1. kgvickers's Avatar
    Short Version: If you have a band adapter like the one in the attached picture, those little screws can come loose and the band comes apart.

    My wife has three inexpensive but decent bands she got on ebay from China. I'd read stores of the screws in the cheap band adapters working loose so I warned her to be aware of it. After only a few days she told noticed that the adapter was getting loose. I checked and sure enough the tiny screws (see attached) were very loose, nearly to the point that it was about to come apart.

    So I checked all three bands. One of the bands had some sort of "threadlocker" on the screw threads but the other two had none. I added some blue Locktite to all the screw threads (4 per band).

    I don't know if the blue Locktite is best, I'm open to suggestions. They make a "red" version but it's darn near permanent.

    Another thing, the screws seem to be either a very tiny phillips or a non-typical-Apple sized Pentalobe (like the attached pic). I was able to make a partially worn out Torx work but I've ordered a nice Pentalobe screwdriver set on ebay so I'll be covered for the next time.
    Attached Thumbnails Warning about non-Apple bands, especially the bargains from China-apple-watch-adaptor.jpg  
    Last edited by kgvickers; 11-11-2015 at 02:06 PM.
    11-11-2015 01:50 PM
  2. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Thanks for the warning...er...tip.
    11-11-2015 03:01 PM
  3. tcuprof's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads-up. This sounds like a band I would avoid.
    11-11-2015 04:01 PM
  4. LCW's Avatar
    I was expecting to read about rash inducing chinese bands lol...
    11-11-2015 04:11 PM
  5. robertk328's Avatar
    Definitely something I have thought of! With a $600 watch I want something secure.
    Gtech21 likes this.
    11-11-2015 06:37 PM
  6. cornettbr's Avatar
    If you have a soldering iron or some isopropyl alcohol a lot of times you can loosen up the red loctite I use it all the time heat or alcohol gets it every time.
    11-11-2015 11:37 PM
  7. robertk328's Avatar
    I got a new band today and took a peek at the adapter. Pentalobe! I then realized I had ordered a Luvvitt adapter and as luck would have it, it came with the small driver.
    Last edited by robertk328; 11-13-2015 at 05:44 PM.
    11-13-2015 05:32 PM
  8. TLD1's Avatar
    I got a new band today and took a peek at the adapter. Pentalobe! I then realized I had ordered a Luvvitt adapter and as luck would have it, it came with the small driver.
    https://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11...feae46e33c.jpg
    Where did you buy those adapters?
    11-28-2015 08:41 AM
  9. robertk328's Avatar
    Where did you buy those adapters?
    Amazon search the brand, they'll pop up.
    11-28-2015 08:43 AM
  10. TLD1's Avatar
    Amazon search the brand, they'll pop up.
    Thanks!
    robertk328 likes this.
    11-28-2015 02:46 PM

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