This handmade Apple Watch band is a true triple threat [Watch Store]

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The Triple Tour is handmade from a solid piece of vegetable-tanned leather, and can be worn three ways.
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In a tiny workshop in Austin, Texas, one of my all-time-favorite leather straps for Apple Watch is made carefully by hand. The Triple Tour Band by Arrow & Board is a “split” version of the ubiquitous Double Tour strap — popularized by the beautiful albeit monstrously-priced Hermès version.

Best yet, Cult of Mac Watch Store is giving you 10 percent off any Triple Tour or Arrow & Board strap with this code at checkout: Arrow&Board2017

Go totally ballistic with these nylon Apple Watch bands [Watch Store]

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The colors pop in Nyloon’s vibrant selection of Apple Watch bands crafted from ballistic nylon.
Photo: Lyle Kahney/Cult of Mac

Breathe new life into your Apple Watch with a cool, contemporary nylon band inspired by the original NATO watch strap. Best yet, this one won’t leave you cash-dry.

Spanish company Nyloon started with the goal of making high-quality versions of the NATO straps created by the British Ministry of Defence in 1973. The result is a line of fun, versatile and easily interchangeable nylon bands that are now flying off the shelves.

Apple Watch goes retro with Bucardo lockets [Watch Store]

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Bucardo’s Pendulum Collection aims to resurrect vintage classics like lockets and pocket watches, and transform them into wearable tech.
Photo: Lyle Kahney/Cult of Mac

The Apple Watch doesn’t need to live on one’s wrist alone. Ladies, take notice! The Silver Constellation Locket by Bucardo is a new way to wear Apple Watch, bucking current trends by melding vintage style and tech.

And, sometimes fashion precedes functionality — in wearing this beautiful locket, the sensors on the rear of the Apple Watch obviously won’t be in contact with the skin, yet it’s such a unique and beautiful accessory that, for me at least, I’ll make an exception. It’s a watch hidden in a necklace. Let’s take a look.

Make your Apple Watch do a leather loop de loop [Watch Store]

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Customize your Double Tour with over 10 different thread-color choices for one-of-a-kind style.
Photo: Lyle Kahney/Cult of Mac

A wristwatch is so much more than a means to tell time these days. That prime real estate on your arm is an opportunity to bump up your style game in spades.

Heeding the call is the customizable and ultra-stylish Double Tour Apple Watch Band by OleksyPrannyk — the reasonably priced alternative to the Hermès band for Apple Watch. Best yet, the Double Tour Band in rich, deep chestnut in currently on sale for $89 in our Watch Store.

Embellish your Apple Watch with one-of-a-kind batik strap [Watch Store]

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Clessant's Blue Batik Strap is a beautiful blend of ancient Indonesian art, batik, and French leather-making.
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Make Apple’s most personal device as unique as you are with a truly distinctive, statement-making strap worthy of a double take. The exotic Batik Strap for Apple Watch from Clessant is a refreshing take on an everyday accessory. No two are ever alike. And, you can get ahold of it now in Cult of Mac’s new Watch Store!

Custom-fit Apple Watch band takes simplicity to next level [Reviews]

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The adjustable length button-stud band fits virtually all wrist sizes.
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Lust List: Button-Stud Apple Watch Band by Form Function Form

Making Apple’s “most personal device ever” personal to you is super-serious business for one Florida purveyor of hand-made leather goods.

Echoing the individuality of Apple Watch, Form Function Form takes customization to new levels in the design of its one-of-a-kind Button-Stud Apple Watch Band. This ingenious leather strap has 21 different size options, one of which is sure to fit even the fleshiest of wrists. If it doesn’t, the company provides free size adjustments for the entirety of your life.

Stylish headphone stand kills clutter dead [Reviews]

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A clean and elegant addition to your desk, Just Mobile's HeadStand Avant is a must-have.
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Lust List: Just Mobile HeadStand Avant

If you’re one of those folks who wants a designated spot to store a favorite pair of headphones, you are (oddly enough) not alone.

For about $40, Just Mobile makes a beautiful and functional space-saving stand to hang those cans, avoiding additional clutter to one’s workspace, studio or nightstand. The stand itself is sleek and minimal adding a stylish solution to storing and displaying headphones.

Cuff strap for Apple Watch puts the heat on Hermès [Reviews]

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Jack Foster sources materials close to home. The leather for this strap comes from the Horween Leather Company in Chicago.
Jack Foster sources materials close to home. The leather for this strap comes from the Horween Leather Company in Chicago.
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Lust List: Apple Watch Cuff Strap in Horween Black Chromexcel Leather by Jack Foster

Feeling rugged and maybe a little bit Roman? Go ahead and swap out the standard strap that comes with your new Apple Watch for something a little more, er, Ben Hur-ish.

The Cuff Strap by Jack Foster fits the bill, and the juxtaposition with the sleek Apple Watch somehow quite high-style. Better yet, it costs just a fraction of what you’ll spend for Hermès’ similar leather strap.

Lust List: Luxury charging stand for Apple Watch throws a curve [Review]

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The CalypsoTimeless Charging Stand consists of a simple arch form swathed in soft, European leather and held together by meticulous stitching.
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Lust List: CalypsoTimeless Cuvette Charging Stand for Apple Watch

When a high-tech accessory doubles as something else I’m always intrigued. In this instance, I’m looking at a charging stand that not only powers up my Apple Watch, but is a great art piece independent of its charging capabilities.

Apple Watch band rivals Hermès’ Double Tour at a fraction of the cost [Reviews]

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Customize your Double Tour with over 10 different thread-color choices for one-of-a-kind style.
Photo: Lyle Kahney/Cult of Mac

Hermès makes a sublime product, and its Apple Watch bands are no exception. I’d love one, but dropping $500-plus for a single wrist accessory isn’t happening in my lifetime.

Thankfully, the competition to wrap my wrist in premium leather is thriving with the recent launch of Apple Watch Series 2. Let’s take a look at a current favorite.