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Last Edited by jersharocks July 4, 2016 at 05:26 AM
38% off iVAPO Solid Stainless Steel Replacement Strap set with tools for Apple Watch - $16.11 AC+FS @Amazon

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Got this a while back at same price, solid quality bracelet, easy to resize with tools...
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I own this band. It's heavy but a good kind of heavy and the quality is pretty nice
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Just a warning to others:

There are different "generations" of product manufacturing for these bands. Most resellers buy from the same manufacturing plant in China, so we can distinguish "generations" even if they have different labels (MoKo, JETech, iVapo, Oittm, etc.)

The first generation band with space gray or black were really awful. The clasp was metal-plated-plastic (felt like aluminum, broke like plastic). The colors also rubbed off by simple friction on cloth.


This manufacturing process was discontinued and the second generation used a real anodization process (as opposed to spray-paint), and the bands became all-metal productions. Those are fantastic in quality, aside from any carcinogens that China doesn't regulate.


So most people can vouch for iVapo and Oittm bands because they receive the latest products, but be aware that you may receive an old stock of the first generation item. Return those first generation bands if you receive them.


Also, these are just generic metal bands that have an Apple Watch lug placed on either end. You could do it yourself by buying $3 lugs off of eBay and using your current band, but it's still a good deal if you don't have any current bands from other watches that you can convert.
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I got the 2nd gen. The color etc is great, no scratches and still looks great after 3 months, but it just broke. One of the non removable pins just came out and my $400 watch fell down. Luckily I was driving, not doing anything hard, and it just fell on the car carpet. Once they get the manufacturing better and come out with the 3rd gen, maybe.
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Quote from caronpierre View Post :
Got this a while back at same price, solid quality bracelet, easy to resize with tools...
Really? I got this one and the next day it fell apart. I didn't even have it on my wrist for a total of 5hours.

I got mine when it first came out. Maybe they fixed it? It broke where it connects to the phone. Left the sliding piece in and broke off behind it
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Quote from okinawanmatt View Post :
Just a warning to others:

There are different "generations" of product manufacturing for these bands. Most resellers buy from the same manufacturing plant in China, so we can distinguish "generations" even if they have different labels (MoKo, JETech, iVapo, Oittm, etc.)

The first generation band with space gray or black were really awful. The clasp was metal-plated-plastic (felt like aluminum, broke like plastic). The colors also rubbed off by simple friction on cloth.


This manufacturing process was discontinued and the second generation used a real anodization process (as opposed to spray-paint), and the bands became all-metal productions. Those are fantastic in quality, aside from any carcinogens that China doesn't regulate.


So most people can vouch for iVapo and Oittm bands because they receive the latest products, but be aware that you may receive an old stock of the first generation item. Return those first generation bands if you receive them.


Also, these are just generic metal bands that have an Apple Watch lug placed on either end. You could do it yourself by buying $3 lugs off of eBay and using your current band, but it's still a good deal if you don't have any current bands from other watches that you can convert.
Does it say what generation it is on the packaging?
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Quote from NickBorowitz View Post :
It broke where it connects to the phone. Left the sliding piece in and broke off behind it
I'm surprised it broke. My second gen. is all steel - best I can do is probably to bend the lug, not break it. Perhaps they used a cheaper plastic lug on your production when they ran out of parts? That's unfortunate Frown


On the other hand, the butterfly pins that hold the links could pop out if it's not seated correctly, but there is a huge amount of pressure that hold them in so I can't see it happening on its own. I found that out the hard way when I tried to resize it and pushed the wrong end of the pin out. It took a hammer, pliers, and screwdriver to push it back in. I can't see it coming out once it "clicks" into place.





Quote from JuniorDaKid View Post :
Does it say what generation it is on the packaging?


No. Things to look out for:

1) First generation really has parts that are spray-painted plastic and metal-coated plastic. If it feels light and has any give/bend, then it's not real steel.

2) If the color comes off when rubbing it with cloth. Gray coloring may come off with contact on other metals (metal against metal), but shouldn't lose color on plastics or cloth.
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