Buying the Apple Milanese Loop, silly?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by MartinAppleGuy, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020

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    its £200, it after trying it on I think I can swallow it as it will never break randomly like a 3rd party band and it was perfect. Am I silly for forking out this much though?
     
  2. twinlight macrumors 6502

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    If you like it and can afford it, buy it. It's nice looking and good fit. I was about to do the same but the black one didn't match my space grey sport so I tried a woven nylon instead.
     
  3. MartinAppleGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well it could be 200 put towards an SE which I plan on doing anyway, but I do love the band :/ I will mean a lot of saving as I'm only a student lol
     
  4. twinlight macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like you can't really afford it. ;)

    At least you need money for more important things first. Get a cheapo band from amazon, could change that 5-10 times at the same cost as the Apple one..
     
  5. HDFan macrumors 6502

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    FYI: My first Apple watch was purchased with the Milanese Loop. I had to exchange it for the stainless link because the magnetic clasp kept slipping and so the watch became loose on my wrist. Haven't had any issues with the link.

    You are the only one who can decide if it is a silly decision. If you purchase it will you think it a silly decision in a year, given all of your financial priorities?
     
  6. teidon macrumors 6502

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    There are third party milanese loops for 10£. For example Amazon sells them and they have good reviews from users.
     
  7. aawil macrumors 6502a

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    I had the knockoff but recently bought an open box Apple milanese for $62 on eBay from a seller I bought a blue sport strap from. Quite happy with it as it still has the plastic on the magnetic tab.
     
  8. jermy4 macrumors demi-god

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    How's the quality compare on the knockoff vs the apple one?
     
  9. aawil macrumors 6502a

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    Actually the knockoff I have is really good. That being said the fakes have a reputation of separating at the magnet. I really wanted the original so when I found a deal on one I went for it.
     
  10. MartinAppleGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm actually getting a student discount on the band, and a work discount on the Apple Watch so the band is only costing me around 180 which I'm happy with :) Getting a few bonuses this Christmas so that'll pay for the band :)
     
  11. consultant_on_journey macrumors regular

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    what is the normal price in your country?
     
  12. MartinAppleGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    200 pounds :) Happy with the discount, and I've also found that it's a great deal versus buying the series 2 with Milanese Loop.

    My total is around 470, 500 without discount.
    That gets me a Space Grey Sport that both I and the Apple salesmen thought looked better that the Space Black Stainless steel and was less prone to scratching, 2 bands instead of one (the black sport band included then buying the Milanese Loop Black).

    Buying the Apple Watch with that pre configured with a GPS and SS instead of Aluminium costs 750!

    So I'm saving 300 quid going for this setup which I prefer, and I'm getting an extra 50 quid sports band for free with the Watch.

    Adding all that up made it sound like a great deal and I'm willing to spend that on the Milanese Loop as it looked and felt amazing in Store :)
     
  13. consultant_on_journey macrumors regular

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    I am also thinking about another band additional to sports band. Typically I wear metal bands. So Milanese could be an affordable choice. 500 for the steel is way too much.

    And all knock offs have sometimes bad comments
     
  14. MartinAppleGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Agreed, spending 300+ on an Apple Watch and only spending a tenner on a dodgy band that could break and cause damage to the watch is just silly. After trying the Milanese loop at the Apple Store, I'm sold!
     
  15. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    The Moko loop is excellent and it's the only knock-off strap I've bought, been impressed with, and kept.
     
  16. MartinAppleGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I've decided I don't want to buy a 300+ pound watch to then trust a 10 pound strap on holding it. I just can't trust the longativity of something that mustn't have the same level of quality control. Its a lot of money, but after trying it at an apple store Im willing to spend the money :)
     
  17. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Fair point. Buy one from CEX, think they are £70 currently on there and you can easily check if it's fake.
     
  18. MartinAppleGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm not one for buying second hand, if I want something that bad I want it to be mines and look after it haha I was actually in CEX and they had a first gen 38mm Apple Watch grade B more expensive than buying new from Argos!
     
  19. Seamaster macrumors 65816

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    I had a genuine Apple one on my S0. I bought a Spigen for my S2. It is not noticeably inferior and a fraction of the price.
     
  20. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    So, with all due respect, if you don't trust a knock-off and you don't want second-hand genuine item, then this thread was a bit pointless?
     
  21. MartinAppleGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    If it were not for the matter of time... I was originally unsure if it was, as the title states, silly getting the real McCoy or not. I have came to the decision since then that it is, and spending 400 pounds on a watch to cheapen out on the strap with an unknown brand is silly.
     
  22. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Spend your money the way you want but... it is silly to spend that much for the band. You had already decided and I am not sure what you were looking to hear that would sway your decision.
     
  23. consultant_on_journey macrumors regular

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    I don't think it is silly for that band. There are much more expensive bands from other Watch manufacturers.
    So this price is ok for a high quality band.
     
  24. Caroly macrumors newbie

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    I don't have the Apple version to compare, but my 3rd part band works great!
     

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