Watch straps come in a range of widths and lengths, and choosing the right one is important for both comfort and style. A watch strap width/length that is too big or too small can be uncomfortable to wear and can also affect the overall look of your watch.
In this article, we'll look at how to measure watch strap width so you can find the perfect strap for your watch.
Watch Strap Width
Tools Needed: A ruler or a calliper.
Measuring the Width of Your Watch Strap
To measure the width of your watch strap, you'll need to determine where the strap connects to the watch case. This is typically near the lugs, which are the protrusions on the sides of the watch case that hold the strap in place.
Once you've located the lugs, use a ruler or a calliper to measure the distance between the two lugs.
Using Your Measurements
Once you've measured the width of your watch strap, you can use this information to find the right replacement strap. Most watch strap suppliers will list the width of their straps in millimeters, so be sure to measure in millimeters if possible.
It's also important to consider the shape of your watch case when choosing a replacement strap. Some watch cases have curved lugs, while others have straight lugs. If your watch case has curved lugs, you'll need to find a strap that has a curved shape to ensure a good fit.
Watch Strap Length
Tools Needed: A ruler and a string.
Measuring Your Wrist
To measure your wrist, wrap a piece of string or a strip of paper around your wrist and note where the ends meet. Make sure to wrap the string or paper snugly against your wrist, but not too tightly.
Once you've noted the meeting point of the ends, use a ruler to measure the length of the string or paper from one end to the other. This measurement is the length of your wrist.
Choosing an Appropriate Watch Strap Length
With the length of your wrist in hand, you can use this information to find an appropriate watch strap length. Most watch strap suppliers will list the lengths of their straps in millimeters, so be sure to measure your wrist in millimeters if possible.
In general, the strap should be snug on your wrist, but not too tight. You should be able to insert one finger between the strap and your wrist, but no more. If the strap is too loose, it may slip and slide on your wrist, while a strap that is too tight may be uncomfortable to wear.
It's also important to consider the size of your watch case when choosing a strap length as it forms part of your wrist length when worn. A larger watch case may require a shorter strap, while a smaller case may require a longer strap.
At Arete First, we are one of the leading sellers of watch straps in Singapore, offering a wide range of sizes and designs. Our aim is to bring products of excellent quality to our customers, so feel free to contact us for any enquiries.