Milanese loop: is it normal?

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  1. ipaddaro macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    i just received my AW (first one) SS with milanese loop.

    The band is very nice but i have a few questions:

    1) when i put it on the watch there is a little bit of movenent between the band attachments and the watch (if i slide it from left to right, half a mm of movement)? is it normal? I know it is not a big deal, but i’ve also purchased a sport loop and this is very firm, no movement at all.

    2) IMPORTANT: i saw several milanese loop review on YouTube and i understrood that the band cannot pass through the hook/ring; i don’t know if i’m able to explain... the magnet should be thicker than the hook where the loop passes, so the loop could not be unbinded. But in my loop the magnet passes through the ring quite easily! is it normal? here again, the sport loop can’t be unbinded at all!

    I’m afraid the watch could fall... thank you very much!
     
  2. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    The Milanese on series 4 does pass through. If the band has 44 or 40 on it will pass through.

    Milanese for the older 38 and 42 will not.

    Just to note 38 and 42 Milanese will fit the newer watches
     
  3. ipaddaro thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah ok...thank you very much!

    I don’t understand this downgrade...

    and what about the little movements? is the coupling a little bit loose compared to the sport loop? maybe because the material is smoother?
     
  4. TheBearman macrumors 6502

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    Honestly believe the "pass thru" option is intended to allow inductive charging using a mat.
     
  5. ipaddaro thread starter macrumors regular

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    It makes sense... but the sport loop has not been “updated”. Maybe because it is inteded for sport, of course... but it’s necessary to pay attention with the milanese when putting it on/off
     
  6. VinAWS4 macrumors newbie

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    There's some plays in the my Milanese loop lugs too. It's not a snug as I thought it would be for an OEM band.
     
  7. ipaddaro thread starter macrumors regular

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    i also think that my milanese loop (regular SS) scratched a little my watch... only visibile under intense light, but there seem to be side scratches on the side where the band loops.

    i hear that only SBSS could scratch itself, but i can’t figure out how else could i have scratched it.

    i’m talking of VERY light signs, visible only if you are looking for them...
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    The stainless band can scratch the stainless watch body. They are of equal hardness.
     
  9. nicho macrumors 68020

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    I think you've misunderstood. Even the SBSS link can scratch the SBSS watch - one of the few things that can. Pretty much anything can scratch the regular SS watch body... the ML, your shirt cuffs, the wind. the screen should remain unscratched though.
     
  10. ipaddaro thread starter macrumors regular

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    Even shirt scuffs?!? I thought than SS was harder than that..

    anyway, the regular SS milanese band can scratch the sapphire glass?!? i read that the SBSS can (also scratch the back of the AW)
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    what about sapphire screen? can it be scratched by regular SS?
     
  11. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Only the black DLC one should be able to scratch the screen or watch body as the coating approaches the hardness of diamond.
     
  12. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Whatever you decide to do when you wear the Milanese loop and you take the watch off, lay the Watch on its side where the band will not come into contact with the watch, if you lay it flat where the band can come in contact with the watch, it will scratch the watch. You just will have to be more conscious about _that_ specific band.
     
  13. ipaddaro thread starter macrumors regular

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    thank you very much.

    i’m much more careful now... wish i had known before.
    i’m also aware that SS will scratch like crazy... so i’ll try not to care that much about future scratches.

    i only hope the screen will not be so scratch prone
     
  14. srshaw macrumors 6502

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    I've got a series 0 ss and often use the Milanese. It has small scratches but isn't too bad. I wouldn't worry about it. Realistically you'll probably replace it in a couple (or 4 in my case) of years anyway (hopefully my series 4 ss arrives tomorrow).
     

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