Fitting Guide Barton Watch Bands

There's a very good chance that BARTON's bands will fit your watch perfectly. Most watches have a standard lug that is designed to accommodate any watch band of the proper width. Our watch bands fit thousands of watches with lug widths between 16mm and 24mm.

lug width underside watch band

Step 1: Determine lug width by one of the following

  • Check for markings on the underside of your current band.
  • Measure the width using a metric ruler or by printing our measurement template.
  • Smart watch owners can check our table of Common Smart Watch Lug Widths.
  • Search online for the specs of your watch make/model.    
    Step 2: Buy bands to fit lug width
    16mm | 18mm | 20mm | 22mm | 24mm
    • If your watch has an odd sized lug (i.e. 19mm, 21mm or 23mm) a NATO Style strap the next size up will squeeze in just fine. If you're crafty, you can also remove the spring bars from a quick release band and reinsert your original odd sized spring bars. Again, 1mm wider is typically the way to go.
    • If you have a smart watch and like to use the heart rate monitor, do not go with the NATO style strap as it will block the heart rate monitor. Opt for a quick release band instead.

    Step 3: Switch it up!

    All of our bands are designed to be swapped in and out in a few seconds and without tools! Switch it up throughout the week to accessorize your wardrobe or throughout the day to fit the activity. Trust us, it's pretty awesome.

    Quick Release:
    Simply insert one end of the spring bar into the lug and then slide the quick release lever with your finger.
    NATO Style:
    Insert spring bars into watch head, then thread band as shown. Using our Quick Release Spring Bars with your NATO Style strap will make it easy to swap between all of our bands in a flash.
    barton quick release diagram

    Barton NATO style installation directions

    What About Length?

    Quick Release:

    Our Quick Release bands are designed to fit wrists between 5 1/2" and 8" in circumference. This will cover the vast majority of both men and women. If you are concerned about fit, feel free to test out the band and return it for a full refund if you are not pleased.

    Barton Watch Band Fitting Guide Quick Release Silicone

    NATO Style:
    Our NATO Style Straps are available in two lengths. The 'standard' length (10") fits wrists from 5" to 7 1/2" in circumference and is available in widths of 18mm, 20mm and 22mm. The 'long' version (11") generally fits wrists from 6" to 8 1/2" and is available in 20mm, 22mm and 24mm widths. Those with wrists under 7" typically prefer the 'standard' length band and those with wrists over 7 1/4" typically prefer the 'long' band. If you encounter a fit issue after purchase, we offer a money back guarantee!
    Barton Watch Band Fitting Guide NATO style Strap

    If you still have questions, check out our FAQ or contact us any time!