With the Fossil Gen 6 on the way, it’s a good idea to start finding some of the best bands you can slap onto the watch. Fossil has made it pretty clear that one of the best and biggest features of the Gen 6, is that it has “nearly endless” customization possibilities by swapping out bands. We’ve rounded up some of the best bands for the Gen 6 that you can get.
Having said that, we know that everyone’s tastes are different. and we know that not everyone will like the band options that are listed here. Or at least not all of them. However, there should be something for just about everyone. Whether you like sporty silicone bands, more casual nylon bands, or the more fashionable leather and metal bands.
The best Fossil Gen 6 watch bands
Below you’ll find a summary table with all of the best bands for the Fossil Gen 6 that we’ve selected. The table will list off the names of each one, along with the price and links to buy them. If you need more information about each option, you can find brief descriptions of them below the table.
Archer Nylon Watch Strap
- Price: $17.99
- Where To Buy: Amazon
Nylon straps are some of the best options for watches if you like something that will last a long time and go with pretty much anything. Nylon is also easy to make in a ton of different colors. So you have a decent set of options for this particular strap in that department.
And, it is nylon so it’s also fairly inexpensive. As you can pick up this strap for $18. Not bad considering some of the prices for bands made of high-end materials like leather.
Simple, rugged, comfortable, and colorful. What more could you want from a watch strap?
Crown & Buckle Brynn Leather 2-Piece Strap
If you want some super high-quality, then check out Crown & Buckle’s collection of 2-piece of leather straps. These come in 20mm, 22mm, and 24mm sizes, and in a small variety of colors.
We’ve highlighted the Brynn specifically because we like the color of this one a lot. That being said, you might want to consider which color of the watch case you have and pick a color that matches that as best as possible. For instance, if you have the black watch case, the Harbor Black, Habitue Black, or Rallye Black would go well with that. Even the Gator Chocolate is dark enough to mesh well with the dark color of the case.
Ultimately, though, go with the one that you like best. All of the leather 2-piece straps have an option and we have confirmed with Crown & Buckle that they will work with the Fossil Gen 6.
Barton Top Grain Leather Band
If leather is your thing, then be sure to check out all of the options from Barton in the top grain leather collection. And be sure to select the 22mm size option if you want it to fit the Fossil Gen 6.
The beauty of this leather band compared to some others is that it’s real top grain leather, and it comes in so many colors you might have trouble narrowing it down to one you like the best. Because there are so many good color options to choose from.
This is also a quick release band so it’s easy to put on and take off the watch case. It uses a stainless steel buckle as well for added durability.
Fossil Unisex Leather Watch Band
- Price: From $27.45
- Where To Buy: Amazon
Fossil makes a a lot of different watch band options itself, including some high quality leather bands. This particular band comes in 22mm and various other sizes, though 22mm is the size you’re going to want.
The band also comes in a huge number of different color options. So you have no shortage of choices when it comes to picking a color that will work with your personal style.
It uses a stainless steel buckle system with a single prong closure, and a quick release to make swapping the band easier. That way you can slap on a silicone band for workouts and more active endeavors, then switch to leather for the office, nights out, or just your casual everyday wear.
Fossil Stainless Steel Mesh Watch Strap
If you’re looking for a stainless steel mesh band, Fossil has one that will meet those desires. it comes in 22mm and a few other sizes, and in couple of different color options. It’s a little more spendy than the leather band, but worth it if you want something that looks more luxury and upscale. Perfect for date night.
Just like with the leather band, it has a quick release system to make it easy to remove the band and swap it out. Which means you can just as easily swap it back when the time calls for it.
Fossil Silicone and Stainless Steel Band
Sometimes you just need a sporty option for a watch band. Because metal and leather just don’t feel as nice during high energy activities like running, working out, cycling and more. Plus, they’re not particularly well-suited for swimming. And since the Fossil Gen 6 is swimproof, you’re going to want a silicone band if you plan on taking a dip with the watch on.
This particular style silicone band from Fossil comes in Blue and Black. Although, Fossil does offer more silicone bands that come in different colors. So you still have options even if the band has a slightly different look.
Powerhill Genuine Leather Cuff Band
- Price: $19.88
- Where To Buy: Amazon
If you like the cuff style leather band but you want to be able to use the heart rate sensor on the back of the Fossil Gen 6, then consider this band from Powerhill. It comes in Black, Brown, and Coffee colors, and features a single prong stainless steel buckle closure with a quick release system.
Plus, you can’t argue with the price as it’s less than half the cost of the Fossil version that doesn’t have a hole for the heart rate sensor.
Magnetic Watch Band
- Price: From $12.99
- Where To Buy: Amazon
A magnetic watch band is a little unconventional, but because it’s magnetic it should be pretty darn easy to put on. This one comes in four colors – Black, Blue, Red, and Green. And it comes in a 22mm size option so it fits with the Fossil Gen 6.
The band is also made of silicone and not metal. So while the closure is magnetic, the band itself should feel like any other silicone band you’d wear. Which means it will feel softer against your skin than a hard metal band.
Barton Canvas Quick Release Watch Band
Rounding out this list is the canvas quick release band from Barton. Complete with a single prong stainless steel closure. The soft canvas is durable and comfortable to wear all day, but the real beauty of this band is that it comes in a massive amount of different color options. You can get it in Army Green like pictured above, or in one of 36 other color options.
Including blues, reds, purples, and more. It comes in multiple widths too. So make sure you select the 22mm option as that’s what you need for the Fossil Gen 6.