What are the lugs on a watch?

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Lugs are the small, protruding pieces on either side of a watch case that hold the watch band or bracelet in place.

The lug width is the distance between the lugs and is an important measurement to know when selecting a replacement band or bracelet for your watch. All Vaer watches use a 20mm lug-width making all straps easily interchangeable (though bracelets are custom to each case).

The lugs are usually located at the 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock positions on the watch case, although some watches have lugs at alternative positions on the case.

Lugs come in a variety of shapes and styles, and can have a big impact on the overall look and feel of a watch. Some watches have simple, straight lugs, while others have more elaborate curved or angled lugs (such as the Vaer Diver and Chronograph) that give the watch a unique look.

When choosing a watch band or bracelet, it is important to make sure the lug width of the band matches the lug width of your watch. This will ensure a proper fit and prevent the band from sliding around or coming loose. Vaer watch bands and bracelets come with interchangeable end pieces that can be attached to the lugs to ensure a perfect fit.

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