Wanted to share my experience of trying out the authentic Apple Watch clutch bracelet (left) against Ali Express knockoffs (right)
-Ali Express bracelet had a little less shine and was a little darker
-The installation on the watch was not as flush (see third picture)
-Links were a little harder to remove
-The butterfly lock open / closed was not as smooth
-Have not had the real one for a very long time yet, but Ali Express seems to itch a little easier
In terms of comfort, the two bracelets were comparable, and family / friends could not tell the difference between the two.
Ali Express drove me around $ 40 US. I got my authentic used for about $ 150 US. At that price point, I feel that the authentic is worth it. But at the list price, the rejection is good enough.