side to this product is that is $50 dollars more than the regular Milanese loop and if you are going to pick up this band keep in mind that it is not available in all stores and you may need to pick it up online.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Slick-looking as expected - Great with the Space Grey Sport

    When this was first leaked online, it got me excited. Although the Black Sport Grey is a slick-looking watch, there aren’t really a whole lot of bands that go well with it, at least IMO. So it was really nice to see a nice band come out. I was never a fan of the Milanese type bands and preferred the black link band but the black Milanese Loop just looked sic. Went to the Apple Store to try it on and was very impressed with the feel. I have the black and midnight blue sports band and although they are great, I wanted something that was more comfortable and nicer looking. It was between this and the Black Nylon. Although the Nylon is even lighter and more comfortable, the Black Milanese Loop is just awesome. The perfect balance between looks, light and comfort. I’ve only worn it for a day, but I felt no hairs being pulled. I do wear it form-fitting and not loose, so it won’t slide. Not gonna lie, it almost seems like I have the Black Stainless Steel Watch Face now. Haha. I still may get the Nylon and even though the Apple Bands are more expensive, they are of much better quality. When I initially bought my watch, I never thought I would get into accessorizing the thing. haha

    Also, I don’t like to bash other reviews but I think it’s a disservice to lower ratings based on packaging. To me, the packaging was fine and it’s all about the product in the end.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Impressed

    I bought this for my Space Gray Watch Sport and am very impressed. It looks and feels great! I was a tad wary the band would be uncomfortable over a long duration; however, it is very lightweight and made well, offering a great balance between a casual and professional look.

    132 of 140 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My absolute favorite

    I really love my SB link bracelet, but this is by far my favorite now! how easy it is to adjust, put on; it's beautiful shine. Get this band!

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Space Black Goodness

    This is the definitive Milanese Loop from Apple! I love how the DLC coating makes this band look sleek and powerful. Bonus points for scratch/damage resistance!

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Feels and looks great with Space Black Sport

    Light and completely custom-fit this band feels great with my 42mm Space Black Sport. It's so finely made that it doesn't scratch the surface of my MacBook Pro while typing. Also it doesn't pull the hairs on my arm which I originally worried about.

    188 of 199 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Band Low Quality Case

    The band looks amazing with my Space Black Stainless Steel Apple Watch. The one down side is that you have to pay a third more and get low quality packaging. I bought the original Stainless Steel Milanese Loop and that came with a vary nice hard plastic case with a nice felt interior. I always felt that is was a nice safe felt lined area to store the band when using a different band. The new Space Black band came in a low quality card board cut out almost like the sport bands come in. Sorry I expected the same pristine packaging/case as the original came in when spending more then the original which is expensive as it is. This product would have gotten 5 stars if not for the poor packaging.

    39 of 131 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Its toooooo nice.......

    I wasn't sure that I would be able to justify the £175 price tag... and was pretty sure I would turn it straight back to Apple for refund, I felt guilty spending the money on just a strap.... WRONG. It is lovely. My watch feels so much nicer on my arm than with the standard strap. I Just hope Apple Watch2 when it eventually arrives will not make this strap obsolete.... It looks great ...One last thing... I hope the finish is going to live up to normal use....

    38 of 40 people found this useful