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What Watch Buckle Suits Your Leather Watch Bands Best?

6 min read June 21, 2022

What Watch Buckle Suits Your Leather Watch Bands Best?

Watch collectors, when paying attention to the design and features of their leather timepieces, always pay attention to their buckles as well because they are an essential detail that can be often overlooked when adding that final touch to your leather straps.

Of course, there are different types of buckles and clasps but knowing what type of clasp to have on your leather watch will help determine which model is best for you.

List of Leather Strap Watch Buckles Available

You’ll have to know the buckles that are available today to find out the ones best suited for your leather watch.

Amongst all the available buckles and clasps for wristwatches, pin buckles go hand in hand with leather straps. The following is a list of popular and commonly used buckles & clasps today.

Sporty watch Buckle for Leather watch band by Strapcode
Sporty watch Buckle for Leather watch band by Strapcode

#62 : Sporty watch Buckle for Leather watch band, View ALL

Watch Buckle Style: Sporty
Watch Buckle Size Options: 24mm
Buckle Finish Options: Sandblasted
Buckle Best match watch band types: Leather watch band


This pin buckle is a 24mm high-quality 316L stainless steel screw-in 6mm tongue sandblasted watch buckle, designed for Audemars Piguet. It has an obvious 90-degree edge angle with layers that require advanced sharpening techniques. Its wide tongue is fastened by a screw instead of a spring bar.

Sporty watch Buckle for Rubber / Nylon watch band by Strapcode
Sporty watch Buckle for Rubber / Nylon watch band by Strapcode

#01 : Sporty watch Buckle for Rubber / Nylon watch band, View ALL

Watch Buckle Style: Sporty
Watch Buckle Size Options: 18mm, 20mm, 22mm
Buckle Finish Options: Brushed, Sandblasted, PVD Black, IP Gold, Retro Raw, IP Blue
Buckle Best match watch band types: Rubber / Nylon watch band


This is a top-quality stainless steel screw-in buckle that comes in 18mm, 20mm and 22mm diameters for leather straps. The screw-in buckle is in IWC-Style, with a brushed finish. It has an adjustable spring bar detail for standard watch straps.

Sporty watch Buckle for Rubber / Nylon watch band by Strapcode
Sporty watch Buckle for Rubber / Nylon watch band by Strapcode

#66 : Sporty watch Buckle for Rubber / Nylon watch band, View ALL

Watch Buckle Style: Sporty
Watch Buckle Size Options: 18mm, 20mm
Buckle Finish Options: IP Gold, DLC Black, 2-Tone Polished & Brushed
Buckle Best match watch band types: Rubber / Nylon watch band


This is a sporty tang buckle that is perfect for rubber or nylon watch straps and comes in 18mm, and 20mm diameter. The pin buckle has a 2.5mm-tongue with an evident crisp edge; it gives a considerable sporty look that is best paired with a leather watch strap and diving watches. It's adjustable spring bar detail that encourages diversity for matching two-piece type standard watch straps.

Sporty watch Buckle for Rubber / Nylon watch band by Strapcode
Sporty watch Buckle for Rubber / Nylon watch band by Strapcode

#53 : Sporty watch Buckle for Rubber / Nylon watch band, View ALL

Watch Buckle Style: Sporty
Watch Buckle Size Options: 18mm, 20mm
Buckle Finish Options: Polished, Sandblasted, PVD Black
Buckle Best match watch band types: Rubber / Nylon watch band


This is a top-quality stainless steel spring bar buckle that comes in either 18mm or 20mm. The spring bar has a sandblasting finish with a net weight of 5g; its thickness is between 2.0 mm - 3.0 mm.

Sporty / Classy watch Buckle for Rubber / Nylon watch band by Strapcode
Sporty / Classy watch Buckle for Rubber / Nylon watch band by Strapcode

#64 : Sporty / Classy watch Buckle for Rubber / Nylon watch band, View ALL

Watch Buckle Style: Sporty / Classy
Watch Buckle Size Options: 18mm, 20mm
Buckle Finish Options: Brushed, Polished, PVD Black, IP Gold
Buckle Best match watch band types: Rubber / Nylon watch band


This is a sporty tang buckle for leather straps with brushed finishing that come in either 18mm or 20mm. The pin buckle has an adjustable spring bar detail that encourages diversity for matching two-piece type standard watch straps, with a 2mm-tongue.

Classy watch Buckle for Leather watch band by Strapcode
Classy watch Buckle for Leather watch band by Strapcode

#63 : Classy watch Buckle for Leather watch band, View ALL

Watch Buckle Style: Classy
Watch Buckle Size Options: 16mm, 18mm, 20mm
Buckle Finish Options: Brushed, Polished, IP Gold
Buckle Best match watch band types: Leather watch band


This buckle comes in different diameters - 16mm, 18mm, and 20mm, with a solid 316L stainless steel classic 2mm-tongue Buckle. This buckle’s tongue has a high-end brush finish that has an adjustable spring bar that encourages diversity for the watch straps.

