Frequently asked questions

1. How do I find the right length for my new bracelet?

No matter which watch bracelet you choose, whether sporty or elegant, it must fit,
to you and of course to your wrist. A watch usually only becomes really perfect when it fits optimally. Important here: The right bracelet length.

Each watch strap consists of two parts: the hole section (the section with the holes which tapers towards the end) and the buckle section (the section containing the fastening of the bracelet).

Finding the right size for your bracelet is actually very simple.

    • Option 1
      Ideally, you already have an old watch strap. If the old watch bracelet fits perfectly, you can simply measure it. Here you take both watch bracelet parts, measure the long and short part of the
      bracelet add them together to get your total length. If you measure your watch bracelet including the watch case, please do not forget to subtract the width of the case at the end. When calculating the HIRSCH watch bracelet lengths, we always assume the standard case sizes for men of 40mm and women of 30mm.
    • Option 2
      You don't have a matching watch strap yet? Then measure your wrist. Use a tape measure, string, or ribbon to circle your wrist. Keep in mind not to stretch your cord too much. You can see exactly how this works in our video below.
      No tape measure at hand? If you do not have any tools available, please download our measuring template below, print it and cut it out and then use it to help.

Know you know the circumference of your wrist or have the measurements of your old bracelet. Then you can now choose the perfect strap length using our size chart.

Size chart & tape measure template


 

3. HOW DO I CHANGE THE STRAP ON MY WATCH?


 

4. HOW DO I CHANGE THE STRAP ON MY APPLE WATCH?

 


 

5. Which bracelet suits me best?

We believe that any bracelet that you like is the right one for you. However, to make it easier for you to choose the right bracelet, we have divided our product range into 4 different categories, each with a different emphasis.

    • Essentials – our basic range 
      Wearable classics in traditional craftsmanship and robust quality: this is the HIRSCH Essentials range. As an Austrian family enterprise now in its ninth generation, we can offer you HIRSCH Essentials – high-quality bracelets made in a complex manufacturing process in Klagenfurt, Austria. One major element is the responsible procurement of the materials. With this basic HIRSCH range you always have the security of a clear product range, superb comfort and a focus on traditional values.
    • Sports – our Performance range
      Our bracelets in the Sports (Performance) category are robust enough to cope with any sporting activity and indeed any unusual physical strain, depending on your lifestyle. Technically perfect, extremely resilient and totally impervious to any form of moisture – those are the special features that characterise bracelets in this category. A wide range of innovative features have been implemented in this range, making each product look elegant and attractive. This means they are not only comfortable to wear, but they also excel in providing variety and flexibility.
      Our unique Performance collection with its highly functional rubber core suggests adventure, spontaneity and single-mindedness.
    • Luxury – Haut de Gamme 
      Do you love the extraordinary, and are you only satisfied with the very best?
      If this is you, then you’ll find that our Haut de Gamme range is the perfect answer to your needs. This selection of hand-picked leathers features the highest level of precision, craftsmanship and love of detail, so that each bracelet is of the highest possible quality. Moreover, this collection excels with special characteristics such as luxury design, technical perfection and robustness. An Haut de Gamme bracelet underlines your very personal style, turning it into a status symbol.
      It is a stunning collection that embodies luxury, independence and confidence.
    • Fashion – “Dress up your watch”
      Is it important for you to keep pace with the times and to find your style?
      If your answer is yes, then the bracelet that accompanies your watch should be a perfect accessory to your fashion statement. Moreover, it should be available in a large variety of fashionable colours.
      This product range is a selection of contemporary must-have bracelets for fashionistas who take their cue from the latest international fashion trends. Thanks to the innovative high-speed fastening, it’s a very quick job to change the bracelet. This leaves unlimited options for your creativity, making your bracelet a very personal stylistic statement.

6. HOW DO I CHANGE THE BUCKLE ON MY BRACELET?


 

7. How can I protect my bracelet?

Regular care of your bracelet can extend its life. Rinse the bracelet under lukewarm running water and then dab off the water with a cotton cloth. Or let the bracelet dry on your wrist.

You can find more care tips for your Hirsch strap here.