Black Stainless Steel Strap for Silver Stainless Steel Apple Watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by MCube74, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. MCube74 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  2. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    Have yet to see a good third party link bracelet
     
  3. MCube74 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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/
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Disagree. Eoso makes a great stainless link band in silver and black. Very similar to Apple's OEM.
     
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  6. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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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.
     
  7. mallbritton macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  8. MCube74 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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.
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    Someone has recommended this black link bracelet from Amazon.

    https://www.amazon.com/OULUOQI-Stai...1CHYHF7M/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_sims?ie=UTF8
     
  9. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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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.
     
  10. nicho macrumors 68000

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    it is a chinese company.
     
  11. MCube74, Oct 3, 2016
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    MCube74 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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
     
  12. noteple macrumors 65816

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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
     
  13. MCube74 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So now which is better OULUOQI or EOSO Link Bracelet?
     
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    My apologies these were late. Enjoy.
     
  16. MCube74 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  17. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Eoso Link Bracelet. Very good quality.
     
  18. MCube74 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks.
     

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