New Pad & Quill Apple Watch bands turn Sport into classy for $86

Apple-watch-pad-quill-bandsPad and Quill, one of our favorite Apple accessory makers, today introduced a set of Apple Watch bands with their trademark quality leather and stitching combined with two options of metal: Stainless Steel and Polished Black. At $86 (save 5% w/code 5forSUMMER), this turns an Apple Watch Sport into something you can wear with business casual to formal attire. Paired with a standard Apple Watch, it adds more color options to your Stainless Steel arsenal.

Not just any leather, but the luxury full grain leather used to craft all of Pad & Quill’s handmade goods. So we turned to Victorio, a 4th generation italian leather tannery artisan. His tannery uses  legendary soft-tumbled method to transform full grain American steer hides into a luxury leather watch band that will hug your wrist with pliable comfort, while being as rugged and durable as your active life demands.

We’ll have a review in the next week or so but if you can’t wait, you can order yours in 38mm or 42mm today for delivery starting in mid August. Check out our hands-on impressions with each of Pad and Quill’s full lineup of Apple Watch accessories in the meantime.

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  1. charilaosmulder - 8 years ago

    They only have pictures of the steel Apple Watch on their site. Would love to see whether the Sport gets any better by one of these bands.

    • mpnine - 8 years ago

      They have a picture of the Space Gray Sport with the black leather, I think it looks great. I have the Apple Leather loop with my SGS and it dresses up nicely.

  2. David Kaplan - 8 years ago

    You don’t buy a sport for class. If you want class it makes more sense to just get a steel watch or wait until next year to buy a steel one. I haven’t seen this on a sport on their site

  3. RP - 8 years ago

    Etsy has some really nice leather semi-custom watch straps.

  4. stevelawrence - 8 years ago

    The leather looks all puckered at the end where it meets the watch


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