One of the things that attracted me to the Apple Watch was it’s ability to switch between bands so easily. That is something that most traditional watches don’t offer. When released, I immediately started seeking for bands that I could purchase and switch between. I happened to come across a company called Monowear.
Monowear is a company that has really hit the nail on the head when it comes to unique design and producing a comfortable band to wear with your Apple watch. I have purchased several Classic Leather Bands from them over the years. Their bands look great, are made with Genuine Leather with a Napa finish and wear very well overtime.
Monowear was nice enough to send me out one of their Black Leather Deployant Bands for review. First off, I love the look of this band. What sets the band apart from anything else is the clasp mechanism. The clasp makes you feel as though you are using a metal link band, but have the comfort and soft feel of a leather band. You can easily take this band on and off without having to remember which hole you use for the best fit. The band is accented with a very nice midnight grey stitching. I have no complaints regarding the fit or finish of the lugs. The band also appears to be able to accommodate individuals with large wrists.
As much as I love the look of this metal clasp, it causes some problems. You are going to constantly bump things with it. If I want to type on my laptop or a keyboard sitting on my work desk, you are going to have to take the watch off. That is a big deal for me. I do not have this problem when using one of Monwear’s Leather Bands with a normal buckle. I somehow was able to even nick the clasp on the band in the short couple of weeks I had it for review.
Overall, you can not argue with the fact that Monowear has several great options for it's customers when it comes to choosing a band. The Leather Deployant Band retails for $89.99, but is currently on sale for $59.99. They offer 4 colors: brown, black, red and navy. You can find this band and many others over at monoweardesign.com. You can follow them on Instagram and Twitter @Monoweardesign.
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