Juuk’s new aluminum Velo Apple Watch bands are ready for preorder [Watch Store]

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The Velo Apple Watch band is Juuk's first model to offer Midnight Blue, which is sure to be popular for those looking for some color, but nothing too gregarious.
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Note: Juuk’s Velo Apple Watch bands are in production and available for preorder now at Cult of Mac’s Watch Store. They will ship at the end of January, so reserve yours now before this first shipment runs out! 

Juuk’s precision-made aluminum Apple Watch bands are always on point. The Velo is the latest style in Juuk’s lineup of amazing steel bands — the Locarno, the Revo, the Ligero and the Vitero — and is decidedly different in design from its predecessors. Redesigned and reengineered from the ground up, the Velo Apple Watch band features a three-row link design.

This beautiful band comes in five different finishes — Midnight, Obsidian, Silver, Ruby and Cosmic Grey. Check out Juuk’s latest lineup below and reserve one by preordering now for delivery at the end of January.

Last chance to grab these Apple Watch accessories in time for the holidays [Watch Store]

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There are two weeks to get your holiday shopping (and timely delivery) on. Browse our picks for Apple Watch bands that are great to give and to receive.
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With Christmas only two weeks away, there’s still a few days to order that perfect Apple Watch band in time for holiday gifting.

We’ve gathered some of our best Apple Watch accessories, and rounded up the cut-off dates for ordering from the Cult of Mac Watch Store in time for U.S. holiday delivery. (International orders placed now will most likely not arrive in time for the holidays.)

The brands listed below will ship in time for Christmas. Check out our collection of gorgeous, high-quality Apple Watch bands and accessories — and get shopping in time for the holidays.

Hands on with Ottm’s wonderful wooden Apple Watch band [Video]

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Ottm's wooden Apple eWatch bands are good-looking and unique.
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In the world of watch straps, we think Ottm, a manufacturer of wooden Apple Watch bands, offers one of the best unboxing experiences.

The box itself is plain and simple, but the package is thoughtfully designed, containing extra links and a pin removal tool that makes it very easy to adjust your new band.

The bands are awesome, too. Made from zebrawood and/or sandalwood, each hand-finished strap is eye-catching, comfortable and unique.

We made a video to show you what to expect. Check it out above.

Buy two Just Mobile Apple Watch accessories, get free Lightning cable!

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Take advantage of $5 off Just Mobile's charging solutions for Apple Watch.
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Now’s the time for an excellent deal on Just Mobile’s design-award-winning accessories for Apple Watch. For the month of December, you’ll receive a $20 AluCable Flat lightning cable for free with the purchase of two ($50 worth of) Just Mobile accessories.

Cult of Mac has reviewed and recommends Just Mobile’s offerings, whether you choose the HoverDock, TimeStand or Lounge Dock. Check them out below, pick a few up for the holidays and receive your free Just Mobile AluCable Flat lightning cable this month only.

Get in the holiday spirit with these winter-themed Apple Watch bands [Watch Store]

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Casetify creates beautifully designed, made-to-order bands that are each hand-inspected from corner to corner. Check out their fun holiday bands!
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Just in time for winter wear, check out these seasonal artist-designed, leather Apple Watch bands.

These holiday-themed bands are the latest additions to Casetify’s saffiano leather collection in our Watch Store, and they’re fun, high-quality bands. Casetify works with artists who create original designs and watercolors on all of these bands — the company also gives a portion of its profits back to its artists.

Check out the lineup of beautiful artist-designed saffiano leather Apple Watch bands in our Watch Store. Cut-off date for holiday shipping is December 15, but these bands are perfect to wear all winter long.

HoverDock charging bed for Apple Watch doubles as alarm clock [Watch Store]

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Just Mobile's HoverDock is a minimalist, chic charging solution for Apple Watch.
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Keep your Apple Watch fired up and ready to go this holiday season with the HoverDock from Just Mobile — makers of design-award winning charging docks and stands for Apple Watch. Pack this compact dock for charging while traveling, or use as a bedside alarm clock.

