Apple Watch Series 4 Milanese loop

Malcolm39

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I want to get the apple watch series 4 with the Milanese loop, but heard that it scratches it. Is it only the space black loop that scratches it ( because of the DLC coating) or all of them in general because I want to get a gold one
 

Relentless Power

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I want to get the apple watch series 4 with the Milanese loop, but heard that it scratches it. Is it only the space black loop that scratches it ( because of the DLC coating) or all of them in general because I want to get a gold one
The space black Milanese loop has been documented that will for sure scratch the Apple Watch due to the DLC. The gold Milanese loop uses a PVD coating, which isn’t as equally as hard as the DLC, but it can still scratch the stainless Apple Watch, because it is metal on metal contact. What I would suggest, is make sure you lay the watch on its side, and not flat where the band can come in contact with it.
 

Malcolm39

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thanks and i plan to get a stand for my apple watch so the band wont make contact with it
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The space black Milanese loop has been documented that will for sure scratch the Apple Watch due to the DLC. The gold Milanese loop uses a PVD coating, which isn’t as equally as hard as the DLC, but it can still scratch the stainless Apple Watch, because it is metal on metal contact. What I would suggest, is make sure you lay the watch on its side, and not flat where the band can come in contact with it.
thanks and i plan to get a stand for it so it doesn't make contact with it
 

richpjr

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Is this something on the newer watches? I just replaced my series 2 Space Black Stainless with the Milanese Loop and never had any scratches after two years.
 
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Relentless Power

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Is this something on the newer watches? I just replaced my series 2 Space Black Stainless with the Milanese Loop and never had any scratches after two years.
No, DLC on the black Milanese loop has been this way since it’s inception when it was introduced years back. In the post above yours, one member mentions you have to not be careless with allowing the band to come into contact with the watch.
 
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It’s quite basic really:- Be careless with the watch and strap and they will scratch. However, treat them both with care and you will not experience issues.
I have the Black Stainless Steel Milanese Loop on my Black Stainless Steel Series 4 watch. I have zero marks/scratches.
All because I do not let the strap and watch rub roughly on each other when not on my wrist.
 
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Malcolm39

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It’s quite basic really:- Be careless with the watch and strap and they will scratch. However, treat them both with care and you will not experience issues.
I have the Black Stainless Steel Milanese Loop on my Black Stainless Steel Series 4 watch. I have zero marks/scratches.
All because I do not let the strap and watch rub roughly on each other when not on my wrist.
thats good to hear and I really want the black milaneese loop cause it looks so clean
 

musicpenguy

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I wouldn’t worry as long as you are careful - I got it with the gold one and have had no issues - I’m aware that this could be a problem so am gentle when taking the band on/off etc.
 

voodooevil

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so it’s not going to scratch if its on your wrist. just be careful when it isn’t. not happy hearing of this because my order is in route. does anyone have a link to a good velcro loop by any chance? thanks
 

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perezr10

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Is this something on the newer watches? I just replaced my series 2 Space Black Stainless with the Milanese Loop and never had any scratches after two years.
It really shouldn’t be a problem unless you throw it in your pocket.
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Does the Milanese Loop get caught on your wrist hair?
No. If you have big thick hairs it might though.
 
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ActionableMango

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I tried one at the Apple Store. The guy told me it would catch on hairs on your wrist. It was designed not to. Needless to say, it caught me instantly in multiple places. So I guess it's not for me.
Thanks for getting back to me. I wasn't sure if it was just inherent to the design, or if it was due to the fact that I had a replica band instead of a genuine one.

For what it's worth, mine doesn't pull out hairs anymore after the third or fourth day.

Presumably any hair that was the right size to get caught has now been removed. ;)
 
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jimbo1mcm

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Can't remember the last time I got a little pinch from hair. Beautiful, functional band.
 

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I’m not particularly careful with it, but I have an Apple Watch 4 and a 3 before it with a black Milanese loop and I’ve had no scratches.
 

perezr10

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Can't remember the last time I got a little pinch from hair. Beautiful, functional band.
I’ve NEVER had a pinch from my Milanese. The next person who complains about that, please post a picture of your arm hair.

If your arm hair is similar to mine, don’t worry about it.

Oh, and I’ve never had my Milanese scratch my watch. There’s really not a lot of opportunity for the metal links to touch the band. An errant rub while removing your watch isn’t severe enough to do it. What could do it would be any one who takes their watch off and puts it in their pocket band and all. That’s definitely going to leave a mark.
 

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dojoman

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I’ve NEVER had a pinch from my Milanese. The next person who complains about that, please post a picture of your arm hair.

If your arm hair is similar to mine, don’t worry about it.

Oh, and I’ve never had my Milanese scratch my watch. There’s really not a lot of opportunity for the metal links to touch the band. An errant rub while removing your watch isn’t severe enough to do it. What could do it would be any one who takes their watch off and puts it in their pocket band and all. That’s definitely going to leave a mark.
That is not Milanese band if you’re implying with the pic.
 

perezr10

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That is not Milanese band if you’re implying with the pic.
Yeah, I know. I didn’t feel like switching bands. The Link Bracelet is a PITA to get on/off. It’s not flexible enough to simply slide one end off without disconnecting a link.

That’s part of the reason why I like the Milanese so much and have worn it for years. It slides on/off very easy.
 
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