# How do you measure a watch case

Everyone that sells a watch tells you the case size in mm. I am trying to see where they measure from. What is point A to point B when you use a ruler? I just don't want to get a giant watch.

Posted by on

• paroob Jan 03, 2009

where are dimensions take from on watch

×

• Level 1:

An expert who has achieved level 1.

Corporal:

An expert that hasÂ over 10 points.

Mayor:

An expert whose answer gotÂ voted for 2 times.

Problem Solver:

An expert who has answered 5 questions.

• Contributor

Unfortuantely, every manufacturer uses their own measuring points.
The most common however, is to measure from 3 o'clock to 9 o'clock. on the outeromst portion of the case.  Do not include the crown or buttons.

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

×

my-video-file.mp4

×

## Related Questions:

### What is the wideness of the strap? I want to change it, and I don't know which strap's size should I buy.

At the point where the strap attaches to the watch - take a ruler (with metric on it) and measure the mili-meters (MM's) between the LUGS (points of attachment). That will give you the size of your band.

Dec 09, 2014 | Casio American Apparel Womens Silver...

### I bought 2 Monti Carlo watches over a year ago from Bidz.com and they never worked. I had put them in a drawer and forgot about them, well while cleaning out some things my youngest son was here and saw...

You can measure the opening in mm width and depth and look online the sizes are very common, it will most likely be a 377 364 or 395 batter. What i mean is measure in mm where the battery goes and depth of batter. Many charts online will tell you what battery or you can send me measurements. hope that helps!!

Aug 29, 2011 | Watches

### My casio mdv-701 accidently dropped n da glass shattered in the inner part. Service centre does not have the glass for relacement. How can i change the glass for this watch?

In case service center is telling that they don't have glass for your watch then tell them that you are going to approach the HQs of casio and complain regarding this service center that they are not keeping parts for most of the products. This trick works most of the time. Secondly, you can contact any of the local glass experts in your city alongwith your watch. They can measure and cut out a piece of glass for your watch or also you can contact any of local watch maker who can check out if he has any glass piece measuring the same size.

Jun 30, 2011 | Watches

### My Nixon Rotolog Leather watch broke at where the leather meets the watch. The bar keeping it together broke. I need a new bar in order to keep the watch together.

This is called spring bar or spring pin. You can buy these on ebay. Make sure you get the right size. The distance between watch lugs is the right size. Measurement must be taken in mm.

May 18, 2011 | Nixon Rotolog Leather Watch

### Need new watch strap rubber and metal , where can I order it from

mcdevito75 here, Ebay would be your best bet, or a flea market in your area. Or you can look for a small watch repair shop in your area. One thing, you"ll need to know the size of the watch lugs, this is where the strap/band attaches to the watch in milimeters, most rulers have a milimeter scale along with the usuall USA measureing scale, simply count the milimeters between the lugs to get your strap.band size in MM.

Feb 09, 2011 | Watches

### Where can I buy a watch strap (double pin) for a Fossil FS3041?

mcdevito75 here, You can but a new strap for your Fissil watch almost any where, Ebay, or you can look for a small watch repair shop in your area as they would have the watch right there for a perfect fit. With anything else you"ll need to know the MM size of your strap. As the strap attaches to the watch case at the pins, simply measure in MM"s this is the size of the band you need, if you can only measure in Standard Measurement use the search online for conversion Inches to MM. But with a watch shop they do everything for you.

Sep 01, 2010 | Fossil FS3041 Wrist Watch

### I need a leather band for my male cartier roadster

mcdevito75 here, Ebay is your best bet for the Leather band for your Cartier watch, but! you:ll need to know the MM size of the band. Measure the width of the band just as it hooks onto your watch, use a ruler, most rulers have both the MM scale and American, if your ruler has only the American mmeasurement use the online Standard to MM calculator for the MM size from the American or standard measurement. Carefully measure the width of the band just as it hooks onto the watch, count the segments in the ruler either each MM or each 16 th of an inch, convert to MM then look on ebay for the strap.

Aug 28, 2010 | Cartier Roadster W62016V3 Wrist Watch

### Changing a Rolex metal watchband to a leather watchband

Put the watch face down and examine the point where the band is connected to the watch case. you will find two holes and through them you will see sprinbar ends insertyed into watch case lugs. Take the tiny screwdriver and push the springbar end inwards,then do the same at the other lug reaching them through those holes.
Then repeat the same at the other end of the band.
Measure the distance between watch case lugs- this will be exact size for your new leather band.

Rate me, plesae.

Mar 23, 2009 | Rolex Daytona 116528 Wrist Watch

## Open Questions:

#### Related Topics:

2,303 people viewed this question

Level 3 Expert

Level 2 Expert