Bezels & Bytes Studded Leather Band review: Add style to your Apple Watch

With this Apple Watch band from Bezels & Bytes on your wrist, you can't help feeling a little bit rock and roll. I don't think I've ever worn anything with metal studs on it before, but I instantly fell in love with this Studded Leather Band.

The Good

  • Stylish
  • Lots of color and style choices
  • Turns your Apple Watch into jewelry
  • Stands out from the crowd
  • Comfortable to wear

The Bad

  • Pricey
  • Not waterproof

So many features

Bezels & Bytes Studded Leather Band: What I like

I own quite a few Apple Watch bands, but there is nothing in my collection like this. I do have a number of leather bands, but none with this kind of style. The metal studs add a little bit of an edgy rock and roll vibe and I love it. The juxtaposition between the "nerdy" Apple Watch and the "cool" band appeals to me.

The leather is high quality and thick, but supple and it's extremely comfortable to wear. Two keepers, one stationary and one free loop, keep the tail from sticking out.

I definitely feel cooler wearing this studded leater band

The adapters are high quality and slide onto and off of the watch properly. I've some bad experiences with cheap adapters getting stuck on the watch, not sliding on at all, or sliding off unexpectedly. I've had no issues with the Bezels & Bytes adapters.

The Studded Leather Band comes in several color combinations: Silver/Blush as seen here, Gold/Black, Silver/Black, Rose Gold/Black, and Gold/White. All of the colors come in both the 38mm/40mm size and the 42mm/44mm size. Some of the colors offer an extended band length to accommodate wrists up to 7.5 in, which is nice because there are only five adjustment holes on the standard band.

If leather and studs are not your style, Bezels & Bytes also have several other beautiful bands that turn your Apple Watch into jewelry. They also sell regular jewelry that coordinates with the bands, so you can make your Apple Watch part of your whole ensemble.


Bezels & Bytes Studded Leather Band: What I don't like

There's no getting around the fact that this is not a cheap band! However, it's still less expensive than Apple's leather bands. Frankly, it's not a bad price for what it is.

Keep in mind, because it's leather, it's not going to be waterproof. I wouldn't recommend this as your workout watch band since you don't want the leather to get sweaty. This is purely a band for people who want to add style to their wrist. It's strong material, but for using the smartwatch and fitness tracking elements of the Apple Watch, you'll need something waterproof, like silicone.

Stunning style

Bezels & Bytes Studded Leather Band: Bottom line

This eye-catching Studded Leather Band turns your watch from a functional fitness and notification device into a fun fashion accessory. It's not ideal for workout out, which might rule out the purchase for some, but for customers who want a stylish addition to their watchband lineup, you can't go wrong.

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Karen S Freeman

Karen is a contributor to as a writer and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. She's also a contributor at TechRadar and Tom's Guide. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for Macworld, CNET, AppAdvice, and WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to spend time with her family, travel the world, and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.