What the hell is it with NATO straps, anyway?

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JAS1125
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What the hell is it with NATO straps, anyway?

Post by JAS1125 » Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:48 am

All over the Facebook groups, that's all you see.

Someone asks for recommendations on a strap or bracelet substitute, 237 people respond with a fucking NATO.

They want it on everything, including dress watches, which to me is verboten.

I don't get it......
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Re: What the hell is it with NATO straps, anyway?

Post by nimbleboy » Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:56 am

I like them as an inexpensive way to change up a watch's look, and I have quite a few... but I can't remember the last time I wore one. I don't hate rubber straps like I used to, plus I've been messing with sailcloth and cordura... and they're all finding a home on the watches I often put on NATOs...
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Re: What the hell is it with NATO straps, anyway?

Post by temerityb » Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:18 pm

nimbleboy wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:56 am
I like them as an inexpensive way to change up a watch's look, and I have quite a few... but I can't remember the last time I wore one. I don't hate rubber straps like I used to, plus I've been messing with sailcloth and cordura... and they're all finding a home on the watches I often put on NATOs...
NATO no, sailcloth, hell, yeah. Love those straps.

I do have a Laco with a NATO (sounds like a hip hop song title), but it works because the case abides it. But these types that get a new $5,700 Omega Seamaster and throw a multi-colored NATO on it need counseling.
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