Stay classy with this supple Italian leather Apple Watch band


The fine gray leather band will develop a patina over years of use.
The fine gray leather band will develop a patina over years of use.
Photo: Olpr. Leather Goods

Leather is absolutely classic for an Apple Watch band. But do you know what’s even better? Horween leather. And Olpr. Leather Goods offers a great one in a gray color that should develop a character-rich patina over time.

Check out the excellent band in the Cult of Mac Store.

Olpr. Leather Goods Co. Gray Italian Leather Apple Watch Band

Olpr. Leather Goods Co. is known for its quality leather products.

The gray band is hand-crafted from two-sided genuine Italian leather from the famous Horween Leather Company in Chicago.

The more-than-a-century-old Horween Leather Company crafts its bands for premium quality. Horween Chromexel is made of the upper part of the hide without any polishing or sanding.

“[That] gives the best full grain leather type with undeniable durability and unique pattern. Chromexel has [an] oily finish and develops natural patina with use,” Olpr said.

About Olpr. Leather Goods Co.

The band has character to burn even when brand new.
The band has character to burn even when brand-new.
Photo: Olpr. Leather Goods

Olpr is a collaboration between Ukrainians Viktor Oleksyn and Pavlo Prannyk, who now live and work in Mooresville, S.C. Their close-knit team includes family and friends who all play roles in creating stylish, high-quality leather products.

The band comes in short (13cm to 15cm), regular (14.5cm to 19cm) and long (16cm to 20.5cm) wrist sizes and all Apple Watch sizes, including Ultra.

Price: $49

Where to buy: Cult of Mac Store

Originally posted on July 31, 2023.


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