How to choose your watch strap size
Choosing the correct size of strap for your watch is relatively easy.
There are three steps to follow,
- Look at the back of your watch strap and see if you can find a number on it. Usually there will be a number like 14, 18, 20 or 22 on the back of the strap. This indicates the strap width in millimeters and that’s all the measurement you need to find a replacement strap. Just select a new strap with the same number that you have on the back of your existing strap.
- Does your watch have a number on the back metal casing? Look for a five digit number like for example ( 53007) if you e-mail us the five digit number we can find the strap that will suit your watch. E-mail; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Measure the “horn gap” on your watch. The “horn gap” is the distance between the two metal “lugs” on the case of your watch that connects your strap to the watch case. (See picture below).
Horn Gap measurement- How to choose your watch strap size
So all you need is a metric ruler and measure the gap distance inside the two metal “struts” or “lugs” that the watch strap attaches to.
In this example 2 cm equal 20mm, so you would select a 20mm strap size.
Please note: Do not measure the distance across the top of your leather strap as the existing strap may have shrunk or become worn and may give an inaccurate measurement.
Taking Care of your watch Strap – How to choose your watch strap size
Once you have found your new watch strap here are a few tip on how to keep it looking like new
- Avoid getting oily hand lotions or body lotions on the strap. These lotions can soften the thread stitching on the strap and could cause the stitching to unravel.
- Clean the strap with liquid hand cleaners. These evaporate quickly and leave very little residue on the strap.
- Avoid using soap or water as this can again soften the stitching.