If you’re one of the adventure spirits who just can’t settle having the same watch strap for a lifetime of your favorite watch, then you’ve probably come to the point where you wondered how to pick the right strap to change the fabric one. Since the most of the watches have the curved case, most of the stock strap bands come with the curved end links to fill in the gaps between the watch case and the strap.
But, when it comes to curved end links, in the last few years many people prefer to buy watches with the hidden lugs, whose links are hidden beneath their case. This not only hides the gap between the watch and the bracelet but gives you plenty of options when it comes to combining your watch with custom strap bands.
These, so called straight lug watches, or watches with the hidden lug have the option which allows you to perfectly match them even with straight end link watch bands. That means that there’s no gap left between the watch case and the watch band or at least it isn’t visible from the outside, no matter which link you choose.
Therefore, the link is as firm as the one with the stock strap band. That means you can pair these watches with basically any watch band with straight end links and need only to match the width of the bracelet with the one on your watch. That not only minimizes the amount of work you need to put in to swap the watch bands – but it also means that you don’t need to worry about the fit anymore as you would with curved end links.
Look at it this way – this is like owning a watch with both curved and straight end link option, with the possibility of making your watch fit any outfit by matching it with the desired strap band and without losing anything on the aesthetic side.
Take a closer look at our pictures to see some of the watches from Seiko’s Recraft and Tuna series showcased with some of the best watch straps with straight end links. Most of these watchbands come in standard width options so you only need to know your watch link width.
The picture above showcases Seiko 50th Anniversary Diver Prospex Marine Master Automatic SBDX016 (Seiko-Tuna-SBDX016) with 21.5mm Super Engineer II Solid Stainless Steel Watch Band for Seiko Tuna, Button Chamfer Diver Clasp Brushed (SS212219B034) on the far left. Then, in the middle, we have magnificent Seiko Marine Master Professional 1000M SBBN029 with 21.5mm Super Oyster Brushed & Polished 316L Stainless Steel Watch Band for Seiko Tuna, Diver Clasp (SS211803BPS044). The far right shows us how Seiko Prospex Marine Master Darth Tuna Professional 1000m Diver Quartz SBBN013 looks with 22mm Hexad Oyster 316L Stainless Steel Watch Band Straight Lug, V-Clasp Button Double Lock, PVD Black (SS221820BBK042S).
But let’s not stop at classic look. Here’s something for those who feel young and in for something more bold:
Plus, classic doesn’t have to be boring. The next picture clearly showcases that.
As well as the next one.
We don’t stop here.
Here’s something with cool retro feel just to intrigue you enough to never settle with the ordinary and remind you to always be unique.
Because you are unique.
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Written by M.H.
Photo by Toni