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I'm going hands-on with all the new Apple Watch woven nylon, Milanese, Leather Loop, and Classic Buckles! Hit play!

Apple has a new spring 2016 collection of Apple Watch bands and I'm going to show them to you!

Woven nylon

The woven nylon straps offer the strength and durability of nylon but in a way that's comfortable and breathable like fabric. You can get them in: gold and red, gold and royal blue, royal blue, pink, pearl, scuba blue, and black.

They've got colored lugs, which makes them mix-and-matchable with all cases. And I like them because they're light and airy and the texture adds real depth to the look. Also, at $49, they're an incredibly affordable alternative to the flurolastemer sport band. (I've bought three already…)


There's also a hot new Milanese band, this time in cool Space Black. It's got the same, incredibly tough DLC — that's diamond-like carbon — as the link bracelet but it's as light and breathable as the original Milanese. At $199, it's the perfect match for the space black Apple Watch, of course, but it also looks great with gold and rose gold sport. The pink and black attack is especially great.

All the leathers

Leather Loop — as in quilted Valencia Leather, has some new shades, including white. Still 42mm only and $149, but also still one of the most adjustable and casually classy bands in the lineup.

Apple Watch Hermes bands are now available separately, so you can get the cuff in Fauvre — that's brown — and the single and double tours in a range of new colors — including the all-new Bleu Paon (green), Bleu Saphir (dark blue), Blanc (white), and Feu (literally fire but in this case — orange). They start at $340 which is surprisingly inexpensive for for anything with a Hermes logo on it. (Yes, my wallet is already crying.)

Rounding out the Spring collection are new Modern Buckles and new Classic Buckles. Same great calf leather with the two-tone look Apple introduced last fall, same great stainless steel closures. But now they come in red, blue jay, marine blue, and marigold.

I still love the feel of these bands, everything from the stitching to the mechanism to texture simply screams attention to detail, and they make the digital Apple Watch look great in the most traditional, analog sense of the word. And at $149, they won't break the bank.

More to come!

So that's a quick look at Apple's Spring 2016 watch band collection. Lots more to come so share the video, hit the subscribe button, and keep it locked to iMore!