Best Leather Bands for Apple Watch iMore 2019

Anyone in the market for making their Apple Watch just a little bit more classy, sleek, and stylish is in the market for a hot new leather band. Not only do they match almost every outfit, but leather bands can be some of the most well-made accessories to pair with your Apple Watch. Here are a few options to consider as you look for the perfect leather watchband.

Colorful quality: Clockwork Synergy Dapper Collection Leather Band

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Clockwork Synergy makes incredible quality bands for the Apple Watch at reasonable prices. The adaptors are as smooth as butter, and the premium leather is top-notch. Choose from over two dozen different textures and colors from traditional to fun. The link below is for the 42/44mm Apple Watch, but it's also available in the 38/40mm size.

$45 at Amazon

Rustic style: Lowry Leather Band

Pad & Quill's Lowry band is definitely something you could imagine Indiana Jones sporting on his way to his archeology class. The thick rough-edged design looks great without showing off too much. The tanned Horween leather feels incredibly supple as if it's been on your wrist for years.

$80 at Pad & Quill

Classic: Nomad Modern Leather Strap

A simple look, Nomad's Modern Leather Strap is similar to Apple's Classic Buckle look. It has a clean, no-stitch design that looks slim and beautiful. The Horween leather gets a nice patina wear after about three months of use. It also comes in Natural brown.

$70 at Nomad

Durable: Elobeth leather band cuff

Inspired by the look of equestrian fixtures, the Elobeth leather band cuff has a beautifully unique style to pair with your Apple Watch. It is designed from high-quality, genuine leather, while the buckle is designed to be sturdy and secure. If you're not a fan of the standard brown color, there are several other options to consider.

$19 at Amazon

Affordable: Mkeke Vintage Leather Genuine Band

If you're looking for an inexpensive leather band for your Apple Watch, but still want something that looks high-quality and classy, then take a peek at the Mkeke Premium vintage watchband. It won't cost you a ton of money, but regardless of the price, it's made from genuine leather. The stainless steel buckle makes taking off and putting on the Watch simple.

From $9 at Amazon

Unique: SUNKONG Leather patterned Apple Watch band

SUNKONG's leather bands are eye-catching and well-made. They have a standard clasp and two securing loops, which make them the perfect day-to-day accessories for your Apple Watch. What's particularly fetching about these bands is the perforated holes that dot the band, making it stand out from your basic leather band.

From $10 at Amazon

Stylish: V-MORO Double Tour

If you don't want to spend almost $1,000 on the Hermès Double Tour (but if you can, all the power to you!), go with V-MORO's version instead. It is incredibly stylish and looks great for everyday wear while still being just as lovely for a night out or a more formal occasion.

From $16 at Amazon

Simple: KADES Genuine Leather Apple Watch Band

This genuine leather Apple Watch band is comfortable, stylish, and affordable, so there's a lot to love. It can be easily adjusted to fit a variety of wrist sizes. Plus, if there are any issues with the band, you have 180 days to contact the company with your questions or concerns.

From $9 at Amazon

Tapered sophistication: Burkley Slim Leather Band for Apple Watch

Premium quality leather and a slim, tapered look define this elegant band designed just for the 38/40mm Apple Watch. The leather is soft, supple, and comfortable to wear and yet it's a durable watch band. You'll be sure to love it as much as we do.

$69 at Burkley

Reliable: Apple Leather Loop

Apple's unique Leather Loop design is handcrafted in Arzignano, Italy, and has a quilted leather look. It's got the top-quality Apple nod with hidden magnetic enclosures so you can easily get it on and off without needing any buckling.

$149 at Apple

Minimal: Apple's Modern Buckle band

Another option in the premium bracket is Apple's Modern Buckle band. Sleek, eye-catching, and stylish, it's a minimalist dream. It's void of any extra flash, flair, or distracting patterns. It's constructed with top-grain Granada leather and also features a clip-style clasp.

$149 at Apple

High Fashion: Hermès Swift Leather Single Tour

The Hermès line of Apple Watch bands is exquisite. The current colors, including Indigo/Craie/Orange and Bordeau/Rose Extreme/Rose Azalée, are gorgeous against any material Apple Watch case. You're spending a pretty penny, but you'll look like a million bucks.

$339 at Apple

Find the perfect leather band for your lifestyle

Whenever someone asks me which third-party bands to get for the Apple Watch, I always mention Clockwork Synergy. This company offers a vast selection of Apple Watch bands, all of which are excellent quality. And unlike most of the top quality Apple Watch bands, the prices are quite reasonable. You can't go wrong with the Clockwork Synergy Dapper Collection Leather Band 42/44m or 38/40mm. Not only can you choose from different leather colors, but you can also choose different textures, such as Aged, Bomber, Ostrich, Suede, and Washed. Additionally, you can choose different hardware colors to match your watch.

For a more delicate look, I love the Burkley Slim Leather Band. Wide Apple Watch bands can look overwhelming on a small wrist, but this band exclusively designed for the 38/40mm Apple Watch tapers to a narrow buckle. As with all Burkley products, the leather is premium quality. Choose from three colors: the Nude Pink shown above, Burnished Tan, or Distressed Antique Coffee.

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