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Hands on with Ottm’s wonderful wooden Apple Watch band [Video]

In the world of watch straps, we think Ottm, a manufacturer of wooden Apple Watch bands, offers one of the best unboxing experiences.

The box itself is plain and simple, but the package is thoughtfully designed, containing extra links and a pin removal tool that makes it very easy to adjust your new band.

The bands are awesome, too. Made from zebrawood and/or sandalwood, each hand-finished strap is eye-catching, comfortable and unique.

We made a video to show you what to expect. Check it out above.

Ottm’s bands are a classic link bracelet design inspired by luxury Swiss watches.

The bands are made from two eye-catching hardwoods: zebrawood from west Africa, which has a striped zebra-like grain; and sandalwood from Asia, with a distinctive and long-lasting fragrance. Each band has a unique grain pattern, and is hand-finished and treated with tung oil.

Founder Mark Adams of Santa Cruz, Calif., initially launched the bands with a successful $30,000 Indiegogo campaign.

He spent months in China living next to the factory, overseeing the production process and inspecting all the bands. He visited the Dalingshan wood market and the metal injection molding plant where the brushed stainless steel buckles are made.

The result is distinctive and handsome bands that look and smell good and are surprisingly affordable.

Prices are $39.99 for the zebrawood band; $39.99 for sandalwood/zebrawood; and $49.99 for sandalwood.

Ottm’s bands are available on the Cult of Mac Watch Store in both 38mm and 42mm sizes.

Note: Ottm does not ship internationally! To ensure domestic delivery before the holiday, please shop before December 15.

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Elevated quality and protection

What truly separates this simple and elegant design is that it provides added personal safety for bike riders while hiding their Apple tracking device from sight. Simple installation and great quality! Verified operational use and without a doubt a double winner! The case does not detract from the original Apple specifications! Highly recommend it!

Love this heavy duty band

Ordered this band to match my blue Series 6. The color is spot on, and the clasp is excellent. It looks really nice on my wrist!


Clever way to add air tag to bike

Recipient of gift pleased

Hopefully will prove a sturdy mount for a trail bike used on rough routes