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Guide: How to choose your watch strap?

The value and aesthetics of your watch of course depend largely on its mechanism and dial. But the strap also plays an important role, it dresses your wrist as well as the watch you wear and reinforces the cachet and elegance of the latter.

The dimensions

The dimensions of the strap are width, also called horns, and length. The first is expressed in millimeters and varies from 18 to 22 millimeters. You should choose this width according to the lugs of your watch and preferably take a slightly narrower strap so that it can turn easily and maintain the flexibility of the watch.

The length of the strap varies from 15 to 19 centimeters for men and from 13 to 18 centimeters for women. If you have a "standard" size wrist, you don't need to worry about the length of the bracelet, but this question becomes important once you have a thicker or thinner wrist than average. In this case, you should look for a watch strap of a suitable length or adjust yours by adding perforations, for example.

The material

As for the material, it all depends on the type and style of the watch. For a classic watch, choose noble materials like leather and steel. Again, there are many types and colors of steel and leather to choose from which you must adapt to the color and style of your watch. Nylon and rubber straps are reserved for more sporty and less formal watches.

The loop

For the buckle of a leather strap, you have the choice between the pin buckle, the most classic and the most elegant. The butterfly buckle or folding clasp is more practical, because it allows you to adjust the length of the bracelet once and for all and to open and close it with one hand.