Fossil got in the apparel game with eye-catching purse designs. But their design genius didn't stop there, as the company has expanded into the world of wristware with watch bands to capture the imagination and bring a hint of style sophistication that will make an impact. It's the little things that catch the eye when it comes to accessorizing, which is why fossil watch bands will send a message of fashion sense and color cunning. Fossil watch bands are available for men and women, and, as usual, Fossil never comprises function for form. We review ten Fossil watch bands in materials from calfskin to silicone.


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Who is Fossil and why consider their products? We answer common questions about the company and their product.

1. What Is Fossil?

2. What Does the Fossil Group Make?

3. What Makes Fossil Watch Bands Unique?

4. Where Can You Buy Fossil Products?

5. What Brands Are Sold under the Name Fossil??

6. Why Is Fossil So Popular?


How We Reviewed Fossil Watch Bands


We chose ten watch bands for men and women in a variety of sizes, looks and materials.


Overall Price Range of Watch Bands


From a $10 Target basic to the most sophisticated gold Rolex, watch bands range in price up to thousands of dollars. For Fossil watch bands, the price range is a little more under control, from $16  to $45. Fossil keeps prices down so the best of fashion is available to all consumers.

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What We Reviewed


  • Fossil S141109 14mm Lt. Gray Calfskin Watch Strap
  • Fossil Apple Watch Strap 38mm - Blush Leather
  • Fossil S241077 Contrast Stitched Brown Leather Strap
  • Fossil S221349 Rose Gold/White Silicone Watch Strap
  • Fossil Men's S221304 Black Silicone Watch Strap
  • Fossil 18mm Beige/Multi-Colored Hearts Watch Strap
  • Fossil Mint Green Leather Watch Strap
  • Fossil 22mm Silver/Black Striped Leather Watch Band
  • Fossil Q Band 22mm Metal Bracelet Strap for Fossil Q
  • Fossil Women's S141183 Rose Gold Mesh Band

Fossil Women's 14mm Leather Watch Band, Color: Beige (Model: S141179)


Fossil Women's 14mm Leather Watch Band, Color: Beige (Model: S141179)
  • Genuine Beige leather band with rose gold closure
  • Band Width: 14mm
  • Interchangeable with all Fossil 14mm watches

Features

This S model is moderate width, neither narrow nor wide, soft in calfskin and works with neutral colors as well as black or white. Made for women with an understated, practical elegance.

Main Material

Calfskin with metal fasteners

PROS

  • Accessorizes with almost any outfit
  • Understated
  • Classic look
  • Everyday watch band
  • Compatible with watch faces 14 mm
  • Classy gold-plated fastener

CONS

  • Gray can get dull
  • Only fits 14 mm watch face
  • Lacks pizazz

Fossil 38mm Leather Apple Watch Band, Color: Blush (Model: S380001)


Fossil 38mm Leather Apple Watch Band, Color: Blush (Model: S380001)
  • Compatible with: series 1, series 2, series 3, or series 4 Apple Watch
  • Custom fit for your 38mm or 40mm Apple Watch
  • Genuine blush pink leather band with silicone backing; silver tone buckle closure

Go for light and wear this blush leather to spring garden parties or while watching the kids at the park - it stands out in natural sunlight.

Features

Somewhere between salmon and pink this Fossil watch band says elegance but doesn't overpower. Wide and bold but the color is modest and accompanies all pastels as well as black or white outfits. A women's classic that retains a subtle femininity.

Main Material

Leather

PROS

  • Compatible with Apple Watch series 1 - 4
  • Versatile color
  • Feminine yet sturdy
  • Full leather
  • Stainless steel buckle

CONS

  • Can show dirt
  • Too wide for some

Fossil Leather-Calfskin Watch Strap, 22 (Model: S221366)


Fossil Leather-Calfskin Watch Strap, 22 (Model: S221366)
  • Black 22mm Leather Watch Strap
  • Watch strap fits any case with 22mm lug width
  • Band Material Type: Leather Calfskin

The classic brown leather with wide and sturdy look is lightened up just a bit with bright white stitching.

