Hand-crafted wood bands give Apple Watch a rustic look and polished feel

by Kristal Chan April 20, 2019

Ottm makes some of the most unique smartwatch bands yet. Each Ottm band is crafted from hand-selected West African zebrawood, Indonesian sandalwood or Canadian maple. Treated with tung oil for a smooth, luxurious finish, these sustainably sourced bands are really something special.

The result is a watch band completely unique to you — no two bands are the same. Pair it with your Apple Watch, and you’ve got an exotic statement piece and stunning accessory.

With just a few days left to catch Cult of Mac’s Watch Store sale, be sure to grab an Ottm band before it’s too late.

Catch a baby-faced Leander, unboxing his own Ottm band:

What’s in the box?

Leander unboxes a glossy Zebrawood band with bold black accents.
Leander unboxes a glossy two-toned zebrawood and sandalwood band with bold black accents.
Photo: Kristal Chan/Cult of mac

Easily adjustable with removable links, Ottm’s bands will fit your wrist perfectly. Here’s what the company includes in the package:

  • The Ottm band
  • Extra links
  • Quick-release spring bars
  • Adapters for your Apple watch
  • Pin-removal tool (check out the video to see how it works)

It’s clear Ottm is committed not just to individualized style but to comfort and wearability as well.

Each band is sanded and rounded for an ultra-smooth and soft finish.

Putting on the wooden link bracelet is a breeze. No fiddling with buckles or straps.

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Ottm’s stainless steel butterfly clasp makes it dead easy to remove and put on your Apple Watch.
Photo: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

All Ottm bands are built with brushed stainless steel butterfly clasps. To release your watch, just push the two small buttons on either side of the band, and it will come loose.

To wear your band, just fold the butterfly clasp back up and push it into place.

Why wood?

Ottm crafts two-toned pieces with both Zebrawood and Sandalwood or just Zebrawood.
Mix and match with different woods or stay classic with just one.
Photo: Kristal Chan/Cult of Mac

According to Ottm, the feel of fine, crafted wood beats any artificial material when it comes to Apple Watch bands, which rest on our wrists almost 24/7.

Inspired by the towering redwoods of the Santa Cruz mountains, Ottm accentuates the subtle and robust wood grain and textures. In contrast to the dozens of identically machined bands out there, wood creates truly unique pieces.

Plus, Ottm’s wood is cool to the touch but not cold like metal. It feels natural on your wrist. The smooth polish imparts a glossy feeling.

A commitment to sustainability

If you’re environmentally conscious like me, it may help to know Ottm plants a new tree for every band. The company’s hand-crafted wood is also responsibly sourced. You won’t need to completely sacrifice ethical responsibility for one of these bands.

Overall, Ottm makes some pretty outstanding bands. Top-notch wood and quality craftsmanship make every band special and unique to the wearer.

Ottm zebrawood and sandalwood band

Price: $39.99, now $35.99

Buy from: Watch Store

Ottm zebrawood band

Price: $49.99, now $44.99

Buy from: Watch Store



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