Leather Loop Knockoff Recommendations

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by iphnhelp, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. iphnhelp macrumors regular

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    I want to get a knockoff Leather Loop because I want a different band option but don't want to invest in the real thing with a Watch refresh coming later this year. Obviously the knockoffs have mixed to bad reviews. Was wondering if any manufacturer was better than the other or if these are all coming from the same place in China. Thoughts or recommendations?
     
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  3. sean000 macrumors 6502a

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    I have one from Amazon as well. It did ship from China, so I knew there would be no sending it back! Fortunately it looks and feels good. It has held up surprisingly well for the price.

    I have a 38mm watch, so I couldn't purchase the Apple version even if I wanted to.

    Sean
     
  4. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    I bought a midnight blue one from ebay (appears out of stock now) and really like it for the price. It probably won't hold up like a real one but it certainly looks and feels very similar. Only complaint was a fairly strong chemical smell coming off it most likely from the dye. Two weeks later the smell is still present but not noticeable unless you stick your nose right up to the band.

    The brighter blue color on the side in the picture is just a trick of the light. In person the entire band is an even color.

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  5. JohnRPG macrumors newbie

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    I bought a knock-off black 38mm from ebay. I've been wearing it for about two weeks and have been happy with it. At $17, I don't expect it to last forever, but I figure if I get a few months, it's proportionately priced. Here's the listing I went through:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/262272962220
     

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