Attaching the Milanese Loop the Opposite Way

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  1. ringo850 macrumors member

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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)?
     
  2. zaneliu macrumors 6502

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    People have said this method may scratch the watch itself with the milanese loop.
     
  3. techno-Zen macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  4. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    There is no strict method on how you attach the bands. You can put them on, in any way you feel comfortable in.
     
  5. nolegirl01 macrumors regular

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    How?
     
  6. ki2594 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I don't understand the difference it'd make
     
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Probably because people have a tendency to pull the strap down/toward themselves, thereby scratching the top side of the watch if the loop through is at the top. This can be avoided if you're conscious of not doing this.
     
  8. usarioclave macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  9. Brookzy macrumors 68040

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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!

    image.jpg
     
  10. dotnet macrumors 6502a

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    Hm, I think he ought to wear it a bit higher up the arm...
     
  11. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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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
     
  12. friedmud macrumors 65816

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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 :)
     
  13. gdeputy macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  14. ki2594 macrumors 6502a

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    What does it scratch exactly? The watch face or the body of the watch?
     
  15. gdeputy macrumors 6502a

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    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.
    IMG_5061.JPG
     
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    +1
     

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