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batting1000

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Alright, so I just got this in the mail from Amazon for $17.99:

http://www.amazon.com/Kartice-Replacement-Bracelet-Classic-Buckle/dp/B01FHZZZ1G/

I've held off on getting other knockoffs until now because all of them had the nylon attached to the metal lugs which then goes into the watch...none of them had the nylon attached directly to the plastic lugs like the official band.

It looks just like the pictures in the Amazon listing and from what I can tell, it looks pretty much just like the real nylon band. The only thing I found was that the plastic piece that slides into the watch and clicks was really tight at first and I had to pull it out pretty hard and slide it back in a second time on one of the sides to get it to click in properly. It seemed to go in a tad easier the second time. I haven't really seen or felt a real nylon band in person extensively but it seems to look and feel right. The material is stiff and sort of conforms to your wrist / whatever you press it against, if that makes any sense.

My pictures don't have the best lighting which explains why the color is a bit off but in person, the color looks just like the pictures on amazon. It does seem to be ever so slightly different than the color of the black band on Apple's website, a bit lighter. Overall, it's a tad rough around the edges but looks pretty good for the most part and I'd say it looks official if I didn't know. The band is not gold like in the pictures I took - it's a silvery gray...my lighting was just really bad.

Let me know if you have any questions...

https://imgur.com/a/dDUuw
 
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jess222

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Apr 13, 2010
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Thanks for the link, I've been waiting to find a good royal blue nylon knock off. Seems the blue ships from China though so I may hold off until they have a prime option...
 

teameurox

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Oct 26, 2010
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i just received the gold and red nylon from Kartice on Amazon with prime shipping. I'm waiting for the gold and blue option but went ahead and took the plunge. From all the other images of knockoff nylons this one is the closest to 1:1 I've seen. Overall pretty impressed with the quality this early ons
 

swandy

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Oct 27, 2012
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Alright, so I just got this in the mail from Amazon for $17.99:

http://www.amazon.com/Kartice-Replacement-Bracelet-Classic-Buckle/dp/B01FHZZZ1G/

I've held off on getting other knockoffs until now because all of them had the nylon attached to the metal lugs which then goes into the watch...none of them had the nylon attached directly to the plastic lugs like the official band.

It looks just like the pictures in the Amazon listing and from what I can tell, it looks pretty much just like the real nylon band. The only thing I found was that the plastic piece that slides into the watch and clicks was really tight at first and I had to pull it out pretty hard and slide it back in a second time on one of the sides to get it to click in properly. It seemed to go in a tad easier the second time. I haven't really seen or felt a real nylon band in person extensively but it seems to look and feel right. The material is stiff and sort of conforms to your wrist / whatever you press it against, if that makes any sense.

My pictures don't have the best lighting which explains why the color is a bit off but in person, the color looks just like the pictures on amazon. It does seem to be ever so slightly different than the color of the black band on Apple's website, a bit lighter. Overall, it's a tad rough around the edges but looks pretty good for the most part and I'd say it looks official if I didn't know. The band is not gold like in the pictures I took - it's a silvery gray...my lighting was just really bad.

Let me know if you have any questions...

https://imgur.com/a/dDUuw

Hope yours turns out better than the one I ordered from Amazon with Prime shipping (black woven nylon band). (1) Even though the picture showed a black buckle like the official Apple one, the buckle was aluminum. (2) More frustrating was that the buckle end would not lock in place and the long end could not even be slid into my Apple Watch!
http://smile.amazon.com/Lamshaw-Cla...&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00
 

batting1000

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Hope yours turns out better than the one I ordered from Amazon with Prime shipping (black woven nylon band). (1) Even though the picture showed a black buckle like the official Apple one, the buckle was aluminum. (2) More frustrating was that the buckle end would not lock in place and the long end could not even be slid into my Apple Watch!
http://smile.amazon.com/Lamshaw-Cla...&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

You bought a different brand. Mine's been great so far. Looks like the one you got just used the stock Apple images...mine has the silver buckle instead of black too but it doesn't bother me.
 

Thai

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Actually, for me with SS, i prefer the silver buckle. :) I will prob get the black nylon when PRIME is available.
 

swandy

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Oct 27, 2012
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You bought a different brand. Mine's been great so far. Looks like the one you got just used the stock Apple images...mine has the silver buckle instead of black too but it doesn't bother me.
I think I looked at your listing also, but they only had Amazon Prime shipping for the smaller size and I have the 42mm AW. The listing I ended up purchasing was one of the few that had Amazon Prime shipping for the 42mm.
 

jess222

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Apr 13, 2010
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The royal blue 38 mm from the link in the OP changed to prime, it's in stock on 6/8 so I went ahead and ordered. I can post pics when I get it
 

Thai

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I am about to pull trigger but then i saw one of the review on Amazon showing the buckle detaching from the band! If this happens while on wrist, then kiss your watch goodbye!
 

WarHeadz

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Aug 30, 2015
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Because of the nature of the material they're made of, I don't think these knockoff nylon bands will ever be similar in feel and texture to apple's. Might have to go genuine here.
 

jess222

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Apr 13, 2010
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Guess mine will arrive tmw, they must of got stock earlier than expected, woohoo!! :)
 

jess222

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Apr 13, 2010
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Seems pretty nice so far, a little stiff but it's comfortable to wear :)

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broadbean

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Would be interesting how it compares to the Apple one, as that one is so light. Where the aftermarket can do better is offering the buckles in different colours.
 

jess222

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Apr 13, 2010
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I haven't felt the Apple one so I can't compare them, this one is pretty stiff though. I'm hoping the stiffness goes away after some use...
 

batting1000

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Anyone elses lugs super tight inside the watch? It's a struggle to slide the pieces in and out of the sides and I feel like i'm breaking the clicking mechanism each time I switch bands.
 

jess222

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Apr 13, 2010
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Anyone elses lugs super tight inside the watch? It's a struggle to slide the pieces in and out of the sides and I feel like i'm breaking the clicking mechanism each time I switch bands.
Mine are tight but it doesn't feel like any damage is being done.
 
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