Apple's original Milanese loop for Apple Watch is beautiful, smooth, and made of stainless steel mesh that wraps around your wrist in a continuous, adjustable loop, as described in our Milanese Loop review. This Apple Watch band is magnetic, so there's no need for buckles or clasps. If Apple's Milanese Loop is out of your price range, we've got some suggestions for cheap Apple Watch bands. You're not limited to the colors Apple offers when you go third-party. All of the listings below are available for any size or generation Apple Watch.
- Colorful choices: WAAILU Stainless Steel Mesh Loop
- Slim style: SWEES Stainless Steel Thin Band
- Basics: Swhatty Stainless Steel Mesh Loop
- Bargain two-pack: Gepege Replacement Milanese Band
- Three if you please: Sowuouxy Stainless Steel Mesh Loop (3-pack)
- Bargain: Maoyea Stainless Loop
Colorful choices: WAAILU Stainless Steel Mesh LoopStaff pick
The WAAILU Stainless Steel Mesh Loop is our top pick because it comes in various colors and patterns. Choose from a variety of colors such as the colorful Rainbow shown here, plus Black, Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, and more.
Slim style: SWEES Stainless Steel Thin Band
If you prefer a slimmer look, consider the SWEES Stainless Steel Thin Band. It tapers away from the Apple Watch for a more delicate appearance. This band is available in plenty of different color options, so you can match your Apple Watch or go for a contrasting look.
Basics: Swhatty Stainless Steel Mesh Loop
Get back to basics with this simple stainless steel mesh loop band that resembles Apple's Milanese Loop. It comes in a handful of colors that are sure to please beyond what Apple offers.
Bargain two-pack: Gepege Replacement Milanese Band
This is a nice price for two Milanese-style stainless steel mesh Apple Watch bands. You can choose from various two-packs, including some fun color choices like the leopard print shown here for all you cool cats and kittens.
Three if you please: Sowuouxy Stainless Steel Mesh Loop (3-pack)
Having a hard time deciding between Silver, Rose Gold, and Black? Pick up all three for one low price, and you can share with friends and family or keep them all to create different looks.
Bargain: Maoyea Stainless Loop
If you don't mind the limited color options (just Silver or Black), you can get a real deal on the Maoyea Stainless Loop. It even comes with a protective TPU film to keep your Apple Watch face scratch-free.
Get a steal on a steel Milanese loop style band
Finding the perfect Apple Watch band can be tricky, but these Milanese miracles are bound to give you a few ideas when you're shopping online. At about one-tenth the price of Apple's own offerings, you might even buy more than one of these third-party bands. The WAAILU Stainless Steel Mesh Loop is a reliable and super comfortable replacement strap that won't break the bank. The secure closure ensures it won't slide off your wrist during your day-to-day work. It comes in a variety of colors, so you can pick up several to go with different outfits.
Personally, I love the twist that SWEES puts on the Milanese style with its Stainless Steel Thin Band. Rather than a precise copy, it's a slimmer and more delicate look. Those of us with smaller wrists appreciate having more streamlined looks like this from which to choose.
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