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Whether you're a first time watch buyer or an avid timepiece collector, our Watch Knowledge Center is here to answer the many questions you may have regarding watches. From the various types and styles available, popular brand histories, down to the proper care and maintenance of your watch – we’ve got your wrist covered.

 

Watch Clasps

Different Types Of Watch Clasps

Deployment Clasp is a type of bracelet closure with a clasp that opens and folds out. It easily locks into place with a latch mechanism inside.

Deployment Clasp With Safety is Also known as a fold-over safety clasp, this type of bracelet closure has a clasp that opens and folds out, along with a fold-over closure that provides added layer of security. It locks into place first with the latch mechanism and then with the folding clasp on the outside.

Hidden Clasp is a hidden deployment clasp, also known as a butterfly clasp, which opens at both ends of the bracelet and resembles a butterfly’s wings when it is fully opened. The bracelethhas a seamless look when completely closed.

Push Button Hidden Clasp is a push-button hidden clasp is a hidden or butterfly clasp with a push-button release mechanism that easily opens the clasp. Push-Button Deployment Clasp is a single locking deployment clasp with a push-button mechanism that easily opens the bracelet. The push-button mechanism serves as a safety feature, since the bracelet will not open unless the push-button is released.

Push-Button Foldover Clasp With Safety is a deployment clasp with a push-button mechanism that opens the bracelet, along with a fold over closure on top that provides a second layer of security.

Jewelry Clasp is a jewelry clasp and a widely used clasp used on many bracelets. It features a latch that snaps opens and closes when attached to the latch bar at the other end of the bracelet.

Deployment Buckle Clasp is a hidden or butterfly clasp used on watch straps. One end of the clasp is attached to the strap on one side, the other end of the clasp requires fastening onto the holes of the strap for a comfortable fit. The clasp easily opens and closes for added convenience and avoids the user of having to adjust the strap length after the first use. Prestigious watchmakers from Cartier and TAG Heuer to Maurice Lacroix and Breitling all feature deployments clasp buckles on their premium leather and exotic skin wristwatches... a sign of distinction and security.

Buckle Clasp is a strap buckle is and a common clasp closure identical to those found on belts. It features a loop and pin that are secured through the holes on the strap.

Please check out our tutorial about the different buckle systems on timepieces here.

Deployment Clasp Buckles: Learn How To Open, Close & Adjust

Discover all the aspects of opening, closing and adjusting a deployment clasp watch to comfortably fit your wrist.

Prestigious watchmakers from Cartier and TAG Heuer to Maurice Lacroix and Breitling all feature deployments clasp buckles on their premium leather and exotic skin wristwatches... a sign of distinction, security and added convenience to the wearer. Discover for yourself how to properly adjust a deployment clasp strap to your wrist along with the simple methods of opening and closing one.