I was musing on the subject of strap sizing yesterday.

Jan 24, 2024,14:54 PM

In particular on the challenges of fitting to Breguet watches with the single deployant and large lug to lug measurements. Here is my Classique on a Camille Fournet Taurillon calfskin strap - color sapphire.

I sized on a short set Breguet strap for my Tradition and then adjusted to 55/115 - due to the long single deployant.

I’m really impressed by the quality of Camille Fournet - the only downside being that I have to collect any alligator straps from Paris due to CITES shipping restrictions.

Now that I have the sizing sorted I’ll try Jean Rousseau in London - more convenient for me. I have a number of their straps on my FP Journe CS.
I have to say that I find the regularity of the CF hand stitching better than JR as well as the other elements of the finishing - bonding of the lining around the lug ends.

I’ll be interested to see how their bespoke straps make out, as the FP Journe came with the JR straps - not sure if the quality control will be any different.

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This may be of little help

 By: blau : January 24th, 2024-17:52
But my solution is tang buckles! No tang buckle picture but here's a picture of me wearing a Breguet with a large lug to lug measurement... ...  

it's the overhang you can see in the upper right that always gets me with Classiques 37mm

 By: xto : January 24th, 2024-23:49
I tried all sorts of strap and buckle variants, but couldn't get rid of that overhang on my 16cm wrist so in the end I parted with a beautiful 38mm 5157 as I really only collect watches I like to wear... I can always admire it from afar.

I've parted with this watch for the same reason...

 By: blau : January 25th, 2024-03:48
It concerns me to hear, though, that you had similar trouble with a 5157, because I was thinking of one of those as my next target, and I have the same size wrist as you do!