Anyone here use the real link bracelet band?

vmflapem

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I really love the look of the space black link bracelet and I am thinking of getting one. However, the reviews on the Apple website don't look so good. If you own one, do you like it? Is it comfortable to wear on a daily basis?
 

OllyW

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I've got one. I find it fairly comfortable, it's extremely well made and looks great but is quite expensive.

Other than the price, my only criticism would be there is no micro adjustment so it can be difficult to get it to fit properly as you can only adjust it in full link increments, though it is very easy to add or remove the links. This is especially noticeable if your wrist swells when it gets hot or shrinks in the cold resulting with it being extremely tight or loosely dangling from your wrist.
 

Relentless Power

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I really love the look of the space black link bracelet and I am thinking of getting one. However, the reviews on the Apple website don't look so good. If you own one, do you like it? Is it comfortable to wear on a daily basis?
I don’t believe I have ever read a bad review about the link bands. I ownthe black and regular stainless steel link bands. Both are very high-quality and well-made. The stainless link band does scratch kind of easily because it is 316 L. Black stainless LinkedIn actually does have a DLC coating, to help with some scratch resistance.

If you don’t want spend that much, look on eBay for a used *genuine* link Band (With lots of pictures and a reputable seller). The asterisks by the word genuine refers to be aware of many counterfeit link bands.

Apple just reduced the prices for both link bands on their website.
 
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AidenL

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I use it and I love it.

Im a big fan of bracelets on watches. I just need to get rid of a few scratches on it, get it ready for my new SS S4.
 
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mizzourah

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I have it, I use it and I love it - it looks great with the SB watch and the DLC coating has really protected it from just the normal course of setting your hand down. It's a great band.
 
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Xeyad

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I have the regular SS Link Bracelet since day one back in 2015. It's my daily band, and once you get the best fit for you, it's simply the best band Apple makes. The mechanism is still perfect, yes it has scratches, but you wouldn't notice them while wearing it.

This is a long-term band. I got it back in 2015, and switched from S0 to S2, and I'll keep using it if I get the S4.
 
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batman75

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I have the regular SS Link Bracelet since day one back in 2015. It's my daily band, and once you get the best fit for you, it's simply the best band Apple makes. The mechanism is still perfect, yes it has scratches, but you wouldn't notice them while wearing it.

This is a long-term band. I got it back in 2015, and switched from S0 to S2, and I'll keep using it if I get the S4.
I have one for my Black SS. I love it. Best band ever.

I am debating sending it to a DLC company to redo the DLC coating in a gloss black to match the watch bezel. Right now it has a brushed finish that is slightly lighter than the watch.
 
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