How to choose a watch strap and how long it is suitable

- Apr 12, 2019-

How to choose a watch strap and how long is the strap suitable?


In fact, it is a specific problem that how long is the watch strap suitable for wearing? The general principle should be comfort and safety. Several aspects need to be considered:


(1) The material of the strap.


(2) The quality, size and thickness of watches.


(3) The wrist shape characteristics of the wearer.


(4) Work type and habits of wearers.


There is a saying that after wearing a watch, a fingernail (except thumb) can be inserted between the wrist and the band. Only when there is such a gap, can it feel relaxed and comfortable.


Everyone has their own different habits, for example, some people like to wear watches loose and open, but generally speaking, there are the following situations:


Some wrists are very slender, especially for women, which requires cutting and removing a lot of strap sections. For discounted "metal straps" (butterfly buckles), the problem of left-right symmetry should be considered in cutting short. The metal strap with shell-belt connection and some comparatively "plate" watchbands (such as integral ceramics) will become curvature larger after truncation. It is easy to crack the surface of the watchband, and the length of the watchband section is larger. It is ugly to wear the strap after truncation. That is to say, such people should try to choose the watches with leather and rubber straps.


Some wrists are very strong and may need to be lengthened to wear them. The general principle is that they should be symmetrical left and right, so that the discount of the closed strap is in the center.


Comparatively troublesome is the person with thick wrist but bigger taper, so it is not easy to find a suitable length, watch on the wrist is not easy to stay, tighten up and loosen down, such a person is more suitable for watches with thin and belt.


When the diameter of the watch is bigger and heavier, it is suitable to use thicker leather strap or solid metal strap, so as to have a supporting control force on the watch. Watches now tend to grow thicker and thicker.


Watches with larger diameters and heavier weights should be worn slightly above the wrist in order to prevent the handlebar from clucking on the back of the hand, or to wear the watch toward the palm of the hand. People who usually exercise a lot should adjust their watch straps properly and tightly.


I feel comfortable wearing straps made of leather, titanium alloy and precision ceramics. Watchbands like tungsten steel are also heavier, and some straps are too sharp in edges and corners.


In short, the material, shape and length of the strap should be able to control the position of the watch on the wrist, and the watch should not move up and down or left or right.