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Speidel Twist-O-Flex watchbands make it to Apple Watch

A product that has been around about as long as Dennis Sellers and me is making a reappearance in a new way. Speidel, the maker of the Twist-O-Flex watchband that has been around since 1959, is now selling its classic expandable-bracelet watchband for the Apple Watch at a very affordable $50.

It’s available in both 38mm and 42mm sizes for all models of the Apple Watch, and the Twist-O-Flex is not only a piece of nostalgic jewelry, but incredibly comfortable as well. The bracelets feature two sets of links held together with bracket pins that make the bracelet expand (up to 5 inches!) and contract with a light pull. The only negative? If you have hairy arms, you’ll occasionally have a strand or two get caught in between the links and get pulled out. 

They’re made out of stainless steel and pretty much last forever, so that $50 purchase should see you through a lot of iterations of Apple Watch. One hint: if you get one and have skinny arms, take your Twist-O-Flex to a jeweler or watch store to have several links removed for a tighter fit.

Steve Sande
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Steve is the founder and former publisher of Apple World Today and has authored a number of books about Apple products. He's an avid photographer, an FAA-licensed drone pilot, and a really bad guitarist. Steve and his wife Barb love to travel everywhere!