hoco band

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by xxchefxx, May 15, 2015.

  1. xxchefxx macrumors member

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    Got my hoco band today, and for less than £30 I have to say I'm really impressed. You have a bit of a color clash between the aluminium and the stainless steel, but way more practical for me than the sports band.
     

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  2. kingofwale macrumors 6502a

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  3. JuNxXxReY macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the pictures. I think it's one of the best 3rd party bands available right now. How's the "lug" portion? Is it locked solid and fit right? Someone in the forums posted one side was too long. Do you have the same issue? See post #343 using the link below:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1866289&page=14
     
  4. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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    I got mine already as well. Aliexpress.
     
  5. xxchefxx thread starter macrumors member

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    Mines a good fit, the lugs are the right length and you can feel it lock when you slide it into place. I have ordered a leather one too, but unfortunately they never arrived together. I have high hopes for it as the quality of the stainless steel one is great.
     

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  6. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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    I wanted the leather one too but the buckle is gold and I don't like that
     
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  8. webworks415 macrumors 6502

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    Could you please post a closeup photo of how it looks where the band meets the watch itself? Side view or at an angle? I'm curious of how it looks, I have a Stainless steel AW and considering the HOCO.
     
  9. iVegas macrumors 6502

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    Looks good. I have one en route to me now. Was it easy to size (remove links)?
     
  10. webworks415 macrumors 6502

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    I'm looking at the other style Hoco link band, as you can see it doesn't have a wide open 'loop' or hook style attachment like the one in this thread. Or it might but its just more flush together. I just find that odd looking for a link band, that's more for a strap
     

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  12. rfbandit macrumors regular

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    I agree. I found this on eBay and ordered it early yesterday morning. Already shipped, I'll post pics once I get it.
     
  13. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    I guess I should've gone with Aliexpress. The one I ordered from eBay has supposedly shipped from China, but I have no idea when it's actually going to show up. I'd like to see how this link band looks on the stainless steel model.
     
  14. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I went with this one from ebay.
     
  15. supertomtom macrumors 6502

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    I agree with the 'loop' look for the other one. I considered this one you posted but that picture (#6 on eBay on the wrist) had me a bit hesitant seeing how the attachment doesn't appear to be parallel to the watch case itself...
     
  16. 101mph62 macrumors newbie

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    anyone know if there is a black option for this band?
     
  17. HawkBYU macrumors member

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    I was looking at this one on aliexpress. I really like it. The only problem is that some of the pictures show the hook style attachment, and other pictures show the attachment like the one you have pictures. I'll be interested to see what the actual one looks like.
     
  18. iVegas macrumors 6502

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    On some of the eBay sales there's an "options" menu where you can pick either style.
     
  19. i-aamir macrumors 6502a

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    Was it easy to take the links out when you received the HOCO band? How did you do it?

    Thanks
     
  20. hlfway2anywhere macrumors 65816

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    For the record, I have the black and red HOCO leather bands, and they're about 1/3 as thick as the pictured one. They're alright. The adapters are good.
     
  21. jwilson25 macrumors regular

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    I'd like to know this as well since my Monowear got delayed again and I'm ready to move on.
     
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  24. hlfway2anywhere macrumors 65816

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    no, the silver ones were included with my HOCO bands.
     

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