FFF Button-Stud Apple Watchband


Note: Latigo-Walnut currently sold out (waiting on more from Horween. Restock date uncertain). Latigo-Rio Tan is a good substitute, slightly lighter shade of tan, will darken very close to walnut with use/wear.

Make the “most personal device yet” from Apple your personal device with a watch band that is custom fit to your wrist, and doesn’t have any clunky buckles to hit against your laptop or get between your desk and wrist.  It’s the same deceptively simple button-stud closure that we use on our original invention, the Button-Stud Watchband, but cut and sewn to size specifically for your wrist. Fits all Apple Watches, size based on your Apple Sport Band size.

  • Two-piece strap includes the click-in band adapters (no tools required to swap bands).
  • Premium Horween leather from their Chicago, IL tannery (since 1908).
  • Laser cut, hand burnished & stitched in our Orlando, FL studio.
  • Lifetime size warranty (free size adjustments; you’ll get the size that fits you and you’ll always have the size that fits you).
  • Premium low-profile button studs: Stainless steel or DLC Black to complement click-in adapter color.
  • Click-in Adapter to match watch version:
    • Silver Polished Stainless (for Watch – Stainless) with stainless steel button stud
    • Silver Matte Stainless (for Watch Sport – Silver) with stainless steel button stud
    • Space Black Polished Stainless (matches Watch – Space Black) with black DLC stainless stud
    • Matte Black Stainless (for Watch Sport – Space Gray) with black DLC stainless stud
    • Note: for Gold & Rose Gold Apple watch, we suggest matte black adapters to complement the screen/bezel. Unfortunately, as far as we have found, there are no adapters available on the market that match the Apple watch in these colors; in fact, the adapters we’ve seen are downright horrible.
  • Sizing based off your Apple Sport Band size (see “How to size your band,” below); no wrist-measuring required.

Original Release Date: July 2015
Revision 1: Late July 2015, additional adapter/stud colors (matte/black)
Revision 2: Mid August 2015, added matte black adapter
Revision 3: Late January 2016, added gold/rose gold adapter
Revision 4: Early March 2016, removed gold/rose gold; color did not match. Unless Apple releases certified adapters for these, we probably won’t offer them because trying to find good matches has been a huge waste of time.
Revision 5: Early October 2016, added XL sizes
Revision 6: November 2016, added colors
Revision 7: January 2017, revised colors/photos

"How do I know which color is which??" Select a leather color from the drop down menus below, and the photos will update to reflect your choice.

Super-Secret*, High-Tech* 'Low-Stress Ordering System:'

We hand-make to order in our Florida studio, ship fast (usually within 2 days), and are not making money on shipping costs, so you get your stuff quickly and without loads of extra fees.

  • Free US economy shipping both ways, with upgraded options available.
  • Low cost shipping for international customers, as well as upgraded options.
  • A pretty damn liberal return policy, in case the goods don't work out for you.

Check the Shipping Information page for a description of our Economy, Upgraded, and Expedited Shipping options. (*note: not actually super-secret OR high-tech--we're just committed to not being jackasses about shipping or returns.)

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not guess at your size, attempt to use anything other than the Apple Sport band (the ‘rubber-ish’ band), or attempt to account for the stretch of leather when ordering. If you tweak the size to try to get the band to fit you you will definitely not get a band that fits you–we’ll absolutely work with you to get a band that fits you perfectly, but it’s vital to start with the size as it should be per the directions below–i.e. the same size as your Apple Sport band.


Extra Information

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How to size your band:

1) Get your hands on an Apple Sport Band (the rubber strap).

2) Figure out which band fits you–either the S/M,  M/L, or XL band.

3) Your FFF Button-Stud Apple Watch Band size is a combination of which watch size (38mm or 42mm), sport band (S/M, M/L, or XL) and which hole (1-7, with 1 as the TIGHTEST hole and 7 as the LARGEST hole–so a S/M-1 fits a newborn, and XL 7 is the largest stock size available.

4)We count AWAY from the watch face–hole #1 is the hole closest to the watch itself, going up from there to hole 7 which is closest to the end of the band.  Usually if you get a band that is DRASTICALLY too tight or too loose, the reason is that you counted from the wrong end of the band–so if you wear your band on the largest size possible on the ML band (i.e., you have a quite large wrist), but order a ML 1 under the mistaken idea that you have the “first hole” instead of the “last hole”, your band will definitely not fit.

