Milanese band not staying tight

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  1. usoundr macrumors newbie

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    I have a 42 SS with Milanese band. I tighten it around my wrist and a few minutes later I find it has slide up my wrist or become loose. I re tighten and then I find myself with a slightly loose watch band again soon after. This happens no matter if walking or sitting. Any one else with this issue? Trying to decide if this is live able or I should exchange the band. I love the look and have had many complements.
     
  2. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    The only time I experience that is when I am extremely sweaty. I live in Florida, so all you have to do is go outside to experience that!

    Anyway, I tend to wear the watch a little higher up on my wrist, directly over the bony stick out part (whatever that is called). This works fine most of the time, but when I'm outside for a while or when I am at the gym, it tends to slip down to the narrowest part of my wrist. So, I just tighten it at that spot, and it's fine.
     
  3. Sphyrna macrumors regular

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    Is the magnet on the end making a good connection? Did you remove the plastic film covering that protects the band during shipping?
     
  4. usoundr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The magnet is making good contact and it has the film removed.
     
  5. kbuck1984 macrumors member

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    I have the same issue. I read everyone saying they couldn't break it lose no matter how much they tried or even when flexing their wrist. Mine comes loose every time and randomly through the day. I find myself tightening it a couple times every hour.
     
  6. Armen macrumors 604

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    Something isn't right. Mine is tight and even leaves a mark on my wrist when it's too tight and doesn't come loose at all.
     
  7. usoundr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I wonder if it is an isolated incident(s) and its dysfunctional or it is all similar bands?
     
  8. JonnyIreland macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for posting guys, I have ordered a Milanese Loop (deciding between this and SG Sport) and this is interesting news. I am imagining a baseball player at the plate tightening his batting gloves between every pitch, based on your descriptions!
     
  9. kbuck1984 macrumors member

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    I've thought about making a trip to the local Apple Store (2 hours away). Hearing how tight it is on others makes me wonder. I've made it so it is super tight and the moment I move the band starts sliding lose a little. Then as I move more it slides more until it reaches a certain point and it just hangs on my wrist.
     
  10. Armen macrumors 604

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    Something may be wrong with the quality of the magnet on that band? Mine really stays on tight. I have to loosen it at times.
     
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  12. usoundr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mine does not get so loose it falls off, it just does not stay firmly where I placed it
     
  13. susan12369 macrumors 6502

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    Mine stays right where I put it. I do adjust it a few times during the day, as my wrist swells as the day goes on, but it's easy to make minor adjustments and stays in place.

    I would suspect that those said it was tight meant that the connection was tight, or else that they made it tight. It is very easy to adjust how tight or loose the band is.

    If it isn't staying put, then it may be defective. Can you post a photo?
     
  14. usoundr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Here are the pictures. My wrist is 185 cc btw. I wonder if I do return it would I be able to return just the band or have to exchange to entire watch?



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    ^cm not cc's lol
     
  15. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    My wrist is 185mm as well and the Milanese band doesn't shift on me at all. I would contact Apple.
     

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