Just Mobile continues to impress us with its great Apple-centric accessories, and is well-known as a company who’s ethos is great design. We’re excited to feature Just Mobile’s full range of elegant charging solutions for Apple Watch in our Watch Store — the TimeStand, Lounge Dock and, now, the HoverDock. At $34.95, the HoverDock makes a great gift or stocking-stuffer.

Last day to save big on Apple Watch bands with Cyber Monday Sale! [Watch Store]

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Save on gorgeous bands in a range of cool materials: metal, aluminum, stainless steel, leather, nylon, wood and more!
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It’s Cyber Monday — the last day to get that dreaded seasonal shopping out of the way from the comfort and safety of your Mac at Watch Store’s biggest sale of the year.

In a few clicks, you’ll find incredible savings on Apple Watch bands and accessories during Cult of Mac Watch Store’s big Black Friday Weekend Sale — four days of massive savings.

We’ve rounded up some amazing brands for this huge sale including: OleksynPrannyk, Casetify, Nyloon, Ottm, E3 Supply Co., Rilee & Lo, Jack Foster, Strapple, Wood Mark, Nomad, Form Function Form, Clessant, Juuk and more. These brands are offering from 17% to 50% off regular sale prices!

Rest-assured that bands sold in our Watch Store are high-quality and recommended by Cult of Mac — we’ve touched, worn, reviewed and recommend everything we sell. So, get ahead of the holiday shopping curve and check out these screaming deals before quantities sell out. (Most brands won’t be restocking until January.) Happy shopping!

Apple Watch charging stand takes a cut out of the competition [Watch Store]

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No one needs a stand on which to place a watch. But, when the timepiece in question is Apple Watch, we tend to embrace accessories that showcase its design style.

We bring you a solid little charging stand that combines beautiful form and function with a compact footprint. The TimeStand Charging Stand by Just Mobile is akin to a tiny sculpture for your desk or nightstand to proudly display (and, charge!) your Apple Watch.

Just Mobile again hits all the marks in fusing function and design with this charging stand. We’re excited to feature the TimeStand in our Watch Store alongside Just Mobile’s Lounge Dock and HoverDock.

Juuk’s aluminum Apple Watch band goes rose gold [Watch Store]

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The Ligero Apple Watch band is built from robust 6061 series aluminum — the same aluminum used in the aircraft, automotive, boating and diving industries.
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Juuk’s Rainbow Ligero Apple Watch band is very popular with Cult of Mac readers. The limited-edition aluminum Apple Watch band flew off the virtual shelves of our Watch Store for its striking colors and quality engineering.

The entire Ligero collection also made our top 10 best Apple Watch Series 3 bands. It’s time to introduce the latest must-have finish: Rose Gold.

This band joins a lineup of 10 vibrant colors, five of which are on sale now. Have a look at the Rose Gold, and check out the entire Ligero collection in our Watch Store.

Best List: The iconic Speidel Twist-O-Flex bracelet for Apple Watch [Review]

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Speidel's classic Twist-O-Flex bracelet is now available in Satin Black for Apple Watch.
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Update: We ran this review of Speidel’s Twist-O-Flex, and now are excited to announced a new color option for this special strap: Satin Black.

Best List: Speidel Twist-O-Flex stainless steel Apple Watch band

My grandfather, who fought in World War II, wore a beautiful mechanical watch. It had an eye-catching expansion band — a stainless steel link bracelet that stretched like elastic. He always took it off to play cricket, and I remember it dangled loosely around my skinny kid’s wrist when I tried it on. He loved that watch, and so did I.

Now I’m wearing a similar expansion bracelet on my Apple Watch courtesy of Speidel, the storied watch-band maker from Providence, Rhode Island. Introduced in the late 1950s, Speidel’s Twist-O-Flex Stainless bracelets are some of the most iconic bands in all of watchmaking. Now they’re available in three finishes for the Apple Watch.