5) If you alternate between two sizes, select the size you usually wear.  If you get your Button-Stud band, and it doesn’t work perfectly for you, we will of course send a replacement.

6) PLEASE do not guess or attempt to adjust your size to account for the stretch of the leather or whether you think the leather should be tighter or looser.  We will absolutely adjust your size to get you a perfect fit, but begin with ordering the size you actually wear; we’ve attempted to accommodate stretch and how a leather band needs to be worn already in our sizing, so if you ‘double-up’ on these adjustments, it is highly unlikely you’ll end up with a band that fits you.


When you get your band:

A: It should be just a BIT tight to begin with.  This is real, 100%, no bullshit, full grain leather…not just “genuine leather,” which is only just barely qualified for the name. As such, it will stretch a little bit.  We use select, low-stretch leathers for the custom length Apple bands, so our entire stable of colors is unavailable, because some leathers won’t work well for a custom length band over time.  After a few days of wear, your band should stretch out just a little and fit you perfectly.  As a general rule, if you can get the band on (buttoned), without it being painfully tight, it should stretch to fit you perfectly within a couple days.  You can gently tug on the leather to stretch it a little by hand to hasten the process.  If after a while, your band has stretched too much and no longer fits you, you just got a freakishly stretchy piece of leather (it’s a living material, cut from a whole hide–there are always variations in look and properties across the hide); contact us and we’ll get you another one.

B: In case it doesn’t fit you perfectly after a couple days, send us an email, let us know, and we’ll get a longer/shorter band out to you ASAP and a label to get your band back to us.  This lifetime exchange covers both stretch in the leather and changes in your wrist; if your band doesn’t fit you, let us know and we’ll get you a replacement.

C: The hole the fits over the stud will be a tight fit, and a little difficult to put on the first time.  As you get used to the closure, and after you put it on/take it off a few times, the stud hole and the leather around it will soften up just a little–just like high school, it gets WAY easier.  Trust us.

D: If you wear the band every day and regularly get it sweaty, it WILL stink eventually.  Give it a break now and then; let it air out, especially if you get it sweaty or wet (in short, treat it just like you would a fine pair of shoes, as they are both made from the same premium quality leather, and will unavoidably absorb moisture–you ARE using shoe trees on your good shoes and giving them a break now and then, aren’t you?  If not, you should feel very very judged by us…ok, not really, but please don’t ever come by the shop and take your shoes off).


Shipping to US and US Territories:

For orders within the USA, we offer USPS (low cost, relatively reliable shipping dates) and UPS shipping (higher cost, very reliable shipping dates).  

United States Postal Service domestic shipping: Low cost, and typically reliable except during the holiday season or other times of heavy demand, when delivery times can slip drastically.  Quoted USPS shipping times are an estimate, and are not guaranteed.

  • Free Economy Shipping (USPS First Class; $0.00): 2-3 days to craft your item, and then 2-6+ days in transit, for a total of 4-9 days. NOTE: free economy shipping does not include replacement of lost/damaged/stolen-in-transit goods. You are rolling the dice with the USPS/porch pirates.
  • Economy PLUS (USPS First Class; $2 per order + (six-tenths-of-a-percent) of order total): Same shipping speed as Economy, but we will send a free replacement of any items damaged in transit, and will re-ship your order if it has not arrived within 21 days of shipment.
  • Upgraded (USPS Priority; $6.50, free with $175.00 order): 2-3 days for us to craft your item, and then 2-3 days in transit for a total of 4-6 days, includes same insurance/replacement for damaged/lost/stolen items as Economy PLUS.

UPS domestic shipping.  Higher cost, higher reliability, date-specific delivery. See UPS US Service Guide for a more complete description of services and obligations. We do not require signatures on domestic UPS shipments.Check transit times here for specifics to your destination, from zip 32804. All UPS shipment options include the same replacement for lost/damaged goods as Economy PLUS, above.

