If you’re looking for an Apple Watch strap from a company with real experience in the industry, you can’t go wrong with Clockwork Synergy. Founded in 2005, the company started off as a simple one-man operation, working out of a garage and selling on eBay. They opened their own site in 2010 as demand for their products continued to grow. They’ve also seen some exposure in the media: in 2013 they were featured in GQ and in 2014 they were featured on the Ellen Degeneres Show. Additionally, in 2014 and 2015 they have had exclusive partnerships with Best Buy to produce straps for Pebble and Apple watches respectively. Their facilities are currently located in Elliot City, Maryland, near Baltimore.
Clockwork Synergy offers an enormous variety of straps. From traditional watch bands, to their own “quick change” straps, to straps for various smartwatches. Within each category are several styles, and then several variations of those styles, with further choices on buckles and adapters! You would be hard-pressed to not find something you like on their store. Of course, we’re mainly interested in their Apple Watch offerings, although they also sell adapters that will allow you to use any of their traditional bands with your Apple Watch! Talk about being spoiled for choice.
Clockwork Synergy Silicone Line
As for those Apple Watch bands, there’s quite a selection. The Silicone line is similar to Apple’s own Sport band, but the strap has a sort of 3-D shape to it. Available in a variety of colors, these bands utilize Clockwork Synergy’s quick-change system, allowing you to leave your adapters in the watch and just pop out the pins to quickly swap bands. These will cost you $11.95, and you can add adapters at a discount if you need them. There is also a Premium Silicone line at $13.95 that adds some two-tone options and a different texture, and a Divers Silicone line that is touted as being extra-comfortable and made from premium silicone. These will run you $29.95.
Clockwork Synergy Nato Line
The NATO strap options, which we covered in more detail in our NATO article, include a standard Classic NATO strap at $26.95 and a thicker Heavy NATO option at $29.95. These straps are durable and comfortable, and come in a wide array of colors. The Nylon Leather Bands are more unique, combining a typical NATO strap with a leather lining, allowing you to get the NATO look with the softer feel of leather. These cost just $14.95.
Clockwork Synergy Leather Line
Finally, Clockwork Synergy offers four lines of leather straps. Premium Leather straps are your standard, no-frills leather option. These are available in several colors, including blue and red, and there are vintage and distressed options if you like your leather to look a little worn. Prices are around $35 depending on options. Croco Grain and Lizard Grain bands are still plain old calf leather, but they are fashioned to look like crocodile or lizard hide, respectively. The Croco Grain in particular looks very nice, and the company claims it is one of their most popular styles. Croco Grain straps cost $14.95 and Lizard Grain just $12.95. Both are available in an assortment of colors.
Clockwork Synergy Rally Line
Lastly, the Rally line of straps are leather bands with some unique accents: rows of large holes or perforations near the top of the band. They are really sharp-looking straps; the description doesn’t do them justice. The company says they are aiming for a “sporty yet sophisticated look.” The leather is available in a variety of colors and grains. Rally straps start at $16.95.
That covers the Apple Watch lines Clockwork Synergy offers. Anyone should be able to find a few straps they like from this wide selection, but remember, if you can’t, you can still grab some adapters and take a look at all their standard bands too. Enough reading, head over to their site and check it out!