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What is the lug width and how do I measure it?

Category: FAQs | Date: November 18, 2014

Helpful instructions, take a look.

The ‘lug width’ is simply the internal width measured between the lugs (where the watch strap fits) of the watch.

It’s always best to check this size before you purchase a replacement watch strap, you can then view the correct sizes available for your watch on our website .

Inaccurate readings by just a few millimeters could lead to your strap having a loose fitting or either not fitting at all. It is best to use a pair of calipers (vernier) or a ruler (a tape measure is not advised) and please note it is the internal dimension you need.

Once you know this size we have a great page that enables you to view all of our watch straps in this size.

Please do contact us if you need some help selecting the correct strap for your watch.

6 comments on “What is the lug width and how do I measure it?”

  • John Hurst
    John Hurst
    - Reply

    I am looking for a 'Mesh' rose gold watch strap but it does need to be 28mm width to fit my Rotary watch,
    I hope you can help.
    Regards
    John Hurst

    • Jon Quinn
      Jon Quinn
      - Reply

      Hi, thanks for the question.
      Unfortunately we don't have any 28mm mesh straps.
      But please can you get in touch (quoting your watch model number) via the contact page and we'll try and help you.... https://www.watchgecko.com/contacts/

  • Fred
    Fred
    - Reply

    Hello,
    I measured the inner lugs and it’s precisely 20mm. Should I look at 19mm or 20mm straps?
    Thanks.

    • Jon Quinn
      Jon Quinn
      - Reply

      Hi Fred, please go for the 20mm straps as 19mm will be too narrow.

  • Michael Basra
    Michael Basra
    - Reply

    I don't like how narrow my current Tissot strap is (19/18mm) however the outer diameter of the lugs is 24mm. If I ordered a 24mm watch strap would you be able to notch it to fit 19mm lugs, or would I need to find a watchmaker/repairer/jeweller to do this?
    Thanks.

    • Jon Quinn
      Jon Quinn
      - Reply

      Hi Michael, thanks for the message. I'm sorry, we would be unable to modify the strap for you, so you would have to get a local watch repair shop to do this for you. Or an alternative would be for you to try and get a replacement original strap.

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