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NATO Watch Strap

nato-watchThe appearance of watch straps has evolved over the years. They’ve gone from the old metal chain bracelets to the woven cloth and leather wrist straps. They offer new portable fastenings that have become the ‘new norm’ of today.

That means shoppers have a broader range of watch straps to choose from with various different materials and watch brands. NATO watch strap, is a very unique one created in 1973 for the British Military, is commonly referred to as a ‘G-10’. You can find them at at very reasonable prices. This heavy strap comes in solid or multi-colored varieties of nylon. You also have the option of purchasing one that is made of a lighter-weight nylon. These can be bought either in premium or classic classes. For those who prefer a more refined or rustic leather for their NATO strap, they’ll find they have a good selection of those as well.

Most NATO strap wearers are wearing the NATO strap to help accessorize a broad range of watches like the Citizen, Rolex, and Patek Philippe brands. They work well together with either a casual watch or luxury watch. This versatility is another reason for their appeal. Their use of different materials only adds to that versatility.

You can find their NATO model watch strap in various leather treatments, some of which include –

Saddle Leather
Distressed Leather
Worn-looking Leather
Vintage Leather

and for a more sportier look there is the RAF NATO strap that comes in bold color combinations as well as more subtle tones (like desert or classic army camouflage). You have the option of purchasing a 1-pc or 2-pc strap.

Classic NATO 1-Piece

This strap features extra length that extends from its buckle side. It’s every bit as simple as its name implies. It laces easily via the lugs on the watch and fastens with a silver or black buckle, as opposed to the 2-piece that has to be attached with a watch pin or standard watch screw.

The 1-piece can be found sporting a very soft and comfortable nylon with a quick-release band. It comes is solid colors, printed colors, or multi-colors. The coloring makes them that much easier to match up with both casual and formal occasions.

Aside from the materials and colors, you also have options regarding the width of the strap. You can match it up to the lug’s width exactly or you can give it a different look by having it a little narrower than the lug. The widths range from between 13mm to 26mm. The concept behind the masculine look of the NATO watch strap is designed to promote an active lifestyle. It personifies this concept in all its designs.


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