Have you tried it on in the Apple Store? What did you think when you tried it on?
Exactly my feelings too.I did a couple store visits and tried most of the bands. Personally, I did not like the ML like I thought I would. It looks cool. But it feels heavy to me (and I am coming from a much heavier stainless watch & band), and it allowed the watch to move around too much on my wrist. My two favorites (for comfort) are the leather loop and sport band.
Is there an incorrect way to tighten the loop ?
I have no idea what this method is? I have a ML and I have never had an issue of scratching my watch.Apparently. What I was doing was holding the casing against me so it wouldn't move and then pulling the loop up to tighten it and then back down to magnet. By doing it this way the loop actually rubs against the casing and causes scratches.
If you do it Apple's way the magnet constantly attaches to the loop in the wrong place and you have to pull it off and re-tighten again.
Exactly my feelings too.
ML was just not for me. I had it for a few days before exchanging. Wrist was a little irritated/red and watch didn't feel secure, even though it was, but still moved around too much. I tried adjusting multiple times too.
Happy with my Sport band now! I would really suggest trying the ML on first and moving around wrist around to see if you're happy.
Same. I still own a ML band, but my daughter loves it so she snagged it and turned her 550-dollar SS watch into a 650-dollar SS watch. Sneaky teenager.
I have a modern buckle now and I love the way it looks, but I'm on the fence about the way it wears. So far, of all the Apple Watch bands I've tried on for the 38mm, my favorites are the sport band and (to my surprise) the classic buckle.
I really WANT to love the wear of the modern buckle, but the leather feels "thin" and that sort of bums me out, considering the price.
The classic isn't exactly the world's finest leather band, but at least it has some "heft" to it, if that makes any sense at all.
I really wish that Apple would release a few more of the classic in other colors, such as the midnight blue and the red. That would be really nice.
Though, honestly, if they'd release a modern buckle in red, I'd probably buy it anyway because I think the red looks incredible with the watch overall.
I'm wearing one of my sport bands right now. LOL.
I may indeed return the moderns and go for a classic. It's on my radar, because my local stores all seem to have the classic in stock.
I just wish they had the navy classic like they do for the Edition. Argh.
I'm so content with the Sports band I picked up another (blue). I still think my Black one is defective as it is wearing out prematurely in certain areas. The blue one is not showing any stress points at all. Weird.
My blue has held up fabulously. I'm considering a green one. Cannot dig the pink. I'd like it if it were pink, but it's a salmon/coral sort of a shade that doesn't really suit me. I don't have a black, but my husband does, so I can wear his if he's not wearing it. His is showing NO real signs of wear. I think that some of them might be defective.