Choosing the wrong size for your watch strap can make it feel uncomfortable or even unfit for your watch. So, how do you easily and accurately figure out the right size? Handdn is here today to show you “how to measure watch strap”.

Parameters needed to order watch straps

How to measure watch strap
Leng End & Short End of Watch strap
To order a set of straps for your watch, you need three basic specifications.
  • Lug Width: The lug width of a watch refers to the distance between the two lugs
  • Length of Strap: The watch strap has two parts, a short part and a long part.
  • Buckle Size: The buckle is the part that connects the two parts of the watch strap, helping them attach tightly to your wrist.

Lug Width

The lug width of a watch refers to the distance between the two lugs, which are the two raised sections on either side of the watch case that hold the strap. Lug width is important as it determines what strap size or strap can be attached to the watch.
measure watch lug
measure watch lug

Watch lug sizes usually range from 16 to 26mm, depending on the watch model. You must know this parameter exactly to be able to choose the appropriate Lug size watch strap.

You can use a ruler to determine the lug width or get information from the watch manufacturer.
(In case you are not sure about it you can contact Handdn for help.)

Length of Strap

The watch strap has two parts, a Short end and a Long end. It is the part that helps keep the watch on your wrist. Determined depending on your wrist circumference.

How to measure watch strap
Leng End & Short End of Watch strap
measure your wrist image
measure your wrist image

Normally, watch strap length can have three basic sizes: Short length, Regular length and Long length. Depending on the wearer’s wrist circumference

(for watch faces of average size 35 – 40 mm).

  • Short length: 105 – 65 mm
  • Regular length : 115 – 75 mm
  • Long length: 125 – 85 mm

Depending on your wrist size, you can choose the appropriate length as follows:

  • Your wrist 14.5 – 16.5 cm choose Short length
  • Your wrist 16.5 – 18.5 cm choose Regular length
  • Your wrist 18.5 – 21.5 cm choose Long length

Note : for some special cases, wrist size or watch face size is different, please contact us for support.

Buckle width

Measure your buckle image
Measure your buckle image

The buckle is the part that connects the two parts of the watch strap, helping them attach tightly to your wrist. There are many different types of Buckle for watches: Butterfly clasp, tang clasp, folding clasp…

Usually, the strap will come with a buckle, but in case you want to use your old buckle you must know its size, it is an even number.

(Handdn strap includes tang buckle. This guide is for a classic watch strap that uses a tang clasp, so if you have a different style of clasp, make sure the style of strap you choose matches the clasp you’re using.)

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