About a month ago, I was in the market for a new watch and was surprised to find that I had enough credit card points to cover the new Apple Watch 5. After doing my homework, I decided I'd go for it and immediately started looking for straps. It's not that the included band Apple gives you is bad, I just didn't like that it was white (the only one included with the silver case). My new strap needed to complement my wardrobe palette while also being soft, durable, and unobtrusive. Leather was the obvious way to go then.
A few searches later revealed that a lot of other people had the same idea and preferences I had. Among the ones I saw recommended, FFF's bespoke Apple Watch band popped up in a few lists. I was almost embarrassed that I hadn't thought to check their website right off the bat since I have two other bands from FFF that I love. Well, now I'm the happy owner of a third.
The band I received is exactly what I hoped for: soft to the touch, pliable without being flimsy, and fit perfectly around my wrist. The band is tapered, giving it a pleasing form that flares back out at the lugs to match their width. The design of the closure makes typing at my computer comfortable and completely unhindered. And after just a couple of weeks of wearing it, it's already developing a nice coloration around the edges. My favorite thing about the band, though, might actually be the team that made it. FFF consistently produces high-quality work at a reasonable price and offers incredible customer service. In fact, the original order I made for this band was incorrect (my fault, I measured incorrectly). After contacting customer service, I got a reply right away and not only got my problem fixed, but I also got advice on the best size for me. Within the week I got my replacement band and I've had a hard time NOT wearing it every day since.
If you're in the market for a leather band, you'd be hard pressed to find something of similar value and quality to FFF's band...
I work with computers and for years have been irritated by my wristwatches, especially as I've upgraded to better bracelets with substantial clasps. I worried that this strap wouldn't feel secure or that it would stretch out of shape. No worries. It looks great, closes securely, and the fit has only gotten better with time (it was tight to start out with). For the first time I forget that I'm wearing my watch rather than spending all day feeling it pinch and scrape my wrist. The watch I wear it with is the Seiko Alpinist. I'm extremely satisfied.
3rd watchband. Keep coming back. Comfortable, understated style. Nice customer service too.
My second watch and wristband from you in the last decade and I love it!
Yep, this is exactly what I wanted….a sweet looking leatherlicious product that holds my cards like a boss! Cannot see a better piece!
I really love my band. It's beautiful, and I've received quite a few compliments on it. It's very comfortable and I had no issue getting it on. I'll switch it out if I'm going to be around a lot of water but otherwise I use it daily. I wish that there was a size and a half but the size I got works fine.
I was anxious about what the actual fit and color would be like. I’m happy to say that the delivered band is better than I imagined. Go ahead, take the plunge!
I ordered an Apple Watch band and I absolutely love it. It looks fantastic, feels great, and I know it will last for a long time.
Customer service was great and the wallet came quick just as promised. My new husband loved the engravement - it was a perfect experience
Repurchased the exact same watchband after many years of usage with the first. Super durable, great leather quality, and very handy to get on and off. Only watchband I use.
I always carry my space pen with me but it's floating around my pocket and being an attorney, I'm always emptying my pockets at court for the security check. I've lost pens before, and wanted something that held the pen. This wallet is it. It's thin, holds the right amount of cards, and looks great. Holding cash in a quarter fold makes it a little bulky, but that's not much of a drawback. I love this wallet, and recommend it to anyone looking for something like this.
If you can't leave the house without having a pen on you, this is your wallet.
My wallet game has been a constant progression since my first one. Long behind are the days of that loud, Velcro, anti-mating call sounding tri-fold. No more do I carry a wallet with a chain, for I do not carry in the back giving me hip dysplasia. I shan't ever revive the flashy Nixon bi-fold in an attempt to show off how edgy I am.
In all seriousness, this is probably the last wallet I will ever have. Not only does it have that premium build and feel, but the smell of quality leather is intoxicating. I detest taking notes on my phone, so the notebook and pen is a god send. Might I add the admiration you gain from whipping this bad boy out, like a full well groomed beard, this wallet shows confidence and commands respect. I have people compliment me on it almost every time I have to use it. I will also note that I might have been the first person to receive a modified new variant of the Architect, with two slots on the opposite side of the notebook, instead of the single side pocket. Get this one if you can, but don't ask for an ID window. If you do, then you must also need to cork the end of your forks for safety.
The only tips I would give is to carry the wallet in your front pocket (where it belongs), and to have the card slots face down. The notebook will wear slower if you don't have it against your leg. I will be buying future products from this guys. $1000 products for around $100, they're the pound for pound leather good making champs. Thanks FFF.
