When talking about watch sizes, we normally only talk about diameter and sometimes also the thickness. But the thing is that there are a lot of different aspects that affect how a watch wears on the wrist. And oftentimes, only looking at the diameter of a watch doesn’t give an accurate idea of its actual size and how it feels on the wrist.

Something that should also be taken into consideration as it has a large effect on how the watch sits on your wrist is the lug-to-lug measurement. In this article, we will talk a little bit about why lug-to-lug is important when determining the size, and also list the lug-to-lug of some of the most popular Rolex watches

What is lug-to-lug?

The lug-to-lug is the distance between the top top of the lug and the very bottom, as seen in the photo below. It is often confused with lug width, but this is the distance between the lugs, where the strap or bracelet is attached. These are not the same thing.

As demonstrated below:

Why lug-to-lug matters

There are some general guidelines for how big your watch should be on the wrist. Anyone is of course welcome to wear how large or small a watch they would like, but these guidelines are meant to help people choose a watch that sits perfectly on the wrist and doesn’t look awkward in any way.

One of the key rules of thumb is that the lugs of a watch should never protrude from your wrist. If the lugs protrude from the wrist, they almost always tend to look too big and awkward.

With this said, the diameter is important, but lug-to-lug is something that should not be neglected.

Rolex lug-to-lug

Now that you know the lug-to-lug is important for getting a better idea of how a watch sits on the wrist, how do you find it?

Interestingly enough, many brands, including Rolex, do not provide the lug-to-lug measurements in their product specifications. This is something we have scratched our heads many times about, and it is actually quite strange that Rolex and most other brands do not share the lug-to-lug measurements when it is actually such an important piece of information.

But don’t worry, because Rolex doesn’t share this information, we have created a list of some of the most common and most popular Rolex watches and their lug-to-lug measurements.

It is worth keeping in mind that because these are not official measurements, you do not get the same ”consistency” as measurements may vary depending on how they are measured, what has been used when measuring, etc. At the same time, we all know that Rolex’s watch dimensions in reality aren’t always what the specifications say on paper anyway. But they will work as indicative, even if they are not accurate down to 1/100th of a millimeter. So whilst different sources may vary by a few 0. mm, it is close enough to give an indicative idea.

Before you buy a watch, you want to make sure that you have carefully researched every single aspect, especially if it is a Rolex watch for thousands of dollars. You have thickness and you know the diameter. Together with the lug-to-lug, you have a pretty good idea of whether the watch is for you. Keep in mind, however, that things like case shape, bracelet, etc. are also things that do affect how a watch sits on the wrist.

Rolex models lug-to-lug list:

Rolex Submariner & Sea-Dweller Lug-to-lug:

  • Rolex Submariner 16800: 40mm, 47.8mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Submariner 16610: 40mm, 47.5 mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Submariner 14060: 40mm, 47.5 mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Submariner 16613: 40mm, 47.5 mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Submariner 16618: 40mm, 47.5 mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Submariner 116610LN: 40mm, 47,6 mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Submariner 114060: 40mm, 47,6 mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Submariner 116613LB: 40mm, 47,6 mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Submariner 116618LN: 40mm, 47,6 mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Submariner 116618LB: 48mm, 47,6 mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Submariner 116618LB: 40mm, 47,6 mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Submariner 116619LB: 40mm, 47,6 mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Submariner 116610LV: 40mm, 47,6 mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Submariner 126610LN: 41mm, 47,6 mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Submariner 126610LN: 41mm, 47,6 mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Submariner 124060: 41mm, 47,6 mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Submariner 126613LB: 41mm, 47,6 mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Submariner 126618LN: 41mm, 47,6 mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Submariner 126618LB: 41mm, 47,6 mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Submariner 126618LB: 41mm, 47,6 mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Submariner 126619LB: 41mm, 47,6 mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Submariner 126610LV: 41mm, 47,6 mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller 116660: 44mm, 53mm Lug-to-Lug
  • Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600: 43mm, 50.1mm Lug-to-lug

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Lug-to-lug:

  • Rolex Daytona 116528: 40mm, 46.5mm Lug-to-Lug
  • Rolex Daytona 116500LN: 40mm, 46.5mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Daytona 116505: 40mm, 47.7mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Daytona 116515LN: 40mm 47.5mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Daytona 116518LN: 40mm 47.5mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Daytona 116519LN: 40mm 47.5mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Daytona 16520: 40mm, 47mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Daytona 116508: 40mm, 46.5mm Lug-to-lug

Rolex Yacht-Master Lug-to-lug

  • Rolex Yacht-Master 116622: 40mm, 47.3mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Yacht-Master 126622: 40mm, 47.3mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Yacht-Master 16623: 40mm, 48mm Lug-to-Lug
  • Rolex Yacht-Master II 116680: 44mm, 51mm Lug-to-Lug
  • Rolex Yacht-Master 16622: 40mm, 47.1mm Lug-to-lug

Rolex Datejust Lug-to-lug:

  • Rolex Datejust 36 116234: 36mm, 44.2mm Lug to lug
  • Rolex Datejust 36 116200: 36mm, 44.2mm Lug to lug
  • Rolex Datejust 36 116233: 36mm, 44.2mm Lug to lug
  • Rolex Datejust II 116334: 41mm, 51mm Lug-to-Lug
  • Rolex Datejust 41 126334: 41mm, 47.5mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Datejust 41 126331: 41mm, 47.5mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Datejust 41 126333: 41mm, 47.5mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Datejust 41 126300: 41mm, 47.5mm Lug-to-lug

Rolex President Day-Date Lug-to-lug:

  • Rolex Day-Date 36 128348: 36mm, 43.4mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Day-Date 36 128238: 36mm, 43.4mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Day-Date 40 228235: 40mm, 47.3mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Day-Date 40 228238: 40mm, 47.3mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Day-Date 40 228239: 40mm, 47.3mm Lug-to-lug

Rolex GMT-Master Lug-to-lug:

  • Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLNR: 40mm, 48mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLRO: 40mm, 48mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex GMT-Master II 16713: 40mm, 47.5mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex GMT-Master II 16710: 40mm, 47.5mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex GMT-Master II 16718: 40mm, 47.5mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex GMT-Master II 116710BLNR: 40mm, 48mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex GMT-Master II 116710LN: 40mm, 48mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex GMT-Master II 126719BLRO: 40mm, 48mm Lug-to-lug

Rolex Sky-Dweller Lug-to-lug

  • Rolex Sky-Dweller 326933: 42mm, 50mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Sky-Dweller 326935: 42mm, 50mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Sky-Dweller 326938: 42mm, 50mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Sky-Dweller 326235: 42mm, 50.5mm Lug-to-lug

Rolex Explorer Lug-to-lug:

  • Rolex Explorer II 216570: 42mm, 51mm Lug-to-Lug
  • Rolex Explorer 214270: 39mm, 47.4mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Explorer II 16570: 40mm, 47mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Explorer 114270: 36MM, 44.2mm lug-to-lug

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lug-to-lug

  • Rolex Oyster Perpetual 114200: 34mm, 41.7mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Oyster Perpetual 116000: 36mm, 44.1mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Oyster Perpetual 114300: 39mm, 47.5mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Oyster Perpetual 116034, 36mm, 44.1mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Oyster Perpetual 124300, 41mm, 47.3mm Lug-to-lug

Rolex Milgauss Lug-to-lug:

  • Rolex Milgauss 116400: 40mm, 49mm Lug-to-lug
  • Rolex Milgauss 116400GV: 40mm, 49mm Lug-to-lug

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