I'm returning my Milanese Loop

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Ethan Coohill, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. Ethan Coohill macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2015
    i got the Milanese loop on launch day, loved it at first. Thought it was the best band for the price. But after a month of using it, I can't stand how many times I have to tighten it a day. At least 30-40. Anyone else experiencing this?

    I called apple and I am exchanging it out for the Link bracelet, which I just recieved today and love so far.

    I honestly think the sport band is better than the Milanese

  2. dwfaust macrumors 601


    Jul 3, 2011
    I've actually only had mine for just over a day. So far, mine stays tight. I probably adjusted it 3-4 times today, but that was mainly because of slight swelling through out the day.
  3. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Los Angeles
    I returned my Milanese Loop because:

    - It's not comfortable to wear as a daily band.
    - It kept snagging my arm hairs when I'd slide it up or down my arm

    The magnet on your Loop may be defective as my Loop did not get looser through out the day. Heck, it wouldn't even move when I'd flex my wrist.

    With that being said I'm more happier with the Sport band I exchanged it for.
  4. AdonisSMU macrumors 604

    Oct 23, 2010
    Agreed. I have a link band and white sport band. Im very happy now. The milanese looks great but it doesnt work so well at the gym.
  5. Ethan Coohill thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2015
    It got worse and worse as time went on. I don't think the leather loop has this problem though because it has certain areas where the magnet will go, unlike the Milanese, which can go wherever.

    Best decision I've made was returning my Milanese, but I hope you enjoy yours!
  6. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    Aren't you going to be outside the 14 day return period :confused:
  7. Ethan Coohill thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2015
    I love it! I ordered a LL on the side too hope I like it!
  8. Ethan Coohill thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2015
    It was 33 days into my purchase that I made the exchange. They didn't have a problem with going over he 14 day limit
  9. Ethan Coohill thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2015
    Mine must have been defective, or I played with it too much. It loosened even when I flexed my wrist very little
  10. JUiCEJamie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 22, 2011
    Interesting. I've exchanged my Milanese Loop too. My watch arrived on launch day, but I've only just exchanged the strap.

    Turns out, a) throughout the day it was becoming very very loose. but b) I just couldn't feel the taptic engine without the loop being on tight, so tight infact it would graze my skin over the course of the day.

    Contacted Apple Support, provided photos etc. and swapped it for a Leather Buckle which I'm enjoying.

    Not an ideal experience, but absolutely not a bad one. Maybe the loop just wasn't for me. Apple shipped out the Leather Buckle next day (arrived on a Sunday) and then got another courier to collect it. Second to none service.

    PS - I've bought a green sport band, effing fantastic!
  11. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    I purchased the Milanese plus sports band as an extra and classic buckle too. I'm switching between sport and classic the loop is in the box. The sport is very comfortable and the leather loop is great. Don't get me wrong I like the Milanese but I too had the issue of it working loose and it wasn't the magnet as that was as stonge as hell. It was just my wrists being muscular cause it to loosen over time.
  12. JUiCEJamie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 22, 2011
    Hmmm yes, it's difficult being hench isn't it.
  13. NM08SRT8 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2010
    New Mexico
    I've had mine for two days now, and it stays nice and tight. Doesn't move on me once. And I'm pretty active throughout the day too. I think people are making them too tight, then moving their hands and flexing them to grab things, it will loosen it up. I don't have mine tight, nor snug. I have it to where if I move my hand/wrist back in forth, it will slightly spin on my wrist.
  14. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68040


    May 18, 2009
    I've had a milanese for over two weeks. It never loosened throughout the day. Maybe a few micrometers, but that's it. Never had to readjust.

    The thing I loved about the Milanese in hindsight is that it breathes well compared to the sport band. Never had sweat/gunk problems with the Milanese.
  15. Apples n' Stone macrumors 65816

    Apples n' Stone

    Apr 13, 2015
    Maidstone, U.K
    Mine seems to be perfect, but contemplating link after you said that... Ugh I would hate the wait though. How long did you need to wait from not having your band to receiving the new one?
  16. Tiskers macrumors member


    Nov 2, 2012
    I have had the ML for about a month and I LOVE it! I don't have any problems with it loosening up during the day, though. That would drive me bonkers, too!

    I really like the sports bands but I do not like how they look on me. I'm a girl with very small wrists, and even the "small" sport band kinda "bulged out" on the sides and I just did NOT love that.
  17. Ethan Coohill thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2015
    I send back the Milanese loop after I got the link bracelet so you don't go any time without a band. Waited maybe 1.5 weeks
  18. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
    Thank you for your feedback, i was hesitating between ml and sport band, now i think ill go for the sb
  19. KojiH macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2012
    I've only had my Milanese for a few days but have already taken it off of the watch in favor of an aftermarket tungsten bracelet.

    I also found that the Milanese loosened all the time and that I was constantly having to adjust it.

    Even more so when I tried to wear it for a round of golf. Practically with every swing of the club including the short pitch shots it would loosen to the point where the watch would lose contact with my wrist and go into auto lock mode.

    Also I found that the Milanese mesh was not very breathable and actually retained heat and perspiration against my skin. I own many different steel mesh watch bracelets and I just think that the weave is too tight on this one.

    The thinness of the Milanese mesh edges also seemed to dig into my skin especially when I had to tighten it down.

    I'm planning to call Apple to see about changing it to a black sport band instead.
  20. mrgossett macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2008
    I love everything about the Milanese... Never had a watch band I liked so much. Mine rarely needs adjustment during the day, and when it does, it's great that the adjustments can be made in very small amounts to get it feeling just right. I've had so many buckle-type bands where one hole was too tight, but the next one was too loose. The Milanese is super comfortable for me, easy to put on and take off, looks amazing, and gets lots of attention. I have no desire to try any other band.
  21. DJLC macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2005
    North Carolina
    I don't blame you...

    I haven't received my Watch yet, but at my try-on appointment I could already tell the Milanese would annoy me for the reasons OP mentions. Seemed like I'd spend more time adjusting and messing with it than actually enjoying it. I ended up ordering a black Watch Sport. I'll go SS with gen 2, maybe with the link band.
  22. Shinigami301 Suspended


    Jun 5, 2010
    cogito, ergo zoom.
    I feel that the Milanese loop looks a bit feminine for my taste. It's a remarkable bit of manufacturing though.

    Quite impressed with the sport band fit and feel. Much more comfortable than the steel link bracelet as well, which is a nice bracelet, but not quite on par with really high end steel watch bracelets on my Swiss mechanicals, even though it's in the same price range (so far as bracelets go).

    The flat links and brushed finish are a scratch magnet, but a bit of gray scotchbrite fixes that instantly.

    Just as it does on a real watch.
  23. Apples n' Stone macrumors 65816

    Apples n' Stone

    Apr 13, 2015
    Maidstone, U.K
    And they trust people like that...? Fair enough then, and what did you mean exactly by waited 1.5 weeks? As in from when you ordered the swap?
  24. Luba macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2009
    Mine's working fine so far. I wonder if some of the MLs are defective, in particular, the rubber gasket material under the magnet. Why is it there? I read somewhere the author thought it was to prevent scratches. Perhaps it's there so that the magnet isn't too tight?? Without the rubber material the whole area of the magnet would be in use.
  25. Ethan Coohill thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2015
    They charge you the full price of the link bracelet, then refund your credit card once you return the other.

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