Unleash the beast! Go faux crocodile with Strapa’s Crocodilus Apple Watch band

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Strapa's Crocodilus Apple Watch band has an expertly embossed alligator pattern.
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Shiny new Apple Watch? Why not deck it out with a classy leather Apple Watch band — the Crocodilus band from Strapa, available in the Cult of Mac Apple Watch store?

Strapa’s Crocodilus band is luxurious and timeless, and we filmed an unboxing video to give you a closer look at the band. Don’t worry — no crocodiles were harmed in the production of this strap!

The Primus Apple Watch band debuts in bold, Italian leather [Review]

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Makers of the popular Crocodilus Apple Watch band, Strapa continues its trend toward quality with its latest release — the Primus. Shown above with Matte Black hardware. 
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The company we know as Strapple (a company featured in Cult of Mac’s Watch Store) sounded a bit too much like the maker of Apple Watch. The tiny brand speedily changed its name to Strapa and doubled-down with the release of one of its most striking Apple Watch bands yet — the Primus.

Strapa explains Apple’s (minor) involvement in its sudden name change and site relaunch. During this transition, this company continues to make some of the best leather bands we’ve worn. The Primus Apple Watch Band is the latest in Strapa’s lineup.

Hands on with Ullu’s colorful leather Apple Watch bands [Unboxing]

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A tiny bit of color goes a long way!
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Renowned for its snap-on iPhone cases, Ullu also makes a beautiful assortment of luxurious, leather Apple Watch bands.

Crafted for an excellent finish and fit, these well-padded and stitched bands come in either hand-painted or premium leather.

Our very own Nadine Kahney gives us a hands-on look at the Ullu Premium Leather Band in Tangerine, available for purchase in Cult of Mac’s Watch Store. Check it out below.

This leather, button-stud Apple Watch band will fit any wrist size

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The adjustable length Button-Stud Apple Watch band fits virtually all wrist sizes — from the fleshiest to thinnest!
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Best 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 handmade 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 thinnest or fleshiest of wrists. If it doesn’t, the company provides free size adjustments for the entirety of your life.

We’ve added seven new leather colors to the Watch Store lineup! Read on for my review:

Apple Watch just got way more stylish for Valentine’s Day

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We love the high quality of Bezel & Bytes' genuine leather Apple Watch bands with added bling. All hardware is stainless steel and nickel-free.
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With Valentine’s Day just a little over a week away, finding a unique gift for your favorite female tech-lover just got a bit easier. Gift her with a beautifully made Apple Watch band designed for women by women.

Bezel’s & Bytes transforms Apple Watch into jewelry with its decidedly-female collection of metal-accented bands that’ll go seamlessly from work to a night out.

Bezels & Bytes bands include beautiful packaging, making the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for those female tech-lovers out there. Take a look in our Watch Store.

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.

Custom-fit leather Apple Watch band takes style to next level [Watch Store]

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The adjustable length Button-Stud Apple Watch band fits virtually all wrist sizes — from the fleshiest to thinnest!
Photo: Form Function Form

Best 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 handmade 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 thinnest or fleshiest of wrists. If it doesn’t, the company provides free size adjustments for the entirety of your life.

We’ve added seven new leather colors to the Watch Store lineup! Read on for my review:

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.
Photo: Traci Dauphin/Cult of Mac

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.