What Is The Lug Width And How Do I Measure It? (Updated 2021)
 

What Is The Lug Width And How Do I Measure It?

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Sophie Baldwin

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Sophie Baldwin

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Measuring lug width is a crucial step when choosing a watch strap or bracelet that fits your watch.

What is the Lug Width?

Lug width refers to the distance between the lugs, which are the protruding elements on either side of the watch case where the strap or bracelet attaches.

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to measure lug width:

Tools Needed:

  1. Ruler or Caliper: A ruler with millimeter markings or a digital caliper is ideal for accurate measurements.
  2. Paper and Pen: For jotting down the measurements.

 
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Step 1: Gather Your Materials Ensure you have a ruler or caliper, a piece of paper, and a pen.

Step 2: Identify the Lugs Locate the lugs on your watch. Lugs are the small, often protruding, pieces on either side of the watch case where the strap or bracelet is attached.

Step 3: Position the Ruler or Caliper Place the zero end of your ruler or caliper at the inside edge of one lug. Ensure that you measure from the innermost point, where the lug meets the watch case.

Step 4: Measure Across the Lugs Extend the ruler or caliper across to the inside edge of the opposite lug. Be sure to measure in a straight line, following the curvature of the lugs.

Step 5: Take Note of the Measurement Read the measurement where the opposite lug ends on the ruler or caliper. The measurement is typically in millimeters, which is the standard unit for lug width.

Now you know how to measure the lug width why don't you look to change your strap with our guide below! 

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Freshly joined WatchGecko after studying Photography: Editorial and Advertising at university. With my love for creation mixed with the need to organise and schedule I have found myself at home here in the publishing department.

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