I love well made products and will gladly pay for a quality brand that will last me for many years, but there are moments when the price gap is just too much.
There is little doubt in my mind that the above watch strap, available direct from Apple, is exceptionally well made. There is little doubt that it would look great on the wrist, but for just £90 more you can buy a whole Apple Watch series 4.
Having just received the strap above from Amazon for £11.99 I must say that it looks great and is very soft on the wrist. I don’t care what other people think about what is on my wrist, but I do care about saving £327 on something that is in many ways the same product.
The mix of colours struck me when I saw the Hermès offering and I get that with both products. It so happens that I went for the one that I could buy 29 times before I reached the expense of the official one.
As an aside, look at the two product images above. They are identical in almost every way, Not sure how legal this is…