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The best Apple Watch Series 7 third-party bands for 2021

Now that the Apple Watch Series 7 has finally rolled out to customers across the globe — and it's getting harder to get what you want from Apple — it's time to expand your wardrobe with some of our favorite Apple Watch bands.

As we recently learned, all of your old Apple Watch bands are compatible with the Apple Watch Series 7, so if you have a treasured band in your collection, you can still use it with your Apple Watch.

Still, you might be looking for a new watchband to add to your collection. That's why we've selected ten of our favorite Apple Watch bands to share with you. And if you're looking for the best deal on an Apple Watch, check out the AppleInsider Series 7 Price Guide.

Nomad's Modern Slim Band

A stylish leather strap can help dress up an Apple Watch, turning it from functional tech to an elegant jewelry piece. Nomad's Modern Slim Leather Strap is made from vegetable-tanned leather from one of America's oldest tanneries. This band also develops a unique patina as it is worn over time. It is available in both natural leather and black leather.

This strap is designed to fit all versions of the Apple Watch and can be purchased with gold, silver, or black hardware, and retails for $69.95.

Braxley Bands

If you don't want to be bothered with buckles or clasps, but you're not sold on the idea of wearing a one-piece silicone band like the Solo Loop or the Braided Loop, Braxley Bands may be the ones for you. Made from 100% recycled woven polyester, Braxley Bands are silky, flexible, and breathable. They're also washable — just throw them in your washing machine, and you're good to go.

Braxley Bands are available in over 40 designs and each band costs $32, though the company also offers first-time buyer discounts of 10%, and additional discounts for mystery box purchases as well.

Pad & Quill's Cafe Cuff Apple Watch Leather Band

For those looking to make a bold statement, Pad & Quill has designed a leather cuff watch band that is sure to catch the attention of everyone around you.

Crafted from full-grain leather and featuring a soft leather lining, this cuff-style band attractively highlights your Apple Watch while providing unobstructed access to the Apple Watch Optical Pulse Sensor.

This Apple Watch band fits all 42mm, 44mm, and 45mm Apple Watch models, comes in Chestnut and Whiskey colorways and is available for $119.95.

Casetify's Recycled Plastic Watch Bands

Perhaps you're looking for a reasonably priced, ecologically preferable watch band. Casetify has dozens of different styles of Apple Watch bands made from recycled plastic.

Not only do they utilize recycled materials to create something new, but they're also customizable and are printed with eco-friendly ink. You can head to Casetify and purchase your own Recycled Plastic Watch Band for $40.

Barton's Sailcloth Watch Bands

It's always good to have a neutral band that you can always slip on without worrying about clashing with your outfit. We think that Barton's Sailcloth Watch Band does an excellent job doing just that.

Featuring a premium nylon weave outer layer and a soft leather backing, this band offers a great everyday look with a touch of class. The Sailcloth Watch Band is available in Slate Gray, Royal Blue, Khaki Tan, Copper Orange, Navy Blue, Black, and Army Green colorways, and costs $33.

Monowear's Infinite Wave Band

Boasting a dual-layer, elastic-woven nylon band, Monowear's Infinite Wave band is unique, comfortable, and adaptable.

The first layer is stretchy, giving you an excellent fit, while the second layer features a fluffy backing, allowing for superior breathability. A low-profile metal buckle allows you to easily adjust your watch band to the perfect fit.

The Infinite Wave Band is available in four colors — coral, seaweed, ocean, and pebble. It can be purchased from Monowear for $26.

Supcase's Unicorn Beetle Pro Watch Band

While the new Apple Watch Series 7 features a shatter-resistant case, odds are some people would like additional protection for their Apple Watch. That's why Supcase has created the Unicorn Beetle Pro.

This watch band is designed to encase your Apple Watch with a durable bumper, preventing damage bumps and falls. A raised bezel helps prevent screen damage. All buttons and sensors are accessible within this band.

Available in 12 colors and compatible with all Apple Watch models from Series 4 and newer, you can snag your own from Amazon starting at $21.99

Kate Spade Interchangeable Stainless Steel Band

While it's not the cheapest band on the list, it certainly can make a statement when worn.

This style certainly skews feminine, with its self-adjustable scalloped links, allowing you to get a perfect fit without any extra tools.

The Kate Spade Interchangeable Stainless Steel Band is available in 12 different colorways and starts at $118.

Oulucci's Apple Watch Band

An inexpensive, comfortable watchband, Oulucci's band features top-grain leather and a thin strap, perfect for those who want a less bulky style.

You can pick up your own Oulucci Apple Watch Band in one of eight colors, starting at a very reasonable $10.99.

Light House Fashion Resin Band

Another stylish option is Light House's Resin watch band, a lightweight option for those seeking a more traditional-style linked band.

Available in eight different styles, you can pick up a Light House Fashion Resin Band starting at $20.99 from Amazon.