When it comes to OEM replacement watch bands, the common lug width size we find available are often either in 20mm & 22mm. Most OEM straps made available today are from the range of 18mm-24mm. However, you’ll less likely find lots of strap options for the odd sizes, such as 19mm, 21mm, and 23mm. Why is it so hard to find fitted bracelets in a such lug width size (refer to as odd size).
Well, you can look at it from various point of views. Looking at it from a watch company, odd size watches are made to individualize the product, to limit the choices of OEM straps options, and of course to protect the companies own accessories.
On the other hand, if you look at it from an OEM watch band seller like ourselves, it makes sense to design and manufacturer custom fitted watch bands for the more common, and popular watch models like the SKX007, New Seiko 5 Sports, SRT Turtle, and Samurai, to maximize profit, instead of spending tens of thousands of dollars on watch molds for lesser popular, uncommon lug width models.
Back in the early 1900s, the common lug width size for a wrist watch was much smaller than it is today. You’ll find vintage wrist watches that has lug width as small as 12mm. Since then, watch sizes have increase, which also cause the lug width to increase as well.
As an alternative suggestion, if you are looking for odd lug size watch bands (non metal watch bands), you can also consider to look for watch bands one size bigger. With that in mind, as an OEM watch band manufacturer and retailer, we recognized the demand for straps with odd-size lug widths and are responding to it by increasing the selections in other designs, and styles of watch straps to offer our customers with.
Our 19mm watch bands selections are increasing slowly but surely, and many of our watch bands are now available in the odd lug width size. Be sure to visit our online store for quality watch bands in various sizes.
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Written by Sam
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