  • UPS 3-day: Same/next day crafting plus 3-days in transit, for a total of 3-4 business days to your door. You will receive an email when your order ships with a tracking number and a guaranteed delivery date.
  • UPS 2-day: Same/next day crafting, plus 2 business days in transit, for a total of 2-3 business days to your door. You will receive an email when your order ships with a tracking number and a guaranteed delivery date.
  • UPS Overnight: Same day crafting and shipment (if there is physically time to make and ship your order before the last UPS pick up of the day at 5:15 pm EST), plus next business day delivery.
  • UPS Ground (rates vary by destination): UPS Ground service. Standard crafting times, 2-7 day UPS Ground delivery (including crafting time) to your door. UPS Ground transit times (from our zip code: 32804).
UPS Ground Delivery Times (Business Days)

UPS Ground Transit Times (Business Days - add 1-3 days for hand-crafting your order)

International Shipping:

Due to the uncertain nature of USPS and its partner parcel delivery services worldwide, as well as the customs officers used in this low-cost shipping method, all USPS delivery times are estimates, and can vary wildly, based largely on your country's customs offices. We include appropriate paperwork, but sometimes things just take an inexplicably long time to clear customs, and there is unfortunately absolutely nothing we can do to hurry the process along.  For day-specific, MUCH faster delivery, please use the UPS delivery options.  Additionally, any customs duties/fees/VAT imposed by governmental authorities or local carrier shall be the customer's responsibility (contact us with questions or concerns on this point).

Please note: Form•Function•Form shall not be responsible for loss damage, or theft of any order shipped internationally via USPS/your-local-government-postal-carrier.  No refunds shall be offered on international shipping fees/product charges due to delays in transit or lost/stolen merchandise shipped via USPS.  For guaranteed delivery dates and packages insured against loss, theft, and damage, please use the UPS delivery options. CUSTOMS OFFICES IN YOUR COUNTRY CAN CAUSE VERY VERY LONG DELAYS AT TIMES. THIS IS BEYOND OUR CONTROL, and unfortunately there is nothing we can do if your USPS order is taking a long time.  If you need an order in a timely manner, we suggest UPS.

In an extremely high percentage of the time, international shipments sent via USPS (our 'economy' and 'upgraded' options) have made it to their destination without any problem, particularly to any country offering electronic delivery confirmation service (see USPS first class international "E-USPS DELCON INTL" participating countries at the usps.com page here, and USPS Priority mail international participating countries here). As of March 2014, the following countries appear to be able to track packages end-to-end using Economy and Upgraded shipping, but we do not guarantee this capability: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland. Of course, UPS/FedEx shipments can always be tracked end to end, regardless of the country they are shipped to.

  • Economy shipping via USPS First Class Package International (approximately $10; price varies by location and shipment weight, add products to cart to find your exact shipping fee--free with $250 order): 10-30+ days (customs dependent, NOTE: customs delays are possible and completely unavoidable from our end.  If your country's customs office is slow, or backed up--particularly during the holidays--your package will simply sit until they get to it).
  • Upgraded via USPS Priority International (price varies by location, does not depend on weight of shipment, approximately $25): 10-15 days (customs dependent, NOTE: customs delays are still possible with USPS priority shipments.  They happen less often than with economy/first class, but DO still occur occasionally, particularly in times of high demand).
  • Expedited via UPS (price varies by location, depending on weight): Date-specific shipping, typically in 1-3 business days.  Check your specific country here at the UPS Rate and Transit Time estimator, from US zip code 32804. All international UPS orders are crafted and shipped the same day (if there is physically time to make and ship your order before the last UPS pick up of the day). By default, we do not ship 'signature required.' If you would like us to require a signature at delivery, contact us after placing your order.

Return Shipping

  • All returns are subject to our returns policy, visible here.
  • Free return shipping for all US orders.  Contact us via our contact page for a pre-paid label.
  • International customers are encouraged to ship return orders via insured, signature-confirmation methods.  form•function•form shall not be responsible for return shipments that are lost, damaged, or otherwise do not make it to our studio in the condition they left your hands.  Contact us prior to returning any goods; we reserve the right to refuse delivery/refund/replacement of any goods returned without prior authorization.

General Shipping Information/Timeframes/Other Options: If you prefer delivery by some method not listed here, or have a question about shipping policies, send us an email, and you should hear back within hours; if you haven't heard back quickly enough, feel free to send another email without worrying that you're bothering us--sometimes emails come in and in the rush of getting other things out the door they fall behind--every question is read, and we immediately respond to any problem. Never hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns about your order, and feel free to reach out on Facebook or Twitter (or any of our other contact methods). Every product is made by hand in our studios in Florida. The vast majority of orders ship within two to three business days. However, in times of extreme high demand, new orders may ship out slightly later. We will keep customers updated via our Facebook page and email on new and unexpected multiple-day shipping delays. Of course, if you ever have a question about--or problem with--your order, please shoot out an email: What's up with my damn order??