Measuring your wrist for a watch strap:
Hi strap lovers, we have had a number of instances where my customers have provide me with a wrist measurement that turned out to be incorrect. Interestingly, it seems most guys err on the side of too large. We’re not measuring dick length here and accuracy matters, but it seems like a lot of guys have and 8 inch/20 cm wrist. But here’s the thing. unless you’re well over 200 lbs, it’s unlikely you have a 7 1/2 or 8 inch (I’m 6’2″ and weigh 198 lbs, so I’m a relatively big guy, and my wrist measurement is 6.75 to 7 inches/ 17.5-18 cm – in most instances my ideal strap length is 130/80mm). If you’re 5’9″ and weight 165 lbs, baring a regrettable wrist deformity, you definitely don’t have an 8 inch wrist. If you’re 5’8″ tall and weigh 250+ lbs, your wrist may be 8 inches.
Here is the best way to measure your wrist:
Using a flexible tape measure (sewing type), wrap around your wrist where your watch would go (snug, and with no gaps but not tight).
If you don’t have one of these tape measures, you can always do the same with a piece of string and then over lay the length on a tape measure or ruler.
Remember the Carpenter’s Adage: MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE!!
6.0″ – 6.5″ (15cm – 16.5cm)….= 115/70
6.6″ – 6.9″ (16.6cm – 17.5cm) = 125/75
7.0″ – 7.5″ (17.6cm – 19cm)… = 130/80
7.6″ – 7.9″ (19.1cm – 20cm)… = 135/85
8.0″ – 8.5″ (20.1cm – 21.5cm) = 140/90
8.6″ – 9.0″ (21.6cm – 23cm)… = 150/100
* I will not re-build your strap for free.
* If your strap can be adjusted, I will not do this work for free – I will charge you for my shop time and return shipping.
Since most of my orders are taken via e-mail, I’m really relying on you, my customer to provide me an accurate, honest wrist measurement. Come on guys, you can do this!!