Have you modified the SS milanese band?

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  1. WLS macrumors 65816

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    I have a 38mm SS apple watch. I got a good deal on the Milanese band but find that while it wraps around my wrist I can not fit my fist through the loop when it is attached to the watch. Is there a way to get the end of the band to slide through the adapter lug?
     
  2. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

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    Don't make a fist. Elongate and close your fingers together to make your hand less wide.
     
  3. WLS thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes I've been practicing that and I can just fit it through now so that's good. I just wish there was a way to get the strap to slide out of the lug. does it wear down enough with use?
     
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    I think it's a feature. This way you are less likely to have the watch catch on something and fall to the ground.

    *edit* typo
     
  5. WLS thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yin & yang one mans bug is another mans feature.
     
  6. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    No. It will not fit through the lug.

    You could always disconnect one end from the watch, put it on, then slide the lug back in to the watch. Probably not easy to take off this way, though.
     
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    Yup. This alone is why I'd rather use the Milanese loop than the leather loop. One of my coworkers said that his leather loop came undone a couple times when playing with his little kids and the watch dropped to the floor.
     
  8. WLS thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I tried that and the problem you get then is trying to get your finger under the band to reach the release button. after some practice I have been able to squeeze my hand enough to work the band on and off.
    I was wondering if there was any hope of using a small flat file but from what I can see the opening actually narrows to catch the strap end.
     
  9. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    Sounds like the ML band is not for you. Large hand and very small wrist...
    You could always try for a 3rd party mesh band with a conventional clasp that separates the band in half.
     
  10. Thai macrumors 6502a

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    Options:
    1. Buy something else...like Link bracelet.
    2. Do less weights if gym rat.
    3. Eat less McDonald's if couch potato.
    4. Hope that in your next life, you will have skinny wrist and small hands...but that may affect your relationship with the other sex.
    5. Buy something else...like Classic Buckle.
     
  11. wlossw macrumors 6502a

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    Op is clearly not Donald trump (who has tiny hands).
     
  12. WLS, Sep 20, 2016
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    WLS thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like an assumption on your part. The 38 with a protective case on it is as large as I want and I have a normal wrist of 8inches. As I said I can fit it on so it's not a real problem, also I got it for $30 off. I like the Milanese band for evening events so it's for me since I think the link bands look cheap.. The black plastic band fits fine and I now have a Synergy NATO style nylon for the day and that fits just fine also. So it's all good.
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    Well that's not helpful at all it sounds like you just want to be sarcastic and mean. You are not even correct as the size of the hand is determined by bone not fat.
     

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