The “Made For Apple Watch” Lugs For Third-Party Bands Are Now Sold By Apple

The Cupertino-based company has begun selling official Apple Watch lugs through authorised distributer Avnet which only be used in third-party bands that adhere to the Apple company’s Band Design Guidelines for smartwatch. More to learn right here just after this fold.

Apple has more than a few strap options for its wearable smartwatch, but still got to be the third-party support. For Apple Watch, the company-designed stainless steel lugs are each marked with “Made for Apple Watch”” laser etching to verify their authenticity. Lugs are available in 38mm and 42mm sizes and are compatible with all Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition models.

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Unfortunately, there are no lugs for Rose Gold, Yellow Gold, Space Black or Space Gray Apple Watch options listed for sale, as per MacRumors. For accessory maker, Apple has gone a step ahead and published Apple Watch Lug Assembly Guidlines, which outlines the complete, step-by-step guide for assembly, including a Pentalobe 1.1 screwdriver bit and clamping device, along with the tools that will be required for the job.

The document also clarifies proper screw installation for the lugs. Pricing and availability details go by, Avnet is selling Apple Watch lugs in sets of 25 or 200 in both 38mm and 42mm, with prices ranging between $278.75 and $1,866.00 per package and between $9.18 and $11.33 per individual set, depending on the amount needed.

In Brief:

Apple Watch Lugs – 38mm (25 sets)

  • Price Per Unit: $11.15 USD
  • Package Price: $278.75 USD

Apple Watch Lugs – 38mm (200 sets)

  • Price Per Unit: $9.18 USD
  • Package Price: $1,836.00 USD

Apple Watch Lugs – 42mm (25 sets)

  • Price Per Unit: $11.33 USD
  • Package Price: $283.25 USD

Apple Watch Lugs – 42mm (200 sets)

  • Price Per Unit: $9.33 USD
  • Package Price: $1,866.00 USD

The distributor is also selling the Pentalobe 1.1 screwdriver bit required for lug assembly for $12.65. All prices are listed in U.S. dollars.  Shipping lead time estimates of 2 weeks for all lug sets and pentalobe screwdriver bits. Opening a commercial account with Apple is required to complete oredering process. While Avnet’s customer service team will contact customers within 24-48 business hours to complete the ordering process.

[via MacRumors; Avnet]

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