HOCO (Band 3 + Band 5 Pointers) vs MONOWEAR Link Bands [PICS INSIDE]

illippinno

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Jun 7, 2008
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I finally received my HOCO bands (both the Band 3 and 5 Pointers - as its labelled) which I took a photo in comparison to my Monowear link band for those who may be interested.

Width-wise, the band is arranged from the widest on the left (Band 3).

If anyone has any questions for those still on the fence about any of the bands, let me know.
 

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illippinno

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Jun 7, 2008
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Jacksonville, FL
With briefly using them all once or twice, I would say at the moment, I like the HOCO (Band 3 on the left) the most because of the width in comparison to the watch itself, and the type of adapter it uses.

However, I do want to note that I like the polished stainless access on the Monowear as it matches the my stainless steel watch as well. But at the moment, I would probably go with the HOCO Band 3 as my go-to link band.

If you were to compare the bands which do you like most and why?
 
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Benz63amg

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the three bead is just so much nicer than the rest, looks more of a high quality finish
 

Esoom

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I received a 5 bead HOCO several days ago, love the look, weight and feel, but the butterfly clasp is a pain to open and close compared to a traditional clasp. Keeping it, but I don't think I'll get another butterfly clasp band on a device that I take off frequently, like every night to charge...
 

ZeRoLiMiT

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Jun 6, 2010
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got mine today and it looks and feels really good!!!

How do you open it? can't seem to figure out how to open the watch and then close it. Any ideas?
 

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Mac2me

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I finally received my HOCO bands (both the Band 3 and 5 Pointers - as its labelled) which I took a photo in comparison to my Monowear link band for those who may be interested.

Width-wise, the band is arranged from the widest on the left (Band 3).

If anyone has any questions for those still on the fence about any of the bands, let me know.
Any chance you could post a photo of the bands showing the underside?
 

h00ligan

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Do any of you know if you can get the 5 bead in black on Amazon? There are listings under so many names - I have a gift card there...I'd krdered the three bead but I'm thinking I may prefer the five.
 

tommyd75

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Guys, I had bought the Hoco 5 band one and I hated the release mechanism for the clasp. So I found a replacement on eBay. With the new clasp I can just push both buttons and it releases. The photo shows the original clasp already removed and the new one installed. I prefer the 5 band one because it doesn't have those bars on the part that slides into the watch.
The new clasp cost 9.99 on eBay. I ordered the 25mm width one. That way the buttons stick out a little so you can release it easier. Here's a link to the auction.

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=321061340744&globalID=EBAY-US




 
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