New to Straps?

Watch Straps 101

Here's everything you need to know about the world of watch straps.

If you're new to the world of 3rd party watch straps, trying to purchase one can be a little foreign, and even intimidating.

  • How do you remove the original strap / bracelet?
  • What strap fits my watch?
  • Ordering online? How do I install the strap after it arrives?
  • There's so many material and colour choices!! HELP!

And that's why we've created this page, to answer all the questions that you may have about the entire process, and even questions that you didn't know you have! We hope that after reading some of the content, this strange new world will become a little more familiar, and you can start to imagine the possibilities with a new strap wardrobe.

So strap in, and join us to learn the basics about changing your watch strap.

If you need help at any stage of the process, just chat with us and we'll be able to help you out!

Removing Your Strap is Easy!

You can do this at home with a basic spring bar tool!

One Tool, Boundless Freedom

Almost all watches are made up of a watch head, and a strap or metal bracelet that is attached by a spring bar.

A spring bar tool helps to remove the spring bar, and allows you to separate the watch head from the original strap or bracelet. You are now free to attach any other 3rd party strap to your watch!

Note: If your original strap does not use a spring bar, you may need to have the strap removed using more specialised tools, or by a professional. If you're unsure, get in touch with our team!

Find a Strap that Fits

Measure the lug width using a ruler, or just Google it.

What Strap Fits Your Watch?

Most watches have a standard strap end connection, and can fit a regular strap with a straight end. You'll just need to measure the lug width of your watch, and purchase straps of the same lug width.

However, if your watch requires a special strap end connection, then you may need specialised straps to fit.

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Tool-less Installation

Installing a Delugs strap is a fuss-free, tool-less process, as all of our straps come with quick release spring bars as a default. Just compress the spring bar using the knob, and slot the strap into the watch head.

Finding the Right Strap Length

After determining the lug width that you need for your strap, you'll need to figure out the right strap length to purchase. This depends on a few factors: your wrist size, the size of your watch, and how tight or loose you prefer to wear your watch.

Our leather straps come in a range of lengths. Small (105mm on the long strap, and 65mm on the short strap), Medium (115mm / 70mm) and Large (125mm / 75mm). You can also have a strap custom made to any length that you may want.

Our Cut-to-Size Rubber Straps come in just one size, and you'll cut the strap down to the exact size that fits your wrist perfectly.

Sizing Guide Cut-to-Size Tutorial

Deciding Which Strap to Get

It's a personal choice, but we've got some tips.

Once you've figured out the lug width of your watch and length, you will now need to decide what strap to get, and that's where the fun begins!

  • Do you want a leather, rubber or fabric strap?
  • Do you prefer a more formal or casual look?
  • Are you looking for a colour that blends in or stands out?

If you're uncertain (and that's very normal) and need a little help, here are some resources that may give you a little inspiration.

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