Review: Chetoo Ceramic Apple Watch Band with Butterfly Buckle
The Chetoo Ceramic Apple Watch Band with Butterfly Buckle is just one of an onslaught of third party watch bands for the infamous Apple Watch. These are needed because Apple not only gouges you for the cost of the watch itself, but also for the different types of bands they offer. The Chetoo is available in black or white and 38mm or 42mm Apple Watch sizes. I received the black 42mm.
You get the watch band, wet and dry wipes, sticker guides, and a small screwdriver. The latter is a nice touch, because many of the watch bands don’t come with any type of tool.
Instructions are printed on the back of the box, although they didn’t apply since they’re about assembling the connector ends and they were already connected. I have the Apple sports band on my Apple Watch, and it’s a simple matter of pushing the button just above the band connector and sliding it off. I then took the plastic wrap off the Chetoo, which was probably a bit more difficult than it should have been. Once it’s off, you can see that the heavy band is a really nice black and good quality. I then reversed the band removal process and slid this band on. In other words, there was no need for the included tool, the guide stickers, or the wipes.
The band itself was a bit loose on my wrist. With that said, I probably have wrists that are on the smaller side, so I wonder if you have larger wrists if this would fit at all without installing extra links (not included). In any case, I decided to remove a link and see if the fit was any better. Using the included tool, I unfortunately wasn’t able to figure out on my own how to remove a link, so this would be something I’d have to take to a jeweler (and almost certainly will).
In the end, this is a high quality band that matches up nicely to the Apple Watch design. The only real failing here is an explanation of how to remove links, and, perhaps if you have larger wrists, the lack of a few additional links. If you don’t mind those issues, which frankly will be present in just any watch band of this type (link style) that you buy, then this is an easy recommendation.
Thanks to BAOBAO for the review unit.