Are you wondering about Milanese Apple or Cheapo?

Fuga

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 11, 2011
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Do it! My one week old Space Gray came with the black sport band. While it looked good enough I had already ordered a Cheapo Milanese on Amazon and immediately put it on. Today I thought to switch to the original. Within an hour I was switching back. It was hot and I was sweating. The Milanese is not solid. In fact, as it is composed of tiny "links", it breathes quite a bit.
 

token787

macrumors regular
Jun 30, 2012
238
5
I had a cheap Milanese, the one's I bought stopped locking at the watch band at some point.
 

saltd

macrumors 6502a
Aug 1, 2010
759
346
It’s definitely worth getting the genuine Apple ML over the knockoffs-same with the Link Bands. Maybe there are better made aftermarket ones, but you can grab the real thing off EBay for a reasonable price if you’re patient.

My imitation ML band slips constantly, and feels much more “abrasive” on my wrist.
 
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Fuga

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 11, 2011
23
5
Perhaps not all knock-offs are the same? When I got mine I picked the one that had the same or better average ranking, but more importantly, the one that had the most.