Watch Band Guide – Why we ask many questions when you order a watchband (Important)

Bespoke watch band guide – little things but important

Custom leather watch bands information:

The watchband looks very simple and easy, however, it is actually more complicated than we thought.  Some customers might be confused why we always ask a lot of questions when they purchase a custom leather watch band, we always ask them to send us pictures of your watch and buckle to confirm if you purchased the proper leather watch strap. , that is because you may NOT know that different type of buckle requires different type of leather watch bands.

There are various qualities: Why alligator leather strap so expensive

What do I need to know before buying a watch band? 

  • Lug size: different lug sizes for the watch end and the buckle end, 1mm would make difference.
  • Length: different wrist size requires different length. wrist size 15cm and wrist size 18cm requires a different length of watch bands
  • Thickness, different brands of watches have different thicknesses of leather watch straps.
  • Buckle type: different buckle type requires a different type of watch band and pin-holes.
  • Adapter: some watches have to have an adapter (also called connector or hardware) to connect the watch band and watch case together.
  • Wrist size: if you are unsure about your watch band length, please measure your wrist size
  • Your watch brand and model number, different brand of watches have a different appearances.

How to size a watch band? Lug width and length guide

How to measure wrist size:

How to measure wrist size

Watch band buckle type guide


Bvlgari B zero1 leather strap buckle type instruction - 4 TYPES

Bvlgari watch buckle type

Cartier Watch strap buckle instruction 4 types ( Pin buckle, double folded deployment, single folded deployment, interchangeable buckle)


Cartier watch strap buckle instructions

Rolex clasp types - Guide to Rolex buckle types

Rolex clasp types

Watch Band Guide

Watch band guide


Watchband thickness guide

Strap for Patek Philippe Calatrava
Strap for Panerai
Strap for Franck Muller Conquistador
24mm strap for Panerai

Watch band lining guide:

Different brands or model watches have different color linings from the original.

Cartier Santos NEW lining: Mostly black lining

Cartier Santos replacement strap 21mm quickswitch black lining

Cartier Santos 100 lining: Mostly cream lining

Cartier Santos 100 leather strap replacement watch band for sale

Breitling watch band lining: mostly yellowish lining

Buy Replacement Breitling Navitimer leather watch strap 20mm 22mm 24mm

Hermes watch bands: brown lining

Hermes Quick Release spring bar


Watch band guide – Pinholes: watch band pin size chart

Panerai pin buckle requires a big hole

Patek Philippe 5524R blue alligator leather strap for deployment buckle square holes

Patek Philippe 5524R  deployment buckle requires square holes

Corum Admiral_s Cup Challenger blue alligator leather strap replacement

Corum Admiral Cup requires large pin holes

IWC watch buckle requires a small round hole

If you want the watch band to fit better on your watch and wrist, please give us the information we required, the best way is to send us a picture of your watch and buckle, as well as the lug size and length. Decoding Watch Clasp Types: How Different Clasps Can Distinguish Watch Brands

Custom leather watch bands for watch brands include Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Breguet, Bvlgari, Breitling, Cartier, Chopard, Corum, Franck Muller, Glashutte, Graham, Hamilton, Hermes, Hublot, IWC, Jaeger LeCoultre, Omega, Oris, Panerai, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Rado, Richard Mille, Rolex, Tudor, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, Zenith and more watches watch bands & straps. Drwatchstrap is NOT affiliated with any watch companies mentioned above.

As every exotic skin is unique, no two watch straps will look exactly the same. Every leather watch band we sell is custom handmade! Leather color, stitching color, lug size, and length all can be personalized. Welcome to contact us.

How to measure watch lug width – DRWATCHSTRAP

How to measure watch lug width – DRWATCHSTRAP

Custom made watch bands | Handmade leather strap instructions