Do you have a favorite watch but its strap doesn’t suit your style? Nothing can make your watch more unique than creating a watch strap for it. In this post, we’ll walk you through the process of making a bespoke watch straps to your style. With over half a decade of experience in the watch band industry and a keen eye for style, we guarantee precision and tailored fit for every customer. 

Choose the style of straps

Style of straps

When it comes to customizing your watch strap, the first step is to elevate your timepiece with HANDDN’s collection of 11 distinctive strap styles. Our bespoke watch straps open up a world of possibilities for personalization, offering a wide range of styles to choose from, including Single Folding, Fixed Bars, Nato, Pilot, and more.

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Curved End

Then, consider whether you prefer curved or straight lugs. Curved lugs are essential for watches with short lugs like FP Journe, Ming, and certain Rolex/ Grand Seiko models to prevent scratching. While they offer added protection and uniqueness, curved lug straps are less common and generally pricier due to their specialized design. 

Choose the material of straps

Skin of leathers

One of the most important decisions you’ll make is selecting the ideal strap material for your watch. At HANDDN, we understand that your choice of strap material not only affects the durability and comfort of your item but also adds a touch of luxury and personality. That is why we offer you two exceptional leather options: exotic leather and regular leather collections. 

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Alligator leather
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Nubuck Calfskin
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Lizard leather

If you’re seeking to make a bold fashion statement, our exotic leather straps are the perfect choice for you. Crafted from the most exclusive leathers, each strap is a masterpiece. For those who appreciate classic style, our regular leather straps offer timeless elegance and versatility. Crafted from high-quality leather, these straps are perfect for both formal and casual occasions. 

Lining skin

Our lineup of lining skin options – Zermatt golden, Calfskin, Goatskin and Alligator – offers a world of possibilities for you to explore. Choose the one that resonates with your personality and let your accessories speak volumes about your refined taste. 

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Measurement your bespoke watch straps

When selecting the perfect material for your ideal watch straps, the next crucial step is ensuring a precise fit. Accurately measuring the width of your timepiece, including the lug width, buckle width and length.

Lug width

The lugs are the two metal protrusions on each side of the watch case where the strap is attached. These are the parts you want to measure. Using your ruler or caliper, measure the distance between the inside edges of the two lugs in millimeters.

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Buckle width

Locate the part of the watch strap that attaches to the buckle. The width you need to measure is the distance between the two inner edges of the buckle where it will connect to the watch strap.

Length (Short end/ Long end)

If you’re using a measuring tape, wrap it directly around your wrist. In case you don’t have measuring tape, wrap a string or a paper around your wrist where you typically wear a watch. Make sure it’s snug but not too tight. Mark the point where the end of the string meets the rest of it, forming a complete circle around your wrist. Then, lay the string flat next to a ruler and measure the length in millimeters.

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Size guide

Choose accessory

Stitching

Our bespoke watch strap offers the unique advantage of customizable strap stitching. This means you have the power to tailor not only the style but also the color of your watch strap stitch to perfectly match your individual preferences.

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Yellow Alligator navy lining classic double stitching navy

Quick bars

Quick-release spring bars offer convenience and are ideal for those who enjoy changing watch straps frequently without the hassle of using tools. Regular spring bars, while more traditional, require a bit more effort in the strap-changing process. Before choosing, make sure your watch is compatible with the type of spring bars you’re considering. Some watches are designed specifically for quick-release bars, while others use the traditional type.

Quick Release spring bar guide
Quick Release spring bar guide

Buckle

Not all HANDDN straps come with a buckle so you can choose the option that best match with your demands. And if you already have your own favorite buckle, we’ve got you covered too. You can customize the pin slot width to ensure a seamless fit for your buckle.

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Finishing

Padded

The unique padded structure not only provides superior comfort but also adds a touch of luxury to your wristwear. Choose from our four distinct padded types to match your preference and style: Flat for a sleek and minimalistic look, Domed for a subtle curvature that embraces your wrist effortlessly, Square for a bold and modern statement, and Full for an all-encompassing, cushioned experience.

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Padded Handdn

Thickness

Our custom watch straps allow you to effortlessly tailor the thickness to suit your personal style and comfort needs. The thickness of the watch strap will gradually decrease from lug to buckle.

Tip Shape

If you’re looking to deviate from the regular tip, you have the option to select from alternatives like square, oval, or pilot tips.

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Edge Finishing

One of the final steps to complete your watch strap is deciding how to finish the edge of straps. With default option – painted, you can choose the color to paint on the edge base on the color of strap or your demand. Another one is folded edge which is complete by exotic leather, require artisans to be skilled and professional.

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Ordering bespoke watch straps

Once you’ve selected all the elements for your custom watch strap, place your order at “Payment and Additional”. In this place, you can add your personalization or your special detail. You also upload your related picture which best matching with your ideal watch strap. You will need to wait a short time for your strap to be crafted. When your strap has been completed, you will receive the final product. Please test it carefully before putting it on your favorite watch.

Conclusion

Personalization is key, and with our watches, you can make a statement that reflects your distinct taste and style. Explore the endless possibilities of customization and create a timepiece that truly embodies your personality with HANDDN’s bespoke watch straps.

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