MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Leather Apple Watch Band From Southern Straps

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Southern Straps to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Brown Leather Strap that's designed to work with the Apple Watch.

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Priced at $90, the Brown Leather Strap is constructed from a full grain Horween leather and hand sewn in San Francisco. Each band is vegetable dyed for a rich, brown color, which will develop a unique patina over time.

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Southern Straps uses strengthened waxed cord for stitching the Apple Watch band, which ensures its durability over time. Each band also comes with a two year warranty.

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The Brown Leather Straps are available in two sizes to fit both 44/42mm Apple Watch models and 40/38mm Apple Watch models, and they are compatible with all of the Apple Watches that Apple has released to date.

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Southern Straps says that the bands fit wrists sized 14 to 25cm. The bands can be ordered with black, silver, or gold hardware to match the finish of the Apple Watch.

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Southern Straps also has a whole range of other Apple Watch bands for those interested, including leather bands in black and high-quality nylon Apple Watch bands in several attractive striped shades.

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We have five Brown Leather Straps from Southern Straps to give away to MacRumors readers, and each winner will be able to pick hardware in the finish of their choice. To enter to win our giveaway, use the Gleam.io widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, following us on Instagram, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.


The contest will run from today (December 25) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on January 1. The winners will be chosen randomly on January 1 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

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Top Rated Comments

soheilk Avatar
45 months ago

The OVER RATED Apple Watch IMHO is limited and beneficial to Sports junkies for the most part. My iPhone is perfectly sufficient in taking care of all other tasks. Besides it looks cheap and juvenile as well.
You are 10000% entitled to your opinion and can say whatever you want but why would you write this comment under an Apple Watch band giveaway on freaking Christmas Day? Put aside the negativity man, just relax! Go watch Home Alone or something ;)
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sdz Avatar
45 months ago

Negativity? Hardly but i'm really sorry if you get butt hurt over the truth. IMHO the AW is an unattractive glorified toy that has little or no use to most people. Regardless enjoy your Apple Watch and have yourself a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year! Peace! :)
Do you find wristwatches useful or rather not?
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Apple_Robert Avatar
45 months ago

The OVER RATED Apple Watch IMHO is limited and beneficial to Sports junkies for the most part. My iPhone is perfectly sufficient in taking care of all other tasks. Besides it looks cheap and juvenile as well.
Someone on the forum will enjoy winning the giveaway. No need to be so negative about a product you had nothing to with nor will ever use.
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Toratek Avatar
45 months ago
A crude leather strap that looks like it came off the kit of Ötzi the Iceman creates an ...interesting... dissonance with the Apple Watch.


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MrCrowbar Avatar
45 months ago

The OVER RATED Apple Watch IMHO is limited and beneficial to Sports junkies for the most part. My iPhone is perfectly sufficient in taking care of all other tasks. Besides it looks cheap and juvenile as well.
I like how it pulses your wrist for notifications and you can check them with the phone in another room. Saves your phone battery too since it doesn't fire up either the phone's display or the taptic engine. Same with simple Siri requests or Apple pay.

It's a pricey gadget that you can live without for sure. I buy them second hand and last generation, went from a series 1 to a series 5, the main differences are bigger display, double the battery life (turns out I don't like the always-on thing at all) and that I can read it in bright sunlight.

I put mine on my other wrist and put on a nice looking watch (for 1/10 of the price) when I wanna look classy. Only the "real" watch peeks out of the shirt sleeve because it's worn more loosely. My $60 Timex and $40 Starking get all the compliments, nobody cares about the Apple Watch. :)
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