Is the SS link bracelet worth it?

iphone joe

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I'm obsessed with getting this band. It's a lot of money so i've been holding back. So my question is to all the SS link bracelet owners out there, what do you think? Is it worth it? How is it holding up?
 

douglasf13

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I'm obsessed with getting this band. It's a lot of money so i've been holding back. So my question is to all the SS link bracelet owners out there, what do you think? Is it worth it? How is it holding up?
It's the main reason I bought the SS model. It compares surprisingly well to my Swiss watch bracelets, and I think it gives the rounded watch case a more angular/futuristic design, which I like.
 

Alpharaider

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I love mine and have had no problems with it. In fact today I've had it for 3 months with no issue.
 

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fania123

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It's a must! I bought mine with the Milanese and I really like it but nothing compares to the link. Get it I'm sure you won't regret it.
 

Trickhot3102

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I think it's WAAAAAAAAAAY over priced! I think 150 is more of a fair price. I just got the Milanese loop and I think it's great for the price. The most I'd spend on the link is MAYBE 250, not 450
 

PatrickNSF

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I went back and forth about whether to buy the Apple band during the summer, but ended up getting the Hoco link bracelet instead to try first. So far, I'm pleasantly surprised by how nice it is. It may be worth a look.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014Q6H08I?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

UPDATE: My Hoco link bracelet has come apart twice at the location where the band clips into the lug (which slides into the Watch). Not sure if mine is defective or if it's a design issue, but I'm sending mine back :mad:
 
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douglasf13

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I think it's WAAAAAAAAAAY over priced! I think 150 is more of a fair price. I just got the Milanese loop and I think it's great for the price. The most I'd spend on the link is MAYBE 250, not 450
It probably depends on what you're used to. It compares quite favorably to the bracelets on my Swiss watches, which cost quite a bit more.
 
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Michael CM1

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I would try out the Milanese loop first. The link bracelet looks nice, but not $500 nice. I went with the leather loop for my $150 band. Looks pretty nice, is very comfy, very adjustable and no more DINK DINK DINK when I rest my wrists on a desk while typing or writing. But that sport band is still very good for working outside. I got it nice and muddy last month.
 

Shinigami301

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It compares favorably to the bracelets on my stainless Omega watches, all of which cost considerably more. If you care at all about this sort of thing then there's no substitute. If you don't care then the cheap knockoffs are probably good enough.
 
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MartinSk

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I've had mine nearly 2 weeks and I'm very pleased with it. The biggest surprise is how comfortable it is, much better than my Milanese.

The quality of manufacture is so impressive and I'm always sceptical of copycat versions, so I just couldn't bring myself to buy one.

Hopefully it holds up well as being brushed effect means I can't maintain it with my dremel as I do currently with the watch.
 

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iphone joe

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It's the main reason I bought the SS model. It compares surprisingly well to my Swiss watch bracelets, and I think it gives the rounded watch case a more angular/futuristic design, which I like.
How is yours holding up? Do you wear it daily?
 

bamf-hacker

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Tried a few replicas and eventually I went with the  Link Bracelet... The quality is far superior to any of the replicas I tried. I don't regret it, even if I only wear it occasionally.
 
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Trickhot3102

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It probably depends on what you're used to. It compares quite favorably to the bracelets on my Swiss watches, which cost quite a bit more.
Yeah that's true. I think it's just me. I wouldn't spend 450 bucks on one, but that doesn't mean it's not worth it. It just means it's not worth it for me :) but from what I've seen, man is it sharp!
 

Treble

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Cex in the uk are doing the link for £250 a grade item and I presume it's worth every penny I have the clone £32 delivered and it will suffice until I can afford the real thing
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BarracksSi

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I really want a bracelet now. I nearly had my AW's sport band pop off of my wrist while trying to put on my backpack an hour ago. Somehow the tucked-under part pulled out of the slot and only the pin was holding it together.

I've never had an insecure feeling with my bracelet-ed watches, and haven't felt insecure about the sport band until tonight. I would get by with the mesh, but I'd really rather have the bracelet.
 

Cnasty

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I got a great deal on the marketplace here on a used one and its in beautiful shape and easily my favorite band out of the 9 I have. It is beautifully made and gets head turns all the time at work.

Would I pay full price for it? No and glad I got the deal I did
 

Cnasty

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Now that it's available seperately, you should consider the space black link bracelet. Combined with the silver stainless steel watch, it's my favourite AW look by far.


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Damn you. I mean really. I was so satisfied with my stainless Apple link band and the good deal I got and said no more spending for a while. Then you go and post that.

That's slick
 
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BarracksSi

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Saw one today, SS on SS link bracelet, and remembered that I think it's easily the best-looking style of bracelet for this watch.

I'll put it on my anniversary-Halloween-Christmas list.
 

the future

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Damn you. I mean really. I was so satisfied with my stainless Apple link band and the good deal I got and said no more spending for a while. Then you go and post that.

That's slick
Tell me about it … :D

Since I have the space black link, my (2) leather loops and (3) sports bands only collect dust most of the time.
 
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