You can purchase the stainless steel monowear Apple watch band for about $100 bucks compared to the $400 and some change you will spend on the link bracelet from Apple. I thought the watch might look bad with the aluminum watch base and a steel band but it actually looks good together. Right now they are not available from Amazon but should hopefully be coming back soon. I give this band a 9 out of 10. Very easy to connect but I needed to see a jeweler to remove some links.