Measuring correctly for your wrist size is critical to get the perfect fit for your watch strap. When I make straps for customers it’s important that I have these details in order for us to get the right fit. Everyone is different, not to mention some prefer slightly more or less leather to wrap the wrist through the buckle so it’s important that I work with everyone to get the right size. I can make your straps in any size, you simply measure up and let me know!
There are a few critical components:
Lug Width – the lug is where the strap meets the case of the watch and the lug width is the distance between the left and right ‘lugs’. Typically this is in the region of 18-24mm but straps come in all shapes and sizes
Buckle Width – this is the inside measurement of the buckle width where we will attach either your current buckle or a new one. I also supply buckles so I can recommend a taper (from lug to buckle) or use your current sizes
Length – there are two parts to the strap, the long part which has the buckle holes and the short part that has the buckle attached. I need the length of each of these, typically the standard size is 125/70mm which tends to fit the average sized wrist as an example. To measure this the easiest thing to do is measure a strap that you may already have that fits perfectly and send me these, or alternatively measure the circumference of your wrist with a tape measure or a piece of string to then measure and send me that figure and I can recommend. Please reference the notes below for size appropriate for your wrist
Measuring lug, buckle and length can simply be done with a ruler, but for more accurate measurements I suggest getting some digital calipers online which are very cheap but remarkably helpful if you think you’ll use them again in future. I couldn’t be without mine now!
Bear in mind that the size of the watch head also needs to be taken in to account and deducted from your wrist circumference. Most watch heads are typically 1-1.5″
For a size guide please reference the below and also note that you can simply contact me for any advice at all:
- 5.6 – 6.0″ wrist (142 – 152mm) = 110/65
- 6.1 – 6.5″ wrist (153 – 164mm) = 120/70
- 6.6 – 7.0″ wrist (165 – 178mm) = 125/75
- 7.1 – 7.5″ wrist (179 – 190mm) = 130/80
- 7.6 – 8.0″ wrist (191 – 203mm) = 135/80
- 8.1 – 8.5″ wrist (204 – 216mm) = 140/85
- 8.6 – 9.0″ wrist (217 – 229mm) = 145/90