Hands on with Cuff and Double Tour Hermès Apple Watch knockoff bands

By , Nov 8, 2015

Double Tour knockoff

After taking a look at five Apple Watch band knockoffs last week, I want to talk to you about two additional knockoffs I recently received: the Cuff and Double Tour. Directly inspired by (read ripped off) the official Hermès bands for Apple Watch, these two bands are available at a fraction of the price. But is it a good deal?

Packaging tells a lot about a company. It shows care, or lack thereof. It shows a certain amount of self pride, or, again, lack thereof. For the price I paid for these bands, and based on my previous experience with knockoff bands, I really didn’t expect much, but I was pleasantly surprised. Both bands were placed in a nice box, both wrapped around a little pillow. It didn’t scream luxury, but it certainly didn’t look cheap at all. First impressions are very important, and these two bands definitely succeeded here.

My first reaction after taking the bands out of the box was to smell the leather. My skepticism once again having the best of me, I expected to smell chemicals or plastic, or just about anything but leather. But once again, I was proven wrong as these two bands smelled exactly as you would expect from good quality leather.

I started to believe these were actually great bands. They certainly looked like it. The real test would be whether the lugs would actually fit my wife’s 38mm perfectly or not. The lugs, you may remember from my previous post, were my biggest complaint about those knockoff bands, as I had found most of them were poorly manufactured, making low quality products that didn’t fit right.

I was once again taken by surprise when I started sliding the lugs of the Double Tour into my wife’s Apple Watch. The lugs fit perfectly, easily sliding in and out, and locking flawlessly as they are supposed to. If you told me these lugs were made by Apple itself, I would probably believe you.

Cuff knockoff

As picky as I am, I couldn’t find any shortcomings to these two bands. I thought my wife certainly would be able to, because clearly, these bands can’t be perfect. Wrong!

The two bands passed “the wife test” without any issue. Of course my wife has a preference for one over the other (she does prefer the Cuff), but she did mention she’d like to keep the Double Tour for special occasions, as it does look a little more dressy than the Cuff.

She’s been alternating between the Double Tour and the Cuff for a little over a week now and she has received several compliments about it from people who aren’t really in the know about Apple products or tech in general. This is to say these bands have some serious appeal.

As far as comfort goes, she did mention that although it may look bulky, the Cuff does feel comfortable on her skin. She’s even worn it while working out, which I really wouldn’t suggest, of course.

As you’ve figured out by now, we are very satisfied with these bands. They look absolutely gorgeous and made of great quality products at a very affordable price. I know there are other Hermès Apple Watch knockoff bands available online, but if you want to go for a product that comes highly recommended, then look no further. Both bands are available in 38 or 42mm, and in various colors.

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  • Bendy

    Doesn’t the double band cover the heart rate monitor?

    • No, there is a cut off so the back of the watch is still in contact with your skin.

      • Lucus Bendzsa

        Thanks Sebastien. I just ordered one now! Can’t wait to get it!

      • That_Fruitarian

        Thanks for the review. I may order both.

  • George

    That just looks wrong on any wrist.

    • Dan

      In your opinion.

      • George

        Yep.

      • Dan

        The second one actually looks like a Fossil leather wristband. Fossil’s looks better imo,

      • George

        I just personally think the apple watch looks ridiculous in these. But to each their own I guess.

  • What’s the point of this? Doesn’t it feel uncomfortable?

  • socrates

    Well that’s not your every day knock off review. Impressive.

  • Beat Modz

    I’m sorry but that is just awful to look at. Thanks for the review though.

  • Andres

    The single tour is my favorite but I’m still holding off till 2nd gen Apple Watch

  • Thomas Hopkins

    When I attempt to watch a video (whether it be on the YouTube app or in safari) the video doesn’t play. I don’t think it is slow internet as my wifi is fairly fast and everything else loads up just as fast as normal. On the YouTube app, it just does the loading animation forever until I leave the video. I tried going into safe mode but nothing changed. Is anyone else experiencing this?

  • I need one for my Pebble Classic…
    🙁

  • Stephaughn Alston

    Beautiful pictures, makes me want the stainless steel.