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Nomad - Modern Leather Watch Strap for Apple Watch ®  42mm and 44mm - Brown with black lugs-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 732 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High Quality at an Affordable Price

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    Bhuber
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    I purchased the Nomad band because I'd been wanting a nice leather band for my Apple Watch for awhile. I had a hard time swallowing the price of bands but decided to bite the bullet and get one. I had some rewards certificates to help offset the cost so I went to the store on a mission! I looked around and made my selection and decided to check out the clearance section. To my surprise, there was an open box of exactly what I was looking for that appeared to be unworn. Because of the packaging, It was easy to try it on the watch to make sure there were no issues since it was open box. I'm somewhat of a leather snob so I knew Howween leather is good stuff and it's made right here in the good ole USA in Chicago. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. The fit is great and the band is picking up great character from wearing it. Also of note, especially if you're a picky person. The lugs are satin finished vs. the matte of the aluminum Watch. Though it's not really noticeable, from admirers far away, it can be noticed up close though not that big of a deal, at least to me. Also of note that this will and is intended (in my opinion) to show marks and scuffs as you wear it. If you want something that will look brand new for a long time, this is not for you. At full price this is a good buy compared to what you get from OEM Apple products but I almost felt guilty after handing over $11 cash after using my rewards cert and getting the discount for it being open box.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Checks off all the boxes

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    asimpleman
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    I was hesitant to pay this price for a watch band when hundreds are available for bargain basement prices through online retailers, but after examining all my options, and even purchasing one, I decided that this would be worth chancing the relative high price of this band. I love the color of this band against my cafe latte skin. Even though the black lugs don’t match the space gray body of the watch, they match the black screen and black silicone wedding ring I wear. The second band that helps hold the excess strap in place is adjustable. It’s also larger than the fixed band. This makes for a slightly unpleasant aesthetic, but not so much as to be a deal breaker. It does seem unnecessary if you use the first or second hole, but you can probably cut it off at that point. The leather is pliable out of the box, creating a better fit around my wrist than the stiff out of the box, loosen over time alternatives. This pliability doesn’t seem to make the band more susceptible to breakage than the stiffer alternative I tried before this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Product, Excellent Quality, Classy Look

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    rancas
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    I did a lot of research on straps for the Apple Watch shortly after buying one. A lot of good things were said about Nomad as a brand in general, but what drew me to this particular strap were the lugs. I'm not a fan of the thin one that most straps have, and the look of the watch with this one attached is very unique. It almost doesn't even look like an Apple Watch most of the time, and I've gotten many compliments on it. I do wish the lugs were a perfect match for the body of the Watch, but it matches nicely with the black screen, and the black clasp. It doesn't look out of place. The leather itself is fantastic quality, and since I purchased this a few months ago, it has acquired a nice level of custom wear. I couldn't be happier with this strap.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Band

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    HarryT423
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    Got this band about 2 weeks ago. I really like the rubber band that comes with the apple watch but it's not the flashiest so I upgraded to this for use when I'm not working out. Really love it so far. Leather seems well made and I love the color. I got the brown leather with black hardware and it looks great on the space grey Series 1 Apple watch. I would recommend trying it on in the store just to make sure it fits you correctly because like most leather band watches, it has notches in the band and you may or may not be in between sizes which can be somewhat annoying. You could easily create a new one if you wanted. Luckily this thing fit me well. Feels great on my wrist and seems like it will hold up for a long time!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible product!

    Posted
    Bm123

    I bought this band for my husband for Christmas. Within one month of having it, the leather started coming apart and it began to fade. He has another band he switches off with to workout with, and barely wore this band. Tried to take it back to Best Buy but since they only have a 15 day return policy (so lame), they couldn’t do anything. Very upset with the Nomad company for making such a poorly made product, and upset with Best Buy for selling it and not taking care of their customer’s needs and returning it. I won’t ever be buying from this company again and will think twice next time before I purchase anything from Best Buy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      The Nomad Team

      I'm sorry to hear that your Nomad product is not what you expected it to be! While all leather products are prone to wear, it is not normal for the leather to be coming apart as you have described. It is possible that you received a defective item from our warehouse. Please email support@hellonomad.com. Our Customer Service team would be happy to help you get set up with a replacement item! nomadgoods

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great leather band!

    Posted
    JStevens
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    I love my Nomad brown leather watch band. The leather is very high quality and the hardware is a perfect match for my space grey watch. I expected the leather to be a bit stiff at first but it wasn't. It was supple from the get go. This band was purchased because I wasn't happy with a less expensive band I had gotten from Amazon and I do not regret spending the extra cash for the Nomad. My only regret is I didn't buy the black one too. I wear this band almost every day and somebody makes a comment about almost daily.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice looking, and reasonably priced

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    ESMDRunner
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    This is a very nice watch band for the Apple Watch. I would give it 5 stars if it weren’t for the fact that this was purchased as a replacement for one just like it that had a problem with the little nubs on the part that slides into the watch body. One of them was not retracting properly and got sheared off, and without it functioning properly, the band would not secure properly to the watch. Obviously, I figured this was a fluke, but will update my review if I find otherwise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great band.. except

    Posted
    Scott
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    This was the best quality band I have found for my Apple Watch until now. I am one month into owning this and it has become somewhat loose where it connects to my watch. It feels like it is going to come apart from the watch itself. Also the looped piece of leather that holds the tail of the band back has stretched out and slides up the band leaving the tail sticking off my wrist to get caught on stuff. I'm very skeptical that this band is going to make it 6 more months and for 50 bucks, it should last the life of the watch.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      The Nomad Team

