Natostraps can be found easily on the internet or on watch fairs for 10 to 20 Euros and it is a nice and cheap alternative to a steel bracelet or a leather strap. It gives a different look to the watch.
The Nato strap takes its name from the standard British Army Department of Defense (MOD). The orig. Nato strap is only available in one version: Color Admiralty Gray, width 20mm, chromed brass. It is called G10 and has a Nato stock number (Army / Navy 6645-99-124-2986 and RAF 6645-99-527-7059).
A Zulu strap is a very stable Nato band and is significantly thicker. It has thick, round rings and a good weld. If you wear a larger watch a Zulu strap fits perfectly. A Nato strap fits better to a flat, smaller clock. Due to the thickness, however, a Zulu strap does not fit on every watch because sometimes the space between the spring bar and the housing is too small.
This is a short tutorial how a attach a natostrap on a watch. Just follow each picture step by step.
The easiest way to get the Nato strap is to buy it at a watch fair. But be carefull, there are very different qualities. And for users with big arms, however, the Nato Straps are often too short.
The dealer Miros Time has straps also in large sizes and different types: Nato or Zulu Straps or also two-piece-straps. Prices vary between 10 Euros and 15 euros and that is really ok for such straps in such a good quality.
Another recommended retailer is GasGasBones from England. This dealer offers unusual natobands you can not buy anywhere else like straps with inscriptions for the Omega Speedmaster and starps with NASA patches (see strap “SPV3”).
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