I now own a set of clone sport bands, a couple clone leather bands, and a stylistic-clone space gray link band. The quality is so high on them that I cannot justify buying another Apple band. The sport bands are a very close knock-off. There are only a couple very minor nits that differentiate them from the Apple bands. But, they are also 1/10 the cost of the Apple bands, so for $5 each, spending $50 is kind of crazy. The leather bands are a perfect clone. I cannot tell the difference. So, at 1/5 the cost, there is no chance that I will buy an Apple leather band... ever. The SS link bracelet looks like an AW band. It lacks the toolless link design, the DLC coating, and the recessed clasp. However, it is virtually indistinguishable when I am wearing it. The finish may not be as strong, but it does not need to be. It will likely last as long as I own the watch. And, I will not change the links again in the life of the band, so the toolless design is moot as well. At less than 1/4 the cost of the black SS band, it is a no-brainer. My last shopping list item is a decent black or space gray Milanese loop clone. Apple's bands are so grossly overpriced that it actually makes me a little angry at Apple. I hope many see the light and Apple drastically cuts prices. I would buy a sport band for $20 and a leather for $60. I probably would not buy a SS link unless they were well under $200, but the engineering is driving that up. It is just that the engineering does not matter to me.