Pilot or Aviator Watch Straps Collection | Rivet Lug Watch Bands
December 10, 20201 min read
A rivet is a mechanical fastener with a plain unthreaded shaft that’s inserted through holes to join parts together.
22P20BBU54C1A87 on Orient Panda Neo70's Solar Chronograph Watch Ref# WV0041TX
The purpose of a rivet is similar to that of a nut and bolt. While nuts and bolts can be screwed and unscrewed for assemble or disassemble purposes, a rivet must be broken in order for it to be removed.
Rivets are usually placed near the lugs to ensure that the watch does not slide or fall off the wrist. Furthermore, if the rivets were placed on the tail end of the strap, it is placed there to ensure the non-fixed keepers remained in place, thus keeping the tail of the strap neatly tucked away in one solid loop around ones wrist.
Rivet style watch bands have been around since the sixties. From the vintage riveted metal bracelet designs, up until today with using solid links with recessed rivets and removable screw rivets for quick and easy adjustments.