This suede sport band for Apple Watch looks sharp but is ready for action [Review]

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Mifa's Hybrid Sports Leather Apple Watch Band is an inexpensive but classy strap.
Mifa's Hybrid Sports Leather Apple Watch Band is an inexpensive but classy strap.
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Mifa’s Hybrid Sports Leather band for Apple Watch is a steal at $25. Not only is it made from genuine vintage suede, it has a sweatproof silicone backing that makes it as comfortable to wear as the softest sports band.

The layering of materials makes Mifa’s band one of my favorite Apple Watch straps. It’s lightweight, soft and comfortable — and it looks dressy but is designed for action.

Speidel’s beefy leather Apple Watch band includes protective case [Review]

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Speidel Light Brown Leather Luxury Watch Band and Protective Case for Apple Watch review
Speidel’s leather band and case bring a semi-casual look and extra protection to your Apple Watch.
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Your Apple Watch is always with you, which exposes it to occasional rough treatment. The Speidel Light Brown Leather Luxury Watch Band comes with a case that wraps around all the edges and corners of your wearable, protecting it from bumps.

I tested this case, and the Watch band it comes with. Read on to see how they stood up to daily life.

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

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Strapa Crocodilus leather Apple Watch band
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!

Spring has sprung! Keep it fresh with these colorful Apple Watch bands

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Time to get a fresh start and look the part.
Time to get a fresh start and look the part.
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Whether you’re in need of a sport band, a luxe leather strap, or cool stainless steel, your search ends here.

Sure, you could go all out on Apple’s new Spring lineup with prices reaching as high as $489, but if you’re like me and putting away the cash for bigger and better hardware upgrades down the road, then these totally affordable and equally stylish bands are just for you.

Check out this watch store guide and find your perfect color match this season for price tags as low as $25.

Best leather Apple Watch bands, from most affordable to luxurious

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Find the perfect leather Apple Watch band for your budget without compromising style or quality.
Find the perfect leather Apple Watch band for your budget without compromising style or quality.
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High-quality leather is a universal way to look and feel classy, timeless and powerful. Deck out your beloved Apple Watch in something it deserves, regardless of price point. Whether you’re buying on a budget or searching for the perfect splurge, your internet scouring ends here.

Check out our watch store guide to finding the perfect leather Apple Watch band for your budget.

Favorite Clessant Apple Watch bands are back in stock [Watch Store]

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Clessant Barenia Apple Watch band
Barenia leather, traditionally used for Hermès saddles, makes this Clessant band soft yet strong.
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If you make high-quality products that everyone wants, there is the risk that the demand for your goods exceeds supply. On one hand that’s good (hey, we’re selling a lot!). On the other hand, that’s bad (why can’t I buy this?).

Such is the case with France-based Clessant, one of our favorite Apple Watch band makers. Fortunately, several Clessant bands that have been unavailable are now back in stock, ready to make your Apple Watch even more special. Check out the models below, featuring buffalo, ostrich and goat leather. All are available at the Cult of Mac Watch Store while supplies last.

Upgrade your Apple Watch without breaking the bank [Watch Store]

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The Tanok — Nyloon's tribal-patterned bands are best-sellers.
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If you’ve got an Apple Watch and want to change things up, it’s quite easy to change the face. But if you want more, you’ve got to change the band.

The mechanical part is easy; it’s the acquisition that can be a bit taxing. Looking good doesn’t have to be expensive, though. Check out our selection of bands that go for less than $40, including items from CarterJett, Rilee & Lo, and Nyloon.

Spoil your Valentine with Casetify’s sweet Apple Watch bands

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Whether you're crushing, dating, celebrating your partner, or just loving yourself, we've got gorgeous gifts for you and your valentine.
Whether you're crushing, dating, celebrating your partner, or just loving yourself, we've got gorgeous gifts for you and your valentine.
Photo: Casetify

Already splurged on the latest Apple Watch last Christmas? Valentine’s is the perfect opportunity to gift your special someone (or even yourself) a fresh new accessory without breaking the bank.

Cruise Casetify’s gorgeous designs and give big heart and love to anyone who’s lucky enough to unwrap these bands and wear them on their wrist. From stunning in stainless steel to sweet in Saffiano leather, pick the perfect present for you and your beau from the Cult of Mac Watch Store this Valentine’s Day.

Your new Apple Watch Series 4 deserves a serious leather strap

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Strapa makes gorgeous leather Apple Watch Series 4 straps that combine craftsmanship with high-quality materials.
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So, someone who obviously likes you very much gifted you an Apple Watch Series 4 this holiday season. Now you’d like to add some personal style with an out-of-the-ordinary Apple Watch band. You should consider those made by Strapa, a company based in The Netherlands that produces some of the best leather Apple Watch bands we’ve seen.

Trust us, you’ll love these bands.

Give big love and soul to your Apple Watch with these rustic, hand-crafted bands

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Partnered with the Apple Watch, Strapley is a product of elegant, rustic simplicity.
Partnered with the Apple Watch, Strapley is a product of elegant, rustic simplicity.
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Sourcing the best Apple Watch bands and accessories for Cult of Mac readers is a huge priority for our Watch Store. We hit the mark with Strapley’s distressed-leather bands for Apple Watch, available at our Watch Store just in time for the holidays!

These stunning bands are crafted in-house and look like no other Apple Watch band on the market. Equally elegant and rustic, they’re versatile enough to elevate your Apple Watch. Don’t believe us? Check out our unboxing video: