We’re featuring a new company today, Choice Cuts Industries, a family owner leather goods company from Charlotte, NC. The strap pictured is the Horween Natural Chromexcel Watch strap. If you have time, check out the rest of their excellent leather watch straps and Apple Watch bands. Fans of thick leather with a rough edge will find a lot to love.
If you’re looking to replace your Apple Watch band but don’t like the looks of those prices in the Apple store, check out Etsy. Its a great place to source some fantastic styles that aren’t going to necessarily break the bank. We’ve found five fun bands for you to check out, links are in the captions of each picture.
We are an Etsy affiliate. Support our blog by purchasing your next watch strap through our Etsy link. You can also check out our list of custom watch strap makers for more custom straps, or our Amazon shop for a selection of inexpensive watch straps. Or check out our online guides:
List of Custom Watch Strap Makers (alphabetical)
Most custom watch strap makers ship worldwide. If you’re looking for a local supplier, strap makers outside the U.S. have their location noted in parenthesis. If we’ve done an interview with the strapmaker, that is noted too. You can read all the interviews in one place here.
Pro-tip: Buy these quick release spring bars off Amazon and make your new custom watch strap quick release!
Aaron Bespoke a.k.a Combat Straps (Canada) (website)
Dangerous9 Straps ((Germany, E.U.) (Website)
Jones in Tokyo (Japan) (website)
Maddog Straps (Germany, E.U.) (website)
Red Rock Straps (U.S.) (Etsy Shop)
This is an updated list, so check back often as we’ll add in strapmakers we come across. These are not paid listings, but any Etsy & Amazon links will be affiliate links as we are an Etsy & Amazon affiliate.
If you’re interested in how to pick out a watch strap or need to buy tools, please check out our other guides:
How to safely buy watches online
Orient Bambino Watch Guide
Seiko SNK Watch Guide
Style guide for picking out the right band for your watch
2018 Watch Strap Gift Guide
5 Tips For Picking Out A New Band
Tools for replacing a watch strap
Top 5 NATO Straps on Amazon