High Quality Replacement Bands for Apple Watch

A wristwatch is not just a timepiece to measure time, it is also a functional piece of jewelry.

Granted, the Apple Watch is first and foremost a piece of high tech gear, where for example a Rolex watch in addition to acting as a timer, is also a piece of jewelry that thus becomes a natural part of the wardrobe.

But Apple Watch is increasingly regarded as a piece of jewelry among users and this is seen in the growing interest in unique watch straps.

When we talk about jewelry, we also talk about appearance, design, processing and materials and that goes for wristwatch bands as well.

This time, we are looking at the possibilities of replacing the included standard rubber band for the Apple Watch and we will especially focus on a single manufacturer that makes high quality watch straps for the Apple Watch.

Nomad Watch Bands for Apple Watch

Nomad not only makes watch straps, but also iPhone cases, cables, wallets, money clips and various leather goods, all in very high quality.

The quality of Nomad products is reflected in the prices that are slightly higher than other popular brands, such as YOSWAN, MeShow, Fullmosa and MARGE PLUS, but quality and price are usually related and this article focuses on high quality at reasonable prices, something that Nomad manages brilliantly.

Why Not Just Settle for a Single Watch Strap?

Not everyone wants to change the watch strap regularly, it probably depends on how you as an owner and user perceive an Apple Watch.

Is it purely a functional device or is it more than that?

For some users, wearing watch straps is a bit like wearing ties or scarves, where you often own several in different colors, shapes and materials.

This way, you have the opportunity to put together your attire to make the most sense for you.

Similarly, watch straps can be included as an element of one’s attire and this requires having different options.

Owning multiple watch straps for the Apple Watch makes good sense, as it is quite easy to replace.

How to Change the Apple Watch Band

  1. Press in one of the band release buttons and slide out the Apple Watch band piece.
  2. Press in the other band release button and slide out the other Apple Watch band piece.
  3. Slide in the pieces of your new Apple Watch band (you can complete the final step without pressing the release buttons).

There are many different brands of watch straps for the Apple Watch on the market, but here we have chosen to focus on a smaller selection of straps from Nomad, so let’s take a look at them.

Five Great Bands for Apple Watch


Nomad Silver Steel Band

Classic and stylish Silver Steel Band made in high quality by Nomad.

The links and buckle are made of stainless steel with a satin black finish and a tool is included to adjust the length.

Product Details [Read More]

  • Stainless steel links and buckle.
  • Satin black finish.
  • Custom stainless steel lugs.
  • Tool included to adjust length.
  • 44 mm / 42 mm.



Nomad Rustic Brown Horween Leather Band

Another awesome strap by Nomad made in Horween leather from USA.

Looks particularly great with Apple Watch in Space Gray Aluminum.

Product Details [Read More]

  • Rustic Brown Horween leather.
  • Custom designed metal injection molded (MIM) buckle and lugs.
  • Works with all previous versions of Apple Watch.
  • 44 mm / 42 mm.



Nomad Sport Strap

Good-looking sport strap made in silicone for Apple Watch.

The strap is rugged and designed to endure any sport activity and it’s naturally hypoallergenic and sweatproof.

Product Details [Read More]

  • Athletic look.
  • Hypoallergenic.
  • Works with all previous versions of Apple Watch.
  • 44 mm / 42 mm.



Nomad Black Steel Band

Similar to the Silver Steel strap except this one is in black and matches Space Gray Apple Watch cases perfectly.

Product Details [Read More]

  • Stainless steel links and buckle.
  • Satin black finish.
  • Custom stainless steel lugs.
  • Tool included to adjust length.
  • 44 mm / 42 mm.



Nomad Modern Strap

This strap is made in waterproof, black Heinen leather from Germany and fits well with the Silver Aluminum version of Apple Watch.

Product Details [Read More]

  • Black Heinen leather from Germany.
  • Waterproof leather.
  • Custom stainless steel lugs and buckle.
  • Designed for Apple Watch Series 5.
  • Works with all previous versions of Apple Watch.



It is easy to replace the watch strap on an Apple Watch and that makes it extra attractive to own more than just the standard one.

In the ‘good ol’ days’, watch straps were not something that was changed or replaced often, it was a static thing that came with the watch and something that was typically replaced only if the original strap had been defective.

With Apple Watch, new times have come.

Not only is it easy to replace the watch face and the complications, it has also become ultra-easy to replace the watch strap and it offers new opportunities to add a personal touch.

With Apple Watch, the wristwatch is no longer degraded to an immutable size that can only measure time, it has become a device, a piece of jewelry that can constantly change expression and a unique statement that can be adapted to one’s own personality.

Image credit: Nomad

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