Classy watch Buckle for Leather watch band by Strapcode
Classy watch Buckle for Leather watch band by Strapcode

#65 : Classy watch Buckle for Leather watch band, View ALL

Watch Buckle Style: Classy
Watch Buckle Size Options: 16mm, 18mm, 20mm
Buckle Finish Options: Brushed, Polished, PVD Black, IP Gold
Buckle Best match watch band types: Leather watch band


This is a classic tang buckle that comes in 16mm, 18mm, and 20mm diameters for rubber or nylon straps the 18mm and 20mm diameters buckle comes with a 3mm-tongue while the 16mm buckle comes with a 2mm-tongue. It also has an adjustable spring bar detail that encourages diversity for matching two-piece type standard watch straps.

Classy watch Buckle for Perlon / Nylon watch band  by Strapcode
Classy watch Buckle for Perlon / Nylon watch band  by Strapcode

#59 : Classy watch Buckle for Perlon / Nylon watch band , View ALL

Watch Buckle Style: Classy
Watch Buckle Size Options: 20mm, 22mm
Buckle Finish Options: Polished, Sandblasted, PVD Black(Brushed), PVD Black (Polished), IP Rose Gold
Buckle Best match watch band types: Perlon / Nylon watch band


This solid 316L stainless steel ladder lock slider tang buckle comes in either 20mm or 22mm. It is a perfect match for Perlon straps as its obvious wavy shape is a special design that lets these straps pass through easily. It comes in PVD brushed black finish.

Classy watch Buckle for Leather watch band by Strapcode
Classy watch Buckle for Leather watch band by Strapcode

#56 : Classy watch Buckle for Leather watch band, View ALL

Watch Buckle Style: Classy
Watch Buckle Size Options: 18mm, 20mm, 21mm, 23mm
Buckle Finish Options: Brushed, Polished, Sandblasted, PVD Black, Charcoal Black
Buckle Best match watch band types: Leather watch band


This is a top-quality stainless steel 316L spring bar buckle with a brushed finish and comes in either 18mm, 20mm, 21mm or 23mm. The pin buckle has a 3mm-tongue available in brushed, polished and unique charcoal PVD black finish. It's adjustable spring bar detail that encourages diversity for matching watch straps.

Casual / Military watch Buckle for Rubber / Nylon watch band by Strapcode
Casual / Military watch Buckle for Rubber / Nylon watch band by Strapcode

#54 : Casual / Military watch Buckle for Rubber / Nylon watch band, View ALL

Watch Buckle Style: Casual / Military
Watch Buckle Size Options: 18mm, 20mm, 22mm, 24mm
Buckle Finish Options: Brushed, Polished, PVD Black
Buckle Best match watch band types: Rubber / Nylon watch band


This is a high quality 316L stainless steel spring bar streamline buckle that comes in 18mm, 20mm, 22mm and 24mm diameters for leather straps. The streamlined design blend along your wrist is one of the best options to match rubber or nylon watch straps.

Casual / Military watch Buckle for Leather watch band by Strapcode

#51 : Casual / Military watch Buckle for Leather watch band, View ALL

Watch Buckle Style: Casual / Military
Watch Buckle Size Options: 20mm, 22mm
Buckle Finish Options: Brushed, Polished, Sandblasted, PVD Black
Buckle Best match watch band types: Leather watch band


This is a top-quality stainless steel spring bar buckle with a brushed PVD black finish that comes in 20mm and 22mm. The spring bar has a net weight of 5g; its thickness is between 2.0 mm - 3.0 mm

Casual / Military watch Buckle for Leather watch band by Strapcode
Casual / Military watch Buckle for Leather watch band by Strapcode

#57 : Casual / Military watch Buckle for Leather watch band, View ALL

Watch Buckle Style: Casual / Military
Watch Buckle Size Options: 20mm, 22mm
Buckle Finish Options: Brushed, Polished, Sandblasted, PVD Black
Buckle Best match watch band types: Leather watch band


This is a minimal design solid 316L stainless steel watch strap buckle with a precise turning angle finished by advanced tooling. The unique retro raw finished watch buckle was designed to provide a distressed look that encourages diversity in matching with various watch straps. Also have finishes options such as polished, sandblasted, and PVD Black.

How to select the best buckles for leather watch straps

There are different things to consider when pairing a buckle with your leather watch straps - the metal finish, size, design/type, comfortability, and of course the cost of it. Here are some of the factors to consider when selecting the best buckles for leather watch straps below:

  • Buckle Size
  • An essential part of all, you need to choose the right buckle size. Make a measurement of the width of the watch strap end that will be attached to a watch buckle.
  • Buckle Tongue
  • Buckles come with various tongue widths and this is an important factor to consider when choosing a buckle. The tongue width you choose should match the size of the hole on your watch strap.
    • Buckle Finishing
    • There are various metal finishes for watch buckles and when selecting, you want to select one that can pair with your watch case. Some of the buckle finishes are brushed, polished, black coated, retro raw finishes, etc.
    • Buckle Material
    • Buckles usually come in different materials like titanium, stainless steel, etc.
    • Buckle Structure
    • The most common buckle structures are spring bar type and Hi-end in screw type.
    • Buckle Style
    • It could either be a classy, sporty, casual, or military look.

     

    Written by Victor, images by Toni

     

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