Monowear Black Leather Band-Awesome: Now with Pics!

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  1. Wildgift, May 15, 2015
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    Wildgift macrumors 6502

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    My Kickstarter Monowear band arrived today. It is gorgeous, feels great and fits perfectly. The stainless steel type lugs are maybe a hair more brushed looking than the stock lugs on the Milanese, but you'd really have to be looking for it. They slide in perfectly and fit well.

    This is an extremely high quality piece, and highly recommended. I'm sure others will be posting pics. The leather is a matte--just shy of suede--and will break in well, I'm sure.

    Overall, very pleased. Pics below...
     
  2. Qrispy macrumors regular

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    So you have an apple watch, but no device that will take a picture?
     
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    OK OK OK...

    Had to upload to Photobucket, but valar dohaeris...

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    The dark spot on the steel bezel in the first 2 pics is the reflection of the band on the gleaming, fine Valerian steel that Apple has forged...

    Enjoy!
     
  5. techno-Zen macrumors 6502

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    Just me or does the leather look horrible and the metal isn't flush with the casing of the watch?
     
  6. CjonesHouston macrumors 6502a

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    I'm still waiting for my Monowear bands. But my lower priced eBay leather band came in.
     

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  7. CjonesHouston macrumors 6502a

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    I think it looks good for 19.99 and it shipped in a week.
     

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  8. Qrispy macrumors regular

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    It's definitely not just you.
     
  9. gmadsen macrumors newbie

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    Not just you. It really makes the watch look cheap.
     
  10. NAYo2002 macrumors 6502

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    Yea it's not just the leather either, it's the connecting piece that looks rough around the edges. OP, I'd return it if I were you.
     
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  12. Qrispy macrumors regular

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    You should really learn to be more open to others perspectives. It's really really ugly.
     
  13. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    Sorry OP, the word 'awesome' has NO place in the title of this thread. It IS ugly. I would rather pay Apple's $150 extortion and get the classic buckle before I ever considered that one.

    Like I said, sorry, but it's the truth.
     
  14. Crazy Matt macrumors 6502

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    You should learn that if he's happy with it, let it be. :rolleyes:
     
  15. riotrhythm macrumors regular

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    Leather looks cheap and fake. Kind of like putting a bumper sticker on a Rolls Royce
     
  16. Phil Holland macrumors regular

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    I totally disagree. I love that style. Plain leather but solid.
     
  17. OneMike macrumors 601

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    I don't like it but cool that you do. Looks cheap to me.
     
  18. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68000

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    I like it. Basically a cheaper version of the classic buckle. OP don't listen to everyone here.
     
  19. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    My Apple classic leather buckle connectors aren't angstrom-level flush either.

    I think it looks fine, OP.
     
  20. chillg8r macrumors regular

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    I too like the flat black casual look of the band. Enjoy!:)
     
  21. iVegas, May 16, 2015
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    Monowear Black Leather Band-Awesome: Now with Pics!



    I bought this band, too. Pretty much because it was the same price as most folks were selling just the connectors for. I figured I'd get the band, too, and have an extra. Make sure you check the screws on your connectors. One was so loose on mine it popped out and is lost. The other were extremely loose, as well. Each took a good turn and a half to tighten. Seller is sending me a replacement.



    OP ... I think the band is fine, too. The lighting in some of the pictures just makes it not look very good. I'm sure it looks much better IRL.



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  22. CjonesHouston macrumors 6502a

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    Haters going to hate. Enjoy it's great.

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    Thanks for the tip. I was planning on changing the band out today. I really purchased it for the adapters.
     
  23. Wildgift thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Word. Man, this is one tough room!
     
  24. Time Less macrumors 6502

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    Two bars popped off on my Amazon leather band as well. I tried tighting the screws but it seems like the bars that are holding the straps are not threaded. I superglued it and hope that they don't come apart.
     
  25. controlchart macrumors newbie

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    I liked the band enough that I ordered one after looking at your pictures. I think it has a rugged utilitarian look.
     

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