How to Measure

By Michael Kares, WatchStyle

Determining the appropriate size of a replacement watch band is very easy. It is sufficient to measure the width and the length of your current watch band by using a metric ruler or a tape measure. If it's a leather watch band, you may also check the reverse side: the lug width is often imprinted into the lining leather. For higher accuracy, however, we recommend measuring both the lug width of the watch case (Fig. 1) and the buckle width (Fig. 2) by using a digital caliper.

Sizing Infographic

When measuring the length of your current leather watch strap (Fig. 3), be sure to measure the hole part and the buckle part without the actual buckle. The hole part, minus the distance between middle hole and band tip, plus the buckle part, plus the watch case diameter, should be equal to your wrist circumference.

In order to determine the appropriate length of a metal bracelet (Fig. 4), first measure your wrist circumference with a metric tape measure, then subtract the watch case diameter from it. Another procedure would be to remove your current metal bracelet from the watch case, and to measure its total length in a flat position.

Typical Lengths

Declaration Hole Part Buckle Part Total
S 100 mm 60 mm 160 mm
M 110 mm 70 mm 180 mm
L 120 mm 80 mm 200 mm
XL 120 mm 100 mm 220 mm

Stated lengths refer to most Hirsch watch bands within our Leather Collection. Products from other collections may differ, depending on the brand, style and purpose. For product-specific information, please check the size charts on the respective product pages.

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