Black Link Band UK

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by jimmeh1988, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. jimmeh1988 macrumors regular

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    After sifting through various threads about third party and knockoff bands, and their many variants, I have not been able to find a firm recommendation for a black link knockoff v3 (as v4 1:1 is too pricey) seller. I am concerned about some of the issues with gaps between links as well as overall comfort of the band (seen some comments about the watch being raised from the wrist as bands are stiff).

    Can anyone recommend a seller that has provided a high quality version with minimal flaws, that will sell to the UK and, most importantly, have a zero hassle returns policy should the band not be up to standard.

    Pretty pictures are always appreciated, as is your help!
     
  2. Michael/O macrumors member

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    I share your hesitation. There are three or four I've almost ordered. When looking closer, we see high resolution pictures and the quality of each of them leaves much to be desired in at least one area.

    If I'd bit at these bands and they were poor. It's just a waste of money and time and I really should have just sprung for the apple link bracelet which is a high quality piece.

    5 months on however, some are very close to the OEM bracelet. Maybe by Christmas.
     
  3. jimmeh1988 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I can live without self removable links as it will be sized once, but the rest, I'm looking for as close to OEM as possible!

    I don't even mind wasting a bit of time by buying from a seller as long as I know I will be able to return it easily if it doesn't cut the mustard.
     
  4. Michael/O macrumors member

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    Yes, I agree with this. That is a premium bonus. A replica with spring bar links is fine as long as I can return it with no hassle. That's why, I'm looking for Amazon links exclusively right now.
     
  5. Michael/O macrumors member

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    Lo and behold, this may just be what you're looking for:
     
  6. jimmeh1988 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Afraid not for me. That's the V1 knockoff doesn't have the correct butterfly clasp internally or externally! The V2 had the correct look externally but internally it still had a large butterfly mechanism. The v3 looks exactly like the OEM one but has Spring bar links. That's the one I'm after!
     
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  8. Michael/O macrumors member

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    It may be that the OEM are just worth it.
     
  9. jimmeh1988 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Maybe; but I think some of these knockoffs are there, but want some more info before I take the risk!
     
  10. Sheza macrumors 65816

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    Gen 4 looks like that, but I can't see any for sale in the UK yet and not in Black either. They are also around the £80-£100 mark. Just keep an eye out on eBay, that's a good source for these things.
     
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