Black Stainless Steel Strap for Silver Stainless Steel Apple Watch?

MCube74

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I have the Stainless Steel Apple Watch Series 2 with the midnight blue leather loop (medium). I also have straps from last years Apple Watch Stainless steel.
1) original SS Milanese Loop
2) original SS Link Bracelet
3) brown leather strap bought from amazon

I am now thinking of getting a couple of more straps for my collection.

Do you think a black link bracelet strap will match the silver stainless steel apple watch?
Or may be the Black milanese loop strap.

I don't have to buy the original Apple straps since now good 3rd Party ones are available.
 

MCube74

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Relentless Power

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That's it. And I purchased the black and stainless strap with my Stainless Steel Apple Watch. It Looks very sharp. Very happy with the quality and I am a perfectionist. So my expectations are high and this did fairly well
For me.
 

mallbritton

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Hoco is selling the link bracelet which is a copy of the original one from Apple. Wondering if I should get it for my watch? I already bought one original silver link bracelet from Apple last year.

https://hoco.watch/
That site makes me highly skeptical of buying from them. The English is very poor. It's probably a Chinese company.
 

MCube74

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That's it. And I purchased the black and stainless strap with my Stainless Steel Apple Watch. It Looks very sharp. Very happy with the quality and I am a perfectionist. So my expectations are high and this did fairly well
For me.

Can you post some pictures for me? I want to see how the black stainless steel strap looks with the silver stainless steel watch.

You can adjust the links without any tools like the original one? I already spent alot for the original strap and now looking for another one but dont' wish to buy the original one this time.
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That site makes me highly skeptical of buying from them. The English is very poor. It's probably a Chinese company.
Yes, the company is from China but I heard their quality is good.
[doublepost=1475556217][/doublepost]Someone has recommended this black link bracelet from Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/OULUOQI-Stainless-Bracelet-Butterfly-Closure/dp/B01CHYHF7M/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_sims?ie=UTF8
 

Relentless Power

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Can you post some pictures for me? I want to see how the black stainless steel strap looks with the silver stainless steel watch.

You can adjust the links without any tools like the original one? I already spent alot for the original strap and now looking for another one but dont' wish to buy the original one this time.
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Yes, the company is from China but I heard their quality is good.
[doublepost=1475556217][/doublepost]Someone has recommended this black link bracelet from Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/OULUOQI-Stainless-Bracelet-Butterfly-Closure/dp/B01CHYHF7M/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_sims?ie=UTF8
Hoco is not the greatest by the way and suffers in quality.

I can try and post pictures later for you. And the links can be adjusted with tools or you can spend extra and purchase a link band without tools, like Apple's authentic one. Good luck with your purchase.
 

MCube74

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Hoco is not the greatest by the way and suffers in quality.

I can try and post pictures later for you. And the links can be adjusted with tools or you can spend extra and purchase a link band without tools, like Apple's authentic one. Good luck with your purchase.
Yeah please post some pictures if you can. It will be helpful for me in making my decision in getting the black link bracelet for my silver stainless steel watch.

The one which we can remove links without tools is out of stock.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HGIKSN2?th=1
 
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noteple

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I have the OULUOQI in black https://www.amazon.com/OULUOQI-Stainless-Bracelet-Butterfly-Closure/dp/B01CHYHF7M
It is a 5th generation band.
Gaps between links are less pronounced then others I have had.
Band links adjust without tools just like Apples's.
Not a big deal since I only adjusted the band on first fitting (2 links) and don't plan on doing it again.


Full disclosure I have several different bands for Ouluoqi and the first link band I ordered from them was defective.
The black coating was so thick on one end that the band would Not slide into a New Series 2 Stainless AW.
Amazon replaced it no questions asked.
However Ouluoqi contacted me personally through Amazon, apologized profusely and discounted the replacement band I did receive. It came directly from Amazon before the factory was even involved so it wasn't a ringer.

After less than a month on a new series 2 It still looks fine.
Butterfly clasp that gets the most wear still functions flawlessly.

Do I expect it to continue to function and last like an OEM band from Apple ?
Function, yes.

In stainless The links should look the same a year from now
In black I don't believe they are using the same material & coating process that Apple does so only time will tell