      Sorry to hear that! We have a 2 year warranty on all of our products! Please reach out to support@hellonomad.com and they can help you out! nomadgoods

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Huge Fan

    Posted
    BlackAce
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    I bought this band in both brown and black. Absolutely love it and would purchase again, even if it wears out prematurely. The unique lugs on this completely change the look of my Apple Watch, giving it a nice squared off look. It's inexpensive but not cheap. The quality of the leather is exceptional. I expected "you get what you pay for" in terms of the leather, but that's not the case. Now having had two of these in different colors, I would spend more to buy them again if they went up in price. Worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High Quality... At A Cost

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    CouchGuy
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    I searched high and low for the perfect brown Apple Watch band until I was able to stumble upon this one at BB. What I appreciate about this particular band is the fact that the manufacturer took the time to match the color of the materials to the case of my watch. There are very few bands that manage to take this into consideration. This band was been worn off and on for a couple months now and is holding up really well. I'm extremely happy with this purchase, just wish I didn't have to spend $60 to get it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very high quality Apple Watch band!!!

    Posted
    RickLow
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    This Apple Watch band has got to be the highest quality leather band I've seen. Opening the box and you're greeted with a burst of raw leather smell. It smells awesome!!! It's curves and takes shape perfectly smooth after a few wears. Make sure to use some leather conditioner on it to keep it looking nice. It is raw leather and will show wear on it but keeping it treated will bring back the deep brown leather. Other bands can't even compare to this nomad band. I highly recommend!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not a cheap band, but less expensive than Apple.

    Posted
    tbonecrusader
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    This is a quality watch band for a lot less than Apple's versions. There are a few other options that cost less from other brands, but I was impressed with the black hardware along with the quality leather work. It matches nicely with the space black Apple Watch. In the two months since I purchased it, I have not had any issues with the black scratching off like I read about with other bands. Overall, I am pleased with this band which is both comfortable and stylish.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great watch band for Apple Watch series 4

    Posted
    Mac4me
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    Nomad makes great products. I have had their iPhone 7 Plus phone case for two years and it’s great quality made me want to look at this Watch band. It looks great on my series 4 black Watch. Quality leather and feels comfortable wearing it. The metal connectors are solid and built to last. I would buy more of their products and nomad customer service is excellent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Looks great brand new, rapidly ages

    Posted
    Winger81
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    I purchased this watch band to replace the generic rubber/plastic strap that came with my Apple Watch. Though it looks great when it's brand new, the leather scuffs VERY easily and ages rapidly. I was looking for something more durable and that wouldn't look "vintage" after a week of wearing it. But overall, it's comfortable and the sizing is very flexible. I would hesitantly recommend this item.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Expensive cheaply made

    Posted
    Cornbreadmoses
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    The purchase price for this band for me was $65.99. I bought it in August 2017 and is now on usable the leather is glued together with and has come apart the bands from the park. I emailed nomad about getting a replacement two months ago through their warranty application, and they haven’t responded since their first email suggesting about the warranty application. I would not recommend buying his band again to anyone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      The Nomad Team

      Hi there,
      I'm sorry to hear about your experience. We experienced a bug with our warranty application forms a few months ago where we stopped receiving them altogether for a short time. Maybe your application was one of the ones affected by this bug. We're happy to replace this strap for you! The leather that is glued together on this strap is designed so that it does not come apart easily. It sounds like you may have received a defective strap that was not glued correctly. If you'd like to still get a replacement, please send an email over to support@hellonomad.com and I'll be sure to flag your ticket for them once I see it. Thank you! nomadgoods

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Product/ Material

    Posted
    Shah
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    Even though I bought this strap but I though maybe it's gonna fad a some days and I have to be very careful with water and continues use. Tell you what since I have bought this strap, I did not change it back to other strap cuz this is absolutely like new after almost 2 months of day and night use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great leather band for the Apple Watch series 2

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    ubernelly
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    After much consideration and searching for the right leather band for my new apple watch series 2, I decided to try the Nomad leather watch strap for Apple Watch 42mm. I have the space gray aluminum apple watch and the color of the nomad leather watch strap is a great compliment to the watch. It is extremely comfortable to wear and the construction feels very durable. The price is also very reasonable considering how expensive the various bands can be.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best band for the price

    Posted
    BlackAce
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    I also have this band in brown and loved it. The lugs make all the difference in the look of these bands. My watch is stainless, so I didn't want the black hardware. I bought a 2nd brown one via BestBuy Open Box and swapped hardware. This band was so inexpensive I could do so. But don't be fooled by the price. The leather is soft, very flexible and provides a perfect fit on my wrist. Would buy again if this one wore out prematurely. Really love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Feels Luxurious

    Posted
    David
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    As an Apple Watch lover, I needed additional bands to switch between depending on what I am doing. This band is perfect to dress up the watch a little for work or a night on the town. I have had this band for roughly a year and wear it about 75% of the time. The band still looks and feels great with minimal wear showing. I would highly recommend this!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Looks good. Quality is mediocre

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    Shehryar
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    Looks great. I have gotten a lot of compliments on it. But the leather scuffs/scratches way too easy. To give you an idea, part of it got scuffed while I was tightening the band and putting on the watch for the FIRST time. Thankfully its towards the inside of my wrist and not outside so others can't see. Not really worth the price. If its on sale, then get it I guess.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend