Hairy Arms? Milanese Loop? Fair Warning.

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Sharkey311, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. Sharkey311 Suspended

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    I have average hairy arms, and I tried on the Milanese for the hell of it this morning. It looked nice and felt nice to the touch, but the moment I put it on my wrist, it was pulling and pinching hairs left and right. To give you an idea of how hairy my wrists are...
     

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  2. PLamarine macrumors 6502

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    I have hairier arms than you and no pinching:

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  3. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    Your arms don't look hairy, mine are much hairier and I found the Milanese to be great with no pulling.
     
  4. Sharkey311 thread starter Suspended

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    You will eventually. It's not like we tried different versions of the band lol
     
  5. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    #HairyArmGate
     
  6. Sharkey311 thread starter Suspended

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    Seriously though there will eventually be a lot of threads in the coming months saying the Milanese won't stop pulling my arm hair. If it happened to me, it will happen to others.
     
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    A few reviews from different tech sites agree with you. They said the mesh was so fine it felt like fabric and did not grab at hairs.
     
  8. metacove1 macrumors member

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    Felt great here! I attached and removed the watch a handful of times. Tightening the watch causes the band to slide directly against my skin. Not ONCE did I feel any discomfort. It was actually smooth as could be and extremely impressive.

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  9. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a

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    lol

    My Rolex link took a lot of arm hair with it. Did not hurt. I just had to use tweezers occasionally to remove them.
     
  10. metacove1 macrumors member

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    I had the opposite experience. I was at the store today and noted how smoothly it slid over my hair. I didn't have any banana or foreign matter on my wrist at the time either. Felt great.

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  11. BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

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    I suspect you have unique hair, because the loop felt great on my hairy arms. Tried it many times. I think we need to figure out what is unique about your hair that fortunately doesn't affect 99% of hairy arms. Could you submit a hair sample for analysis? :cool:
     
  12. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    Time to shave!
     
  13. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    It pulled on my hairs... I'm not sure if it was because my hairs were in between the band. It 100% pulled on my hairs.

    I loved the look, and it may have been me rushing, but it did, and it hurt.
     
  14. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    This guy told me he had no trouble with that band, either.
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  15. Supermallet macrumors 65816

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    This will be very much a YMMV sort of thing, but it's certainly a possibility, and an excellent reason to go to a try-on appointment.
     
  16. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    I'm Italian, I'll put it to a real test lol.
     
  17. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a

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    That's surprising. It seemed great to me but I'm not quite that hairy and it's not as thick I feel like. It's definitely something I was curious abought though so would make sense to try it on in store.
     
  18. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    If you have this problem I'd say that you won't have it for very ;)
     
  19. PAdams2359 macrumors newbie

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    My arm looks exactly like his. It didn't pull, but I had it on for a minute. If it happened to some, it will eventually happen to all. This was my concern. Mil is off the list.
     
  20. jjlannoo, Apr 10, 2015
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    Idk if the Apple band will be much different but I have a Milanese band on My Tissot and it doesn't pull hairs at all. Neither do solid link bracelets.

    Only bracelets I have ever had pull hair are folded link bracelets like you would find on cheap watches.
     
  21. jediuia macrumors regular

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    I had the same issue, but my arm hair is short. Must be short hair getting caught in the loops.
     
  22. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    I've read the same thing. Think Apple has tested this kind of things in advance.
     
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    Yo this ha me cracking up, ##
     
  24. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

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    I'd imagine shorter hair will get caught up in it most frequently than longer ones. Grow it out!
     
  25. Sharkey311 thread starter Suspended

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    Ha! I would if I could. I like body hair :eek:

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    And I'm glad I'm not the only one who experienced this. It frickin hurt!!
     

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