A solid, classy everyday watch band.
Ever since I got my first Apple Watch, I’ve been on the search for unique watch bands that are fitting of the technological marvel that the Apple Watch is. Apple came out with some very high-quality bands that wear well, but I’ve also been impressed with several third-party designers. One such designer is Speidel.
Speidel is an innovative designer in the watchband accessory industry. It was only natural that they move to creating bands for the Apple Watch. Speidel’s band, the Twist-O-Flex, is available for the 42mm and 38mm watch sizes. There are three colors — Brushed, Silver, and Black. Made from Stainless Steel, this band is a wonderful alternative to Apple’s high-priced Stainless Steel watch band. Its construction lends itself to superior strength and resistance to water and sweat. The style is classic and wears well for both business and casual wear.
The band expands up to an additional 5″ from its original size. There are three band sizes available for the Twist-O-Flex – S/M, M/L, and L/XL. The 42mm band fits wrists sizes from 5.8″ up to 8.2″ depending on the size of the band that you choose. Speidel actually provides a helpful Wrist Size tool and there is an option to create a custom length in case their pre-made sizes don’t work for you.
Twist-O-Flex is a watch band that brings me joy. First of all, it’s a super well-designed classy-looking watch band. And, secondly, wearing this band brings back memories of my Grandfather. When I was a little kid, I would sit on his lap and play with his watch. He had an old gold watch with a twist band that would always catch the hair on my arm and I guess it would on him as well because at some point he started using a soft cloth under his watch band to keep it from pulling on his wrist hairs. Needless to say, my grandparents raised me and now that he has passed away, I find joy in the memories of the time I had with him and this band brought the memories back.
My first impression of the Twist-O-Flex was how much it reminded me of the old Gold watch band my grandfather had. So, I was immediately invested in this product emotionally. As soon as I started wearing it, I was blown away by its quality. Now, even though I was reminded of that older watch band, the Twist-O-Flex is differently built better than the watch band my grandfather owned so many years ago. I have discovered a few pulled hairs here and there, but it didn’t seem to be as bad as my grandfather’s.
The look of this band is exceptional. I actually use it as my everyday band now. It’s comfortable and looks really smart. As I mentioned before, it comes in three color choices. I have both the Brushed Metal and Black versions of the band. I also have both the Stainless Steel and the Black Stainless Steel Apple Watches. The Brushed metal looks great with the Stainless Steel watch and while the Black is perfect for the Black Stainless Steel Apple Watch, it doesn’t quite match the Space Gray. It’s close, but not a perfect match. I hope that Speidel will eventually release additional colors that will compliment all the Apple Watch colors.
I can tell you from using it that they hold up very well. I’m quite impressed with the bands and from my experience with third-party watch bands, I can say that by this point in my daily use of the bands they usually have started to fall apart. So far, the Twist-O-Flex is just as nice as the day I took them out of the packaging. In my opinion, they are the nicest third-party Apple Watch bands made yet.
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