Unlike Apple Watches themselves, Apple Watch bands are much less complicated. Here are some points to consider:
The original Apple Watch dates back to 2014, and Apple has released a new model every year since. Fortunately, the dimensions have changed very little. You’ll always want to make sure that any Apple Watch band you find will fit your particular model. But, most bands are designed to fit a wide range of – if not everything—Apple Watches.
Design and construction
Like traditional watch straps, most Apple Watch bands (for men and women) are made from one of three materials: silicone, nylon, or leather. Silicone is soft, durable, and waterproof, making it a great option for active wearers who plan to wear their Apple Watch every day, including swimming and working out. It is also generally the most affordable material. High-strength nylon bands are similar to silicone in that they’re also durable, waterproof, and generally comfortable enough to wear just about anywhere.
Leather, on the other hand, is by far the best looking at Material. The best leather Apple Watch straps are eco-tanned to develop a rich, natural patina over time. They are usually a good choice for casual wear – in the office, at dinner parties, etc. – but generally don’t hold up as well for more active activities.
With the exception of the most luxurious bands, most Apple Watch bands are reasonably priced. How much you spend is entirely up to you. Just know that you can get a quality silicone strap for as low as $10 or a decent nylon or leather alternative for under $50. Even a nice designer leather strap shouldn’t cost more than $100.