• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it! Slightly Different from Previous Milanese Loop Bands

    • Written by Christopher D from Cambridge

    I've had the silver Milanese loop since the first Apple Watch was released. Just upgraded to the series 4 gold with gold Milanese loop band. The color is more of a rose gold / copper, rather than a traditional gold, which I love because it is less flashy and more subtle. It's the best looking watch band I've had, and the magnetic clasp is surprisingly effective at holding the watch snug. I thought I'd have to re-tighten the band frequently throughout the day, but I don't. On rare occasions, if doing something that involves a lot of arm motion (like an aerobic workout), it might need a slight readjustment to put it back to the desired tightness.
    One key difference between the old and new Milanese loops is that, when the magnetic clasp is unattached, the strap can be pulled completely out of the opposite side. As other reviewers have mentioned, this is likely so that the watch can be laid flat on a charging mat without needing to remove the band completely. The downside to this convenience is that you want to be a little careful when completely opening the magnetic clasp so that your watch doesn't fall completely off your wrist. It's unlikely to happen even when unattached, but for those who have had the previous Milanese loops, you'll not want to be too cavalier about pulling the watch off your hand.

    137 of 141 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Milanese Loop Is Not Faulty

    • Written by Willie C from Kennedale

    I'm sure the new design is to accommodate compatibility with the air power charging pad and other similar charge devices. Its still the same good looking Milanese Loop.

    93 of 111 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic and Never Faulty! Great Buy!

    • Written by Tristan P from Singapore

    I recently got this Milanese Loop at Apple Orchard Road after a long time of Out-Of-Stock situation. I must say that this is really comfortable in my wrist. And for the record, I am using Apple Watch Series 4 GOLD Aluminum Case and it looks stunning! i did not expect that there would be no drastic two-tone mismatch between this Milanese Loop and my GOLD Aluminum Finish Apple Watch. Worth every dollar spent. I have let go of my sport bands and this becomes my everyday strap from Sports, Shower and everything.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous and functional...you need to learn the "easy on/off trick" though!

    • Written by Maryann K from Millington

    I did not have the previous Milanese loop band or a Milanese loop "routine" so did not have any problem getting this one on or off safely.

    Here is the trick: TAKING OFF: Slide the adjustable band to loosen it. For me, this means adjusting it to within 3/4" to 1 1/2" from the top of the watch. (That will vary by the wearer's wrist size.) The band is still securely fastened when you slide it off your wrist. Your watch will not fall off.

    PUTTING ON: I have a lot of bands especially the elastomer sport bands which I switch out by inserting the longest piece at the bottom of the watch, then the shorter piece at the bottom. For the Milanese loop, I also START at the BOTTOM, inserting the slider, then turn the watch over to drop the loose end tab through the top slot (backside). Then I fold the tab over to secure and easily slide on the band to adjust. I adjust the band, by lifting the tab and pulling. I have had Rolex, Breitling, etc. bands a whole lot harder to adjust while on, that require me to take them off, adjust, then hope it is close to fitting. This one seems quite easy.

    LOOK and FEEL: Since I am female with no hair on my arms, there is no discomfort or pinching and this copper-bronze color (it's not a "yellow" gold.) goes with everything. I did not like the silver color as the negative spaces in the mesh look darker and the band looks dull grey to me. The "silver" band reminded me of the old Skagen watch bands that I thought looked cheap. The coppery gold band is lustrous, and softly gleaming. It has a posh, tasteful, executive look. I bought the gold watch with the stone elastomer sports band so I would have a sports band with a gold fastener to match the watch. I often use the Navy or Coral Orange sports bands too, even a Nike perforated Turquoise one. I toss a sports bank or two in a zip lock bag in my workout bag. I like zip lock bags for this so I can stash the Milanese loop in the zip lock and easily find again. I often change it out in my car or before leaving work if I am thinking ahead.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful addition to my S4 Stainless Steel Apple Watch

    • Written by Tracy B from Hartlepool

    I previously bought a third party version of this watch band for my Series 3 and let it go when I sold the watch. I was going to purchase it again from the 3rd party seller but, fortunately for me, it was out of stock so I took the plunge and bought this. It is a much superior product, the other used to snag my cuffs with its sharp edges but I do not have this problem with the Apple Milanese Loop. The magnet is superb, I put the watch on and don't touch it again until it's time to take it off for charging etc. When they say "you pay for what you get" it is definitely true with this and and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it, oh, and it compliments my watch beautifully!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE my stainless gold band

    • Written by Stefanie G from Saint Johns

    I got my stainless gold series 4 in November 2018 and it came with the stone color sport band. I really wanted the stainless gold band to match and I contemplated ordering elsewhere because they are much less expensive. However, I had a hard time putting my expensive watch on a cheap band so I splurged for the Apple and glad I did. I do HIIT and have worn my sport strap, but I find I sweat less in my stainless band. Worn in every day for a couple of months now. So far so good.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic band

    • Written by Brandon A from Columbia

    If you can deal with the price, this is an outstanding product. The quality is leaps and bounds above the cheap Milanese loop bands I've previously bough on amazon. Superior product.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking, watchband discharges your watch in certain circumstances

    • Written by Terry D from North Bellmore

    I have child-sized wrists, 5 to 5-1/2 inches, give or take, and depending on where I decide to place the watch on my arm. I have not had a problem with arm hair since I am a woman, but I DID have 2 major problems with the magnet on the watchband:

