Having fitted and changed hundreds of straps, I would say there is no convention
It’s easy to say the buckle end attaches at the 12 o’clock position but it’s not true.
The arrangement varies by brand, and by watch model within brands, or buckle type as you indicate.
Some straps are extremely short on one side and very long on the other.
Most have 5-9 holes; others have no holes at all; they fold around a buckle end.
Don’t even try to describe a how a conventional NATO strap fits in words.
Or the trim-to-fit rubber or leather straps that in effect “have no end”
Wear it however it feels best on your wrist.
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No, this is not a NSFW thread! Tried doing a search but couldn't find much on the topic, so apologies if this topic has been discussed before. Question: is there a convention that brands follow for the strap tongue direction? I have noticed that GOs and I...
Nico, always thought they had tongues to 12 o’ clock but this friend confirmed that his came with the tongue pointed to 6. Sounds like cazalea is right and it seems a bit random?
Sounds like no real pattern or convention. Would be great to hear the brands’ instructions if any when they leave the factory.
"Your wrist may vary"
It's easy to tell what they "recommend" because that's how they come mounted. Assuming of course that the straps actually COME WITH the watch, which is not always the case due to import regulations or CITES. They may come under separate cover, via a diffe...
What I find interesting...
Is, as you pointed out, that the direction they come mounted may vary by model within the same brand. Any discernible pattern there in your experience? P.S. great odd straps. Thanks for sharing! P.P.S. I agree 100% - comfort trumps all.
I was always under the impression that it was a German convention. However, I see that Lange has the tongue pointing away....
Thank you for sharing...
I have tended to leave them as they came. But aesthetically and comfort wise find it nicer to have the tongue pointing up to 12. May have to switch the GO strap around.