Strap Academy: Curved End VS Self-Curved

As a watch enthusiast, you know that the strap plays an important role in the overall look and feel of your timepiece. And with so many different types and materials to choose from, it can be hard to decide which is right for you. In this post, we'll compare two popular strap styles: curved end versus self-curved. Read on to learn more about each one, and find out which one might be best for you.


Curved End vs. Self-Curved

When it comes to straps, there are two main types: those with a curved end, and those with a s straight end. As the name suggests, a curved end strap has a slight curve at the end that fits the watch lug, while a straight end strap doesn’t has a curve at the end. Both types of straps have their own unique benefits that can make them ideal for different types of watches.

The main differences between a curved and straight end strap are in the way they are worn and the type of watch they are best suited for. Curved end straps are typically more comfortable to wear as they follow the natural shape of the wrist, and are often seen on different fashioned watches. Straight end straps, on the other hand, are more versatile as they can be worn with a variety of watch types, but may not be as comfortable for some people. Ultimately, it is up to the individual to decide which type of strap is best for them.


Curved End Strap

Crafter Blue CB10 Daul-color strap

Crafter Blue CB10 dual-color curved end strap

A curved end strap is a great option if you're looking for a bit more support and stability for your watch. The curve helps to keep the watch in place, and can also help to distribute the weight of the watch more evenly. This can be especially helpful if you have a heavier watch, or if you tend to wear your watch loose on your wrist.

Crafter Blue RX01 Submariner

Crafter Blue RX01 curved end rubber engineered for Rolex Submariner


Self-Curved Strap

Crafter Blue UX03

A self-curved strap, on the other hand, is a great option if you're looking for a more comfortable and flexible fit. A self-curved strap is a straight end strap. However, it has a curved shape.The curved shape of the strap conforms to your wrist, and can make it easier to put on and take off your watch. This can be especially helpful if you have a smaller wrist, or if you often find that traditional straps are too loose or too tight.


Curved End Strap Advantages 

When it comes to watch straps, there are a few different types of ends. The most common type is the straight cut end, which is flush with the side of the strap. However, there is also the curved end, which is designed to fit snugly around the lug of the watch.

Crafter Blue CB10 with SEiko SSK001

The main advantage of a curved end strap is that it provides a more secure fit, as there is less chance of the strap slipping off. Additionally, curved end straps tend to sit flusher against the wrist, which can be more comfortable for some people.

However, there are also some disadvantages to curved end straps. Firstly, they can be more difficult to find, as they are not as common as straight cut straps. Additionally, they are usually more expensive, as they are more difficult to produce.


Crafter Blue Self-Curved Strap

It is the universal straight end strap. It fits all kinds of watch as long as they are the same lug-width. However, from the side view, you can see that the strap is rolled up/ bended. Comparing to the normal straight end, the self-curved is much more comfortable while wearing on the wrist. The UX03 is our bestselling self-curved strap. It's made of high-quality leather and is extremely comfortable to wear. The self-curved design means that it will conform to your wrist for a perfect fit. If you're looking for a high quality, comfortable strap then the UX03 is the perfect choice.

 Crafter Blue UX03 strap

The UX03 strap is a great choice for those who are looking for a stylish and comfortable watch strap. It is made of FKM rubber, which is soft and durable. The self-curved design makes it easy to wear and take off. Moreover, it is available in 20mm and 22mm lug widths.

Crafter Blue UX03 with Jaeger


So, which type of strap is right for you? Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference. If you're looking for a bit more support and stability, a curved end strap might be the way to go. If you're looking for a more comfortable and flexible fit, a self-curved strap might be the better option. Whichever you choose, make sure to try it on with your watch to see how it looks and feels before making a final decision.