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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.

You may like to check you watch details on the online database called WatchBase it is a useful website for finding the full details of your watch.

We have also put together a helpful video to show you how to take measurements.

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.

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

  • John Hurst
    John Hurst
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    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
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      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
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    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
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    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.

  • TB
    TB
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    Hello
    i'm interested by your strap, especially in suede or nubuck leather ; but there are in 120/80 mm length and I need 115/75 mm length. Is it possible ?
    Best regards and excuse me for my bad english.

    • Jon Quinn
      Jon Quinn
      - Reply

      Hi, thanks for the message. Sorry, at the moment we only have the longer length available in the suede range.

  • Mehmet
    Mehmet
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    Bonjour les pattes intérieures de ma montre mesure exactement 21mm. Dois-je regarder des sangles de 22mm ou 20mm? Merci

    • Jon Quinn
      Jon Quinn
      - Reply

      We would always advise you to go for the exact size if you can. If you write to our customer service email address with some more details of your watch we would be happy to assist you further.

  • Baxter
    Baxter
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    Hi, my watch has a 22mm lug but I purchased a 20mm mesh strap from you.

    Should I have purchased a 22mm?

    The 20mm has slight movement but I think if I took the 22mm it might not fit.

    Great Strap

    • Jon Quinn
      Jon Quinn
      - Reply

      It sounds like the 22mm would be the right one. If 22mm is the measurement inside the lugs of your watch then yes, that is the right size to go for.

  • Stephen Boardman
    Stephen Boardman
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    Hi,

    I'm looking for a replacement strap in black leather for my Calibre 8 GMT, I'm not sure of the size required but the strap looks the same as the CARRERA CLASSIC CROC.

    Thanks for your help in advance.

    Regards,

    Stephen...

  • matt cathell
    matt cathell
    - Reply

    What size is the Omega Speedmaster professional man on the moon?

  • Adam Holley
    Adam Holley
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    What grade of steel do you use for the mesh straps? I am looking to buy a nice mesh strap for my Apple Watch and I really like the thicker heavier material. The adapter I have fits a 24mm lug.

  • Conrad Pfahler
    Conrad Pfahler
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    Hi, I have a Cat racing watch model R1141 which might be 15 or 20 years old. The plastic strap has finally given up so will need replacing. The inner width is 20mm however for some reason the two small watch repair outlets tell me they can't help as they don't have a contract to supply Cat straps. Is there anything that you could recommend please?

  • John king
    John king
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    I am looking to purchase ostrich strap at 22mm, is the strap end 18mm?

  • Thomas
    Thomas
    - Reply

    Hello.
    I am interested in the Grand Seiko SBGJ227 "Peacock" and would like which band size I can get if I want to save the original bracelet.
    Thanks
    TH

  • Agostino
    Agostino
    - Reply

    Hello
    I kindly want to know where I can find the width of each strap at the buckle.

    The reason is that I want to use my own buckles,,,
    Thanks
    Regards
    Agostino

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