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Steel BandUpdated 4 months ago

What's in the Box

  • Steel Band
  • Adjustment tool

Product Overview

  • Grade 316L stainless steel links and buckle
  • DLC scratch resistant coating
  • Custom magnetic clasp with grade N52 magnets
  • Custom 316L stainless steel lugs and buckle
  • Designed for Apple Watch Ultra and Ultra 2, Series 9, 8, 7, 6, SE, and all previous versions of Apple Watch

Device Compatibility & Size Guide

  • 40mm/41mm Steel Band
    • Compatible with Apple Watch 41mm, 40mm, and 38mm (Series 1-9 and SE)
    • Band is one size fits most, designed for wrist sizes ranging from 115mm to 185mm
  • 45mm/49mm Steel Band
    • Compatible with Apple Watch 49mm, 45mm, 44mm, and 42mm (Ultra & Ultra 2, Series 1-9, and SE)
    • Band is one size fits most, designed for wrists ranging from 130mm to 225mm

For Apple Watch Series 4 and 5, Apple increased the size of the display of both the larger and smaller watch sizes from 42mm and 38mm, respectively, to 44mm and 40mm. Additionally, for Apple Watch Series 7 and beyond, Apple increased the size of the display of both the larger and smaller watch sizes from 44mm and 40mm, respectively, to 45mm and 41mm. Apple Watch Ultra and Ultra 2 both have 49mm displays.

Although the overall display of the newer Apple Watches is larger, the area where the band attaches to the watch remains the same as the previous series for consistency in band compatibility. The sizes on our website now show '45mm/49mm' (which fit a 49mm, 45mm, 44mm, or 42mm Apple Watch) and '40mm/41mm' (which fit a 41mm, 40mm, or 38mm Apple Watch).

Please refer to the sizing chart below to find the right size band for your Apple Watch series and size.

Your Apple Watch series
Your Apple Watch size
Compatible Nomad band size
Ultra & Ultra 2
45mm / 49mm
Series 7 - 945mm45mm / 49mm
41mm40mm / 41mm
SE44mm45mm / 49mm
40mm40mm / 41mm
Series 4 - 6
44mm45mm / 49mm
40mm40mm / 41mm
Series 1 - 3
42mm45mm / 49mm
38mm40mm / 41mm

Adjustment & Installation Tips

To resize your Steel Band, follow the steps outlined in this video or in this Adjustment Guide

Attempting to install your Nomad band on Apple Watch Ultra or Ultra 2? Be sure to press down on the center lug latch as you slowly slide the band into the watch channel. Check out this installation video.

Following these steps will ensure Ultra's sharp edges don't damage your band's lug latches. Note, even if the lug latch is slightly scratched from your first installation attempt, it should still lock securely into your Apple Watch.

If you're having trouble getting the fit of your band exactly right, we have 3/4 links we can send you. Just email [email protected] with your band details and updated shipping address and someone from our team will help you out. 

Cleaning Tips

Wipe down Steel Band with a damp rag and allow to fully dry out in a warm, sunny area. 

Band Hardware

If you need additional links, 3/4 links, or any other band hardware, please email [email protected]


Unsure what style and color you're looking for? Check out our DesignLab to preview your watch on any of our bands.

More questions? Check out these FAQs. 

Is Steel Band waterproof?

While we use water-resistant materials for our links and lugs, we do not recommend submerging your Steel Band in water for extended periods of time. Doing so may degrade the strength of the magnetic clasp over time. If you do expose your Steel Band to water, we recommend rinsing it off with fresh water and allowing it to fully dry out in a warm, sunny area. 

How strong is Steel Band's DLC coating?

Steel Band's DLC coating is extremely durable but it's slightly softer than most metal laptops so it may start to show scratches with frequent typing. We recommend removing your band before typing on a metal laptop to protect your band and laptop.


Nomad offers a 2-year limited warranty for all Nomad products with the exception of our cables, for which we offer a 5-year limited warranty. Both warranties cover any manufacturing or workmanship defects but do not cover damages that may have resulted from normal wear and tear, misuse/abuse, or modification of the product. If your Nomad product is defective, we will help you to exchange it for a brand-new replacement. We cannot guarantee that the exact style or product will be in stock at the time that your warranty claim is processed, but we wouldn't want you to be left empty-handed! In this case, we will offer store credit rather than a replacement. The store credit never expires and will be valid for any product on our website. For more information on our warranty policy, please visit our Warranty page. 

Note, Nomad will not be liable for any damages that may result from the use of any Nomad product. Our warranty does not cover the repair or replacement of property such as electronic devices and/or other personal property. 

Disposal of Product and Packaging

Packaging: The inner cardboard tray is recyclable and can be placed in your recycling bin. The outer box and attached foam inserts are not recyclable. These components can be disposed of in your standard waste.

Product: Should your product become damaged or defective, and is no longer covered under warranty, please responsibly dispose of the product at a donation center.

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