Apple Watch Strap

Collected Works | Miyazawa Kenji | Tan

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Original Manuscript

German craftsmanship

Precision fit

Gütermann yarn

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Discover poetry on your wrist! Limited edition leather watch straps with exclusive engravings of original manuscripts from famous poets.

Craftsmanship meets literature - a unique accessory celebrating timeless ideals.

    English translation: 

    Unbeaten by the rain
    Unbeaten by the wind
    Bested by neither snow nor summer heat
    Strong of body
    Free of desire
    Never angry
    Always smiling quietly
    Dining daily on four cups of brown rice
    Some miso and a few vegetables
    Observing all things
    Leaving myself out of account
    But remembering well
    Living in a small, thatched-roof house
    In the meadow beneath a canopy of pines
    Going east to nurse the sick child
    Going west to bear sheaves of rice for the weary mother
    Going south to tell the dying man there is no cause for fear
    Going north to tell those who fight to put aside their trifles
    Shedding tears in time of drought
    Wandering at a loss during the cold summer
    Called useless by all
    Neither praised
    Nor a bother
    Such is the person
    I wish to be

    "Ame ni mo makezu" was written by Japanese poet and writer Miyazawa Kenji and is one of his best-known works. The poem is an ode to human strength and unwavering spirit, expressing Kenji's ideal of a person who remains steadfast in the face of adversity. 

    The poem encourages us not to be distracted by material things or worldly affairs but to lead a life of modesty, compassion, and inner strength.

    This exclusive leather watch band is part of a strictly limited edition and has been crafted with the utmost care and craftsmanship.

    The engraving of the poem is a tribute to Miyazawa Kenji's inspiring work and a reminder of the timeless ideals of steadfastness, modesty, and compassion that form the core of human nature.

    Compatible with all Apple Watches:
    Series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & SE

    Our adapters and the clasp will perfectly match your Titanium, Steel, Aluminum or Nike version.

    Please note: 45 mm / 44 mm adapters fit the 42 mm Apple Watch (Series 1 - 3), 41 mm / 40 mm adapters fit the 38 mm Apple Watch (Series 1 - 3), however the Adapters will slightly protrude at the bottom. If you own an Apple Watch Series 1 - 3 and you want to make sure your adapters fit perfectly, please send send us an email to and we will make sure you get a perfect fit.

    BandWerk bands are elaborately handcrafted by highly skilled artisans in Germany. 

    Get a glimpse behind the scenes of our production process here...

    To retain the characteristic look of your leather band for years to come, we recommend following these care instructions:

    • Keep your watch band away from moisture and humid environments. In case the leather accidentally gets wet, remove the band from the Apple Watch and clean the surface with a soft, dry cloth.
    • Even though your leather band resists everyday perspiration, we recommend changing it for a dedicated sports band, when engaging in sporting activities.
    • Remove your band from the Apple Watch case at least once a month to clean the adapters and the bandslot, especially after it gets wet.

    If you have any questions about your watch band, feel free to contact us via

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