Best leather Apple Watch bands iMore 2022

Elevate your Apple Watch style with the classic elegance of a leather band. Not only does leather go with just about any outfit, but leather bands can be some of the best in terms of looks and durability. Here are a few options to consider as you look for the best Apple Watch leather bands.

Clockwork Synergy Dapper Collection Leather Band

Colorful quality: Clockwork Synergy Dapper Collection Leather Band

Staff pick

Clockwork Synergy makes incredible quality bands for the Apple Watch at reasonable prices. The adaptors are as smooth as butter to use, and the premium leather is top-notch. Choose from over two dozen different textures and colors, from traditional to fun. I have a light green Dapper band and it's held up beautifully over the years.

Apple Watch Modern Buckle

Minimal: Apple Modern Buckle Band

Another option in the premium bracket is Apple's Modern Buckle Band. Sleek, eye-catching, and stylish, we found that it's a minimalist's 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.

Pad & Quill Lowry Cuff

Cuff and band: Pad & Quill Lowry Cuff for Apple Watch

Pad & Quill's Lowry Cuff is a two-piece band that gives you the cuff style you can convert to a regular band. The rustic-looking American full-grain leather is classy but rugged, made to last through all of your adventures.

$48 at Pad & Quill
Nomad Modern Strap

Classic: Nomad Modern Leather Strap

Nomad's Modern Leather Strap looks simple, but 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 after about three months of use. In addition to the Natural Brown shade shown here, it also comes in Black.

Omiu Square Bands Compatible For Apple Watch Genuine Leather Render Cropped

Nice price: OMIU Square Bands for Apple Watch, Genuine Leather Replacement Band

This is a nicely-priced option with multiple leather and hardware colors available. There are even some fun prints for all you cool cats and kittens, and it comes in both Apple Watch sizes.

From $16 at Amazon
Apple Leather Link Apple Watch Band Dark Cherry Render Cropped

Eye-catching: Apple Leather Link - Colors Vary

Apple's unique Leather Link design is handcrafted from Roux Granada leather in France. Flexible molded magnets wrap around your wrist for a perfect fit and a classy, elegant look. Choose from several seasonal colors.

Elobeth leather buckle cuff

Durable: EloBeth Leather Buckle Cuff for Apple Watch

Inspired by the look of equestrian fixtures, the EloBeth leather band cuff has a beautifully unique style to pair with your Apple Watch. It's designed from high-quality, genuine leather, while the buckle is designed to be sturdy and secure.

$17 at Amazon
Wearlizer Silver Thin Glitter Leather Compatible with Apple Watch Band

Blingy: Wearlizer Thin Glitter Leather Apple Watch Band

When you need a little bling in your life, check out this stunner from Wearlizer. Tapered to a slim, feminine style and enhanced with a glittery look, your Apple Watch will undoubtedly stand out from the crowd. You can choose from nearly a dozen colors.

From $12 at Amazon
V Moro Vintage Crazy Horse Leather Bands Apple Watch Render Cropped

Stylish: V-MORO Double Tour

If you don't want to spend a lot on the Hermès Double Tour, 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.

$16 at Amazon
Wfeagl Apple Watch Band Render Cropped

Color options: WFEAGL iWatch Band for Apple Watch

This genuine leather Apple Watch band is comfortable, stylish, classic-looking, and affordable, so there's a lot to love. You can choose from tons of different color bands (including animal prints) and hardware metals. WFEAGL's band is available for both Apple Watch sizes.

From $13 at Amazon
Burkley Apple Watch band

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, yet it's a durable watch band. You'll be sure to love the Burkley Slim Leather Band as much as we do.

$49 at Burkley
Hermès Swift Leather Single Tour

High fashion: Hermès Swift Leather Single Tour

The Hermès line of Apple Watch bands is exquisite. The designs and colors change seasonally, so don't wait to buy it if you see one you like. You're spending a pretty penny, but you'll look like a million bucks.

From $339 at Apple

Find the best Apple Watch leather bands for your lifestyle

Your Apple Watch Series 7 or any other model can be more than fitness-focused; it can be fashionable, too. The best Apple Watch bands are certainly a matter of taste, but there is no doubt that leather gives you a classic, elegant look.

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 of excellent quality. And unlike the higher-end Apple Watch bands, the prices are quite reasonable. You can't go wrong with the Clockwork Synergy Dapper Collection Leather Band. 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 Wearlizer Thin Glitter Leather Apple Watch Band. Wide Apple Watch bands can sometimes look overwhelming on a smaller wrist, but this band tapers to a narrow buckle. The glittery finish adds a fun, feminine appeal. There are plenty of color options, and at that price point, you can pick up several.

Leather ages with a warm patina over time, making it truly your own. Note that leather and moisture don't mix well. So for your gym visits and watery adventures, I'd recommend swapping out your leather band for a sport band.

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