New HOCO leather strap - the best Classic Buckle replica?

Paulando

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 23, 2010
26
8
Manchester, UK
Bought one of these on eBay UK last week and it arrived today. Went for this one because from the pics it was black on both sides unlike some others that people had posted on here (which also looked a bit cheap and thin), looked pretty thick, and it had the 'round' buckle like on the Apple version.

It arrived yesterday, and I'm really impressed. It is indeed black on both sides, the leather pattern looks just like the Apple classic buckle, the buckle itself is round and the strap is nice and thick. Also, less than a sixth of the price at £21.

The ONLY issue is that, as you can see from one of the close up pics, the adapters have a black/space grey sort of colour. I emailed the seller to see if he has any with steel/silver adapters that I could swap it for, and I received this reply:

Hello:
Thank you for your order and the affirmation of our project.
You buy and receive goods is right,
The material of connector is: steel,
It is according to the different color strap, electroplating a layer of color in the above,
Hope you can understand and like,
Best regards!
...so I'm not holding out much hope ;) But I'll take that as I can always buy some more that would match.

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chrispurvis86

macrumors newbie
Jun 2, 2015
20
3
I really like the look of the strap and would look good on my SG Sport, do you have the eBay link please?

Thanks in advance and also for the pics!!

Chris
 

Paulando

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 23, 2010
26
8
Manchester, UK
Why are the adapters black...?
Yeah, really not sure. I think I'll buy some steel/silver coloured adapters and change them. Shame really, as the buckle is the right colour (and not champagne like I've seen on some other replicas), but I'm made up with the strap itself for the price.
 

Apples n' Stone

macrumors 65816
Apr 13, 2015
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555
Maidstone, U.K
Yeah, really not sure. I think I'll buy some steel/silver coloured adapters and change them. Shame really, as the buckle is the right colour (and not champagne like I've seen on some other replicas), but I'm made up with the strap itself for the price.
It does sound good, care to share the item number?
 

grenhall

macrumors regular
Feb 6, 2011
240
18
Sweden
Yeah, really not sure. I think I'll buy some steel/silver coloured adapters and change them. Shame really, as the buckle is the right colour (and not champagne like I've seen on some other replicas), but I'm made up with the strap itself for the price.
Yeah the strap looks awesome actually. I ordered the exact same from AliExpress, didn't like the rosé-gold buckle, so I'm waiting for it now. Hopefully it'll arrive without the black lugs. :)
 

h00ligan

macrumors 68030
Apr 10, 2003
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A hot desert
See I've been trying to find this in the USA with the black adapters and they're all stainless that I see. Obviously we don't want to spend for another set of adapters every time we get an inexpensive third party band
 
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