Features

Classic deep brown leather, this sturdy case works with any 24 mm watch face. Masculine but eye-catching with thick white stitching, it will hold up and accessories with any outfit.

​Main Material

Firm but flexible leather

PROS

  • Neutral brown
  • Stitching lightens up leather
  • Versatile
  • Matches cases and luggage
  • Affordable
  • Classic styling

CONS

  • Stitching may wear
  • Stitching may discolor over time

Fossil 22mm Silicone Watch Band, Color: White (Model: S221349)


Fossil 22mm Silicone Watch Band, Color: White (Model: S221349)
  • White silicone band with rose gold closure
  • Band Width: 22mm
  • Interchangeable with all 22mm Fossil watches

Silicone is the new material in jewelry and watch straps. It handles dirt, feels like you are wearing nothing and comes in every color imaginable.

Features

This Fossil watch band is light and airy and due to its silicone material will last forever. Works for formal occasions or outdoor gatherings and goes well with any light or metallic clothing.

Main Material

Silicone

PROS

  • Nice size
  • Washable
  • Fits 22 mm lugs
  • Gold and white formal styling
  • Affordable
  • Rich gold with logo on buckle

CONS

  • Silicone can stain
  • Will show dirt over time
  • Can use dark or silver watch face

Fossil Men's S221304 Black Silicone 22mm Watch Strap


Fossil Men's S221304 Black Silicone 22mm Watch Strap
  • Black silicone watch strap
  • Fossil straps offer the opportunity to express your own style by mixing and matching your favorite cases and straps
  • Band Material Type: Silicone

Simple black in the most durable and worry-free material known to man. Silicone strap for smartwatch sleekness is more than enough, but its affordability is another reason to go for the Men's S221304.

Features

At a great medium size, neither too wide nor about to disappear, this 22 mm strap is durable and will never show wear.

Main Material

Silicone

PROS

  • Versatile size and color
  • Looks great with black watch faces
  • Wide brushed silver buckle
  • Masculine but restrained
  • Won't stain
  • Long lasting materials
  • Affordable

CONS

  • Doesn't work with gold watches
  • Silicone material doesn't breathe

Fossil Women's 14mm Stainless Steel Mesh Watch Band, Color: Silver...


Fossil Women's 14mm Stainless Steel Mesh Watch Band, Color: Silver...
  • Silver-tone steel mesh bracelet with Stainless steel Closure
  • Band Width: 14mm
  • Interchangeable with all Fossil 14mm watches

A little pattern of hearts adds flair to this near-neutral look. A fun and spunky style most girls will love at a bargain price.

Features

This almost slim watch band for girls or women is feisty but neither bold nor bright. The color works with white, black and gray and any spring or summer outfit. A subtle pattern gives this watch a hint of fun and fashion.

Main Material

Calfskin

PROS

  • Feminine
  • Blends in
  • Soft and wearable
  • Hint of fun
  • Soft and wearable
  • Patterned with hearts
  • Affordable

CONS

  • Too neutral for some
  • Not slender, not thick
  • Only fits 22 mm lugs
  • Won't accessorize well with black
  • Won't accessorize well with autumn colors

Fossil 16mm Leather Watch Band (Model: S161036)


Fossil 16mm Leather Watch Band (Model: S161036)
  • Genuine Beige leather band with rose gold buckle
  • Band Width: 16mm
  • Interchangeable with all 16mm Fossil watches

This strap has a simple message, and it comes in mint. This green has a freshness that instantly attracts the eye and lifts the mood of the wearer and anyone in the near vicinity.

Features

A wonderful color that is offbeat but friendly, this slender leather strap is only 16 mm but definitely won't get lost in the crowd. Works splendidly with black or white, adding a splash of color. This watch says fun and style can definitely co-exist.

