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Custom-fit Apple Watch band takes simplicity to next level [Reviews]

Lust List: Button-Stud Apple Watch Band by Form Function Form

Making Apple’s “most personal device ever” personal to you is super-serious business for one Florida purveyor of hand-made leather goods.

Echoing the individuality of Apple Watch, Form Function Form takes customization to new levels in the design of its one-of-a-kind Button-Stud Apple Watch Band. This ingenious leather strap has 21 different size options, one of which is sure to fit even the fleshiest of wrists. If it doesn’t, the company provides free size adjustments for the entirety of your life.

Size matters

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For something wildly different, Form Function Form’s Button Stud strap does away with any type of buckle or clasp.
Photo: Form Function Form

Why such an exorbitant range of sizes for a single watchband, you ask? The Button-Stud Band does away with any type of buckle or clasp, and instead has a single, stainless steel stud that holds the long, leather band in place. That is, the size and fitting need to be precise as there is no adjusting once on the wrist.

Determining the perfect size is easy. Get ahold of a rubber Apple Sport Band, and figure out which fits your wrist: S/M, M/L or XL. Next, pick the hole number from 1 to 7 on the Apple Sport Band (1 being the tightest hole and 7, the largest). When you place an order for, say, a M/L 6 Button-Stud Band, it will be custom-made to these specs.

Each strap is laser-cut, hand-burnished and stitched from fine leather sourced from the 100-year-old Horween Leather Company in Chicago. Click-in adapters in stainless, silver, space gray and space black are sewn into the two-piece strap. The button-stud closure is either stainless or black stainless, depending on which adapter color is chosen.

The minimal band is truly unique in appearance and fit, and offers an unexpected bonus I’ve truly come to appreciate: with the buckle-free., seamlessness of the Button-Stud Band, I no longer run the risk of scratching my Macbook’s palm rest or keyboard. Comes in either 38 mm or 42 mm Apple Watch sizes.

Price: $94

Buy from: Cult of Mac Apple Watch Store

Form Function Form provided Cult of Mac with a review unit for this article. See Cult of Mac’s reviews policy and check out more stuff we recommend in our Lust List reviews.

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Nice band. Worked well. Need to be sure to watch the video on using the tool to adjust the band.

never receive my purchase

I contacted the store but they never replayed to me i don't recommend to buy here!

Sadie, the elder, says .....

Not only is this iWatch such a practical means of holding my watch while charging, it’s a hoot - looks like my original Mac. I love it.

The case doesn’t totally align but it does it’s job. The part that stinks is that it attracts lint and dust because it’s silicone.

Great tidy solution

You know what happens, all your devices need a charger. 2 iPhones, an Apple Watch, iPad and more. My old solution was fast charger with 4 USB outlets plugged in to an outlet in the kitchen. Worked, but not pretty.

Let me start by saying this charger looks great. I got rid of all the other cables and keep this out in the kitchen. Much tidier! Phones charge quickly. Apple watch does too but you to be careful that it goes on right. Also, I have a metal band on mine so I have to close it before I put it on the stand or else it would rest on the screen of the phone below it.