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Product Details & Fitment
Artem sailcloth watch straps are currently available in two sizes; 20mm and 22mm. These dimensions indicate the lug width of your watch. To determine which size strap your watch requires, simply measure the distance (in millimetres) between your watch’s lugs (i.e. lug width). This measurement will be the size of strap you need to order.
If you are still unsure, don’t stress, just contact us and we will help you select the perfect strap for your watch.
Artem sailcloth watch straps are available in a standard size of 75mm × 115mm. This size is suitable for most wrists up to approximately 7.5”. The strap may be able to accommodate a wrist size larger than 7.5”, however, less excess strap length will be available for the strap keeper. Furthermore, it may also be possible to fit the strap on a wrist size outside of this range depending on the size of your watch. Please note that we do not offer custom strap sizing (or additional hole punching) at this stage.
When shopping for sailcloth watch straps, people often come to the realisation that most companies are not selling “genuine” sailcloth straps. They produce straps made from a base material which has a sailcloth like pattern embossed on to it. To understand why that is, it is important to first understand what “sailcloth” really is.
History of the sailcloth and what is a ship sail?
Since the inception of ships, sails have been used to harness the kinetic energy in wind and use it for transport. The idea is that the sail has a large surface area over which the wind force acts and imparts its energy. Simply put, the more wind energy that can be captured by the sail, the more energy can be used to move the ship.
What is sailcloth?
The material that sails are made out of are categorised as “sailcloth”. Sailcloth can be made of many different materials which are discussed below.
What is sailcloth made from?
Sails are not only subject to strong wind forces but also have to endure harsh marine environments consisting of salts and extensive exposure to UV radiation from the sun. Hence, sailcloth material is selected to suit the application and conditions encountered at sea.
Initially, sailcloth was made from natural fibres such as flax, hemp and cotton (warp and weft). But due to technological advancements, synthetic materials became the norm such as nylon, polyester, Kevlar, carbon fibre and more.
Why not make straps out of sailcloth?
Whilst sailcloth materials are aesthetically pleasing and robust, the way they feel on the wrist and on the skin in general, is not particularly comfortable. So the reality is, that whilst “genuine” sailcloth is excellent for its intended purposes (i.e. ship sails), it is not necessarily a suitable material for high quality watch straps.
So what about Artem Straps?
By the above definition, our straps are not made using “genuine” sailcloth. The decision to not use sailcloth was made after extensive R&D, which revealed that it lacks the fine, premium texture we were looking for in order to achieve optimal performance and comfort.
Making a Purchase
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