Broken Milanese Loop

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  1. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    Has this happened to anyone else? The Apple rep I talked to on the phone said he hadn't seen this before. image.jpg image.jpg
     
  2. leeingham macrumors 6502

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    How is the end held on? Glue or should it be part of the build shall we say?
     
  3. ditzy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It looks to me like it was glue, but I'm no expert.
     
  4. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    :eek: Good grief! Is that part where the magnet is or is the whole band magnetic? Glue? I hope not. I would have thought the parts would be welded together. Yikes. Keep us posted on what you find out. Sorry that happened to your nice looking band.
     
  5. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    I would hope it wasn't glue attaching the parts together
     
  6. ditzy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ironically the bit of the band that slides into the magnet, isn't magnetic.
     
  7. KojiH, Jun 3, 2015
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    KojiH macrumors 6502

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    Wow. Very sorry to see what has happened to your Milanese.

    I'm surprised how shallow the groove is where the mesh is held into the magnetic buckle. I would have thought that the mesh would have been inserted much further in for strength.

    I can't imagine that any glue would hold those pieces together when the contact area is so small.

    Now I'm even more afraid to keep my Milanese.
     
  8. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    My guess is its a bad solder joint. Looks like the solder is still on the end of the links but the interior of the magnet was not cleaned well making the joint weak. All a guess on my part.

    (Is this what you guys mean when you say welded?)
     
  9. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    Yeah. I wasn't sure what the term should be because when I think of solder I think of lead and I doubted they used lead on these.
     
  10. Archer1440 macrumors 6502

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    Probably silver soldered. Then again it certainly could simply be superglued- there's a cyanoacrylate warning on the manual regarding that particular band, as well as some of the others.
     
  11. Apples n' Stone macrumors 6502a

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    Well then, did not see that coming. Afraid now!
     
  12. zmunkz macrumors 6502a

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    Wow... How did that happen? It just fell off??
     
  13. ditzy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It came off in my hand when tightening the band. I was really shocked at the time.
     
  14. jimkraz macrumors newbie

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    Wow!, I would expect that on a knock-off copy but not a band at £130, I bought a milanese bracelet with connectors for £19.99 and its better connected to the buckle that that.
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    Looks like it was glued to me and if done correctly this should not have happened. I would have like to see the mesh band go farther in the end piece to give the glue more surface area to bond to. Looks to be very shallow, not even a 1/8", more like a 16th which would not give a lot of bonding surface.

    Apple will replace it without a question unless they detect abuse and i see none here.
     
  17. KojiH, Jun 5, 2015
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    KojiH macrumors 6502

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    Exactly. Even if the end piece needed to be a fraction thicker I'm surprised that they didn't do that simply based on the fact that that is the only piece that is holding the entire thing together.
     
  18. xthine macrumors regular

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    I should consider myself lucky that my watch didn't come flying off my wrist while I was swinging a bat. And it happened while you were tightening the band? Not good.
     
  19. OneMike macrumors 601

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    that's not good. hopefully they swap it out easy, but that still doesn't seem too secure.
     
  20. Armen macrumors 604

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    wow, how did you manage that? I had my Milanese Loop for 2 weeks before I exchanged it and was built really well.
     
  21. ditzy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Apple are sending me out a new band, and have asked me to send back the old one so they can look into it.
     
  22. AppleWes macrumors 6502

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    (Not blaming you) Just curious- are you rough with the watch at all? Or like any other stress from work/etc placed on your wrist area?

    This seems very rare. Hopefully it was just a manufacturing defect!
     
  23. ditzy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Not rough at all. I suspect I just got a faulty band.
     
  24. honglong1976 macrumors 6502a

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    Just curious. If you purchased a genuine milanese loop band from Apple and the strap broke causing the watch to get damaged. Where would you stand?
     
  25. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    You would stand at the mercy of the Apple store. The right thing would be to make it right but who knows till they have it happen.
     

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