    1. I have a 44mm watch but the band is so long it was not sufficiently tight enough all the way to the end. What they don't tell you is, the magnet on these kills your battery life if it’s too close to the face. Yup. It won’t harm the battery, but it will discharge it faster. The magnet was right next to the watch face. It was still too long and did not fit, so, I returned it and bought the 40mm version as suggested to me by an Apple person. Here’s what you don’t know: Any band will fit a 44mm watch, no matter the size. It works the other way too, btw, although, not quite as well (it sticks out beyond the watch face). So, yeah, since Apple doesn’t care that women (or kids) like large-faced watches, there is your fix. Works great, locks in and doesn’t discharge the battery life while wearing it. Which brings us to this:

    2. You cannot leave this particular watchband on and expect to charge your battery unless you have some kind of special device (like a mannequin hand with wrist) on which to place your watch with the charger attached. Or perhaps some rigid foam or something similar that keeps the magnet on the watchband away from the watch. If you do not do this, it will cause you to find a dead watch in the morning. So, I just take off one of the sides of the band off every day and make sure the magnet is placed as far away as possible from the watch face and charger.

    I did not have a problem with the watchband finish, but again, I’m not showering or swimming with it, and I find my wrists do not sweat at all with this watchband, unlike most of the others (with the obvious exception of the loops).

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Elegant Quality

    • Written by barb J from Ladysmith

    After reviewing options for a replacement band for my series 3 gold watch, I settled on the Milanese loop. The quality of the band is excellent. The color was a bit disappointing as the band is more a bronze gold, than the series 3 gold which is more pink. The band is comfortable & lightweight. The clasp is very secure, and the 40mm band is definitely compatible with the series 3 38mm watch. Would recommend this band, even though I now have a slightly two tone gold series 3 apple watch.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    More bronze than gold

    • Written by Bev V from West Vancouver

    Delighted with the style and function of this new strap but I wouldn't describe it as gold - more a bronze colour.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak magnet

    • Written by Frode H from London

    It’s beautiful, but the magnet is significantly less powerful than my original silver band from the original Watch. Based on this and other Apple products I think it’s clear that people in Cupertino don’t wear long sleeved shirts all that often. :-)

    33 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Milanese loop is faulty

    • Written by Ronald P from Fulton

    Just purchased new 40mm stainless with gold milanese loop. The band falls out of the bracket that slides on watch causing the watch to fall. My 38mm watch with the same type of band does not. The magnet end can't come out. This new one does and is a very dangerous flaw in design. I don't want my watch to keep falling every time I take it off.

    203 of 263 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Color fading after a month

    • Written by DeLanda L from Boulder

    I love this band but very disappointed in the quality. The color is fading badly after only a month. It now looks somewhat striped with darker edges. Almost rusty. Don’t recommend this band.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality...go with Amazon

    • Written by Kristin M from Hinsdale

    I have a lot of Apple brand loyalty but this product is not up to their standards. After just a couple months, it looks terrible...gold has started wearing off. You’re much better off going with a less expensive version on Amazon and replacing it when it gets beaten up. Apple also isn’t willing to help in any way once the band looks worn.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy this band!

    • Written by Marisa R B from New York

    I received the gold 40mm watch and gold milanese loop band for my birthday in January. Fast forward 4 months of daily wear later (NEVER getting wet) and the finish has worn off in random spots all over the band. It even leaves a residue on my wrist if I wear the watch for multiple days without taking it off. I am so incredibly disappointed by the poor craftsmanship of this band and it is obscene to me that it carried a price tag of $150. Save yourself the heartache and trouble and go with a leather or sport band instead. Better yet, don't even buy the apple branded bands, buy them through a 3rd party. Nothing can be of poorer quality than what I am stuck with!

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible! gets knocked loose so it can slip off of your wrist, and WORSE

    • Written by SUDHA N from Saratoga

    The end of the loop just slips out of the end when you go to loosen the watch to take it off! The watch just fell off of my wrist!!!!

    I have had the first gen stainless milanese loop with my first apple watch, the ceramic 2nd gen one came with a plastic loop. This is way worse in quality than my first gen version. The plastic that came with gen 2 ceramic edition was too hot and sweaty. The magnet is weak weak weak! It keeps slipping loose in the middle of a workout. I don't want to change bands all the time.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Milanese Loop Band has a BIG flaw

    • Written by Ralph C from GREAT NECK

    I was very excited to purchase separately the Gold Milanese Loop. Very disappointed do not buy. The band falls out of the bracket that slides on watch causing the watch to fall. This is very unsafe not to mention the price you pay. I also have the 38mm Black Milanese from last year, this does not happen. What happened Apple, this new one is a major flaw in design. I don't want my expensive stainless steel 40 mm watch to keep falling every time I take it off. I will be returning this right away to Apple.

    28 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Causes pinches with hair

    • Written by ROGERS S from Sarasota

    I paid extra to get this band but it is impossible to use comfortably because it catches in my wrist hair and causes pain. I bought a Milanese loop on Amazon for a low price but it's great. No hair pinches. Why can't Apple do at least as well?

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Susan B from San Antonio

    One of the things Ive always loved about the Milanese band is that it never unloops.

    Of course I learned this the hard way when my watch dropped day 1....

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Love My Series 4 Watch but the Metal Band is Unraveling

    • Written by Monique R from Ashburn

    This is my second stainless steel watch with the Milanese band and I loved the first one - it's still being worn by a friend. But this one is unraveling and catches on everything including my skin. I've taken it to a jeweler twice, and yet another piece of metal has popped up. I've had this watch for 8 months so this is really disappointing. I was told that apple does not guarantee their bands, but this was $150 retail and I feel that from a customer service perspective that Apple is usually known for, this is a failure.

    4 of 5 people found this useful