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The Importance Of Curved Spring Bars

3 min read April 08, 2020

The Importance Of Curved Spring Bars

Left: 20 mm CrocoCalf (Croco Grain) Dark Grey Semi-Curved Watch strap, Grey Stitching, Polished 20B16PBU57C4G06
Right: 20 mm CrocoCalf (Croco Grain) Matte Black Semi-Curved Watch strap, Beige Stitching, Polished 20P16PBU57C4A50

As much as we would like to design and provide curved end fitted bracelets for as many watch models as possible, its certain that not all models and requests can be fulfilled. However, when it comes to spring bars, whether you are talking about twenty dollar toy watch, or a luxurious watch that’s worth tens and thousands of dollars, spring bars are the essential tiny pieces of metal that is the main component holding and keeping your watch and strap together.

19 mm CrocoCalf (Croco Grain) Matte Black Semi-Curved Watch strap, Black Stitching, Polished 19B16PBU57C4A50

For as long as I can remember, even before having serious interest in watches, the words “Spring bars”, was like one of the very first watch terminology I came across. Through time, you’ll come to the realization of the importance of spring bars. The basic idea of a spring bar is a mini-size telescope tube that are held together by two pins inside the lug holes of your watch case.

Left: 22mm CrocoCalf (Croco Grain) Matte Brown Semi-Curved Watch strap, Brown Stitching, Polished 22B18PBU57C4C21
Right: 22 mm CrocoCalf (Croco Grain) Dark Grey Semi-Curved Watch strap, Grey Stitching, Polished 22B18PBU57C4G06

There will be times where you would feel thankful and satisfied because the spring bars used helped with the fitting problem with your new watch/bracelet. Then of course, there will be times where you will feel frustrated and fed up to the point after countless trial and error with different spring bars, and still unable to get that perfect fit with fitting the watch band onto your watch.

20 mm CrocoCalf (Croco Grain) Matte Black Semi-Curved Watch strap, Black Stitching, Polished 20B16PBU57C4A50

Sometimes, all it takes are minor adjustments, or even a slight bend on a curve of a spring bar, and your fitting problem with your new bracelet onto your watch can be solved.

Left: 24mm CrocoCalf (Croco Grain) Matte Brown Watch Strap with Brown Stitches, Polished Screw-in Buckle 24B22PPV01C4C21
Right: 24mm CrocoCalf (Croco Grain) Matte Grey Watch Strap with Grey Stitches, Polished Screw-in Buckle 24B22PPV01C4G06

Of course, there wouldn’t be a problem if there was curved end fitted bracelets for every watch on the market, but you know that’s more than likely it would not happen.

24mm CrocoCalf (Croco Grain) Matte Black Watch Strap with Black Stitches, Polished Screw-in Buckle 24B22PPV01C4A50

With the use of curved spring bars, especially when used on leather strap, it certainly rectifies the fitting problem, by adjusting and bending the curve on the spring bar to fit as closely as possible to the watch case.

It’s convenient for those who have several watches with the same lug width size. You can now attach the strap on more than one of your watches, just by using a different set of spring bars.

23 mm CrocoCalf (Croco Grain) Matte Black Semi-Curved Watch strap, Black Stitching, Polished 23B20PBU57C4A50

In the course of watch development over time, not only the watch cases have changed, spare parts like spring bars have also changed and adjusted, in order to accommodate and be able to be used on newer watch models.

22 mm CrocoCalf (Croco Grain) Matte Black Semi-Curved Watch strap, Black Stitching, Polished 22B18PBU57C4A50

Spring bars should be cared for and attended to more often than it should. They maybe small, cheap, replaceable, which make it easily forgotten as to how important their roles are. Spring bars are in fact the key essential component that is keeping your watch and watch strap together.


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