The Monowear Silver Ceramic Apple Watch Strap: Unexpected Femininity

Most of the bands I’ve tried on my Apple Watch have been leather or sportier rubber styles. I’ve stayed away from the metal bands because they either looked too fussy, clunky, or masculine. The Monowear Silver Ceramic Strap is a lovely change of pace; it’s a feminine metal and ceramic combo that elevates the 38 or 42mm watch’s appearance.

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Available in either polished silver (stainless steel) and white ceramic for $149.99 or rose gold (also stainless steel) and white ceramic for $169.99, the Monowear ceramic apple watch band works with the 38mm or 42mm sizes of the Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch, and Apple Watch Edition, which is awesome, because so many of the prettier Apple Watch replacement bands I’ve seen are for the 38mm watch only. I happen to think that because of its colors, the silver band looks best with the stainless steel Apple

I happen to think that because of its colors, the silver band looks best with the stainless steel Apple Watch while the rose gold band will look best with the rose gold Apple Watch Sport, but that is purely a personal preference.

The band is composed of stainless steel links with a white ceramic center. This ceramic isn’t the same material that’s used in mugs or plates; as explained by this eBay buying guide:

This more durable product is made through scientific techniques of firing and glazing other synthetic materials, such as aluminum, silicium carbide, yttrium, and zirconium. Powdered raw materials are placed inside a cast and heated to extreme temperatures. Skilled technicians then sand, shape, and polish the high-density material for beautiful and long-lasting results. High-tech ceramic is extremely durable, lightweight, and non-reactive. This material has been used in various industries like aeronautics and engineering.

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Judie Lipsett Stanford
Judie is the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of Gear Diary, which she founded in September 2006. She started in 1999 writing software reviews at the now-defunct; from mid-2000 through 2006, she wrote hardware reviews for and co-edited at The Gadgeteer. A recipient of the Sigma Kappa Colby Award for Technology, Judie is best known for her device-agnostic approach, deep-dive reviews, and enjoyment of exploring the latest tech, gadgets, and gear.