Milanese loop magnet not strong enough

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by patrikr, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. patrikr macrumors member

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    Got my Apple Watch with the Milanese loop today and it's awesome. My only complaint is that the Milanese loop magnet isn't strong enough, seems I have to tighten the band every few minutes and if I move the arm too quickly it opens fully. Anyone else having the same issue?
     
  2. alxy8s macrumors member

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    Total opposite for me. Very tight. I kind of struggle to pull it apart to take it off, honestly.
     
  3. whatos macrumors 6502a

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    My brothers is that way as well. I tried to convince him to play it safe and get the 42/SS/LINK like mine. But he was stubborn, now that he's tried mine on he just ordered one for himself.
     
  4. armandxp macrumors 6502

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    Mine has stayed snug all day long. Awesome fit and feel!!!!
     
  5. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Is the loop over too short such that there's not enough magnet for attaching? What's your wrist size?
     
  6. pragmatous macrumors 65816

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    I tried it on at the store and the magnet is pretty strong.

     
  7. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    This was my concern as well. My trial at the Apple Store suggested to me I'd dislodge or loosen the magnet my putting my hand/wrist in my jeans pocket.

    I decided on the link bracelet but didn't want to pay all up front (nor wait the extra ship time), so I bought the classic buckle and will order a link bracelet in a month or two.
     
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Wait, you have the link bracelet already?
     
  9. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    No issues with mine, works great and seems quite strong.
     
  10. Ecoh macrumors 6502a

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    I have the 38mm size and it seems very strong . I've been throwing balls for my dog and it stays tight.
     
  11. patrikr thread starter macrumors member

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    My wrist size is 170mm

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    Doh, user error. When I took it out of the box the magnet piece was folded over itself and I thought it was supposed to be that way. When I flipped to over and fully extended the band it now works great. Feel kinda stupid :)
     
  12. ECJ macrumors 6502

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    My loop has stayed snug all day and hasn't budged. Very snug on my wrist. I've done the jeans pocket test, driven and ate dinner and it's still snug.
     
  13. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    I hope this is the case, then. May yet order a loop.
     
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  16. truesepho macrumors regular

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    Mine is strong, won't move, won't open. Perfect. And gorgeous :D
     
  17. RobNor macrumors 6502

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    Mine is very strong doesn't get loose.in fact it's sometimes a bit difficult to get the watch off at night
     
  18. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    And he gave me some huge explanation in another thread about how he ordered it. Can't believe people are so petty and pathetic.
     
  20. Armen macrumors 604

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    At its tightest point I can't even flex my wrist to loosen the grip of the magnet on my watch. is your wrist really big?
     
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    How did you manage to get hold of a SS Link? The only people I've heard that have them are bloggers, journalists, etc. Was yours gifted to you by Apple. Or is it a privately purchased production model?
     
  23. andrewmaj macrumors regular

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    He doesn't.
     
  24. whatos macrumors 6502a

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    All I did was order it for my brother cause he didn't have room on his credit card. Initially I had no interest.

    Then two things happened. I was convinced of the watches appeal by a forum member. Three days later my brother realized he could not afford it, so that made my decision easy.

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    They are beautiful indeed... :)
     
  25. Kavier macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't had this issue with mine. I even used it to exercise this morning as I don't yet have my sports band.
     

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