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What Watch Buckle Suits Your Leather Watch Bands Best?

June 21, 2022 7 min read

Strapcode watch band buckles catalogue

Watch collectors know that when it comes to leather timepieces, watch buckles are just as important as the design and features. These watch buckles are an essential detail that can often be overlooked, yet they add that final touch to your leather watch straps.

Choosing the right watch buckle can make a significant difference in the comfort and style of your watch. From classic buckles to modern clasps, there are different types of watch buckles and clasps available to suit your preferences. Knowing which type of watch buckle is best for your leather watch is crucial to ensure a secure and comfortable fit. Therefore, if you're a watch collector, it's important to pay attention to the watch buckles when choosing your next leather watch strap.

 

The Strapcode Full List of Watch Band Buckles

If you're looking for a pin buckle/ tang buckle to complement your watch band, you'll want to consider the different styles and designs available. We've compiled a list of the top-selling pin buckles that offer a range of looks, from casual to classy, sporty to military. These buckles have been chosen by watch enthusiasts for their quality, style, and versatility.

Whether you're looking for a classic pin buckle or a more modern take on the design, you're sure to find something that meets your needs on this list. So, without further ado, let's take a look at the top-selling pin buckles for leather watch bands with a range of looks to suit any style.



Top 1 : #66 Sporty Tang Buckle

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.



Top 2 : #65 Classic Tang Buckle

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.



Top 3 : #63 Classic 2mm-Tongue Buckle

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.



Top 4 : Screw-in Buckle IWC-Style

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.



Top 5 : 18mm #67 Sporty Tang Buckle

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

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

Watch Buckle Style: Sport / Classy
Watch Buckle Size Options: 18mm
Buckle Finish Options: Brushed, Polished
Buckle Best match watch band types: Rubber / Nylon / Leather watch band

The #67 pin buckle for this leather watch strap is made of solid 316L stainless steel and has a 2.5mm-thick tongue. It is cut and shaped in a streamlined design with edgy corners, giving it a neat and clean look that pairs well with sport-style watches or sporty watch bands.



Top 6 : #64 Sporty Tang Buckle

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.



Top 7 : Spring Bar type Streamline Buckle

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.



Top 8 : Spring Bar type 3mm-Tongue Buckle

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.



Top 9 : 24mm Screw-in 6mm Tongue Sandblasted Buckle

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.



Top 10 : Classic 2mm Tongue Buckle

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.



Top 11 : Spring Bar type Buckle

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



Top 12 : TAG Style Spring Bar type Buckle

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.



Top 13 : Ladder Lock Slider buckle

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

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

Watch Buckle Style: Casual / Military
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.


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.

     

    Versatility of Pin Buckles

    Although we specifically mention leather watch bands, it's worth noting that the watch buckles available here are also compatible with nylon, sailcloth, and canvas watch bands. This makes them a popular choice among people who like to switch up their watch bands regularly. Additionally, pin buckles are easy to use, with a simple mechanism that allows for a secure fit on the wrist. Overall, the versatility of pin buckles makes them a great choice for anyone looking for an affordable and practical watch buckle option.

    Written by Victor, images by Toni

     

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