Received the watch band that I ordered (suede) but it was too thick to work with the watch that I had ordered it for. I contacted FFF and they simply sent me several more bands to see which would work best and I returned the ones that didn't. SIMPLE! And no return shipping, etc. This business KNOWS customer service!
i’ve been buying from this company for a couple years now, and all their products have just gotten more comfortable over the years. they can stand up to some major abuse, the customer service is great if problems come up, and i’d definitely recommend!
My Hamilton stainless steel band broke maybe 4 months after my fiance gave it to me as an engagement gift. We were both super bummed. I immediately ordered a strap from form function form and we both love it more than the original. This is my second strap I've pick up from fff and the longevity of these are amazing. The craftsperson who made is actually saw my Instagram post and gave me tips on how to better wear the band, it looks great!
Awesome craftsmanship and fair pricing
I’ve bought a few now in different colors because I love this style so much. It’s very comfortable to wear and it looks great too. I get compliments on it all the time. The best part is the lifetime warranty. If you’re wrist changes size or the leather stretches too much after awhile, you can get a replacement strap. Highly recommend!
The quality of the craftsmanship and materials is just as described. I’d recommend this for anyone who likes slip-through-style straps and wants something that won’t scratch against a desk or laptop.
The customer service is solid, too. The first one I received was a little too wide, but FFF sent an immediate replacement. There wasn’t any hassle.
A note before you buy: it’s thick, so if you try to slide the watch down the length of the strap to use it, the leather might scratch. This means, per FFF’s instructions, you really need to remove the stud any time you install the strap. So this isn’t like a NATO strap that you can easily swap out in a few seconds. (But it’s still more convenient to take on and off than a two-piece strap with spring bars.)
I purchased this item for as an anniversary gift for my husband-year 3, leather. We actually both purchased items from Form Function Form and were extremely delighted in the products. The document case was beautifully crafted and smelled delightful. I was initially a bit concerned about the delivery timeframe, but it arrived in half the estimated time. My final worry was how my husband would react to the gift…he is VERY picky about most things. HE ABSOLUTELY LOVES IT! Thanks so much!
The leather is top quality.
The original band that I was sent was too thick (the leather itself) to work with the dress watch that I wanted to use it with.
I contacted FFF and they said it was an easy fix, and it was.I just mailed it back and was sent a new band of much thinner leather (cordovan, not the ultra thin regular leather). No extra charge, no hassle!
So I was enjoying the new watch band until at a dinner out last week I reached across the table and my watch and band dropped off into a vat of onion ring dip. The chicago screw/stud had come apart even through I had tightened them using a screwdriver. Nothing to do but wash both off in the sink and test the water resistance of both the watch and the band. I guess I will try applying some Loctite to the threads before reassembling. Maybe a change in design with an O-ring on the threads might prevent such a failure -- I've never had any other watchband fail in such a manner.
Hey David! Sorry that happened; we intentionally don't use loctite on our adjustable bands because they're supposed to be adjustable, and the stud must also be removed to install the band correctly in the watch or remove it to put a different band on. Unfortunately, there's not really a great solution to keep a screw tight permanently if you want it to be easily removable; even loctite blue requires more force than you really want to subject a brass screw to. To avoid this issue ever in the future, you can twist the screw down by hand (no need to use a screwdriver) every 5 days or so before you put the band on in the morning. On our custom length bands (like our 2-piece custom length bands and Apple Watch bands), we use loctite to hold the screw in place because it doesn't need to move ever.
If you send us an email, we can absolutely get you a new band if your original one is in any way unsatisfactory after its dip-dip. We want to make sure you're happy with the band...so shoot us an email at and let us know.
I've purchased about 7-8 of these Notebook/wallets since the the early days of the Architects Wallet. I personally own and use all 3 models of the wallets. I have found the wallets to be, not only one for EDC use by myself but also for that very special occasion in a Special friend or associates life. They are the epitome of the Bauhaus movement. Beautiful design, that not only looks fantastic, but also is perfect for EDC use. The leather and hand crafting are the highest quality available. The wallets will be what your grandchildren will fight over when your gone. An heirloom product, design, workmanship and materials that will last for generations. Their value for EDC use is 10 x what the cost of the item is. Buy with confidence, enjoy and use for ever. Great customer service, perfect design reasonably priced.
I've been a Customer for over 5-6 years since the Architect 's introduction. All there work is with top of the line leather. Theirworkmanship is perfect. Their design is the best available win form an functionality. When I need a special gift for a very special person in mt life I turn to the FFF site. These are all heirloom products...your grandchildren will fight over them when you're gone. Customer service is beyond compare. Buy with confidence that their art is bbeyond compare anywhere in the universe...seriously.
Love Love Love my watch band! The service was outstanding and I even did the sizing wrong, contacted FFF and they sent me a new band free of charge with absolutely no hassle. Highly Recommend, Amazing quality.