Users' questions

How big is a watch pin?

How big is a watch pin?

Due to dimensional tolerances, the diameter of size 1.8 will be between 1.78mm and 1.80mm ,and the diameter of size 1.5 will be between 1.48mm and 1.50mm.

How do I know what size spring bar for my watch?

Hold the watch case steady in 1 hand and your digital gauge in the other. Use your index finger to slowly slide the backward opening jaws of the gauge until both of the outer edges of the jaws are pressing against the inner edges of the jaws to find the length of your spring bar.

Are all watch pins the same size?

The size you need is the same as the lug width of your watch band (or buckle width if the spring bar is to be used for a buckle). Standard Diameter – 1.8mm diameter fits most bands and watches. (Due to dimensional tolerances, the diameter will be between 1.78mm and 1.80mm).

How do I measure my wrist for a watch band?

Alternative Measuring Technique

  1. Place underside of wrist face up.
  2. Open up your palm to widen your wrist.
  3. Place the metal end of tailor’s tape in the center of your wrist.
  4. Pull the tape over your wrist to where it fits snug.
  5. Line up the tape with the metal end piece and read the measurement in centimeters.

Are all watch pins the same?

Almost every wristwatch will use pins to connect some or many of these band parts to the watch and no matter what brand watch you own (from high end to watches under $10) the type and number of pins will vary. The watch band pins can be removed and replaced fairly easily with very few watch band tools.

What are watch band pins called?

On some watch bands, the pin is paired with two small metal tubes called ferrules that hold it in place at either end of the link. The “U pin” or “L pin” design is made up of a simple system of a U shaped or L shaped flat metal pins with friction bumps that holds the links together.

What are the different types of watch pins?

Those three individual kinds of pins comprise the regular release, lever, and screw type. The regular release type pin that fastens the watch band to the wristwatch is long enough to be slipped in through the looped ends of the band.