Nomad Strap for Apple Watch review: best leather band?

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The Nomad Strap for Apple Watch is my favorite leather Apple Watch strap. Apple’s Classic Buckle design is too straight-laced and kind of boring, the Leather Loop is cool but really nontraditional and the Modern Buckle is… well… not for me. I’ve tried other third-party leather Apple Watch straps and so far none have the quality build or bold style of the Nomad Strap. Not even close.

The Nomad Strap costs $150 and comes in 3 color varieties: Classic Tan with Silver Hardware, Rustic Brown with Black Hardware and Amber Gray with Black Hardware which is the model I’ve been testing (and loving). There’s just something really appealing about the way these straps look and feel to a guy. They’re not too flimsy or thin, the colors are classically stylish and the steel hardware doesn’t shrink away from being noticed: it’s big and a bit more in your face than the metal found on Apple’s official leather bands. So ya, I’m a big fan of the look and feel of the Nomad Strap. And since the look of a watch band is 60% of it’s appeal (the other 40% being comfort and price) that’s a big deal.

Since I’ve already covered the looks let’s talk comfort next. This is a Watch band that takes some breaking in to find the ideal comfort level. It’s not ...

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