One of the beauties of owning an Apple watch is the abundance of bands and straps available to suit every personality, occasion and mood.
We searched the Internet to bring you a compilation of bands and straps of various textures and materials. From silicone, metal, wood and leather options, with quality craftsmanship and aesthetic designs, you will have a hard time deciding on just one!
Lunatik gained its fame from the launch of Scott Wilson’s TikTok+LunaTik Watch Kits for the iPod Nano on Kickstarter. Renowned for premium quality and functional design, Lunatik impresses us again with LUNATIK EPIK.
More than a band, it is a protection system for your Apple Watch. It is made of an aircraft grade anodized aluminium case which makes it lightweight yet extremely durable, a soft silicone band with anti-dust/dirt nano coating and a stainless steel active-control crown. The silicone band comes in only black, with the option of a silver or black aluminium case. Other options include a black or brown leather strap or a silver or black aluminium link band. Only available for the 42mm Apple Watch.
99 USD | Lunatik.com
OTTM Wood Bands
Ottm wood bands for smartwatches launched as an Indiegogo campaign. With each band crafted by hand from 100% authentic hardwood, every Ottm band is entirely unique and of premium quality. Available in Maple wood, Zebrawood and Sandalwood, these bands are a hit on Indiegogo, with bands not only for Apple watches, but also for Android Wear and Pebble Watch. Links on the band can be easily added or removed to fit your wrist.
Another reason why we love Ottm is because they are eco-friendly! For each person who pledges money towards Ottm on Indiegogo, the company will plant a tree in the forests of British Columbia.
Available for both 38mm and 42mm Apple Watches
35-65 USD | Indiegogo- Ottm
Case Mate Turnlock Band
A fashionable bangled design for the ladies, the Turnlock Band is made of an elastomer band for the 38mm Apple Watch with a logo-engraved charm. The downside is its inability to be adjusted – it fits wrist size up to 7.75 inches, and without a buckle, the only way to remove the watch is by detaching the strap from the Apple watch.
25 USD | Case-mate
Apple’s Woven Nylon
Apple’s Woven Nylonis designed with durability and comfort in mind for casual everyday use.
There are probably many other bands with more eye-catching designs, but you can count on the durability of the Woven Nylon made from 500 threads woven together. It is available for both 38mm and 42mm Apple Watches, and comes in seven vibrant colours.
78 SGD | Apple.com
Apple Milanese Loop
With steel mesh watches gaining popularity, Apple’s Milanese Loop is the answer to a modern and sophisticated band for Apple watch owners. The smooth and fine mesh makes it as comfortable as wearing a fabric band. What we love about it is that it is fully magnetic – you can easily adjust the tightness of your watch throughout the day as you please!
Available for 38mm and 42mm Apple Watches in Silver and Space Black.
218 to 288 SGD | Apple.com
Rebecca Minkoff Debossed Chevron Band
Popular amongst young women, accessible luxury brand Rebecca Minkoff is known for handbags, footwear and apparel with playful, subtle and edgy designs. This debossed chevron band brings out the essence of a sleek and unique design with an embossed genuine leather strap and her signature studded clasp. Available only for the 38mm Apple Watch.
60 USD | Case-mate.com
Bexar Apple Watch Strap
If you are an adventurous traveller with a love for rugged leather goods, the Bexar Good’s Apple Watch Strap is designed for you. Featuring quality leather such as American Bridle and Horween Cordovan Leather, each watch is hand sewn with a saddle stitch for strength and durability.
BEXAR Goods Co. is the creative collaboration of a small team of craftsmen based in Bexar County, Texas, with a vision to create products that will develop its own character and charm through each person’s adventures and experiences.
Available for 42mm Apple Watch in tan, medium brown, dark brown and black. Premium Horween Cordovan leather options available in Black and Whiskey.
130 to 195 USD | Available at BexarGoods.com
Lowry Leather cuff by Pad and Quill
Pad And Quill is known for their superior handmade leather products ranging from bags to iPhone and iPad cases. The Lowry Leather Cuff is no exception with its full-grain vegetable-tanned leather from Horween Tannery, hand-finished stitching, and a soft suede interior. Each strap is also personally signed by a craftsman.
Their belief in quality is so strong that they offer a 30-day Money Back promise and a 25 year leather warranty.
Available for the 42mm Apple Watch in 3 colours – American Tan, Galloper Black and Chestnut.
129 USD | Available on PadandQuill.com
Apple Watch Hermès
Last October, luxury brand Hermès and Apple collaborated and brought to life Apple Watch Hermès. With leather straps handmade by Hermès artisans in France and an exclusive and customizable Hermès watch face, it brought the fusion of technology and luxury fashion to a whole new level.
Choose from 3 styles – Single Tour, Double Tour and Cuff. The Single Tour is available for both 38mm and 42mm watches. The Double Tour, a more feminine design, is available only for the 38mm, while the masculine- looking Cuff is designed for the 42mm.
This Spring, look forward to matching your Birkin Bag with watch bands in exciting Hermes colours – Bleu Paon (Green), Bleu Saphir, Blanc (White) and the iconic Hermès colour, Feu (Orange).
Complete systems will now be sold in Fauve Barenia only and additional watch bands in existing colours such as Fauve, Noir, Capucine and Etain is now also available for sale separately.
520 to 1060 SGD | Apple.com
So which one is your favourite?
This article is written by Jena Lee.