How to tell if it is a genuine milanese loop?

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  1. Ssg123 macrumors newbie

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    I bought this Milanese loop from eBay for under $70 used. I can return it if it’s fake, but truly feel that I may have gotten this band for an amazing price. There’s no sign of use and overall feels great. Is there any way to tell if this band is fake? Does this band look fake to any of you? Thank you guys so much!
     

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  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    That looks legitimate to me. But if you really want a definitive answer, I would go to an Apple store and you can compare one that is genuine compared to the one you believe is genuine.
     
  3. cruzmisl macrumors regular

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    Looks real to me. I haven't seen a band yet that I couldn't tell was fake.
     
  4. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    My genuine Apple black Milanese (purchased shortly after the S4 was released):
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    (Lighting makes 1st picture’s connector look silvery)

    Interestingly, my silver stainless Milanese from my original gen 1 watch has no markings on it at all. But I know it’s genuine as it came with the watch...
     
  5. Ssg123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately it’s sold out on Best Buy! I was able to get this band (space black 42mm) for $60.. listing stated used but seems that this band is pretty much brand new! Pretty sure it’s genuine but just wanted to double check. Some great prices though! Thank you for the response!
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    For a $60.00 genuine Milanese Loop, I’d say you scored a stellar price v.s buying new.
     
  7. Ssg123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. ritmomundo macrumors 68000

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    Check for a serial number. It'll be extremely tiny on one side of one of the metal popups.
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Deals can be had just got to be careful! I got an large Black Leather loop from China for $60 and it came in the original packing and was brand new and OEM.
     

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