Want to make Apple Watch bands? Official band lugs now available from Apple supplier

It didn't take long for a lot of accessory manufacturers to jump on the Apple Watch bandwagon with everything from cheap silicone band knockoffs to more pricy and stylish leather straps. But now, a third-party distributor -- Avnet -- is selling Apple authorized "Made for Apple Watch" lugs that manufacturers can (and probably should) use for their Watch bands.

All of the lugs are made of stainless steel, have the phrase "Made for Apple Watch" etched onto them, and require a special pentalobe screwdriver ($12.65 each) to assemble. They're available in 38 and 42mm versions in lots of either 25 or 200 -- 25 38mm lugs will cost you $278.75 if you wish to go into the band manufacturing business, or up to $1866 for 200 of the 45mm lugs.

There are guidelines for proper design of your band, as well as complete instructions on how to properly assemble the lugs onto an Apple Watch. You'll have to wait for about two weeks for your order at this time, but just think of the moolah you'll be rolling in after you sell a few hundred thousand custom and compliant Watch bands!