The graphic explanation of the most common types of watch buckles & clasps

Common types of watch buckles and clasps include: Pin Buckle, Hook Buckle, Leather Deployment Buckle, Butterfly Clasp, Jewelry Clasp, Folding Clasp.


For watches with a leather band: Pin Buckle, Hook Buckle, Leather Deployment Buckle

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The pin buckle is one of the most commonly used watch buckles in these buckles. It is generally used for leather belt watches. The watch strap circumference can be adjusted without tools.


For watches with a steel band:  Butterfly Clasp, Jewelry Clasp, Folding Clasp.

Butterfly Clasps include  Push-Button Hidden Clasp(have  Push-Button) and Hidden Clasp.

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Jewelry Clasp is also called bracelet Clasp.

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Some Folding Clasps have safety buckle,Folding Clasps with Satety sometimes called Double Locking Fold-Over Clasp

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The butterfly clasp can also be said to be a special folding clasp.

In order to make up for the deficiency of the traditional pinhole clasp strap, two-fold and three-fold folding buckles were born. Their biggest advancement is protesting the strap. Taking on & off the watch every day is just a folding clasp that does not hurt the strap and the hole on the band.