Best Bands for the Gold Apple Watch iMore 2019

Apple sells its Apple Watches in Silver, Space Gray, and Gold. While most people opt for the Silver or Space Gray options, the Gold is definitely the one that sets you apart from the crowd. However, finding a good band that goes with the gold color is a little tougher than the other two options. Fortunately, we've got your back. Here are some great options we found that would pair well with your gold Series 3 or Series 4 Apple Watch.

Stylish leather: Nomad Modern Strap with Gold Hardware

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Nomad's Modern Strap is made of genuine Horween leather that is high quality and develops a fine patina over time, which gives the strap a lustrous sheen. The strap's gold hardware will go perfectly with your gold Apple Watch as well.

$70 at Nomad

Classy contrast: Apple Midnight Blue Sport Band

One of the best pairings with a gold Apple Watch is this Midnight Blue Sport Band from Apple. Originally, the Series 1 gold aluminum was being sold with the Midnight Blue band, so even Apple thought it was in excellent taste. The Midnight Blue color provides an excellent contrast with the gold, making it a great pairing. Unfortunately, the Sport Band only comes with the silver pin enclosure instead of the gold, but the rest of the band still works well.

$49 at Amazon

Like a fine wine: IYOU Sport Band in Wine Red

Another color that goes great with a Gold Apple Watch is burgundy, and this Wine Red option from IYOU is a good one. Its band replicas are made of soft and comfortable silicone, and it comes with the same pin-and-tuck closure that we know from original Apple Sport Bands. The IYOU band comes in a ton of colors, including this fantastic Wine Red, and is also a fraction of the cost as Apple's.

$6 at Amazon

Classic and subtle leather: SWEES Classic Brown Leather Strap

Nothing goes better together than gold and brown. This leather strap from SWEES is made from a premium, fine grain leather that is comfortable, anti-slip, and even sweat-absorbent so that you can work out with it. The stainless steel connectors have gold hardware so that it will go well with your gold Apple Watch. There are also several other browns offered for this strap that go well, such as Cognac Brown, or you can go with Champagne or Beige too.

$13 at Amazon

Comfortable leather: OUHENG Genuine Leather and Rubber Hybrid Band in Ivory White

This unique leather and rubber hybrid band from OUHENG is comfortable and supposedly sweatproof, so you can work out in ease while wearing it. The exterior is leather, while the inside of the strap is silicone rubber. The Ivory White color comes with gold hardware that will match Series 3 and Series 4 Gold Apple Watches, and the color combination itself is a nice contrast.

$20 at Amazon

Loop that leather: Apple Leather Loop in Stone

If the high price tag doesn't scare you off, you can't go wrong with the Apple Leather Loop in Stone. This Italian leather is delicately milled and tumbled to get the perfect pebble texture, and the magnets in the quilted leather give you a precise and perfect fit. The Stone color goes perfectly with the gold Apple Watch, and it's so comfortable, you won't want to take it off.

$149 at Apple

Classic Apple style: Apple Gold Milanese Loop

We love Milanese Loops because they're easy to put on and adjust the size to suit your needs, and Apple's is one of the best options available. The Gold Milanese Loop will go perfectly with your Gold Apple Watch. Rest assured, the magnet will not snag on clothing like other cheaper brands do. You could also get it in Space Gray for a nice contrast option.

$149 at Amazon

Heavy metal: Libra Gemini Watch Band

This gold metal link bracelet adds both gravitas and elegance to your look. Make your Apple Watch look more like an expensive watch than a health and fitness tracker.

$9 at Amazon

Tapered look: WFEAGL Leather Band

The leather band tapers away from the Apple Watch face, giving it a more slender and delicate look. Choose from lots of different colors, some of which have Gold hardware to match your Apple Watch.

$16 at Amazon

If we're making some recommendations

It's a bit harder to find some good options for the Gold Apple Watch out there, but we think these are some pretty good options worth considering. Our personal favorite is the Nomad Modern Strap with Gold Hardware, because Nomad's Horween leather is top-notch and ages fantastically with the patina. While it starts out a pale tan shade as seen in the photo, it will begin to darken immediately into a rich brown. This isn't a cheap band, but it looks incredible and stands out in the best way.

If you want something that looks even more classy and don't mind splurging a bit, then we also recommend the Apple Milanese Loop. The official Apple one is high quality and the magnet does not snag on your long sleeves, which seems to be a characteristic of the cheaper alternatives on the market. While the Gold option matches nicely with the Gold Apple Watch, we like the Space Gray Milanese Loop too, as it provides an excellent, stark contrast with the gold casing. The Milanese Loop look is so often copied because it's amazing. The elegant style elevates your wardrobe and works with athleisure wear all the way up to black-tie formal. Though it's metal, the mesh makes it breathable, lightweight, and ultra-comfortable.

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