Official Apple Watch Lugs for Third-Party Bands Now Available

As reported by MacRumors, Apple has started selling the official Apple Watch lugs for third party bands online through its authorized distributor Avnet. The Apple-designed stainless steel lugs comply with the company’s Band Design Guidelines for Apple Watch, and are laser etched with ‘Made for Apple Watch’ as an authenticity verification mark. The lugs are available in 38mm and 42mm sizes and are compatible with all Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition models.

Apple watch lug

Currently, only the stainless steel lugs are offered for sale, and there is no mention of Space Gray, Space Black, Yellow Gold or Rose Gold lugs. The source points out that Avnet is selling the Apple Watch lugs in sets of 25 or 200, with prices ranging between $278.75 and $1,866.00 per package and between $9.18 and $11.33 per individual set. Avnet is also selling the Pentalobe 1.1 screwdriver bit required for lug assembly for $12.65.

Below are the prices in USD:

  • Apple Watch Lugs – 38mm (25 sets)
    • Price Per Unit: $11.15
    • Package Price: $278.75
  • Apple Watch Lugs – 38mm (200 sets) 
    • Price Per Unit: $9.18
    • Package Price: $1,836
  • Apple Watch Lugs – 42mm (25 sets) 
    • Price Per Unit: $11.33
    • Package Price: $283.25
  • Apple Watch Lugs – 42mm (200 sets) 
    • Price Per Unit: $9.33
    • Package Price: $1,866

The distributor currently estimates a shipping time of 2 weeks for all lug sets and pentalobe screwdriver bits. Hit up this link for ordering info.

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  • Nigleet

    I’ll take 1000!

  • I’m not sure if mine are the same quality or whatever, but I’ve been using the unofficial version of the for about 3+ months. I got a set on Amazon for about $4 and I’ve been bought a knockoff version of Apple’s metal watch band for about $24. Just putting it out there.