A Guide to Leather Watch band Durability

A Guide to Leather watch band durability

Stainless steel and leather are two of the most common materials used for making watch bands. While stainless steel is a more durable option, leather is more comfortable and skin-friendly. In this article, you will learn how long an Apple Watch leather band can last.

This depends on the quality of leather, how you handle your Apple Watch leather band and a lot of other factors. Even an expensive leather band fails to survive for more than a few years if you are not handling it correctly. Similarly, an inexpensive leather strap can last more than an expensive leather band if you are taking the best care of it. 

Do not expose your leather watch bands to humidity. If you take part in physical activities and sweat a lot, you should avoid leather bands. 

Keep in mind that you have to clean your band on a regular basis. If you notice signs of cracks or scratches, repair it right away. 

The buckle and the way you wear your leather band also affect its lifetime. 

Other important factors are construction, backing materials and thickness of the strap. Harder leather is more durable than soft leather. 

If durability is your priority, the following are the most durable materials:

  1. Metal watch bands
  2. Woven nylon watch bands
  3. Silicone watch bands
  4. Leather watch bands

Leather is at the fourth spot when it comes to durability. People choose leather watch bands in New Zealand because they are classic. They are always in fashion because of colour options and patterns. You can have more than one Apple Watch band made from different materials. When it comes to style statements, you can wear a leather band. When it is not about fashion, you can switch it with a woven nylon watch band or any other metal watch band. 

Leather watch bands are for business style. Leather is also a comfortable option but not as comfortable as silicone watch bands. You may not like to wear a metal watch band in winter. 

Leather also offers you multiple options including:

  1. Alligator grain leather
  2. Calfskin leather
  3. Ostrich, pig, sheep leather
  4. Artificial leather

Watch bands made from alligator grain leather are the most durable. Artificial leather watch bands are the least durable. However, you have to see the colour and design aspects as well. This is the reason why calfskin leather watch bands are the most used leather watch bands. An alligator grain leather watch band lasts 2-3 years. A calfskin leather watch band lasts 6 months to 1 year when you wear it on a regular basis. However, you can increase its life with proper maintenance. An artificial leather watch band hardly lasts more than three months. 

If you have made your mind to buy leather watch bands in New Zealand, the following are the most popular options:

  • Midnight Blue Tapered Leather Buckle for Apple Watch
  • Red Tapered Leather Buckle for Apple Watch 
  • Saddle Brown Tapered Leather Buckle for Apple Watch
  • Black Tapered Leather Buckle for Apple Watch


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