• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional piece of engineering.

    • Written by Brandon S from Aliquippa

    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.

    26 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Premium Watch Band

    • Written by Alex B from Brisbane

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sweet band for apple watch for sure !!!

    • Written by Russell S from Hampton

    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 !!!

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One surprise nobody mentioned...

    • Written by Tim A from Cypress

    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.

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My Go-To Band

    • Written by Derek K from Glendale

    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.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent quality - as it should be at the price

    • Written by William F from Guelph

    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.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Quality Band

    • Written by Mike R from Carleton

    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.

    49 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful band

    • Written by JONATHAN F from San Francisco

    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.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Nice!

    • Written by Drew B from Bartlesville

    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.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great craftsmanship and detail...

    • Written by Randy Z from Sag Harbor

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

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Owned for 2 years, still looks great!

    • Written by Shaun M from west islip

    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.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The closest comparison is AP Royal Oak Stainless Steel Band

    • Written by Chamin N from Singapore

    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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful

    • Written by David F from Cambridge

    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.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    18 Months - Apple attention to detial - Still love it

    • Written by Robert K from Prairie Village

    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.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Apple Watch Band By Far, don't listen to anyone else

    • Written by Trevor H from Perry

    I've had the Apple Watch since the very first day they were available. The Link Bracelet is an incredible piece of workmanship and as a Designer, CNC Machinist, and Engineer, I completely understand the engineering and manufacturing that were used to make it what it is.

    Many have complained that it scratches easily, but 316L Stainless Steel is a superb material and holds up quite well in harsh environments. Yes, it will scratch with daily wear and tear, but that is to be expected. Anyone that expects otherwise doesn't understand the material characteristics and must be expecting something like a band made of diamonds. I mean, yeah, they are $450, but things do wear out, even of the best of quality. Even the (most likely DLC coated) Space Black version scratches. You can refinish the bracelet with sand paper, which is, (crazy as it may sound to some), how Apple gets the finish on this product. By far, the best band for the Apple Watch in my opinion.

    17 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I hoped I would hate it but I love it. Super comfortable!

    • Written by George L from Miami

    Silky like liquid metal this is smooooth and does not pull hair. Already put it on my 3.

    Amazing.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    DO BUY THIS BAND

    • Written by Richard B from FORT WORTH

    For those who don’t understand stainless steel bands, YES!, they wear! And yes, they will show scratches. That’s the downside of stainless steel—even, or better I say 316L stainless steel. This is not Platinum or White Gold which do not scratch or much at all. Those are hard metals. Be glad that Apple chose to slightly brush this band rather than polish it to a high gloss—you would find scratches just blowing on it. Not really, but almost. The watch is polished stainless 316L Stainless Steel and it, too, will show scratches if you rub it up against anything. One solution is to purchase a stainless steel polish that will remove the small scratches with a soft cloth and a little rubbing.

    Try purchasing a Ceramic Band (Aftermarket) for a top class and elite band that goes well with the watch. It will not scratch. Otherwise, live with it. And no, Apple would love to put them in the store to try on, but theft is one problem and the other is making enough for every store in the world to have one.

    One other suggestion that a friend of mine did — he took his SS band to a jeweler and had it brushed further so it would not show as many scratches. It did not cost much and it really worked. It’s still very beautiful and it solved the problem.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A different class Apple Watch strap

    • Written by Simon H from LEEDS

    I’ve had a few straps and was lucky to get this. It’s a different class all together from the other straps and gives the watch the premium feel of a high quality product.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My favorite and only band i will use.

    • Written by NICHOLAS F from Lancaster

    The steel link band has been my favorite from the start. Yes its expensive. Yes it will show wear. but it has been performing from day one when they were introduced, when I bought it with my first apple watch. It is nicer than the Milanese loop and has more of a classic look. The release mechanism has never failed and the sizing feature is brilliant - no need to visit the jeweler to size it - typical of great Apple design!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Handsome, well engineered bracelet

    • Written by Robert E from Hastings-on-Hudson

    This is a very handsome and well engineered bracelet. It's my fourth band, and it makes the watch look more impressive and substantial than any of the others.

    The clasp is very impressive: it's no thicker than the rest of the bracelet, which is very unusual (compared to the steel bracelets on my other (now unworn) watches).

    The band is so tightly engineered and manufactured that there's virtually no twist. This means that when installing it on the watch, you put one side in an eighth of an inch, then the other, then work them both simultaneously all the way into position.

    Adding or removing links is, literally, a snap. I quickly found the perfect number.

    Some reviews mention scratching. I haven't experienced it (maybe because I live in the north and wear long sleeves much of the time). But metal does scratch; over time the resulting patina can make the bracelet look like a well loved and used accessory (as it has done with my other steel watch bracelets).

    7 of 8 people found this useful