The watch band is more solid than Apple's which in my book is better. I am not looking for a gentle stainless steel but a solid band that will be there after I am dust. This is the band.\n\nThe seamless clasp is clean on the back and thus has no edges to catch or even disrupt the look of the band.\n\nI have tried Apple's band on and while it is very precisely machined, it is definitely not worth 5 times as much as this band in any way, shape or form. \n\nThis is a very high quality, solidly made, solid feeling band that I would almost not hesitate to buy as a gift for someone. ( the true test ). The only hesitation for "gift quality" is the packaging which is the same as you get for a $15 band from a no-name Chinese knockoff store.\n\nBut for myself, would definitely by it again. Bought this based upon the quality and workmanship of the leather loop band I bought prior. Another fine product.