Matte Black Alligator Cartier Tank Strap
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The Cartier Tank has cemented its positioning as one of the most iconic watches of the past 100 years, and its popularity is going strong today. We are pleased to offer straps to fit the modern day Cartier Tank Must and Tank Louis Cartier, in Small, Large and Extra Large sizes.
If you want to instantly class up your timepiece and get it ready for a dressed up occasion, pair it with an Alligator strap and you are ready. Our Alligator straps are made from genuine alligator hide, using the belly, tail and neck portions of the hide. Go with a handcrafted, Alligator strap and not some embossed pattern, because it isn't the same and you know it.
Strap Length Guide
There are two sides per strap, which we refer to as the long end and the short end, which are represented by C and D respectively in the diagram below.
Our handcrafted leather straps come in 3 different lengths.
- Small (C: 105mm, D: 65mm)
- Medium (C: 115mm, D: 70mm)
- Large (C: 125mm, D: 75mm)
A quick way to decide on the length to get is based on your wrist size. Here is the general recommendation (if you are between sizes, we recommend to size up):
- Wrist size of 14.5cm - 17.0cm: Small
- Wrist size of 16.5cm - 19.0cm : Medium
- Wrist size of 18.5cm - 21.0cm: Large
If you need a strap that is shorter than Small (105/65), or longer than Large (125/75), you can always have the strap custom made.
|A||Lug width||Varies by lug width
(see product listing)
|C||Long strap length||105mm||115mm||125mm|
|D||Short strap length||65mm||70mm||75mm|
|E||Distance to middle hole||63mm||71mm||81mm|
|F||Distance between holes||6mm|
|G||Size of holes||1.8mm|
|Number of Strap Holes||7||7||7|
Hope this quick guide helps! Finding the perfect length to get can be a little bit more complicated, as it also depends on the lug-to-lug distance of your watch, and even the shape of your wrist. For a more detailed guide on sizing, please check out this page.
Find Your Lug Width
If you're looking to purchase a strap for your watch, you will need to know the lug width of your watch. Lug width refers to "A" in this schematic below.
There are two ways to find out the lug width of your watch.
- Firstly, you can Google "<watch brand and model> lug width" and see if there is an answer from the brand's website, or some other websites.
- Alternatively, you can simply take a ruler and measure the lug width directly on your watch.
Lug widths are typically in whole numbers, and while the most common lug widths are between 18-22mm, they can go down to 8mm or up to 32mm even. Our ready stock straps are available in 16mm, 17mm, 18mm, 19mm, 20mm, 21mm, 22mm, 24mm and 26mm. If you need other lug widths, you can have it custom made.
You will then need to purchase a strap of the same lug width. For example, if your watch has a lug width of 20mm, you will need to purchase strap with a width of 20-16.
Note: Our Widths typically have two numbers, for example 20-16. The first number (20) refers to the lug width ("A" in the schematic above). The second number (16) refers to the buckle width ("B" in the schematic above). You just need to ensure that the first number matches the lug width of your watch.
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Perfect match with the classic tank
Ordered the black Alligator Cartier strap that should fit me well based on the fitment / size guide, however because my Tank is a Large size (which is relatively small) the strap doesn’t fit my 16.5 cm wrist well. Definitely size up to the longer size. Good quality strap though!
I recently picked up a Cartier Tank Must XL on a bracelet. As much as I love the bracelet, the Tank on black leather is the more classic look IMHO. I’m so glad that Delugs makes a high quality Alligator Matte Black strap exclusively for the Tank Must line. I just got it yesterday and immediately replaced it. The fit is perfect and it’s very comfortable on the wrist. I’ll definitely get more straps for my Tank and for my fiancée who has the L version. She would love the Tiffany blue one, for sure. Thanks again, Delugs, for your excellent service and superior quality.
Got this in Matte Navy. Ultimately knew I had to get it in black as well. Perfect executed strap.
Matte Black Alligator Cartier Tank Strap