Attaching the Milanese Loop the Opposite Way

ringo850

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Original poster
May 14, 2015
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I (finally) received my Milanese Loop band yesterday. Initially, I attached the band as the instructions depicted (wearing the watch on my left wrist, the 'loop' part would be at the bottom of the watch). However, it seems to fit better, look better, and be easier to put on when the 'loop' is at the top of the watch. Since this may not be the way Apple designed this band to attach, do you think this would cause any problem with the structural integrity of the band (or the watch)?
 

techno-Zen

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Apr 27, 2015
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I do this as well, loop part is on the top of the watch, with the clasp coming towards me vs outward.

Looks better and is more functional that way IMO.

There's nothing wrong with doing it that way.
 

usarioclave

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Sep 26, 2003
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I think this is the equivalent of "do you put the toilet paper up or down" question. I put my loop on the "other" way yesterday (magnetic clasp towards me), and I think it might be better that way because the clasp doesn't scratch my MBP as much.
 

Brookzy

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May 30, 2010
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Apple Watch 'Rise' advert, twelve seconds in, we see a Milanese loop the 'wrong' way.

So even the almighty Apple do it both ways!

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Aluminum213

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Mar 16, 2012
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I just realized I've been attaching it the "wrong" way this entire time lol


aka. there is no wrong way to attach it, hence why the Apple commercial itself has it the opposite way
 

friedmud

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Jul 11, 2008
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I wear mine both ways. I just don't think about it much while I connect it... so I just get a random direction. It's really fine either way...

Great watch band BTW :)
 

gdeputy

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Jul 23, 2008
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Love my milanese, it does cause minor scratching that I've been conscious to avoid but still have minor micro scratches from the loop end.
 

gdeputy

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Jul 23, 2008
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New York
What does it scratch exactly? The watch face or the body of the watch?
pictures the marks - they're tiny and only noticeable if i'm specifically looking for them and absolutely will come out with a bit of polish, but, frankly I don't care.
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