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
Revision 8: September 2018, confirmed sizing is same for 38/40mm and 42/44mm faces (Series 4 Apple Watch), updated options in pickbox to reflect

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.

"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.

Check the Shipping Information page for our time to hand-craft your order and shipping options, and our pretty damn liberal return policy, in case the goods don't work out for you.


Extra Information

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How to size your band/order your FFF Button-Stud Apple Watchband:

  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/40mm–the smaller one or 42mm/44mm–the larger one), 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.

Things to know when you get your band:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).

Customer Reviews

Based on 222 reviews

I must say, I love this band!! It gives the watch a totally cool and unique look. Mine is the raw (undyed) one, which has a beautiful color all it’s own, but there are so many gorgeous hues to choose from, that I have been planning on getting one in either the peacock blue, grey suede, burgundy, or all of ‘em. I was concerned that the band would stretch too much, but it didn’t. The first two days were a little bit of a struggle to button it myself, naturally, since the leather was brand new, but since day three, it has been an absolute breeze to put on. Thanks FFF for creating a crazy-cool and beautiful band that doesn’t follow the standard design masses!!

Incredibly great

This is the most comfortable watchband I have ever known. Made of superior materials, the concept is great, and the execution is perfect. Imagine working on your computer without a bracelet or buckle grinding or tapping on your desk or laptop. Well this is the answer. The leather is thick and beautiful, and far better than any competing product. The Apple leather bracelets are a joke compared to this with their plastic edges. I love this so much I bought 2 more in different colors, and one for my wife 2. And a wallet. Beautiful, functional and inexpensive. Totally worth the money.

Beautiful band

When I [finally] decided to purchase my Apple Watch one of the first things I did was start looking at leather bands. Most of the ones I came across looked cheesy, were low quality leather, or were stupid expensive. Luckily I came across a web posting that reviewed the FFF watch band. I loved the style and the idea of a slim band without the bulk of a buckle since I’m at a computer all day. I just received my FFF band for my stainless steel 42mm Apple Watch and it’s definitely a bit snug, like when I accidentally buckle my watch one tighter than normal. I expected the tightness based on the information provided and the reviews I read prior to ordering. I’m sure it’ll be just right in a few days.
I was interested in the latigo walnut but it’s currently sold out so I went with latigo Rio tan and I think it’s perfect; a great neutral tan that’s not too dark or too red. I’ll definitely be looking to add to my collection soon.

Beautiful watchband

This is one of the nicest, highest quality watchbands I've ever seen. And, as promised, it fits like a glove. Well worth every penny. I can't recommend this band highly enough.

Amazing quality, this is the real deal leather band

I don’t have enough words to describe how much I love this band. It’s a fantastic product, seriously. The leather, connectors, and stitching quality are superb, plus it comes in a beautiful, thoughtful packaging. Oh, and what a perfect customer service they have! I was unsure about the sizing as the hole #4 was too big, and the #3 was too tight for my wrist in the original Apple Watch sports band, so I asked for a 3.5, and they were so kind to send me all 3 sizes to make sure I have a good fit, and I did! Thank you guys so much! Definitely will be ordering more, highly recommended. PS.: it did take a few days for the leather to stretch out and for the band to fit comfortably, so please be patient like they recommended ;)


I absolutely love this watchband. It was a tad bit tight the first time I put it on, as expected, and it has stretched just enough to be completely comfortable. I will definitely be purchasing in other colors.

Great Company standing by their product

I bought the grey suede band in Feb 2018. Best looking, stylish, and comfortable band I have worn. I am a little in between sizes even after following their chart and I was a little nervous. The band was perfect to start; however it began to loosen a little too much. I contacted FFF and they sent a new one out right away. The new one fit perfect and is not stretching as much. They did all of this as part of their guarantee. Amazing. They also offered to send a 1/2 size out if the 2nd band did not work. I am saving up for another band because they are so awesome. The button on the side does not interfere with my typing or when I lean my wrist like a normal band. The quality is fantastic. I know it might seem like a lot for some folks, but these are by far the best bands I have found after going down the rabbit hole on the internet looking for cool watch bands. Do not hesitate to buy this if you are looking for a great watch band.

Best leather band

This is the best leather band I have seen for the Apple Watch. It is very classy made very well with high quality leather. The single stud is very sleek.