Unfortunately, the silicone band that came with my Apple Watch was making my skin feel increasingly itchy, like I was developing some kind of allergy to the material. So I recently bought a Midnight Leather Link Apple Watch strap for my 45mm Apple Watch Series 7.
First of all, it is important to note that I have owned a lot Apple bands: Solo Loop, braided solo loop, some sports groups, the sports loopthe Nike Sport Band and sports loop, the milanese loopand finally, the Leather bracelet. I even had a Hermès bracelet in my hand with no intention of buying it. However, I must say that of all the bands above except the Hermes band, the Leather Link Band is by far the best.
The leather link is made of handmade Roux Granada leather, which is produced in France, and it is pleasant to the touch. I’ve had some fantastic leather products from reputable brands, but this one even feels better.
So I did a little research and discovered that the Roux tanneries where the leather comes from had been taken over by LVMH in 2012. This group owns brands like Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Loewe, etc. They also own part of Hermés. After doing this research, I realized exactly why the leather in this group stands out.
The links inside the bracelet are magnets, which makes adjusting the bracelet remarkably easy and convenient. The biggest concern I had with this band was the magnets, as I was a bit disappointed with the ones on my iPhone 13 Pro (they aren’t super strong). However, I was surprised by these. They are strong. They make my Apple Watch look like it won’t go away, which is obviously very important.
In conclusion, this group is really worth it $99 price tag. In fact, I think it’s the only official Apple band that isn’t too expensive for what it is. I would recommend it to anyone who owns an Apple Watch and doesn’t plan on exercising daily with it. This band isn’t waterproof, so if you swim a lot or use your Apple Watch in the rain, you should get another band.
The band is currently available in golden brown, black cherry, Sequoia Greenand Midnight. It comes in two sizes, small medium and medium wide. I hope this review helps you decide. Have a nice day. Thank you very much for reading!