SIZE GUIDELINE

SIZE GUIDELINE

 

 

For standard attachment (97%++ watch on market):

 

1. Width

 

a. Width of watch lug:

It is the distance between the lugs, where the strap meets the watch.

- To determine your watch’s lug width, you can take a ruler or caliper, and measure the gap A (picture above). Measure this in millimeters.

 

- Wise advice to save time: check for a size imprint in the back of your current strap (the lining). The lug width is sometimes imprinted with hot iron. On the picture below, we will know that the lug width for the far left strap is 22mm.

 

- The lug width can also be easily found by doing a quick Google search for your specific watch model, for example: “Panerai 000 lug width”, or “Rolex Submariner lug width”

 

b. Width of Buckle:

It is the gap B (please see first picture). This gap will deterime your buckle width. Measure this in milimeters.

If you want to use the buckle from your previous strap, you will need to measure the buckle size, and write it on the product descriptions, so we can make the strap fit your existing buckle.

However, if you purchase a buckle from us, you don’t need to measure your existing buckle.

 

2. Length

There are two lengths required, the tail end (longer side - part C), and the buckle end (shorter side, exclude buckle - part D).

Length is expressed, for example like this: 125/75. The first number (125) is the length in millimeters of the tail end with holes. The second number (75) is the length in millimeters of the buckle end.

- If you have no idea of what length you should choose, you can determine it based on your wrist size. Simply wrap a piece of string/thread around your wrist at the point where you normally wear your watch, mark the string where it crosses itself, lay it flat on a table and measure the distance between the marks. That is your wrist size.

 

The table below is an excelent guidance to help you decide the strap size

6.0 - 6.5” wrist (150 - 164mm) = 120/70mm

6.6 - 7.0” wrist (165 - 178mm) = 125/75mm

7.1 - 7.5” wrist (179 - 190mm) = 130/80mm

7.6 - 8.0” wrist (191 - 203mm) = 135/80mm

8.1 - 8.5” wrist (204 - 216mm) = 140/85mm

8.6 - 9.0” wrist (217 - 229mm) = 145/90mm

 

However, don’t let this table be your strict rule. Choosing the strap length is all personal preference. There is no “right” or “wrong” in choosing them. A length that we consider “too short”, or “too long” might consider to be “just right” for you.  Strap length is an art, and as your taste changes, your idea of what looks “just right” will probably change too. For example, If your wrist is 6.7”, you can also go with 125/75mm for a more conservative look (less tail, centered buckle), or you could go up to 130/80 for a longer look (more tail, buckle over to the side more).

- If you already have a leather strap that fits you best, you can also measure the strap, and choose “custom size” on the length section, then you can write on the notes what length of each side (long and short section) you prefer.

 

 

3. Thickness

The thickness of a strap is normally only important from an aesthetic point of view. Some people like it thin, or some people find that flat-shaped watches go best with thinner straps, whereas large robust watches need a thicker or padded strap. However, these are back again to each individual preference. There is no right or wrong when you choose the thickness.

 

 

For special lug attachment (3% of watches on market)

 

There are some watches on the market that the lug itself is complicated, but yes we can make it. We’ve already made some straps for watches with hard specific lug and metal insert (e.g:Audemars Piguet), indent style (e.g: Bell&Ross), notch style (e.g: IWC Ingenuier), double tour style (e.g: Hermes, iWatch), or using original buckle/deployment clasp (e.g: Rolex, Tag Heuer). To make it simple, you can just tell us what type of watches you have, and we will find out if we can make it. Hint : No worries, because most of the time, we can :)

 

 

a. Audemars Piguet:

Width:

For Audemars Piguet, we need you to mention the model of your AP, and the type of your buckle. For example:

-       AP ROO 42mm Old Style – use deployment buckle

-       AP ROO 42mm New Style (2014 up) – use tang buckle 20mm

-       AP ROO Diver – use tang buckle 24mm

-       AP ROO 44mm  - use tang buckle 24mm (no insert yet)

-       AP End of Days, and Chronograph Older Generation – please mention your watch reference number

-       AP Lebron James

-       AP Legacy, T3, Shaq

 

Length:

For the length of Audemars Piguet, please be noted that you can’t use wrist size as your length suggestion. You need to measure your existing strap using regular ruler, and select your length preference. If you feel that your current strap fits right, you can input the length of it. However, if you feel it’s too long / too short for you, you can shorten or lengthen each side. For example: you may prefer to make it 10mm longer on long part, and 5mm longer on short part.

 

 

b. Bell & Ross, or indent style

For Bell & Ross Aviation (01 or 03) model, and Marine (02) model: you simply need to mention the model of your BR and your length preference. However, for any other watches’ indent style, we need you to measure the diagram below, and email us your strap specification below.

 

 

A : width strap,

B : width gap inside the buckle,

C : length of the long part (seize the length you would lke to order for your new strap),

D : length of the short part (seize the length you would like to order for your new strap),

E : * tongue buckle width (if you want to keep your OEM buckle),

F : width of the off-notch (indent)

G : depth of the off-notch (indent)

 

 

c. Notch style

 

A : width strap,

B : width gap inside the buckle,

C : length of the long part (seize the length you would lke to order for your new strap),

D : length of the short part (seize the length you would like to order for your new strap),

E : * tongue buckle width (if you want to keep your OEM buckle),

F : width of the notch

G : depth of the notch

 

 

d. Double tour style

 

A : width lug (do not measure the strap, but only the gap between the watch ears on both sides of the case),

B : width gap inside the buckle,

C : length of the long part (seize the length you would like to order for your new strap),

D : length of the short part (seize the length you would like to order for your new strap),

E : * tongue buckle width (if you want to keep your OEM buckle),