If you believe that an Apple Watch strap should not only look classy but also last and affordable, then look no further than Tech Bands by Italian leather goods specialist Filippo Morato.
Billed as the indestructible Apple Watch straps, beneath the ordinary yet classy appearance of the Tech Bands is a super-strong material, Aramid Armor.
This material, which is said to be stronger than steel, is sandwiched inside the vegetable-tanned leather watchband. Unlike leather which is susceptible to stretching, the Aramid Armor prevents it from doing so.
The strap is also available in supple calfskin leather.
The supple, luxurious Italian leather is paired to a pin buckle. The hardware is available in a choice of silver or matte black hardware – both of which are now a closer color match to your Apple Watch’s matte black or silver finish for a seamless look.
Tech Bands is not just any Apple Watch band; it is a carefully thought out piece of accessories that boasts small but important details.
Details like an arch tip for ease of buckling up, double looped – one fixed, one free – for flexibility on holding the strap, secure stitch with a new, improved leather edge that promised no-fray, and a comfort inclined design that is thick and steady at the front, and slim and comfy at the back.
Finally, the band is one-size-fits-all – thanks to the thoughtfully spaced, laser-cut holes. The Tech Bands is compatible with all generations of Apple Watch from the latest 7 Series all the way to the very first.
If you dig what you see, you may want to consider pre-ordering the Tech Bands Indestructible Apple Watch Straps from Kickstarter by making a pledge for a product for £29 or more (about US$40).
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All images courtesy of Filippo Morato.