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Awesome but affordable leather bands for Apple Watch Series 5

Your Apple Watch Series 5 is on the way, so it’s time to start building up your band collection. A smart leather strap is a must-have for almost everyone — and it doesn’t have to be expensive.

We’ve rounded up some of the finest leather Apple Watch bands you can buy on a tight budget. There’s a bunch of styles and color options to choose from, and they all cost under $50.

Bag yours today before your new Watch arrives later this week.

Leather Apple Watch bands under $50

You’ll find bands from big brands like Carterjett, Mifa, Speidel, and more in our roundup. And prices start at a mere $11.99. Seven of the eight bands we’ve selected will cost you less than $33 each.

You can’t go wrong, whether you’re shopping for something suave you can wear around the office, or something casual that will go great with weekend wear.

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A high-end nato option.
Photo: Carterjett

Carterjett Leather Nato

This gorgeous strap from Carterjett combines the popular nato design with a premium leather band. It’s beautifull made, with stainless steel hardware and minimal stitching.

The Carterjett nato is soft and supple right out of the box, and it’s wonderfull unique. Get yours for under $30 today.

Buy from: Watch Store — $29.99

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Outstanding quality at an unbelievable price.
Photo: Mifa

Mifa Classic Leather

Mifa’s classic band makes premium leather affordable for everyone. It uses genuine hide that’s 3mm thick for great durability, and combines it with strong stainless steel clasps and adapters.

Perforated dots along the strap allow it to be more breathable, which means it’s perfect for all-day wear. And at just $25, everyone should have one in their collection.

Buy from: Watch Store — $25

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Guaranteed to turn heads.
Photo: Speidel

Speidel Square Tip

The Square Tip Band is a more casual leather option that’s great for the weekends. Its unique design, classic color options, and beautifully oiled finish help it stand out like a premium strap should.

Buy from: Watch Store — $32.95

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Just like Apple’s, but a fraction of the cost.
Photo: Fullmosa

Fullmosa Leather Strap

Fullmosa’s contemporary leather band is near identical to the classic leather strap Apple used to sell. Except is costs a fraction of the price at just $11.99.

The band is made from genuine, high-end hide that’s soft, robust, and long lasting. It’s available in a huge range of color options, and every single one of them is a delight.

Buy from: Amazon — $11.99

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Soft suede at a soft price.
Photo: Clockwork Synergy

Dapper Gray Suede Band

For something a little softer, check out the stunning gray suede Dapper band from Clockwork Synergy. It’s 4mm thick and sweat-resistant for outstanding durability, and it looks terrific.

The Dapper band uses stainless steel fittings that come in several color options to suit your Apple Watch. It’s the most expensive band on this list, but well worth its price tag.

Buy from: Clockwork Synergy — $44.95

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Simple and understated.
Photo: Barton Watch Bands

Barton Watch Bands Black Leather

The simple and understated leather strap from Barton Watch Bands is crafted from aniline-dyed, hand-selected genuine leather. It’s smart, sophisticated and works with anything.

You can get it with black or silver buckles and adapters, and it’ll cost you just $33.

Buy from: Barton Watch Bands — $33

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Get it while it’s on sale for just $16.
Photo: Fossil

Fossil Brown Leather Band

You may be surprised to discover Fossil makes Apple Watch bands. But you’ll be even more astonished at what you get for your money.

This brown band, currently on sale at just $16 (down from $40), sports a leather strap with a rubber backing that’s ideal for more active Apple Watch wearers.

Buy from: Fossil — $16

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Stunning calf skin for under $33!
Photo: Speidel

Speidel Sport Calf Skin

Made from genuine calfskin leather, this is a traditional leather band that looks great no matter what you’re doing. It’s comfortable enough for all-day wear and super-sturdy.

The calfskin grain looks great on Apple Watch, and makes this band a little more interesting than other leather options. It’s also wonderfully priced for a genuine leather strap.

Buy from: Watch Store — $32.95

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