Main Material

Leather calfskin

PROS

  • Terrific color accessory
  • Simplicity meets elegance in shape
  • Soft but durable leather
  • Subtle pattern adds flair
  • Brushed silver buckle

CONS

  • Too neutral for some
  • Not slender, not thick
  • Only fits 22 mm lugs
  • Won't accessorize well with black
  • Won't accessorize well with autumn colors

Fossil S221244 22mm Leather Calfskin Black Watch Strap


Fossil S221244 22mm Leather Calfskin Black Watch Strap
  • Genuine black Leather watch band with stainless steel Buckle Closure
  • Band Width: 22mm
  • Interchangeable with all 22mm Fossil watches

What a standout in gray, white and black, this Fossil watch band is the solution to the disappearance of pinstriped suits. You will love it or hate it, but since it's sold out we think love is conquering.

Features

This looker goes well with black, gray or white - or any striped outfit. Fun and formal meet in this tricolored men's standard band. The size is medium and the look is bold and entertaining. It's a daily wearer to add flair, but you won't need to take it off for the opera or dinner party set.

Main Material

Nylon

PROS

  • Flashy
  • Unusual look
  • Sturdy nylon construction
  • Masculine style
  • Doesn't stain
  • Waterproof

CONS

  • Too bold for some
  • Currently unavailable
  • Won't accessorize with pastels

LDFAS Compatible for Fossil Q Band, 22mm Solid Stainless Steel Metal...


LDFAS Compatible for Fossil Q Band, 22mm Solid Stainless Steel Metal...
  • The 22mm Quick Release replaceable watch band compatible with Fossil Q Marshal, Wander, Founder Gen 2 / Q Explorist Gen...
  • Fits 5.51"-8.07" (140mm-205mm) wrist
  • Quick-Release Design for Easy Installation; Comes with 2 Extra Pins so You Won't Need to Buy Spares

If Mad Max went beyond Thunderdome to a formal party, he'd be wearing the Fossil Q. Masculine but sophisticated metal with easy adjustability has made this watch a popular pick for men.

Features

Compatible with Fossil Q Marshal, Wander, Founder Gen 2 / Q Explorist Gen 3 / Q Explorist HR Gen 4, Grant, Commuter, this strap is virtually indestructible and has a unique road warrior look that shouts technology.

Main Material

Brushed stainless steel

PROS

  • Easy to install and remove watch faces
  • New and trendsetting
  • Masculine
  • Goes well with black
  • Bold and assertive
  • Comes with spare pins
  • Surprisingly affordable
  • Pairs well with smartwatches

CONS

  • Heavy
  • Some find it uncomfortable
  • Requires assembly

Fossil Women's S141182 Analog Display Green Watch


Fossil Women's S141182 Analog Display Green Watch
  • 14mm Teal Green Leather Strap
  • Watch strap fits any case with 14mm lug width
  • Movement

Copper makes this thick women's strap a real find. It works with a number of Fossil products and lights up formal events.

Features

Steel mesh with bright copper makes for a stylish formal look, yet this watch stands out for its unusual metallic shine. This women's watch is a great investment for a formal, attention magnet at less than $50. Brings out the best in browns, navy, and the whole gamut of reds. The copper mesh strap is accompanied by the same copper-colored closed buckle.

Main Material

Steel mesh

PROS

  • Sporty
  • Stands out
  • Comfortable
  • Stylish but understated
  • Improves reds and browns
  • Slender 14mm
  • Waterproof and rustproof

CONS

  • Doesn't work with purple or pink
  • Not the best with white, gray or black
  • Heavy
  • Expensive
  • Not for everyday


​The Verdict​


Fossil watch bands bring so much style to the game you will search for the one that fits your wrist once you know the possibilities. Fossil watch bands aren't pricey and come in leather, silicone, metal and every durable fabric you can name. For comfort, we recommend leather for feel but silicone for lightness. For durability, silicone rules. But for style, metal is in. It's a personal choice, but our favorite on this list is the women's mint green watch strap. It brings color to every outfit and a light and breezy attitude in easygoing sophistication. Fossil is fun, and this watch band exemplifies why Fossil keeps earning new customers.

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