How to Cut Your Rubber Cut-to-Size straps to size!

How to Cut Your Rubber Cut-to-Size straps to size!

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The rubber straps you’ll be receiving will be a standard, maximum length. You’ll just have to cut where needed.

Follow these steps to properly size your cut-to-size rubber watch strap for a perfect fit:

Materials Needed:

  • Cut-to-size rubber watch strap
  • A pair of sharp scissors or a utility knife
  • A ruler or measuring tape
  • A marker or pen
  • Spring bar tool (optional)
  • Your watch

Steps:

  1. Determine Your Wrist Size:
    • Wrap a measuring tape around your wrist where you typically wear your watch. Note the measurement in inches or centimeters.
    • Alternatively, you can use a piece of string to measure your wrist and then lay the string flat to measure it with a ruler.
  2. Measure the Watch Head:
    • Measure the length of the watch head (the part of the watch without the strap) from lug to lug.
    • Subtract this measurement from your wrist size to determine the total length needed for the strap.
  3. Initial Strap Sizing:
    • Our cut to size rubber straps have predefined cut lines. Use these as a guide.
    • Place the strap on a flat surface and use a ruler to mark where you need to cut.
  4. Cutting the Strap:
    • Carefully cut along the marked lines using sharp scissors or a utility knife. It's better to cut less and try it on than to cut too much initially.
    • Note: It is likely that you will not cut the same number of segments away from each side because human wrists are not perfectly symmetrical and because of the length of the clasp. 
  5. Fit and Adjust:
    • Attach the strap to your watch using the quick release spring bars. 
    • Try the watch on your wrist. Check if the fit is comfortable and the watch sits properly.
    • If the strap is still too long, either adjust the hole on the clasp that the strap is in or make additional small cuts until you achieve the desired fit.
  6. Final Check:
    • Ensure that the watch strap is secure and both strap sides are properly secured to the clasp.
    • Check for comfort and ensure that the strap is not too tight or too loose.

Tips:

  • Cut Gradually: Always cut a little at a time. It's better to make multiple small adjustments than to cut too much at once.
  • Check that the Clasp is Centered: Make sure your cuts help place the clasp on the center of your wrist
  • Use a Sharp Tool: Sharp scissors or a utility knife will ensure a clean cut, preventing jagged edges.

By following these steps, you can customize your cut-to-size rubber watch strap for a perfect and comfortable fit.

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