How to put a third party strap on your Apple Watch

Mark Gurman, writing for 9to5mac, put together this gem-filled article, all about Apple’s new Creating Bands for Apple Watch web page. The page is filled with links to specs and guidelines for 3rd party watch band creators. The drawings are beautiful, especially the blueprints in this doc.

By far my favorite part of Mark’s article is the video below, which shows you how to disassemble the special loops that come with Apple’s leather Apple Watch strap. These loops are perfectly suited for many 3rd part watch straps.

The only tool you will need is a pentalobe screwdriver, which comes in a variety of computer toolkits. Here’s a pretty inexpensive model that should do the trick.



  • marcintosh

    I love the trick in the video. I wish Apple would just sell an adapter, but I get why they won’t.