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Best affordable straps for Apple Watch

Make your Apple Watch look great on a budget, with these cheap-but-gorgeous bands and bracelets from third-party companies.

The Apple Watch isn't a perfect wearable but it sure is pretty, so the last thing you want to do is mar those gorgeous good looks with an ugly, chunky, plastic-looking strap. Thankfully it's more than possible to pick up a great-looking band for very little cash if you fancy a change.

Here's our pick of the best leather and metal bracelets for your Apple Watch.

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HyperLink Apple Watch Stainless Steel Link Bracelet Band

This Kickstarter project is almost over, offering a gorgeous and solid metal strap made of the same 316L stainless steel alloy as the Apple Watch from just $59 US. The straps will be delivered in November 2015, with worldwide shipping offered, so you better jump in quick before they're all gone. After the Kickstarter ends, you can still snatch up a HyperLink strap from $99 direct from Hyper.

Olixar Genuine Leather Apple Watch Band

If leather's more your bag, check out this Olixar strap that costs just £25 from the likes of MobileFun. With a premium look and feel despite that low asking price, it's a strong alternative to Apple's own offerings. You can snap up the Olixar band for both the 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch models.

JETech 42mm Stainless Steel Band

Another impressively affordable stainless steel strap is this offering from JETech, which costs just £20 over at Amazon. With a comfortable fit as well as sexy good looks, we still can't believe that ridiculously low asking price.

We're constantly updating this article with the best new straps that hit UK stores.

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